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So you’re wondering if you should go with a small press?

There are several different routes to get your book in print – self-publishing, small presses and (the holy grail) an agent and a large publisher. In April 2019, after a lot of deliberation, I signed with the small press March Hamilton for my debut middle grade novel TOBY AND THE SILVER BLOOD WITCHES. I’d had… Continue reading So you’re wondering if you should go with a small press?

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Why the drive towards inclusivity in publishing is so important

Sally Doherty lives with her husband, Jack Russell Terror, three-legged Labrador and the fifth unwelcome member of their family - M.E. which keeps her tied to the house and often bed. She writes flash fiction and middle grade books. The publishing world is notoriously white, middle class, London-centric and able bodied. Fortunately, this is something… Continue reading Why the drive towards inclusivity in publishing is so important

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March Hamilton Open Submissions Window

  I’m delighted to welcome Melissa Eveleigh, Director of March Hamilton, to my blog today. Based in south-west England, March Hamilton specialises in publishing children’s and young adult fiction. Melissa took over as Director in spring 2018 and was named as one of London Book Fair’s 30 under 30s Trailblazers 2019. During March Hamilton's open… Continue reading March Hamilton Open Submissions Window