We are a team of experienced children’s publishing and creative writing professionals providing traditional structural editing, industry-led direction and networking opportunities to talented writers for children.
Led by Imogen Cooper, previously Head of Fiction for Chicken House Publishing, Golden Egg provides talks, workshops, and one2one editorial support.
A foot in the door
We cater for writers who wish to submit their work to agents and publishers. Golden Egg works closely with Barry Cunningham at Chicken House Publishing, with whom we have a First Look Deal for fiction writers. The Academy also has a First Look Deal with Andersen Press for picture book writers.
Through our highly experienced editors, we also have strong links with a number of other publishing houses such as Hodder, Egmont and David Fickling Books, and with literary agents such as Ben Illis, Kirsty Mclachlan and Kate Shaw.
Here at Golden Egg we have a supportive writing community. We’ve created a unique support network via our Golden Egg Writing Buddies. Every member of Golden Egg is assigned to a Writing Buddy, someone who has advanced through the Golden Egg programme and has the experience and knowledge to guide you, support you and give you advice – an informal mentor to help integrate you into the Golden Egg community.