Unbound are looking for new stories. Every October, they launch an open call for previously unpublished writers of colour who have written their first book to submit their fictional or non-fictional debut books, from which two are selected and offered a publishing deal with Unbound. To apply for this opportunity, you must be aged 18+, a writer of colour and previously unpublished. Your manuscript must be completed, unpublished, written in English and a work of adult fiction or non-fiction. Applicants can be from/based anywhere in the world. Deadline 30 November.
This free online course is now open to join at any time. You’ll learn from a mixture of basic theory, script analysis and practical exercises. You will explore key principles as they’re expressed in great films, then immediately apply these concepts. Videos, articles and discussion steps will offer you the opportunity to learn and engage with other learners on key concepts and ideas.
Do you want to accelerate your work-in-progress in 2023? Are you looking for accountability, support and motivation from a group of fellow writers, in a digital space that prioritises your wellbeing and creativity? TLC's Write Club Plus includes practical workshops, motivational Masterclasses, monthly writing groups, weekly inspirational prompts, and much more. The programme will run January-December 2023.
All 7 panel events from Cultureword’s Black Writers Conference are available to watch. Featuring eminent and emerging Global Majority writers discussing the challenges they have faced and overcome in their writing journeys. Hear how Jennifer Makumbi, author of The First Woman, resisted demands to cater for a Western readership; personal stories and reflections from queer poets afshan d’souza-lodhi and Seni Seneviratne; expat experiences from writer Divya Ghelani who lives in Berlin & so much more. To watch, click on this post.