Monday 4 February 2013

Are You Curious About Curious Fox?

Have you heard the rumours? There is a new imprint on the publishing block. None other than Curious Fox. They had their launch last week, which unfortunately I had to miss. However, I asked the lovely Georgia Lawe for details of the event because I knew you would all want to know more about it. So here it is - the details of the Curious Fox launch!
 Last week new fiction list, Curious Fox, held a launch party to introduce their books and authors to the children’s publishing world (photos available).  The event, held at Dr Johnson’s House, was attended by reviewers, librarians, teachers and bloggers. Guests were challenged to play ‘curiosity’ games like guessing the perfume smell and guessing the part-hidden book jackets. Of the event, Curious Fox MD, Miles Stevens-Hoare says “I am delighted that so many retailers, wholesalers, reviewers and partners joined the Curious Fox team for an evening of curiosity! We have been delighted with the response to our imprint and the books.”
L to R: Sharon Gosling (author of The Diamond Thief)Stewart Ross (aithor of The Soterion Mission)
Kate Kelly (author of Red Rock)Alex Woolf (author of Soul Shadows)Miles Stevens-Hoare (MD of Curious Fox)
February sees release of Curious Fox’s first books with major marketing and PR activity just confirmed. Hyperspace High by Zac Harrison will be cover mounted on Dr Who magazine with a discount voucher for purchase in WHSmiths stores. The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling will launch with confirmed coverage in the Guardian, the Telegraph Weekend, Heat magazine and through a nationwide video-review competition for reading groups run in conjunction with The Reading Agency. It is also on 3 for 2 in Blackwells and Sharon is confirmed for a number of literary festival appearances, including the Edinburgh festival.
Guests ponder curiously!Matt Imrie from Teen Librarian,Julianna Oliver from Reading Agency
Curious Fox’s early marketing success will be built upon by the arrival of a new recruit: Claire Dowse joins the company at the end of the month in the newly created role of Marketing Director. Her role will oversee marketing and publicity for the Curious Fox list and for Raintree’s educational lists in the UK and Internationally.
First News writers and Richard from Hothouse
Claire has previously held similar positions at Nelson Thornes and Scholastic, as well as working for Penguin earlier in her career. Miles Stevens-Hoare comments: “Claire arrives with a wealth of experience in the consumer market and an understanding of how to reach readers. Her recruitment is a further illustration of our intent and is another exciting step forward for Curious Fox.”
Claire Dowse is looking forward to joining the Raintree team based in Oxford: “I am thrilled to be joining Raintree at such an exciting time of new ventures, especially the launch of the new children's imprint Curious Fox.”
I bet you are curious about what books they will be tempting us with over the coming months. Well here is a selection to tease you with . Click on any picture below to take you to the details about these new and exciting publications. .
For more information about Curious Fox follow @georgialawepr and @curiousfox on Twitter or visit the website
Curious Fox is a new children’s fiction imprint launching in February 2013, with a list of approximately 25-30 fiction titles, in both print and e-book format. Inspired by the curious nature of the fox, the new imprint is designed to spark the curiosity of young readers.


  1. The lovely people at Curious Fox sent me Diary of a Mall Girl to review not so long ago :)

    1. I have read that. I hope you enjoy it. Luisa is a very talented author.

  2. Curious Fox looks great. They take unagented submissions but they have about a 8-10 month turnaround on manuscripts and at least a couple months just on the query and synopsis. So nearly a year for submissions. They've had mine for several months. I guess they must be in high demand if they're already getting really deep submissions piles.


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