Mega Middle-Grade Competition Shortlist Announced!

Over the past eight weeks, we at the Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency have had a fantastic time reading all the entries to our Mega Middle-Grade Competition.  At a time when we are all in need of a little escapism, you have transported us to countless worlds and introduced us to many fabulous characters. We’ve…

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…

We’re Back!

Welcome back to the Darley Anderson blog after our summer/Frankfurt Book Fair break. Did you miss us? We missed you. Hope you’ve all had a brilliant time in the sun reading only great stories and that the writing process has been kind to those of you who write. We’re excited to get going again and…

MONSTER OF THE MONTH

This month, MONSTER OF THE MONTH illustrator, Jon Holder, took some advice from the Children’s Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook and spent some time with his target audience. Jon took his work-in-progress to three UK schools and read it aloud to hundreds of primary school children aged eight and up. Jon said, ‘To say I was…

MONSTER OF THE MONTH

This month the winning monster came from Rhoslyn Salisbury in Cheltenham. She has just moved house and said ‘I’m sitting in the bath preoccupied with the thought that there’s a monster constructed of the previous tenant’s hair down the bath drain, about to spring up from under the plug at any moment.’ Congratulations, Rhoslyn! Meet…

MONSTER OF THE MONTH COMPETITION – FEBRUARY

Congratulations to the winner of February’s MONSTER OF THE MONTH: Sophia Roberts from Jersey in the Channel Islands! Sophia sent us this description of a particularly nasty monster she encountered recently: ‘I forgot that my mam had given me some home-made fish pie two weeks ago and found the mouldy (and very smelly) remnants of it…