What is the Emerging Voices & Visions Program at Penguin Young Readers?
This program, specific to Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC, was born from the belief that bookshelves need to be equitable spaces, with books by creators and for readers who more accurately represent the diversity of experience in our world.
We are a team of volunteer editors (Emerging Voices) and art directors (Emerging Visions) who believe information about book publication should be accessible, easy to find, and at no cost. We strive to provide a pathway to publication by creating a space that helps creators develop an understanding about the process of book publication.
How much does it cost to attend a webinar?
The Emerging Voices & Visions program is committed to offering FREE and accessible events, in perpetuity. There is NO COST to attend, NO COST to submit, NO COST ever.
Who is this programming designed for?
Our programming is meant to help level the playing field and so we ask that anyone who registers identifies as someone from a marginalized community.
How do I submit a manuscript to an editor at Penguin?
Attendees of our annual events will be provided specific instructions about how and to whom they can submit their projects.
It’s been months and I haven’t heard back from the editor about my manuscript. What’s going on?
It can be excruciating to hear back about a manuscript. Please keep in mind that the editors and art directors panelists have volunteered their time and are working as diligently as they can on top of extremely full workloads so we ask for as much patience and grace as possible. They are all doing their best. Please feel free to gently nudge the editor via email if you have not heard a response within the time frame provided in the submission guidelines provided during the event.
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