A meeting at the SCBWI-BI conference gives Cath Howe a flying start!

This week we're delighted to announce that Cath Howe is up, up and away with the amazing agent Anne Clark, of the Anne Clark Literary Agency! She is looking forward to a real creative partnership and says thanks to SCWBI for all the warm support, courses and workshops. 

Cath tells us how it all began 

“When I began writing for children I was writing drama scripts for them to perform at local arts festivals in South West London. I think that's really how I found my voice and my confidence, because I saw my work performed and got feedback from the children and lots of encouragement from parents and teachers. Working in schools helps - children are so startlingly honest in their comments!

"My writing for educational publishers (two fiction books for 8-10s and three plays) was a good preparation for sending work to agents and publishers because I saw how editors worked and I had deadlines and word limits to stick to. I've also had the support of an excellent writers' group throughout. Everyone tells you how important it is to be persistent in trying to develop your career and that's certainly true but I think the other key thing is to build a relationship with fellow writers who believe in your work, aside from your family and friends. I think I've been very lucky in that respect.

"Anne Clark is an agent I can really collaborate with and I'm so glad I got the chance to meet her at the SCWBI Conference because it is now so much easier to speak on the phone and to email each other having met in person. We seem to get on really well and we're both pretty direct. I think she will bring out the best in me."

Anne Clark says, "I'm delighted to welcome Cath Howe to the agency. I was taken by the particular charm and humour of Cath's writing, and her sharp insights into how children think and feel."

So let's celebrate with Cath this week. Here's to her future success and the beginning of a fantastic relationship!

Tania Tay is an ex-advertising copywriter and has been published in Sable LitMag. She is currently writing a YA romantic thriller, is a member of The Golden Egg Academy and is on the editorial team at Words & Pictures.


  1. Hurray, Cath! Brilliant news!

  2. It's great news Cath. I love your writing.

  3. Congratulations Cath! Brilliant news.

  4. Congratulations Cath! As for Morag a few weeks ago, it must be wonderful to see your stories performed.


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