Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017

I bought my first Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook 11 years ago, when I was starting out. Each time I’ve invested in a new edition, I’ve proudly passed the old one on to someone who’s asked for my advice. So… it’s a pretty awesome feeling to have my own article in the 2018 edition!

And after 11 years and 140 books I had a LOT of advice to share!

The short version… grab a Children’s Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook. Inside you’ll find writers sharing wisdom gained from decades of experience – it’s a how-to, a roadmap and an encouraging best friend all in one.

And the long version… well, you’ll have to grab a Children’s Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2018 to find out!

The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. NEW articles for the 2018 edition on:

– Writing for reluctant readers by Jon Mayhew

– Writing for teenagers by Holly Smale

– Choosing the right agent by Gill McLay

– Plotting: getting started with your YA novel by Sarah Mussi

– Writing adventures in the real world: children’s non-fiction by Isabel Thomas

All of the 2,000 listings of who to contact across the media have been reviewed and updated. The essential guide for any writer for children.