Penguin Random House UK has launched a nationwide campaign to find, mentor and publish new writers from communities under-represented on the UK's bookshelves - including writers from a socio-economically marginalised background, writers who come from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) or lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer (LGBTQ) communities or writers with a disablity.
In partnership with Spread the Word Writing West Midlands and Commonword, Penguin Random House have launched the WriteNow project, giving 150 writers across the UK the opportunity to attend one of three insight days in London, Birmingham and Manchester. These insight days will offer unpublished writers one-to-one time with editors and access to literary agents, booksellers and published authors. 10 writers will go on to benefit from a year of mentoring with the ultimate goal of having their book published.
The insight days will take place in London (Saturday 1 October 2016), Bimringham (Saturday 26 November 2016) and Manchester (Saturday 41 February 2017). Writers can apply by visiting www.write-now.live and submit a sample of their work.