PUBLISHERS & AUTHORS
To access the network, simply send us an outline of your enquiry, and we will share it across our network to see whether we can connect you to any of our ambassadors. Since the network is still growing, we cannot guarantee that we have Inclusion Ambassadors who can help with every specific request. However, with time and funding, we plan to grow the network. Please read the disclaimer statement before sending your enquiry.
Signatories of the Everybody In Charter receive the benefit of priority access to the network. Priority access will guarantee a speedy response to enquiries about the network, and means that if we don't currently have an Inclusion Ambassador with the relevant experience or background, we will do our best to try to recruit one.
Inclusive Minds receives no core or regular funding, and the role of Inclusion Ambassador is also voluntary. Those using the network are therefore encouraged to give back to Inclusion Ambassadors in any way they can (see suggestions above) and to confirm this with Inclusive Minds. We also request the following:
If Inclusive Minds successfully matches you with an Inclusion Ambassador to help you with your book project, we suggest a donation of £50 to Inclusive Minds to cover the admin costs associated with finding an appropriate Ambassador and monitoring the project. This donation enables us to keep the network running. If this amount is not feasible, please donate what you can.
For an initial conversation or any input that takes no more than an hour or two, we’d suggest that (in addition to any of the benefits listed above) a book token or similar gesture of goodwill for the Ambassador would be welcomed.
For anything beyond this, the network user (be that publisher, author or illustrator) would be expected to introduce and agree fees with the Inclusion Ambassador.*
This might be an hourly rate or a flat fee, dependent on the work and feedback involved, and can be discussed with Inclusive Minds and the Ambassador once they have expressed interest in a particular project.
Expenses should be covered for face-to-face meetings.
Please note that Inclusive Minds ran a crowdfunding campaign to fund the development and management of the network. Although the campaign has now ended, you can still support the ongoing need for the funding of this by making a donation.
A copy of the final book should be sent to any Inclusion Ambassadors worked with, and two copies should be sent to Inclusive Minds.
*If for any reasons this would be financially challenging, please let us know on the enquiry form and we will see if an ambassador is happy to work with you on an altruistic basis. This, however, should be the exception rather than the norm.
Ambassadors can also attend events and engage in public speaking opportunities, please contact us if you are interested in discussing an opportunity for our Ambassadors, or fill in this form, to access the network with an inquiry.