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Open Submissions for BAME writers
Friday, 11 August 2017 at 11:30 am
Posted On 2017-08-11 10:34:21 |  Last Update 2017-08-11 10:34:21 |  Read 1006 times | 0 Comments

Our BAME YA anthology, A Change Is Gonna Come, is out in the world at last. Since announcing the book at the start of the year, we have been blown away by the incredible reception that #ChangeBook has received from you all. It really goes to show the demand and need for inclusive books by BAME authors.

From today, you can purchase a copy from all good book shops and help us celebrate the brilliant stories from Tanya Byrne, Inua Ellams, Catherine Johnson, Patrice Lawrence, Ayisha Malik, Irfan Master, Musa Okwonga and Nikesh Shukla, and especially our four new voices in YA fiction: Mary Bello, Aisha Bushby, Yasmin Rahman and Phoebe Roy.

But by no means is our job done. We want to continue to change the face of the UK publishing industry both in front and behind the scenes.

We are thrilled to announce that in September 2017, Stripes will open submissions exclusively for all writers of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

BAME writers open submission details

We are looking for fiction for readers from 6-12, teen and Young Adults. The submission window will be for the entire calendar month, from midnight Friday 1st September to Saturday 30th September at 11.59pm GMT.

Please send a covering letter, a one-page synopsis and three chapters (the opening three or a later extract) of your manuscript. We will endeavor to respond within three months following the closure of the submission window, however please be patient, as we receive a high volume of submissions.

We accept simultaneous submissions. Please note, we do not accept books for adults, educational books, poetry, graphic novels, comics, multimedia, scripts, screenplays, short stories, non-fiction or picture books for babies and toddlers. Submissions that don’t fit our criteria will not be responded to.

Check back on the 1st of September when we will share the submission email address to submit your work.

Thank you for helping us to continue to make a change.

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