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A Bright Career with Nicola O'Byrne

24 April 2020

To celebrate reaching 50,000 followers on our Instagram, we’ve asked Bright author-illustrator Nicola O’Byrne to host a special ‘Draw This In Your Style’ competition! The competition will be running on the Bright Agency UK instagram, and Nicola is challenging artists to draw her famous grumpy crocodile from her Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Winning book ‘Open Very Carefully’. The winner of the competition will get a free online portfolio review with one of our fabulous Bright agents.

New Bright Books for Spring 2020

13 April 2020

Spring has sprung, and we’re looking forward to the sunnier times ahead. The next three months are full of some wonderful new books from Bright’s authors and illustrators. There’s a brilliant selection of titles from bestselling author illustrators in our picture book offering; Jarvis’s Follow Me, Flo! and Nicola O’Byrne’s Bad Cat! are out in April; and Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet’s No-Bot returns in June. We’re also very excited to share the debut author-illustrated titles from Richard Jones and Jo Fernihough.

Behind the Book | Jo Fernihough

02 April 2020

Jo Fernihough’s debut author illustrated picture book, The Crow and the Peacock, is a modern fable about Crow’s quest to find the happiest bird in the world. Bold and colourful, Jo’s book is bursting with beautiful illustrations using a combination of ink, paint, collage and digital media. The Crow and the Peacock, published by Oxford University Press, is out on 2nd April 2020.

James & Lucie Celebrate 10 Years at Bright

27 March 2020

Here at the Bright Agency, we love shouting out good news! From exciting book deals to award-winning art, we take pride in coming alongside our artists in celebrating accomplishments big and small. This month, we’re proud to turn the spotlight on star agents James Burns and Lucie Luddington as they celebrate their ten year Bright-Anniversary. James and Lucie have embodied the spirit of Bright since the very beginning and have been instrumental forces in growing the agency into what it is today. We’re beyond proud to call them our own as they commemorate this major milestone.

Puzzling Art | Mudpuppy

13 March 2020

Our Bright Artists have been busy working on adorable art for Mudpuppy’s puzzle ranges. Mudpuppy commissioned a range of cute characters and scenes from Bright for their ‘Touch & Feel Puzzles’ and their ‘Match-Up Puzzles’ ranges, aimed at children aged 1 - 3.

The Alligator's Mouth Award 2020 Longlist

10 March 2020

Bright is once again partnering with The Alligator’s Mouth children’s bookshop to celebrate the best books for 6-8 year olds. Ten books have been longlisted for The Alligator’s Mouth Award 2020, the second year in which it will recognise both authors and illustrators of highly illustrated children’s fiction. Themes of friendship, bravery and adventure all feature prominently in the line-up of books.

Behind the Book | Viola Wang

05 March 2020

Rabbit Bright, the debut picture book from Bright author/illustrator Viola Wang is about a brave rabbit setting out to explore the darkness and shows that there is light everywhere - you just need to know where to look…

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