The first members’ club for children’s writers with support exclusively from within the children’s publishing industry.

The ONLY writers’ club with exclusive editorial support & community, plus the ability to
network with industry experts.

The Golden Egg Club is open to anyone who is interested in writing fiction or picture books for children.

  • Looking for expert advice from the best in the industry?
  • Undertaken a course and need support while editing your story?
  • Want to be part of a like-minded community with editor support, a book club and regular competitions?

Whatever the reason, the Golden Egg Club offers a nurturing, supportive community with expert advice from the best people in children’s writing.

Benefits include:

  • Three Live Q&As per month with Golden Egg editors where you can ask questions about the writing craft
  • A dedicated Facebook group to support your writing and your development as a writer, keep you accountable & provide information
  • A monthly live with Imogen Cooper where you can ask questions about your writing and the children’s publishing industry
  • A monthly masterclass or Q&A with an industry expert – agent, published author, editor
    • Now including picture book masterclasses with an industry expert – agent, published author, editor, illustrator
    • See below for a selection of previous guest speakers
  • Weekly community activities
  • First refusal on all Golden Egg Club social events
  • Prizes/competitions
  • Golden Egg Club Book Club

Booking for the Golden Egg Club has now closed.


We are a team of experienced children’s publishing and creative writing professionals providing inspiration, industry-led direction and networking opportunities to talented writers for children.

Led by Imogen Cooper, formerly Editorial Director for The Chicken House, Golden Egg provides talks, workshops, and one2one editorial support. We cater for writers who wish to submit their work to agents and publishers. Golden Egg works closely with Barry Cunningham at The Chicken House, Kate Shaw at The Shaw Agency, Klaus Flugge at Andersen Press, Tessa David at Peters, Fraser + Dunlop and has strong links with other publishing houses and literary agents.

Meet our team

Imogen Cooper

Founder & Managing Director

Charlotte Maslen

Director of Writing for Children and Young Adults, Club Director & Marketing Director

Philippa Francis

Club Manager & Golden Egg Editor

Matilda Johnson

Editorial Director

Nicki Marshall

Senior Mentee Support Editor

Adamma Okonkwo

Senior Golden Egg Editor, Course Leader & Submissions Coordinator

Susan Piper

Golden Egg Editor, Course Leader & Pedagogical Advisor

Hayley Fairhead

Senior Golden Egg Editor

Jane Harris

Industry Specialist & Mentor

Kathy Webb

Industry Specialist & Mentor

Hannah Featherstone

Industry Specialist & Mentor

Abigail Kohlhoff

Senior Golden Egg Editor

Laura Taylor

Book Club Leader