A story can start anywhere.
WriteNow aims to find, mentor and publish new writers from communities under-represented on the nation’s bookshelves.
We launched WriteNow in 2016 because we know that books don’t reflect everyone in our society. There are still too many stories which are not being told, and too many voices which are overlooked.
It’s especially important for young children to see themselves, their families, cultures and communities reflected in the books they read, which is why this year we’re opening applications to budding illustrators of children’s picture books for the first time.