Oxford University Press will publish six titles in a new early fiction superhero series, Marv, by debut author Alex Falase-Koya, illustrated by Paula Bowles. ... Read more
Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired two illustrated middle-grade fiction titles by debut author Radiya Hafiza.
Children's and YA agent Alice Sutherland-Hawes has left the Madeleine Milburn Agency to launch her own agency, ASH Literary.
Andersen Press has snapped up a debut picture book inspired by the author’s university dissertation, which revealed a lack of representation for older LGBT characters... Read more
Usborne has acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights to Namina Forna’s Deathless, a debut YA fantasy inspired by the author’s experience of the Sierra Leone civil... Read more
Delacorte Press has pre-empted a débutant’s YA fantasy trilogy, inspired by the author’s experience growing up in Sierra Leone during the civil war, for a... Read more
Alice Sutherland-Hawes of the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency has signed new deals for illustrator Poonam Mistry and author Samuel Pollen.
Editors and agents are predicting a continued focus on empowering female-led narratives and diverse voices in children’s and YA books in 2018.