Hachette UK launches creative writing hub for diverse writers
In the UK, Hachette has launched the Future Bookshelf, a creative writing hub for writers who feel they aren’t well represented by the publishing industry, reports the Bookseller.
The diversity initiative aims to ‘demystify publishing’ through an online guide on the writing, editing, submitting and publishing processes, as well as offering tips and infographics from its authors and other experts.
An open submissions period for unpublished and unagented writers who feel ‘the industry doesn’t adequately represent people from their background or with their experiences’ will be held from 1-7 December.
The Future Bookshelf is part of Hachette’s ‘Changing the Story’ program, which aims to make the the company ‘the publisher and employer of choice for all people’, regardless of age, disability, race, gender, sexuality or socio-economic background.
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