Children's Book Publishing - Ask the Experts

Sep 22 2016 09:30 - 18:00

Brick House Farm, Pot Kiln Lane, High Halden, TN26 3HU Kent

We are extremely excited to announce our very first Fat Fox conference, although here at the Den we prefer to call it a “pow wow". We're bringing the top experts in children’s book publishing together in the most beautiful rural setting to shed light on how the publishing process works.

Set amongst picturesque pole barns and hay bales in the Kent countryside, you'll listen to inspiring sessions on all areas of children’s publishing from authors and illustrators to literary newspaper editors, agents, book buyers and the key gatekeepers of children's literature, helping unlock the door to getting your work published.

Speakers confirmed so far (more to follow – keep checking for updates)

  • Nicolette Jones - Children's Editor, Sunday Times
  • Charlotte Eyre – Children’s Editor of The Bookseller
  • Andy Stanton – Author of Mr. Gum series
  • Nina Douglas – Children’s publishing social media expert
  • Caroline Horn – Founder of Readingzone website and literary festival
  • Hilary Delamere – Literary Agent to Michael Bond
  • Caroline Hill-Trevor – Expert in publishing rights & contracts
  • Giles Paley-Phillips – Author (picture books)
  • Julia Patton – Illustrator (picture books)
  • Vanessa Altin – Author (Young Adult)

As part of the day you'll also enjoy:

  • Complimentary homemade cakes, pastries, tea & coffee after both the morning and afternoon sessions.
  • A sensational home-cooked lunch served in the picturesque pole barn.
  • The chance to discuss your ideas and mix with the day's speakers (and the Fat Fox team!) over wine and nibbles at the end of the day.
  • Shuttle bus from/to Ashford station (London St. Pancras to Ashford - 38 minutes) and ample parking on site

Come and join us for a truly memorable day that will connect you with the very best in children’s publishing.

For those wishing to make an extended weekend of it, discount accommodation is available at the venue ( with its selection of bell tents, vintage caravans and even a fishing shack on the banks of the pond. Alternatively, further discounted accommodation is available at fantastic local pub The Woolpack (

TiCKET - £189

Early Bird (until 31st July - normal price £189)

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General Admission

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