AUGUST 2022 NEWSLETTER

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OWN IT! NEWS


OWN IT! launches the New Voices Award 2022

In partnership with Amazon Publishing

This competition is aimed at unagented writers from traditionally under-represented backgrounds, to address issues around inclusion and representation in commercial fiction.

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For the chance to win:

  • £3,500 cash prize
  • Mentoring from an OWN IT! agent
  • Detailed editorial feedback from an Amazon UK editor

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 02/09

For any queries surrounding the competition, please email newvoicesaward@ownit.london


OWN IT! AGENCY NEWS


Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden

Has both won and been shortlisted for several brilliant awards, including the Indie Book Awards, the Peoples Book PrizeBritish Book Awards: Book of the Year Fiction DebutGordon Burn Prize and Bad Form: Book of the Year.

Get your copy of Mrs Death Misses Death here
Mrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted by her job and now seeks someone to unburden her conscience to.

She meets Wolf, a troubled young writer, who – enthralled by her stories – begins to write Mrs Death’s memoirs. As the two reflect on the losses they have experienced (or facilitated), their friendship flourishes. All the while, despite her world-weariness, Death must continue to hold humans’ fates in her hands, appearing in our lives when we least expect her . . .


OWN IT! PUBLISHING NEWS


Footage is now available from the Sasha Knight publication day launch, check out our YouTube channel to see more OWN IT! content.

SASHA KNIGHT by
SEAN GODFREY

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE ANIMATED BOOK TRAILER

This coming-of-age novel alternates between past and present and shifts back and forth from Jamaica and the United States, picking apart the puzzle left behind when 11-year-old Sasha disappears.

Portraying the perils of toxic masculinity and the damaging effects of emotional trauma. Touching on religion and the deep-seated class and colour divide in Jamaican society, this is a genre-bending mashup that shakes the senses and tears at the heart.

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WHAT’S GOING ON THIS MONTH?



The Royal College of Art has partnered with Samuel Ross for the Samuel Ross Black British Artist Grant Programme in 2022.

The scheme offers ten grants of £2,500 in support of Black British artists with applications welcomed across a range of art and design disciplines.

The programme’s central focus remains increasing access, visibility and integration across the creative industries for those from marginalised communities, with specific focus placed on industrial design, graphic design, fine art, furniture, sculpture and fashion – areas where opportunity has been historically scarce for the Black British community.

Click here for more info and to apply.