We are a growing independent press who are trying to do things a little bit differently.
Firstly, we are laying the groundwork to help work with and promote the excellent work that the many children and young people’s charities do. We are always keen to hear from charities about how we can work together to make a difference.
Secondly, we are looking at offering writing classes in libraries across the country to encourage children and young people to write, read, and to utilise the services their local library offers. We also hope to offer classes to authors of works for children and young adults.
Thirdly, we are constantly looking at ways we can create a fair wage system for the work our authors create. We believe authors have a vital role in the development of society and the compensation they receive for their work should reflect this. This is an ongoing project, and one that we are very proud of here in the cave.
Finally, we actively promote and encourage submissions from a diverse range of authors. In our opinion, there aren’t enough books out there about children and young people with physical and mental health differences that aren’t the sole focus of that story. We would love to see many more stories, from many different voices, promoting a more inclusive way of life for everyone.