Sometimes soldiering on is not an option and last week was one of those times - I languished on a cliff top on the very windy Isle of Wight nursing a very sore head. Consequently this catching up post will be a list of unmissables from the last fortnight!

Unmissable #1:
Have you booked for the conference? Word is places are selling fast. You'll only have yourself to blame...

Unmissable #2:
Unsnapped? The Agents Party is in the revamped Charing Cross Foyles on Friday 19th September. Re Blame in #1 - ditto.

Unmissable #3: DEADLINE 7th September - The Badge Competition. I'm sorry, I did miss a reminder about the conference scholarship deadline - I hope you made it.

Unmissable #4:
Interview with Robert Muchamore part 1 and part 2 - need I say more?

Unmissable #5:
ONE, TWO whole blog breaks! I'd take a long lunch rather than squishing into a coffee break.

Unmissable #6:
Relive the Croquetastic Picture Book Retreat with Shana Neiberg Shuschitsky  - 'Weavers of words and Pictures unite!'

Unmissable #7:
Wonderful Guardian longlisted Candy!

Fabulous new Featured `Illustrator Dave Gray makes a male hat trick -    Paul Morton, Alex Wilson and now Dave - all in a row!

Unmissable #9:
Brilliant editing activity for the new term. Take note SCBWI network groups!

Unmissable #10: The lovely Christina! - Nicky's final ( just for now, I hope) debut author interview

Unmissable #11:
A newAgent Confidential with Penny Holroyde!

and finally Unmissable #12:
Ten huge congratulations for Mike Brownlow!

No apologies at all for over enthusiastic use of !!! in this unmissable list.

And next week, more unmissableness:

  • A bumper summer special, so fitting for the publisher of the Phoenix Comic - 40 minutes of David Fickling wisdom on Ask a Publisher.
  • Inspiration from Philippa and proofreading from Catriona
  • And an interview with one of the stars of the Picture Book Retreat, Alex Deacon

Hope it's a good week!

Jan Carr

Jan Carr is the editor of Words & Pictures. Her fiction is all over the place, she blogs occasionally and loves to write in magenta. You can contact her at editor@britishscbwi.org.


  1. Hope your poor head is fully recovered now, Jan! xxx

  2. Glad to hear you're better!

  3. Yay, you're back!

    And seriously, 40 minutes of David Fickling? I'd no idea our chat went on that long! Fascinating stuff, though.

    1. Thanks Nick:))
      Yep 40 mins - it flies by !

  4. Glad your head is better, Jan. Thank you for including me in your fortnight of fabulousness! x

  5. Very glad you're back with us Jan, I know it's the summer, but I'd try to avoid too many binge all-night partying, you often find yourself waking up in precarious locations miles from home. Isle of Wight though, wow, that must have been a big night out!

    1. Thank you John

      You made me laugh - which is a VERY GOOD THING !

  6. Yay - looking forward to saying hello, Olivia!


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