Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

AGENTS’ PARTY 2014: Friday 19 September

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Date(s) - 19/09/2014
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Foyles Bookstore
107 Charing Cross Road - London, WC2H 0DT


For illustrators, picture book, middle grade and YA writers, this is an exciting opportunity to mingle with industry professionals and pitch your work to agents who are actively expanding their lists. Whether your manuscript is ready for submission, or you just want to learn more about the industry, join us for a fantastic evening of discussion and socialising.  

For literary agents, the party is a chance to meet aspiring and dedicated writers and illustrators and potentially walk away with new talent to sign!

Over 100 people attended last year including fifteen agents. This year, even more agents will be on hand. Watch this event page as we slowly reveal the names and agencies represented in the room in 2014!  

This year's panel agents are:

Guest agents who will also be in the room include:

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Bought a ticket and can no longer make it? We cannot offer refunds but suggesting posting a note on our dedicated Facebook event page to set up your own private ticket exchange with someone who missed out.

Format of the evening


Doors open.

Make your way to the top floor of Foyles and the glass 'auditorium' overlooking Charing Cross Road. Stop off in their brand new cafe if you need a light meal before the event.

Note: Doors will *not* open earlier.

6.15- 7.00pm

Panel discussion.

A conversational panel with six leading literary agents, covering their favourite finds, the stories and pictures that spark their interest, and their working relationships with their writers and illustrators. Hosted by SCBWI author Nick Cook. Your guest agents will also introduce themselves on stage.

7.00 – 8.30pm

Pitching and socialising.

Networking over a drink and gourmet nibbles. Meet your favourite authors, find out more about what and who they are looking for, and pitch your work.

8.30pm – late

Informal pub gathering.

It's Friday night and as Foyles closes up, we're encouraging you to retire to another local venue to continue chatting with new friends into the night.

The Agents' Party 2014 is proud to be sponsored by the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS). ALCS campaigns on behalf of writers on a national and international level. Through their advocacy work, ALCS aims to ensure that writers receive fair and adequate payment for the use of their work, and that writers’ rights are recognised and respected.

Contact: For further details, email the Agents' Party Co-ordinator.

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This event is fully booked.