Writing, reading, and generally getting over-excited about words

And the winner is…

May 4, 2015


Thank you to everyone who entered the critique giveaway.  It was so interesting to read about everyone’s work.  The winner has today been chosen at random from the woolly hat and it is (fanfare)… ROSE SHEARER! Rose, please email me your story at lou dot treleaven at sky dot com.  I can’t wait to read […]

Posted in: editing, giveaway

David Fickling Books submission window coming up!

April 24, 2015


I was delighted to read in a Writing Magazine tweet this week that the publisher David Fickling Books – until recently featured on my list of publishers accepting unsolicited manuscripts – is opening its doors to unagented writers for two weeks in May, and it looks like this could be a regular occurrence. The submissions […]

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1000 followers – a special thank you present from me

March 20, 2015


Today I reached a milestone for this blog – 1000 followers!  I’m so pleased to have reached such a wide audience.  I’ve also been loving hearing the recent success stories some of you have been having with your manuscripts – some mentioned on this blog already, others to come over the next few months.  We […]

Posted in: blogging, giveaway

My publishing journey has begun…

February 23, 2015


I am so happy to tell you that a picture book I submitted to Maverick Books has made its way up through the slush pile and has been accepted for publication!  You will know that this is a dream come true for me and I am still afraid I will suddenly walk into an exam […]

Interview with Penguin Ireland’s Claire Hennessy

December 2, 2014


Thank you to everyone who suggested questions for Claire Hennessy, children’s author, writing teacher and Penguin Ireland children’s editor.  And thank you Claire for sparing the time to talk to us in between your many commitments!  (Where appropriate I have removed specifics in the questions to make the answers relevant to everyone rather than just […]

Send me your questions for Claire Hennessy, children’s editor at Penguin Ireland

October 26, 2014


I’m delighted to say I will be interviewing the children’s editor at Penguin Ireland, Claire Hennessy, in the next couple of weeks.   As some of you may have read on my Twitter feed, Penguin Ireland are accepting unsolicited children’s and YA manuscripts.  With that in mind I thought it would be nice to get […]

Posted in: interviews, publishers

‘Autumn days when the grass is jewelled…’

September 10, 2014


The summer holidays are over and it’s back to work.  For some of us this means more lovely writing time, for others less – depending on whether you have children in the house!  I love this time of year as it always feels like a fresh start.  New pens, writing pads, writing courses, new ambitions […]

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