Opportunities for writers and illustrators

Through our talent development programmes and projects we invest in aspiring and emerging children’s writers and illustrators. We especially want to nourish talented artists from backgrounds that are under-represented in children’s publishing – including writers and illustrators of colour, who are LGBT+, are disabled, and from other minorities and communities. We also support and advocate for children’s authors at every stage of their publishing careers – including through training, paid commissions, purchasing books, platforms for promoting their literature and sharing their expertise, as well as evaluating the impact of their work on children’s lives. Our talent programmes and projects represent significant investment in the children’s literature economy, which in turn provides vital support to the children’s publishing industry.

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