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Courses for writers of children’s fiction, run by award-winning editor Imogen Cooper and her team of experienced editors and industry professionals

Supporting diverse writers through the Quarto Translations/Golden Egg Academy Diversity Award

Courses for writers of picture books, run by Barefoot Books
co-founder Tessa Strickland and experienced industry editor, Josephine Collins

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Coronavirus Update:

Dear Eggs and Egg-curious, as a collective of freelance editors, we are lucky to be able to continue working remotely through this period of self-isolation. As such, Golden Egg’s services will remain largely unaffected. However, the safety of our writers is of paramount importance to us so, in the interim, our workshops and one2ones will be hosted online until restrictions on group gatherings are lifted. Stay safe, everyone! The Golden Egg Team.

A foot in the door

Golden Egg offers courses including editorial support, workshops, online classes and manuscript reports from experienced children’s publishing professionals, together with the chance to join a community of writers and network with industry contacts.

We work closely with Barry Cunningham, Publisher and Managing Director of The Chicken House, Klaus Flugge, Founder of Andersen Press and agent Tessa David, Peters, Fraser and Dunlop.

Through our well connected and highly experienced editors, we also have strong links with a number of other publishing houses including Scholastic, Barefoot Books, David Fickling Books, Firefly Press, Little Tiger Press, Simon & Schuster, Nosy Crow and Hot Key Books.

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We have close relationships with numerous literary agents including Kate Shaw of The Shaw Agency, Amber Caraveo and Joanna Moult of Skylark Literary, Kirsty McLachlan from David Godwin Associates, Ben Illis of the Ben Illis Agency and Jenny Savill from Andrew Nurnberg Associates.

The Golden Egg Award

At Golden Egg we pride ourselves on our ethical approach to business and to publishing. Our aim always is to encourage diversity in books and publishing in general. Previously the Quarto Translations/Golden Egg Academy Diversity Award, The Golden Egg Award is aimed at encouraging diverse writers and diverse stories, as well as providing opportunities for writers who would not normally be able to benefit from the expertise at GEA. The award will be for writers of talent whose work is likely to reach publishable standard, for the ultimate aim is to enable children to see themselves in the literature they are reading and meet published writers that they might wish to emulate. 

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