The home for Hachette UK’s creative writing programmes.
At The Future Bookshelf we believe that publishing should be open and accessible to all people, from all backgrounds, from all communities. As part of Hachette – one of the UK’s largest publishers – we are always on the lookout for books that surprise us, inspire us, make us laugh, make us cry or tell us something that we didn’t know about the world.
We hold up to 6 varied projects across the course of the year which offer new mentoring opportunities and provide skills and support to aspiring writers from under-represented backgrounds. Our aim is to find books that would otherwise not be published, building richer and more genuinely diverse lists across our publishing divisions.
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