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…

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…

Submissions: The Covering Letter

Submissions: The Covering Letter If you ask any published author, each and every one will tell you of the pain of the submission process. So we’re starting a new series on our blog to help you get the most out of your submissions. Now there are plenty of wonderful resources in our archives that deal…