Word of Colour

Twenty in 2020

Jacaranda Books, in partnership with Words of Colour Productions, will publish 20 Black British writers in 2020. Works will include adult fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

As a leader in the development and exposure of new voices from around the globe, and with an excellent list of award-winning books and authors the result, Jacaranda have a proven track record of developing and publishing diverse writing. The diversity-led publisher is looking to focus the vision on the development and exposure of Black British talent.   

The open submissions period will run from February 28th 2018 through August 31st 2018.  Submission guidelines can be found here

All queries should be directed [email protected] with subject ‘2020’.

Visibility and discoverability for our company, our books and our authors is a necessity for growth and success, and Words of Colour’s excellent team of reviewers and writers have provided publicity for our books and authors, including filmed interviews and appearances at book events. Their connections within the BAME community enable us to ensure that our books are reaching a key audience. Words of Colour’s vision is clear and they bring to the table a genuine commitment and dedication to cultural inclusion and supporting writers of colour. They are able to bring together key individuals in publishing, media and the digital sphere, and support writers, publishers and book-trade professionals of colour within the digital-focused age of publishing, which is why we are happy to be collaborating on Twenty in 2020.

Valerie Brandes, Founder, Jacaranda Books