We’re delighted to offer a free Q&A session on Publishing Children’s Books with Sally Polson from Floris Books. Register here!
Please be mindful when booking. This is a session for Black writers & writers of colour* based in Scotland (or who, pre-COVID, would normally be resident in Scotland).
Q&A Session on Publishing Children’s Books: 28th June 2021, 6pm
Sally Polson from independent Scottish publisher Floris Books has partnered up with the Scottish BAME Writers Network to host a Q&A session for writers of children’s books. She will discuss an overview of the publishing process and be available to answer your questions.
In advance of the session, we invite you to send in any questions you may have about publishing children’s books! Please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Floris Books Q&A‘ by 21st June 2021. You can also add your questions to the Eventbrite order form when booking if you book by 21st June.
Topics that may be covered during the Q&A include:
- What to include in a synopsis & cover letter
- What makes a children’s book manuscript stand out
- What happens during the pitching stages
- What working with an editor looks like
- What can you expect from an independent publisher’s marketing department
- Any other questions you have about the journey of your book…
About Sally Polson
Sally Polson is the Editorial Director at Floris Books, an indie publisher based in Edinburgh and the largest children’s publisher in Scotland. Before moving to Scotland thirteen years ago, she worked in the children’s fiction team at HarperCollins in London, and has been editing children’s books for nearly twenty years. During that time, she has worked across many genres and age groups, including picture books, chapter books, middle grade, teen and YA novels, as well as children’s non-fiction.
- This session is free and will be approximately 45min long, beginning promptly at 6pm.
- There are a maximum of 25 spaces, open to Black writers and writers of colour, especially those who have are working on or have completed manuscripts for children’s books.
- Questions will mostly be submitted beforehand by 5pm 21st June, with some time for additional Q&As at the end.
- This session will be hosted online using Zoom (instructions will be sent to participants closer to the workshop date).
* BAME stands for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic. While we use the term BAME, we acknowledge the limitations of this terminology. At the core of our network is the aim to address and overcome systemic barriers that our members face directly or indirectly based on their ethnic or national identities, race or perceived racial identities, or the colour of their skin as per the Equality Act of 2010. We also use the terms ‘BIPOC’ (Black, Indigenous, people of colour), ‘Black writers’ and ‘writers of colour’ to refer to people from the BAME community who face such barriers.