Category Archives: Submissions

Rashmi Sirdeshpande’s Tips for Picture Books

Rashmi Sirdeshpande is a picture book author, writing both fiction and non-fiction texts, and is our partnering author for picture books for the #DACBaccess month. Here are her thoughts on why the open month is important, and her very best … Continue reading

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Why We’re Launching the #DACBaccess

Last week, we announced the launch of our open submissions month for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic writers and illustrators. Running from the 1st – 30th November, our open month is designed to give aspiring writers the chance to get … Continue reading

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11 Ways Not To Start Your Novel – No. 11

At the Wrong Time At the Darley Anderson Agency we ask that any writers who wish to submit their work to us should provide the first three chapters of their novel as a sample of their writing. This is, as … Continue reading

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11 Ways Not To Start Your Novel – No. 10

With Extended Dialogue (or in a car) “What do you mean you’re not going to do a blog post about not starting your novel in a car?” “Well, it’s just that we’ve already attacked airports and that’s led people to … Continue reading

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11 Ways Not To Start Your Novel – No. 9

With Too Much Exposition Compare and contrast the following two potential openings to my pretend debut novel: They were going to catch her. When she first started running Lauren had felt sure she’d make it. After all, who would have … Continue reading

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11 Ways Not To Start Your Novel – No. 8

In An Airport Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I … Continue reading

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11 Ways Not To Start Your Novel – No. 7

With Something Aimed Primarily to Shock It’s not uncommon for an, “ew,” to interrupt the everyday workings of the Darley Anderson Agency. It’s not even unheard of for one of our readers to be heard exclaiming, “that word again,” when … Continue reading

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