HCG scoops Byrne's YA afterlife love story

Hachette Children’s Group has scooped a YA lesbian love story set in the afterlife by Tanya Byrne in a two-book deal.

World rights were acquired by commissioning editor Polly Lyall Grant from Claire Wilson at RCW. Afterlove, the first book in the deal, will publish in July 2020.

Dawson to curate LGBTQ+ anthology for Stripes

The authors, which include Tanya Byrne, Moïra Fowley-Doyle, Simon James Green, David Levithan and Jess Vallance, are being asked to interpret the theme of “pride” however they are inspired to do so, but the overall tone of the book will be one of celebration, said Stripes.


This year we gave our second ever YA Book Prize Special Achievement Award to Stripes Publishing and the authors of its brilliant anthology A Change is Gonna Come to recognise the work they are doing to improve inclusivity in UK YA.