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Creative Access & Penguin Random House launch new mentoring programme for 150 young people

Applications now open for mentoring programme for young people who are interested in a career in publishing or the creative industries Programme follows Penguin Random House’s commitment to better support emerging creative talent from under-represented communities as part of its accelerated inclusivity action plan Penguin Random House UK is partnering with Creative Access to launch […]

Announcing the latest Mo Siewcharran fund grant recipients

The latest Mo Siewcharran Fund grants have been awarded to Liverpool University Press, the Little Angel Theatre and The Stage Media.  The Grants are intended to support young Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates starting their careers in publishing or theatre. They are awarded by the Fund set up in memory of former Nielsen Books […]

Starting Out in the Screen Industry: a mentoring scheme from ScreenSkills and Creative Access

ScreenSkills is collaborating with Creative Access to offer mentoring support to those ‘Starting Out in the Screen Industry’. Supported by National Lottery funds awarded by the BFI as part of the Future Film Skills programme being delivered by ScreenSkills, the collaboration is targeted at helping build a more inclusive behind-the-camera workforce and addressing skills gaps […]

Media Coverage

Creative Access featured in the Prospects Student Career Guide 2020-21

The latest Prospects Student Career Guide for 2020-21 features Creative Access as one of the organisations helping to ensure a level playing field in the current job market. You can read the article here.

PRH launches mentoring programme with Creative Access, reports BookBrunch

BookBrunch has reported on Penguin Random House UK and Creative Access’ new mentoring programme. The programme will see 150 ‘senior leaders’ at Penguin take on two mentees from communities underrepresented in the publishing industry. You can read the full article here.

PRH partners with Creative Access on new mentoring scheme, reports The Bookseller

Penguin Random House is launching a mentoring programme with Creative Access that will see 150 of the company’s most senior colleagues take on mentees from under-represented backgrounds, both from inside and outside the publishing house. You can read the announcement in The Bookseller here (note that is is behind a paywall). You can read Creative […]

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“Our stories are worth championing” – Q&A with Cinderella is Dead author Kalynn Bayron

Creative Access got the chance to speak to author Kalynn Bayron about her latest book, Cinderella is Dead – a young adult retelling of Cinderella with a Black, queer protagonist at its heart. We discuss favourite fairytales, representation, and advice for aspiring writers. Plus, keep reading for a chance to enter our competition to win […]

Top tips for getting your first publishing job

We spoke to Hannah Bond, who works with our friends at Bookouture – a global digital publisher of all kinds of commercial fiction that is part of Hachette UK. She shares with us her top tips for getting into the publishing industry… Do your research If you’re applying for a job at a publishing house, […]

“Use your voice to incite change” – Q&A with illustrator, author, and activist Florence Given

Here at Creative Access, we had the pleasure of speaking to British feminist queer illustrator Florence Given about her debut book, Women Don’t Owe You Pretty, as well as her activism and using your platform to incite change. What’s more, we’ve partnered with Octopus Publishing Group to give away THREE COPIES of the book. Keep […]