Rachel Ip’s Top Tips for Picture Book Writing

Want to write a picture book, but don’t know where to start? As any experienced writer knows, 500 words can be just as difficult to write as 50,000. How do you build a story? How do you create a character? How do you create your world? And all of that with fewer words than a…

Expectation vs Reality with LV Matthews

As any author will tell you, finding the right agent for their work can be a long and arduous a process. After the months or years spent writing their novel and honing their craft, securing an agent is a huge milestone in their dreams of publication. But then what? As agents one of the main…

How Do You Make a Picture Book?

Picture book writing can often seem like a mystery. But the truth is picture book writers go through exactly the same trials and tribulations as any other writer. Ahead of the publication of her latest title, multiple picture book author Caroline Crowe talks about the importance of perseverance and how timing can be everything on…

Submissions: Lockdown and Submitting

Submissions: Lockdown and Submitting With the continued presence of Covid and Government restrictions affecting our day to day lives, the Darley Anderson Agency is continuing to work remotely. But how does this affect your submission? We have received numerous questions about how we are operating during the pandemic and the UK’s third national lockdown. So…

Letters from Lockdown: Stewart Foster

It’s safe to say the past ten months have been a challenge for the publishing industry, with book fair cancellations and publication postponements bringing chaos and uncertainty. Many authors have seen their publication dates pushed back ever further down the calendar and this can feel incredibly frustrating – after all, what proud author wouldn’t want…

Submissions: FAQs

Submissions: FAQs We had a fantastic response to our last submissions post outlining what we look for in a covering letter. If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet then go check it out. Now that you have the basis for a strong covering letter, we want to make sure that you have…