FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS AND WRITERS’ CLEARINGHOUSE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP
April 24th, 2019
Bethesda, MD – We Need Diverse Books is pleased to announce that they have partnered with Writers’ Clearinghouse to promote the presence of all voices in children’s literature.
“We are committed to expanding the number of diverse authors published each year,” said WNDB’s Executive Director, Nicole A. Johnson. “This partnership with Writers’ Clearinghouse brings a valuable resource to the WNDB network of emerging writers. It will help diverse authors improve their craft and catch the attention of agents and editors who can increase the chance for each manuscript to move from a working draft to a published title available for all children to enjoy.”
“Our goal at Writers’ Clearinghouse is to help all authors grow and succeed,” explained Ben Grange, CEO of Writers’ Clearinghouse. “We hope our evaluations help these emerging authors not only improve their craft and hone their novels, but also provide a platform to show the strength of their work in a world where even the strongest voices often go unheard.”
As part of their new partnership, Writers’ Clearinghouse has donated free evaluations to the finalists of We Need Diverse Books’ Mentorship program and has pledged to provide another free evaluation for every twenty paid evaluations they perform.
Writers’ Clearinghouse is an innovative new service that provides low-cost, comprehensive evaluations of entire manuscripts. Delivered by former agents and acquiring editors, Writers’ Clearinghouse evaluations score entire manuscripts in twenty areas so authors and agents know exactly where a manuscript stands, its strengths and weaknesses, and how it can be improved.
We Need Diverse Books is a not-for-profit, grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential change in the publishing industry. It aims to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.
For more information contact Ben Grange at ben@writersch, or contact Caroline Tung Richmond at firstname.lastname@example.org.