We are delighted to announce that Sarah Odedina, Editor-at-Large for Pushkin Children’s Books, has offered to be open to submissions from all SCBWI members from 01/12/23 to 01/02/24. This is a fantastic opportunity for your MG or YA manuscript to be considered for publication directly by a prestigious publishing house.
Sarah Odedina has worked in children's publishing for over three decades. She ran the Bloomsbury Children's list for 14 years where she edited and published award-winning best-selling authors including Neil Gaiman, Jennifer Donnelly, Sharon Creech, and Celia Rees and oversaw the publication of the Harry Potter series. Sarah started the innovative and dynamic publishing house Hot Key Books and for the last eight years has been Editor-at-Large for Pushkin Children’s Books. Sarah is looking for author led novels with strong characters at the centre that engage and move the reader.
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Pushkin Children’s Books is the children’s imprint of Pushkin Press, an independent publishing House based in London with a strong list of international award-winning authors. The children's list is 10 years old with several books featuring on the Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlist, winning the Brandford Boase Award, as well as numerous regional prizes.
Authors who are current members of SCBWI anywhere in the world are very welcome to apply.
All applications will receive a reply, but not detailed feedback. There is no guarantee that any one manuscript will be picked for publication. It is possible that more than one manuscript could be chosen for editorial input.
Submitting authors may be offered the chance of publication as per previous open submissions to Pushkin Press. Authors are not required to accept a publishing contract if offered.