BAE x The Bookseller: THE BLACK ISSUE

CALLOUT: Please send your 50-word pitch for a feature idea by 8 March. Full details below.

2 paid contributor spots (£150 for op-eds/£240 for conducting interviews) from people outside BAE are available. Email 50-word pitch ideas by 8 March 2021.

The Black Agents and Editors’ Group (BAE), a community for current and aspiring agents and editors of African descent, are curating the first ever takeover issue of The Bookseller, the book industry’s dedicated weekly magazine, founded in 1858. The issue will be published on 9 April and is being guest-edited by BAE founder, Marianne Tatepo, on behalf of and working with members of the group. As part of the issue, BAE are calling for submissions from people beyond the group – Black authors, publicists, marketers and sales reps. 

Named ‘The Black Issue’, this special edition will be dedicated to Black writing, publishing and agenting, including interviews and features with Black talent from across the trade, as well as a dedicated preview of Black authors. (Reminder: announced in February, Black authors’ spotlight preview submissions are due on Friday 5th March, with separate instructions via this link – any enquiries about these should be directed to your publisher’s marketing/PR teams.)

If you’ve got an idea for a piece, particularly with any original insights on promoting/selling/marketing books, please send a pitch email of no more than 50 words, outlining: – draft title, – angle/argument, – feature type (opinion or interview?), – the type of examples you want to explore. Pay: is is £150 for an op-ed (usually about 700/800 words) and £240 per thousand words for longer features/profiles (for journalists conducting interviews or longer features).

Read more about the issue here:

Email your 50-word pitch for a feature idea by Monday 8th March here:

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