Golden Egg Academy

Industry-Led Courses for Writers of Children's Fiction

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Explore our Egg-cellent Courses

Have you written a first draft? Perhaps you’ve just finished an MA in creative writing. Or maybe you have a really great idea for a children’s book but need help bringing it all together. Whatever stage you’re at in your writing journey we have courses to suit all needs, levels and schedules from hour-long masterclasses with industry experts to year-long selective courses.

Write Your Successful Children's Novel

12-week course


Writing for Children and Young Adults

1-year course


Work on Your Novel

6-month course


How to be a Picture Book Writer

4-week course


Writing Picture Books for Young Children

1-year course


Concept Creation

12-week course


A foot in the door

Golden Egg’s industry-led creative writing courses include editorial support, workshops and online classes, together with a chance to join a community of writers and network with industry contacts in the UK and USA.

Imogen Cooper, previously Editorial Director at Chicken House Publishing, started The Golden Egg Academy at her kitchen table in 2014. Since then, Imogen and her team of well-connected and highly experienced editors have helped over 100 writers to get agents and publishing contacts.

Golden Egg Award

At Golden Egg we pride ourselves on our ethical approach to business and publishing. Our aim is always to encourage diversity in books and publishing in general. Each year, we award two free places on our popular Write Your Successful Novel course to talented writers from underrepresented backgrounds. As well as a six-month subscription to our Golden Egg Club for three runners-up.

Join the Golden Egg Club

Golden Egg brings you the first and ONLY members’ club for children’s writers with support exclusively from within the children’s publishing industry including editorial support, community and the opportunity to network with industry experts.

Get a First Look Deal

We are the ONLY creative writing academy offering first-look deals! 

The Golden Egg team selects extraordinary, standout novels from our selective creative writing courses to undergo intensive one2one editorial with our industry specialists through the Golden Egg Mentoring programme. These novels are then prepared for submission via our exclusive first look deals with Chicken House Books, Anderson Press, Nosy Crow and Scholastic.

Some agents and publishers we work with

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