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Fiz Osborne and Rachael Davis-Featherstone are collaborative, strategic and proactive agents who work closely with their select group of clients to hone pitch-perfect ideas, concepts and manuscripts for children's book publishers. Well-connected and highly creative, Fiz and Rachael are savvy matchmakers who help publishers find exactly who and what they're looking for.

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Alice Hemming

Alice Hemming is the author of over fifty books for children, including the bestselling Dark Unicorns series. Her award-winning and New York Times bestselling picture book with illustrator Nicola Slater, The Leaf Thief, has sold across the world and been translated into nineteen languages.

Alice lives in Hertford, UK, with her husband and two children. She works in a writing shed at the top of her garden.

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Danielle Coombs

Danielle Coombs is so passionate about words that she works with them in every way she can: as a writer, an editor and also a translator. She has an MA in Creative Writing and has published fantasy short stories with Aurelia Leo, Ideomancer, Black Denim Lit and Mirror Dance. Her love of fantasy began in childhood, and she still finds nothing more exciting than cracking open a good book and discovering new worlds. When she's not writing, Danielle can be found either taking country walks in Hampshire, or stocking up on delicious Freia chocolate in Norway.

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Kayt Bochenski

Kayt Bochenski has 20 years experience in children’s publishing and is passionate about illustration and story-telling. Working from her little studio in the garden, she loves creating cute, vibrant characters for children's books, apparel, toys and stationary.

Kayt brings creativity, enthusiasm and a touch of sparkle to every project she works on. In her spare time she likes to take creative courses in jewellery making, printing and pottery. Kayt lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband, two children and two lop-eared bunny rabbits.

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Sarah Shaffi

Sarah Shaffi has always been curious (some people might call it nosy), and this naturally led her to a career in journalism and writing, where she’s had the opportunity to ask, “but why?” to her heart’s content. Sarah worked in local and regional newspapers and websites as well as at The Bookseller, before she went freelance as a writer, editor and event chair.

 

Sarah is also co-director of Future Worlds Prize for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers of Colour.

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Sue Meikle

Sue Meikle has always been obsessed with picture books, and after working as an Early Years Specialist for over 25 years, she has read stories to children from Stockport to South Africa. In schools, in early years centres, while on forest school adventures... Sue has even read stories on a travelling play bus!

So, perhaps it was always in the stars for Sue to not just read books, but write them, too!

When she's not reading or writing stories, Sue can be found walking her dog or chauffeuring her teenagers around the Greater Manchester area (because that’s where they live… in a home that they made from a derelict barn!).

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Simon Yeend

Simon Yeend grew up in Birmingham, studied in Newcastle, then headed to London. After completing a post-graduate course in journalism, Simon spent the next 15 years working as a sports writer for a national newspaper, which means he's definitely not afraid of a tight deadline!

Simon swapped football matches for climbing frames when he became a stay-at-home dad, and the writing itch never left him - only now he writes stories for his daughters. When he won a competition to be mentored by Amy Sparkes, Simon learnt how to let his energy and humour shine through in his writing for children.

When he’s not writing, he can be found dog walking in the countryside.

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Submissions

 

We only accept submissions from traditionally published authors and illustrators. However, we do open our submissions to self-published and non-published creatives from time to time, please check our social media for these dates.

For published creatives, please get in touch via our contact form to enquire. Please tell us a bit about you and your publishing career, including a list of your published books and publishers. Unfortunately, we do not accept physical submissions via post or courier.

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