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A non-profit national literature agency on a mission to transform lives through literature.

A non-profit national literature agency transforming lives. We offer courses for aspiring children’s authors and illustrators and publish inclusive literature to promote diversity in children’s books.

Join us in our mission to nurture the next generation of talented writers and illustrators and provide inclusive reading experiences for young readers.
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Our Artists Showcase

Explore some of the illustrators and writers we’ve discovered and developed – and find out how you can work with them too.

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Artwork by Sahar Haghgoo

Browse our bookshop

A collection of ten inspiring stories for young readers that celebrate difference and individuality.

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Discover our courses

If you’re looking to take your illustration, writing and publishing skills to the next level, and learn from the best authors and publishers around, then we have the course for you!

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Our Impact

We’ve been transforming the lives of children and young people, and investing in aspiring and emerging as well as established illustrators and writers, for over ten years.

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Over 150,000

Young people have attended our workshops

Over 180

Young writers and illustrators have had their work published

What Pathways does so brilliantly is to provide access to a wide range of industry professionals who give a real insight into the publishing world.

Elorine Grant Art Director, HarperCollins Children's

These books promoting individuality, acceptance and kindness are just lovely. They're beautifully written and the illustrations are exquisite.

Rob Biddulph Children’s book author and illustrator

The Pathways experience created a unique space for me to learn from art directors as well as university lecturers and illustrators. It was a great opportunity!

Sahar Haghgoo Illustrator and Pathways Mentee

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