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…

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…

Beth O’Leary: Do I need an Agent?

Are agents really necessary? What would an agent do for me and how could they help me reach my goal of being published? These are all valid questions for any prospective author. While not everyone goes down the traditional route of getting an agent, we thought we’d ask Sunday Times Bestseller Beth O’Leary to tell…

Mandy Baggot’s April Book Pick

The end of another month means it’s time for a new Darley Anderson Author’s Book Club Pick! This month the fabulous Mandy Baggot has offered up her favourite book from the last month to give us some isolation inspo. Mandy’s bestselling books are loved around the globe for their beautifully heartwarming romance. In 2016 her…

Your Questions Answered…

Ever wondered what makes the perfect synopsis, or whether Agents actually read slush piles? Look no further. We asked on Twitter for your burning questions and we’re here with your answers. If you have more questions or want to find out more about the submission process, the role of Agents or what makes a great…

Rejection: An Author’s Perspective

Another post on rejection, I hear you cry? While we of course love focusing on the many positives and celebrating all publications and book launches, we’re acutely aware of the painful process every author goes through to reach that goal. So, following on from our last post giving our agents’ perspectives on rejection, we thought…