I’m a chartered librarian, a critic and a writer (represented by Bryony Woods of DKW Literary Agency). I’m also an academic, currently working for a PhD with the University of York. My research centres about girls and creative writing, with additional interests in gender/space/place in children’s literature and I blog more on the nature of my research here.
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I review children’s and young adult literature on this blog. I particularly welcome school stories, and literature from under-represented voices. Although I am grateful to receive them, I do not guarantee a review for unsolicited items.
I am especially interested in girl’s school stories, translated children’s fiction, and writing from marginalised voices, and would very much encourage individuals from alternative publishing circumstances to get in touch should they think this blog might be a good fit for their work. Here’s a list of tips on how to pitch your book to me for review. Extra bonus points if you reference these in your pitch. But seriously, don’t be scared – I want to talk to you! If you’re doing cool literary things, I’d love to know about them!
All reviewed items are tagged accordingly as to their source and regardless of how the book is sourced, I give my true and honest opinion. Following review, books are either retained or donated to a variety of sources including local playgroups, libraries, and charity shops.
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