Equality and diversity statement

Equality and diversity statement

All Stories supports underrepresented, underprivileged children’s book writers who are resident in the UK. We want to create a respectful, inclusive and nurturing environment.

We recognise that the world is hostile and unwelcoming to many people. We value all writers, regardless of  ‘race’, gender identity, age, religion or belief, sexuality, disability and neurodiversity. This means that:

We organise equality and diversity training for mentors. We believe that this is essential as the majority of people working in UK publishing are white, cis-gender and/or middle class. We do not want our own biases to impact on mentees’ experiences of All Stories.

We will not tolerate any harassment or bullying – including racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic and disability abuse. This applies to aggressive, offensive, intimidating, disrespectful behaviour or comments in any communication between All Stories (and its representatives) and applicants and participants in the programme.

Please contact us at info@allstories.org.uk if you have concerns about any behaviour that makes you feel uncomfortable.