writenow_1707Spread the Word is partnering with Penguin Random House UK to find, mentor and publish new writers from communities that are under-represented on the UK’s bookshelves. 150 writers will receive a free place at an insight day, with ten writers offered a place on the WriteNow year-long mentoring programme.

Apply to WriteNow by Friday 16 July 2017.

Publishing potential?

Take a look at HarperCollins BAME traineeship publishing programme, aimed Small plant growing out of open bookat black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals.

The programme offers a paid 12-month rotational training contract, encompassing different aspects of the publishing business, to begin in October 2017. Apart from learning about HarperCollins’ divisions and functions  you will receive training and support, and have the guidance of a senior mentor throughout the year.

Apply by Wednesday 12 July 2017.

HarperCollins’ Graduate Scheme runs every two years, and is next planned for Autumn 2017.

Novel London

Have you written a novel that has a great opening chapter?  Could it grip a live audience?narrative_bookstory

Novel London gives novelists the opportunity to read their opening chapter to an audience.  Interested?  All you have to do is to submit your opening chapter for consideration at novellondon.co.uk/submissions.

Publishing: more than you ever imagined

Think publishing is all about dusty books on shelves? Think again.Small plant growing out of open book

The industry is at the heart of the digital information economy and there are more opportunities than ever before for talented people, particularly with business and technology backgrounds. Visit the Publishers Association careers site for more information, including video interviews with young publishers, job profiles and more.

Get into publishing

Grad Mag, Loud  and Study International magazines are offering students and graduates from Brunel University the opportunity to get their work published. This could be a massive plus point for any aspiring blogger or journalist’s CV. For more information email: jude@studentandgraduate.com