Category Archives: Kay Leitch

Publishers Open to Submissions

Is 2017 the year you’ll complete your novel/children’s book/picture book…? Start the new year with some positive aspirations: here is a great list from Bookfox, of children’s and young adult publishers (mostly) open to submissions. Well worth a browse. Make 2017 the … Continue reading

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When The Dragons Came To Play

(For Findley – born 19.04.2016)                                                               The dragons came again today. They came in style, as dragons do. I thought they’d come to eat us up, But they just wanted to meet… you. The sky was filled with dragons’ wings And … Continue reading

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Wolf Winter

I am going to put up some fragments of my work over the coming months on a new page. I wrote Wolf Winter as part of my MA portfolio, when my tutor, Nicola Davies, who writes fantastic books about animals and … Continue reading

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How to Write a Bestseller

I’m always on the lookout for good advice that helps us hone our writing skills. I loved this Ted Talk video with literary agent, Jonny Geller, about what makes a bestseller, and what agents/publishers look for in new writers. Think about his comments … Continue reading

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Author Self-Promotion That Works…

Worried you’re wasting precious writing time banging away at the social media drum trying to sell your book? I’ve just read a great author blog by Delilah S Dawson at whimsydark.com. A traditionally published author who also “plays about with self publishing on … Continue reading

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Philip Pullman Resigns From OLF

Iniquitous is a good word. I use it only when I believe something is very wrong, very unfair and, at the same time, reeks of dishonesty. So while I’m sorry to hear Philip Pullman has resigned as patron of the Oxford … Continue reading

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Successful Marketing for Writers

Any writer who wants to see patience and perseverance in action, read this piece by Claire Kirch in Publishers Weekly, on Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin. He self-published his children’s book The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep about five years ago, in … Continue reading

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