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Hachette UK hosts free virtual LGBTQIA+ writing event

Hachette UK’s LGBTQIA+ employee network, Pride, is hosting a free event which aims to demystify publishing for LGBTQIA+ aspiring writers and publishers. The event will celebrate romantic and comedic queer fiction, as well as sharing some practical advice for finding your voice as a publisher or writer.


The webinar, which will be hosted via Zoom on Thursday 1st April from 7-8pm, will celebrate the publication of The Split (Quercus): a story of friendship, family and finding yourself. Hachette Pride will be in conversation with the author, Laura Kay, and her editor, Emma Capron, who will discuss the importance of writing about LGBTQIA+ characters and friendship. Emma will also share how she won a six-way auction and edited the book.


The event forms part of Hachette UK’s wider diversity and inclusion programme, otherwise known as Changing the Story, which is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year.


Sophia Blackwell, co-chair at Hachette Pride, commented: “This online event is one of Hachette Pride’s steps this year towards helping new writers and publishers find their voices and see the potential in their stories.

“To celebrate the anniversary of Changing the Story at Hachette UK, the Pride network aims to demystify publishing for LGBTQIA+ aspiring writers and publishers, celebrating romantic and comedic queer fiction and celebrating the good things in life as well as sharing some practical advice about the publishing process.”


Tickets are free and you can register for the event here.