Writers Advice Centre

The Bookseller Children’s Conference

This year the Bookseller Children’s Conference is virtual again and runs from 20th – 23rd September. Whether you’re an editor or an agent, in publicity or production, a librarian or a bookseller, a published or unpublished author, there has never been a more exciting – and challenging – time to be in children’s publishing. Changes and opportunities alike continue to present themselves in our corner of the industry, and the 2021 conference is here to equip you with the knowledge, discussions and insight you need to move forward and thrive. This year’s virtual conference structure will run over four action-packed days, with even more sessions than last year to ensure we cover the breadth and scope of the children’s book landscape. The week’s talks will include a mixture of presentations, round table discussions and interactive case studies and panels. For further details visit http://thebookseller.com/childrens-conference

Success Stories

Over the past 20 years we have been instrumental in helping writers find their place with publishers, whether directly or indirectly. The following is just a handful of our success stories…

"Thank you for turning this around so quickly for me. The feedback is invaluable and will allow me to make a number of really worthwhile amends before approaching publishers. As I go through the report in more detail I may have the odd question, so thank you for being open to further assistance."

R Myles (Manuscript Appraisal Service)

"I’d like to thank you for your words of encouragement. My wife said to my children after the phone call, ‘That’ll be it now, you won’t see your dad for months as he’ll be busy writing.’ How true!"

Neil Swinney (Telephone Appraisal Service)

"Sharing our book with Louise Jordan at the Writers’ Advice Centre was one of our most important steps on the road to publication of our book My Mum’s a Bug-Eyed Monster. Without Louise’s advice about story pacing and which publishers to target, our monster mum may still be languishing in the slush swamp!"

Andy Rigden & Jim Landen (Face to Face Meeting)

"I am finding this writing course very enjoyable and feel inspired by the assignments. I find your feedback particularly motivating and believe that signing up to this course has not only developed my writing confidence, but is one of the best things I did for my writing career"

Kim White (Home Study Course)

"Thank you for facilitating such an excellent workshop yesterday. I would strongly recommend it to anyone wishing to write for children. Experienced writers would definitely benefit from it as well. Pure gold!"

A Chisambo (Writing Workshop)