Thursday, 9 October 2014

Ask a Publisher, Brenda Gardner, Publisher, Piccadilly Press


Recorded June 19th 2014
in London at Piccadilly Press



Rowena House is a journalist by trade - an ex-Reuters foreign correspondent in Europe and Africa, now a sub-editor specialising in international affairs. She turned to writing fiction for young people to meet a deep desire to tell gritty stories that are true in an emotional sense, without being constrained by ‘the facts’. She's recently been published by Andersen Press in the War Girls anthology with her short story The Marshalling of Angelique's Geese. Rowena lives in rural Devon with her remarkably tolerant family and their less tolerant dog, a grey-and-white sheep dog called Fletcher.


5 comments:

  1. Intriguing interview - thanks.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Brenda is a very interesting lady to interview with a really broad overview of the industry.

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  2. I was told by one of Piccadilly editors 3 weeks ago that they have decided to pull out of picture books and wouldn't be publishing any more in the forseeable future.

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    1. Interesting, Hot Frog, though I notice that Piccadilly's requirements for Picture Books submissions are still listed on their website. I guess, as with so much in the fast-moving world of publishing, it's a matter of keeping one's ear to the ground.

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  3. Oh no! I just had submitted to them. :(

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