Free Programme 2019

Applications for our Free Programme for 2019 are now closed. Soz!

Calling all new, independent & aspiring authors: Be part of our Free Programme

Yep. We do save a few spots at London’s largest children’s books event for new, aspiring and independent authors as part of our Free Programme, so if you’ve got an amazing idea for a family-friendly event we want to hear from you!

We’re offering sessions of about forty-five minutes or so for your reading. You can bring along your books, your bongos, art and craft, puzzles, puppets, anything you like really that you think will wow the kids.

Submissions are now OPEN and must be received by midnight on Friday 25 January 2019.

We receive a gigantic number of applications, and we genuinely appreciate every one of them, but it’s just not possible to respond to everyone individually so it you haven’t heard from us by the end of February, we’re very sorry but you weren’t selected this year.

Thanks so much for sharing and keep writing!

Love, the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival