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…

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…

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…

Meet the Team – Chloe Davis

Quickly following on from our last Meet the Team post, we’re carrying on the Children’s Book Agency theme. This week, it’s the turn of Chloe Davis, the children’s agency assistant, who gives us an insight into what her typical day looks like, as well as how she got into Publishing. First of all, what is…

Meet the Team – Lydia Silver

Our Meet the Team series is back! In this second post, we speak to children’s book agent Lydia Silver about her journey to agenting and what she looks for in submissions. First of all, what is your role at the agency? I’m one of the children’s agents, so I represent authors writing for children, from…