Good Afternoon. I am not sure if this is the correct place for asking such a question but here goes ...
I am in the process of starting a childrens publishing company, focusing on short novels for 7 - 11 year olds. I have funding in place and I am ready to launch before summer 2016, but I am not sure how to attract writers who would be happy to supply work for my company to publish, produce and sell. Is there somewhere to advertise?
To be clear, I am not looking to ask authors to pay for producing books and there will be royalties paid for books sold, but how do I find authors who are willing to write children's stories for publication? I have already made contact through Universities to promote opportunities to creative writing students, but I am seeking a wider audience and, at this stage, I am unsure of how to achieve my aims.
Thank you for considering my question. Any help or advice will be gratefully received.