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
A year ago, I suddenly had four full manuscript requests on my middle grade novel. Before that, I’d received 18 form rejections. This was, however, a new draft. I was over the moon. I thought this was it. It wasn’t. All of them were turned down. Over the following year, after many more edits and… Continue reading Should you get your hopes up by a full request?
So you want to be a children's author? I hope you're in for the long haul. Buckle up tight. It's going to be a bumpy ride. You've finished your first draft and you're ready to start submitting to agents? Hang in there, Speedy Gonzales. You're going to need to edit, then edit some more. Did… Continue reading So you want to be a children’s author?
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