NEW: The Golden Egg Academy


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


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 industry contacts.

We work closely with Barry Cunningham, Publisher and Managing Director of The Chicken House, Klaus Flugge, Founder of Andersen Press and Kate Shaw, co-Director of The Viney Shaw Agency.

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.


We have close relationships with numerous literary agents including 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.


Coming Up

Apr 14 th 2018

Enchant Your Audience

Venue: Scholastic Children's Books, London
With: with workshop leader and Mentor, Tessa Strickland

Venue: Scholastic Children's Books, London
With: Tessa Strickland

May 12 th 2018

The Spine and the Heart

Venue: Scholastic Children's Books, London
With: Emma Greenwood

Venue: Scholastic Children's Books, London
With: Emma Greenwood