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Darley Anderson launches BAME submissions month in Writing Magazine

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Darley Anderson Children's Book Agency is inviting submissions from BAME children's writers and illustrators

Launched in the November issue of Writing Magazine's Writing for Children feature article (A mirror to the world by Amy Sparkes), the open submissions month will take place throughout November.

Lydia Silver, of The Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency, said: ‘It’s incredibly important that children see themselves represented in the books that they read, and shocking findings from the CLPE #ReflectingRealities report have shown that this isn’t yet the case. As an industry we have a long way to go, but we really hope that the Access month will encourage writers who might have felt unsure about submitting to take a chance.’

Every submission will be read by at least one agent, and at the end of the submission period, the agency's favourite submissions in three categories (picture books, middle grade and YA) will receive detailed feedback from authors Rashmi Sirdeshpande (picture books), Polly Ho Yen (middle grade) and Dave Rudden (YA).

Throughout the month, Rashmi, Polly and Dave as well as DA agents will posting advice online and will be tweeting with the hashtag #DABCaccess.

Send submissions by email.

For full details on how to submit to Darley Anderson Children's Book Agency, see the website.

 

 

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