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Your Top Membership FAQs Answered

One of the SoA’s core functions is to advise authors. In the final week of the SoA @ Home Festival we brought our Contracts and Membership teams together for a whistle-stop tour of the top queries currently crossing our desks. From protecting your work and clearing permissions to understanding contracts and how to negotiate them,…

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The 2020 Queen’s Knickers Award – children’s illustrators in lockdown

2020 is the inaugural year of the Queen’s Knickers Award, founded by children’s author Nicholas Allan and based on the book of the same name. Find out more about this award for an original children’s illustrated book, to discuss the shortlist and what it’s like being an illustrator in lockdown. Paula Johnson, the SoA’s Head…

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Afternoon Tea with… Cressida Cowell

In Week Nine of the SoA @ Home Festival, and on the day of our 2020 SoA Awards announcement, Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell invited us round for tea, shared insights into what she’s currently working on, and how she is adapting to working through the lockdown. Broadcast live on 18 June 2020. Presented by Jo…

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Developing and pitching content for children’s film and TV – with Curtis Jobling

Animation industry veteran Curtis Jobling shares insights into how (and what) content to develop and pitch for children’s film and television. Broadcast live by the Society of Authors on 26 May 2020 as part of the SoA @ Home Festival. Presented by Jo McCrum. Curtis Jobling is the designer of hit children’s television show Bob…

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Afternoon tea with… Vaseem Khan

Writer and Betty Trask Awards judge Vaseem Khan invited us round for virtual tea and literary cake in week four of the [email protected] Festival and on the day we announced the shortlists for the 2020 Society of Authors’ Awards. The SoA’s Robyn Law asked him about judging book awards in lockdown, his creative routine, and…