Much of what Askance does has a social or community focus. We publish many books which would not make it with main stream publishing – for example supporting artists development and getting important social-political research into the public domain. We also have a charity of the year each year and use our annual short story competition to raise funds and awareness for the charity.
BOOK PUBLISHING PROGRAMME
Since 2012 we have been piloting our community book publishing project with a group of 11-16 year olds in Cambridge. They have developed a concept for a book, chosen a charity they want to support and have started putting the text of the book together. They are working on illustrations, layout and marketing and hope to have a first-class book to sell to raise funds for their charity soon. If you would like to know more about the Community Book Publishing Programme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.