Gil McLay

Gil McLay

Thursday and Friday One-to-Ones
Submission Requirements:
please upload cover letter, synopsis and first three chapters. If picture book, please send whole script.
Looking for:  Picture books and children’s fiction, including middle-grade, young adult and non-fiction

Since graduating with a Publishing & Marketing BA Honours degree from Oxford Brookes University in 1996, Gill has worked in the world of children’s publishing and offers over two decades of industry experience. Having worked with small independent publisher, Barefoot Books, to large global publisher, Egmont, Gill understands the industry. From product development to co-ordinating marketing campaigns with UK retailers, Gill’s experience offers an understanding of the different roles and sectors within the world of children’s books that together take the author’s stories from idea to reader.

Representing children’s authors and illustrators, Gill works with her clients to ensure they are clear about the different roles within a publishing team. Her aim is to nurture clients, creating supportive and successful partnerships between publishers, authors and illustrators. The agency represents writers of poetry, picture books, young fiction, middle-grade fiction, young adult fiction and non-fiction. It also looks after author/illustrators who write their own work as well as illustrating the work of other authors.