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#AskAKidsEditor – Twitter chat!

Posted on 17/10/2016 in Writing

Calling all aspiring children’s authors! Join us on Twitter (@DiscoverKelpies) on Wednesday 16 November between 12pm and 2pm for your chance to ask our editors your questions about writing for children. Follow #AskAKidsEditor and join in the conversation.

What’s the weirdest submission you’ve ever received?

How important is setting in children’s writing?

Any tips for creating realistic characters from diverse backgrounds?

How long does it take to edit a children’s book?

Are children’s books doing enough to reflect our culture today?

Our team of editorial superheros will be taking over our Twitter account to answer questions like these, all in 140 characters or less!

So if you are in need of advice or inspiration, RSVP at, and send us your comments and questions on 16 November using #AskAKidsEditor

Updated Submission Guidelines

Here at Kelpies HQ, it’s really important to us that our books are culturally relevant to readers, and that the characters, themes and issues reflect the diverse culture of Scotland today. We hope that our newly updated submission guidelines reflect our desire to ensure greater diversity in our publishing.

The Kelpies Prize


Our annual Kelpies Prize is a great way for new children’s authors to get their voice heard, and the Kelpies Prize 2017 is now open for entries! Our #AskAKidsEditor event is a great opportunity to get some hints and tips to make sure your submission stands out.

Find out more about how to enter






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