This year, we want to find under-represented writers working on children's books through WriteNow. This means:
- We’re looking for new writers, so you won’t have published a book in the last 10 years through a commercial publishing house. You also won’t have a literary agent or publishing contract at the moment.
- You’ll come from a background that you believe is currently under-represented in books and publishing. We’ll ask you to tell us in your own words what this means for you. For example, you could be from a socio-economically marginalised background, identify as Black, Asian, or minority ethnic or LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer), or be disabled.
- You’ll be at least 18 years old and be resident in the UK or Ireland.
- We’ll also ask you to submit your manuscript in English.