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How to Pitch Your Manuscript:
Ask the Experts 2018

Wednesday 12th September

Do you want friendly advice on how best to pitch your manuscript to agents? 

Do you want to talk to professionals in the book industry about your writing and where it sits in the children’s market? 

Then come down to our fiction pitching evening – you will have fifteen-minute sessions with a small handful of industry experts, including agents and editors. 

This is your chance to get professional, one-to-one advice on how to pitch your novel; ultimately to give it the best chance of getting noticed.

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Who are we?

Founded in 1962 as an informal association of children’s book editors, we are a not- for-profit organisation run entirely by a committee of volunteers from the industry. Over the past 50 years, the CBC has expanded to embrace anyone with a professional interest in children’s books, from publishers, librarians, authors and illustrators, to teachers, booksellers and agents.

What We Do

Each year, we put on 10-12 children’s book events in order to promote, explore and celebrate the importance of children’s publishing. These can range from Meet and Critique evenings, to panel debates about everything from digital futures to where to draw the line in teen literature. Hosted by a diverse range of industry experts, we believe that discussion and debate are key factors in driving the children’s book industry forward, and audience participation is actively encouraged.

In order for industry professionals to meet in a less formal setting, we also organise several purely social events, from pub quizzes to spring and christmas drinks evenings.

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