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About the Academies

The HarperCollins Author Academies train and support writers and designers from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds, with the aim of helping them to become commercially successful in the publishing environment.

About the Author Academy

The six-week programme, in which we equip enrolled students with the tools to succeed in the publishing industry, is free to attend. Our aim is to assist motivated and dedicated writers become authors who are able to participate in, and navigate, the publishing industry. All students are supported by a mentor during the programme, who share the benefits of their invaluable experience and knowledge.

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About the Design Academy

The Design  Academy offers crucial insights across a range of industry topics, including:
A greater understanding of the design, typographic and illustration opportunities in Adult and Children’s Publishing.
A greater knowledge of the commercial book design process.
A more diverse and inclusive pool of designers which HarperCollins can commission or perhaps employ.
A reputation for following words with actions and making HarperCollins a destination for new talent.  

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