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RULES FOR SCHOOL VISITS

Make money being a schools visiting author by taking advantage of savvy insider advice from William Gallagher

There are thousands of writers and authors in the UK supplementing their income by visiting schools. Ask those thousands, though, and every one of them will tell you that schools make you earn the fee. Most of those thousands will also tell you that being a visiting author is exhilarating. You will leave a school exhausted but you’ll be energised and revitalised too.

To be a success and to enjoy it, you need to know the practical issues that nobody tells you about. There are things you have to do in order to get the work at all and then when you’re actually doing it, there are factors that will make the difference between a great schools visit and a stressful one.

Getting in

If you’re an established author of children’s books then not only are things easier for you but there are agencies that will find you the work. The money you earn reflects how established and popular you already are but a reasonable fee is £350-400 per day.

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EXCLUSIVE this month, with your Writing Magazine: How to Perfect Your Submission - Tips from a Publisher Publisher, author and consultant Scott Pack offers a definitive guide to the publishing package and everything you need to include to give your manuscript submission its best chance of success. AND In this month's main magazine: Check out the latest competitions and opportunities to get published in this month's Writers' News – there's £48,800 in writing prizes to be won and over 40 opportunities to get published. Author advice • We explore ways of getting your writing to new readers, with details of how to run a memorable author event, and how to approach schools to set up school visits. • Should you be happy with a small boutique agency or hold out for a big hitter? • Will your young editor understand your older characters? • The value of listening to your characters Industry insight • Innovative publisher Clare Christian considers whether publishing needs a new business model. • Womag writers are up in arms at new rights terms from Woman’s Weekly. We explain the controversial new terms and their impact. • Why are author incomes falling? Agent Piers Blofeld calls publishers to account. • Where the weird world’s at – explore the fantasy publishing landscape. Interviews and profiles with authors of all levels, including: • Star interview with gangland crime bestseller Jessie Keane, talking about the no-holds-barred approach that makes her Queen of the Underworld. • Chick-lit bestseller Carole Matthews charts her writing day and recalls how she got her first break in Writing Magazine! • Explore the life and career of the father of modern bestsellers – Mark Twain • Novelist Kerry Fisher explains how she straddles the worlds of feelgood fiction and domestic noir