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with experienced Golden Egg Academy picture book editor, Jo Collins –

previously Senior Editor for Little Tiger Press

FREE MASTERCLASS FOR ASPIRING PICTURE BOOK WRITERS

Find out how to write picture book texts that agents and publishers will love. Jo will give publishing industry insights and tips on how to craft your story.

Date: Monday 23rd May 2022

Time: 7 pm BST

  • How to create your winning story idea
  • How to craft your story
  • What agents and publishers are looking for
  • The unique rewards of picture book writing

Check out what authors and industry professionals say about us!

Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author of How to be Extraordinary

Jo was my GEA editor and I learned so much from her. Her feedback is always thoughtful and constructive and she’s always so good at seeing what works commercially.

The GEA taught me the art of BEING EDITED – how to work with an editor, how to seamlessly work in changes, and how to do that back-and-forth until the writing shines. It’s a life-skill for authors.

Emily Ann Davidson, author of Every Bunny is a Yoga Bunny

Jo has been fantastic to work with. I have always found her feedback on stories immensely helpful, encouraging and her comments have helped take my stories to the next level.

Neil Burden, Publisher and CEO, Child’s Play International Ltd

Imogen’s keen commercial sense of the market perfectly complements her empathetic and intuitive feel for the needs of a work and its author. Her ability to think both strategically and locally, practically and creatively was a great asset to Child’s Play in the time that she worked for us, and there are at least three best-selling series in the current Child’s Play program that are the direct result of her work.

Barry Cunningham, OBE, Managing Director at Chicken House Books & discoverer of J.K. Rowling

Imogen is both a brilliant talent spotter – and a creative editorial guide to making good work into great work. A first class publishing professional with an enviable track record.

Julie Fulton, author of Bears Don’t Eat Egg Sandwiches

Working with the Golden Egg Academy […] has helped take my picture book writing to another level. A truly fulfilling experience.

Emma Perry, author of I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End.

Before joining Golden Egg I really didn’t know if I could write, or even if I should. Thamks to the Academy I discovered my tribe, my direction and my passion.

J Donnini, author of This Will Pass

Jo is a great editor and I was able to land a publishing deal thanks to her great instincts!

Zoe Armstrong, author of Find the Spy

The Golden Egg allowed me to make proper space for my writing. It gave me focus and the belief that this was really something that I could do.

Some of our Success Stories

During this free masterclass, Jo will talk you through how to write a successful picture book that agents and publishers will love.

Gain insights into what the industry wants to help you take your story in the right direction.

About Your Host

Jo was previously Senior Editor at Little Tiger Press, where she worked for 7 years, commissioning and developing picture books with a host of talented and acclaimed authors, amongst others, Claire Freedman, Tracey Corderoy, Sue Mongredien and Steve Smallman.

She began her career working as Editor at Barefoot Books under Publisher and Golden Egg Academy’s picture book workshop leader, Tessa Strickland. Jo now freelances, and is also a published writer of children’s short stories, novelty picture books, and gift books for adults.

Publishers, Agents & Organisations We Work With

FREE MASTERCLASS FOR ASPIRING PICTURE BOOK WRITERS

Find out how to write a successful picture book, with lots of writing tips and publishing industry insights from Jo.

Date: Monday 23rd May 2022

Time: 7 pm BST

  • How to create your winning story idea
  • How to craft your story
  • What agents and publishers are looking for
  • The unique rewards of picture book writing


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