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About Us

The Bright Agency is a collective of specialist agents, working across all areas of children’s publishing, art licensing, and illustration for design and advertising, representing the best in global talent.

Bright Children’s is dedicated to discovering, developing and promoting exceptional creative talent across the spectrum of children’s publishing, including trade, commercial and educational titles, and with literary content.

From the Waterstones Best Illustrated Book Category, to the V&A Illustration Awards, topping The New York Times bestseller lists and titles with co-editions in over 35 territories, the authors and illustrators that Bright represents have a far-reaching and influential place in the world of children's publishing.

What We Do

Managing Agents provide one-to-one development and editorial support for author-illustrated picture book concepts, and work pro-actively and responsively with clients, artists and authors to deliver the strongest creative strategy.

Understanding the importance of building publishing partnerships to offer long-term success across a broad range of areas within the children’s markets, as well as securing international opportunities, Bright Children’s combines a wealth of industry experience and a personal approach with strategic direction.

Bright’s Illustration Agents specialise in faster-paced publications from our broad collection of colour fiction, non-fiction, educational and young children’s artwork to find the right illustrator for each project.

‘The connections Bright have made within the publishing industry in the UK, America and globally, has meant that my portfolio has been seen by people I just wouldn’t have dreamt of before signing to Bright’

— David Litchfield, Author and Illustrator

Our Method

An agency that goes further

From the first point of contact, Bright’s custom-built CRM system ensures clear communication on timings and publication dates, while Bright’s dedicated in-house marketing team supports and amplifies publishers’ marketing and publicity resources by offering ongoing promotion through its vibrant social media channels, engaging blog activity and innovative collaborations.

Recognizing the importance of both front and backlist titles, in addition to exploring opportunities across all formats, the agency helps establish and sustain longevity in book sales and products, and builds a sense of brand identity in artists’ work.

One of Bright’s core aims is to drive the discoverability of its artists and authors by enabling them to engage directly with their audience. Our gallery-come-bookshop, The Bright Emporium, hosts workshops and events celebrating and promoting Bright artists’ work while offering a unique venue for book launches and a creative space to inspire industry, school and community partnerships.

Artwork Yasmeen Ismail

Artwork Ruth Hydes

Our Other Divisions

Art Licensing

Dedicated to sourcing, developing and presenting beautiful illustration to perfectly meet the needs of the Greetings, Stationery, Home & Gift and Wall Art sectors, internationally, Bright Art Licensing combines a professional, trend-led service with boutique appeal.


Responding to the demand for artwork with a communicative focus, Bright Illustration excels in finding elegant, creative solutions for advertising, editorial, branding, packaging and character design projects. Illustrators are expertly paired with clients to achieve an array of brand objectives – with exceptional attention to detail, providing a finish that is both original and professional. Whatever the brief, our experienced agents and artists provide skilful, visually-engaging design with real impact.

TV, Film, Theatre

Expanding across multiple platforms and formats, Bright is taking authors’ and illustrators’ stories beyond the page. The agency develops considered, engaging and commercial content, from original concepts to brand licensing opportunities. Investing and working with producers and broadcasters internationally, Bright offers a full media service.

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