Discovering new literary talent
Blackfriars aims to discover and nurture new talent (or talent that has been away for a while), run by Clare Smith of Little,Brown / Abacus and Ursula Doyle of Fleet .
Blackfriars is a unique venture, the first of its kind in the UK, and is open to new work from writers at any stage in their career. Smith said of the launch, ‘We know there are writers out there producing wonderful novels and memoirs, and we know there are readers of literary fiction and non-fiction who would welcome guidance through the digital labyrinth.’
Doyle says, ‘Writers are still writing; readers are still reading; we see Blackfriars as enriching our literary publishing and making the relationship between reader, writer and publisher one of real collaboration.'