Simon & Schuster Children’s Books has signed Sarah Ann Juckes’ "beautiful" first middle-grade novel, with "exquisite" illustrations by Sharon King-Chai, after securing a two-book deal. ... Read more
S&S Children’s Books is to publish young-fiction series The Marvellous Granny Jinks and Me, written by Serena Holly and illustrated by Selom Sunu.... Read more
Independent publisher Influx Press will publish Polluted Sex, the debut short story collection from Lauren Foley.
Sallyanne Sweeney has been appointed as a director of literary agency Mulcahy Associates which will now be known as Mulcahy Sweeney Associates Ltd. ... Read more
Picador has landed a story collection and debut novel from Niamh Mulvey, writer of publishing newsletter “In the Read” and a former Quercus commissioning editor.... Read more
HarperVoyager has snared YA writer Juno Dawson's first three adult novels, a trilogy set around a government agency for witches, at auction in a six-figure... Read more
Hachette Children’s Group has acquired five new titles from Jess Butterworth, including the first title in a new series, The Adventure Club. ... Read more
Malorie Blackman, author of the bestselling Noughts & Crosses series, and Dapo Adeola, illustrator of the Waterstones Book Prize winning picture book Look Up!, are collaborating on a picture book: We’re... Read more
Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House Children’s, has acquired The World Between Us by Sarah Ann Juckes, author of YA novel Outside (Penguin,... Read more
Sphere will publish My Farming Life, the new memoir from shepherdess Emma Gray.