New Bright Books for Autumn 2019

12 July 2019

There are some brand new instalments of popular series such as Benji Davies’ Bizzy Bear, and James Lancett’s Lightning Girl books, dazzling new titles from bestsellers David Litchfield and Jarvis, plus debut author illustrated picture books from Alex G Griffiths and Chris Chatterton.

Bright's Industry Awards Guide

08 July 2019

At Bright, we know that trying to keep up with the calendar of industry awards can feel an impossible task at times. With so many longlist and shortlist announcements, announced seemingly out of the blue, and the application process varying from award to award, we wanted to find a way to simplify the who’s, what’s and when’s of all the major children’s publishing and illustration awards.

Seb Braun's Creative World

24 June 2019

Internationally renowned and beloved Bright artist Seb Braun kindly allowed us to take behind-the-scenes peek into the world of his creative work - from the bright studio filled with his creations, to the inspiration that has guided him since childhood, it is a delightful insight into the life and imagination that has brought so many treasured children’s books to life.

Amy Capelin | Meet the Agent

14 June 2019

Amy joined teammates Nicky and Robyn at Bright’s London office in 2018. She works with clients across Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australasia, helping publishers commission artwork for board books, novelty, activity, picture books, non-fiction and fiction for all ages.

NICK SHARRATT WINS THE ALLIGATOR’S MOUTH AWARD

11 June 2019

Last Thursday The Bright Emporium opened its doors to host the very first Alligator’s Mouth Award ceremony. After months of anticipation, it was a special moment to celebrate the five fantastic shortlisted titles, and the authors, illustrators and publishers behind the books.

Bright is hiring a new Agent's Assistant

16 May 2019

Due to recent growth at Bright, we are now looking to hire a new Agent’s Assistant to join the team. Details of the role and how to apply are below, and if you or someone you know might be right for the role, please do get in touch!

Alligator's Mouth Award Shortlist Announced

13 May 2019

We are thrilled to finally be able to announce the books shortlisted for The Alligator’s Mouth Award 2019, showcasing the best writers and illustrators for highly-illustrated fiction in the UK.

Magic Water Colouring | Rachel McLean for Imagine That

26 April 2019

Our talented illustrator Rachel McLean has been busy creating wonderful worlds for young artists to delve into with her Magic Water Colouring series which launched this year with Imagine That. Filled with everything from dinosaurs and unicorns to dazzling mermaids, the series has been making a splash! We caught up with Rachel to find out what drew her to the project and what her creative process entails.

Behind the Book | Wakey Birds by Maddie Frost

23 April 2019

Bright artist Maddie Frost is the author-illustrator of three books; her most recent creation, Wakey Birds, published earlier this month with Templar Publishing. We’ve spoken to Maddie on the blog previously about her unique style of digital collaging from found textures, which she scans and then assembles into colorful, geometric scenes and characters with a ton of personality. With the publication of Wakey Birds, we took the opportunity to catch up with Maddie about the process of writing AND illustrating, the evolution of her style, and the challenges she encountered with this project. As always, Maddie kept it refreshingly real, honest, and funny and gave us a sneak peek at the book’s earliest stages.

Meet the Agent | Lucie Luddington

18 April 2019

Lucie Luddington heads up Bright Educational, applying her 20 years of agenting experience to pair talented artists with fantastic projects and opportunities that take their career to the next level.

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