Tag Archives: children’s


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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Introducing Pete Williamson’s world of the spooky, gothic and weird…

How would you describe your work? Quirky is a word that gets used a lot so I might as well go with that. Also scratchy, eerie, funny and (depending on the commission) strange and charming. Did you like drawing and … Continue reading

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Alex Barclay talks about her first children’s title CURSE OF KINGS

Alex Barclay, creator of the spirited and complicated FBI agent Ren Bryce, has turned her hand to the world of children’s fiction. To celebrate the publication of THE TRIALS OF OLAND BORN: CURSE OF KINGS, we had a sneak preview … Continue reading

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Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No.10: Be helpful The thing that I feel compelled to start off by moaning about today isn’t directly linked to covering letters but it is very close to them, too often it is pressed right up against them. I’m talking … Continue reading

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New Adult – Dictionary Corner – Publishing Terms Translated

Have you ever spoken to someone in publishing or browsed the submission portion of an agency’s website and wondered what on earth we’re all talking about? Well, wonder no more. Here in Dictionary Corner we will strive to shed some … Continue reading

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What are The Odds? Ask Adam Perrott

First of all, in the form of a tweet could you tell us: what are The Odds? The Odds are a family of Meddlers, or Professional Pranksters, whose job is to cause mischief and mayhem wherever they are. (I even … Continue reading

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