Rejection: An Agent’s Perspective

Rejection – we’ve all faced it at some point. If you’re a prospective author submitting to agents, you’ll know more than most how it feels to get that email that dashes your hopes. Sending your submission out into the world is an incredibly exciting – not to mention nerve-wracking – moment, so it’s only natural…

Darley Anderson Author’s Book Club: Hazel Prior’s March Pick

After one of the craziest months in living memory, we at Darley Anderson hope that you are all keeping well and staying safe. In this time of deep uncertainty it is incredible to see the way that the nation has come together to support our key workers and to keep spirits high.  In keeping with…

What we mean when we talk about Diverse Voices

Own Voices. Under-represented writers. Diverse voices. If you’ve been in any way following the children’s book market, you’ll have (hopefully!) noticed an increase in the number of people talking about diversity. You might have seen tweets where writers talk about their work being #ownvoices. You might have read some of the recent CILIP Reflecting Realities…

Darley Anderson Author’s Book Club: Tim Weaver’s February Pick

Another month, another book, and this month’s Darley Anderson Author’s Book Club pick comes from Sunday Times Bestselling Author, Tim Weaver! After ten books, two Richard and Judy Book Club picks, and a National Book Award Nomination, Tim knows his stuff when it comes to writing and reading commercial fiction. His work has been translated…

The Darley Anderson Mega Middle-Grade Competition

Calling all Middle-Grade authors! The Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency is on the lookout for the next big thing in middle grade. We’re talking action-packed adventure stories to make imaginations run wild, or fun-filled tales that will get readers rolling on the floor with laughter. In keeping with the Agency’s ethos as the most commercially…

Meet the Team – Clare Wallace

It’s time to meet our third and final member of the Darley Anderson Children’s Book team – agent Clare Wallace! Clare has headed up the children’s agency for a number of years now and is on the lookout for new talent to add to her glittering list. Read on to find out what she looks…