"I felt oddly as if I was setting out on a blind date

Geraldine Brennan

"I felt oddly as if I was setting out on a blind date as I took a copy of The Writers' amp; Artists' Yearbook from a shelf in Edinburgh's Central Library," writes JK Rowling in this first children's publishing edition, stuffed with advice and contacts for would-be children's authors and illustrators. Find out what to do with your poems, teenage novel or children's TV hit-in-waiting. Enter the short story competition, and don't miss the section on social security benefits.

We have five copies of the 2005 Children's Writers' amp; Artists' Yearbook, published by A amp; C Black, for Friday readers. To enter our draw, email friday@tes.co.uk by September 10 or send a postcard to the address on page 3. Mark your message Yearbook offer.

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