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Resources for Writers and Illustrators

Updated: Jan 23

Are you a British writer or illustrator of colour who's looking to get published or make a career in children's books?

Then first read this very useful guide and training created by Chitra Soundar. You might also find these two FAQs quite useful.

Writing for children - FAQ

Writing Picture Books - FAQ

Then you might find these resources useful. Browse them, join the groups, connect and network.

  1. The Colourful Bookshelf Writers Surgery - This happens once a month, on the last Friday. Registrations will be announced every month via Twitter. Follow us on twitter on details of how to join. We will be starting in January 2022 again.

  2. BookTrust Represents

  3. https://www.penguin.co.uk/company/creative-responsibility/writenow.html

  4. Megaphone Writer Development Scheme

  5. Black Creators HQ

  6. The FAB Prize

  7. StoryMix Studio

  8. Spread the Word

  9. All Stories - A free mentorship for under-represented writers.

Are you already published? Have you heard of these wonderful prizes you could submit your books to?





Do you know others that help writers and illustrators of colour, in the UK? Let us know.

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