Barry Timms - Author and Freelance Editor

Barry Timms

Saturday 20 May 2023

15:00 to 16:00


You’ve had your picture book idea … but how can you make it brilliant? And how should you submit it?

This practical ten-step guide covers the essentials – from research, editing and objectivity to pitching, agents and working with editors. Budding authors will obtain a clear understanding of the journey towards publication, and how to dodge those key pitfalls. 

Barry Timms is a children’s picture book editor with over twenty years’ experience. He has also edited preschool books, non-fiction and young fiction works. Barry’s editorial roles include senior and managerial positions at Macmillan Children’s Books, Walker Books and Little Tiger Group, making commercially successful books for the UK, US and international markets.

Barry is also an award-winning author of over fifteen picture books. This is NOT a Unicorn!, published by Nosy Crow, won the Stockport Children’s Book Award 2022.

Agent one-to-one appointments are available with Barry. Once you have booked your festival ticket you will receive link and details about Barry’s available timeslots. Please note #Agent121 sessions are charged extra at £60 each.