Spread the Word

London's writers make their mark on the page, the stage and in the world

The Albany, Douglas Way, London, SE8 4AG, +44 (0)20 8692 0231 ext 249

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We kick start the careers of London's best new writers, and energetically campaign to ensure mainstream publishing truly reflects the diversity of the city. We do this by supporting the creative and professional development of talent, by engaging those already interested in literature and those who will be, and by advocating on behalf of both. 

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International Priorities

The Young People's Laureate for London & British Council 

Key Strengths

We would be keen to talk to interested parties about potential international partnerships around our programmes such as: the Young People's Laureate for London (a programme around engaging young people in poetry throughout the city) , Writing the Future (research and programmes of activity around diversity in fiction publishing), the London Short Story Prize and new Life Writing Prize, Flight 1000 (developing careers in publishing for people from underrepresented backgrounds), diverse writers and expertise in creating effective writer development programmes with impact. 

Seeking Partnerships With

People and organisations with interest and passion in supporting talented writers, festival and event programmers. 

Purpose of Partnerships

Dialogue, conversations, exchange and collaboration. We'd like to hear about potential opportunities to bring talented writers from London to international events, and to talk to any interested parties in increasing opportunity and diversity within the wider publishing landscape.