Skulduggery Pleasant Sanctuary Agents

None but the most dedicated fans will survive.

Dear American Skulduggery Pleasant fans,

We know things have been tough for you, and we feel your pain. Nearly ten years you’ve been out there, all alone in the wilderness, with no new publishing and no events, forced to smuggle the latest titles into the country, and with nothing but the bounty of the world’s biggest economy to console you.

But now, rejoice!

For we bring you not one but TWO pieces of exciting news.

First, as you may already know, the entire best-selling, award-winning series is finally coming to the US, with brand-new covers JUST FOR YOU, beginning with books 1-3 in May ’18.

If you DIDN’T already know that then you should maybe stop reading, because the second piece of exciting news is that we are looking for Skulduggery super-fans to help spread the word about the awesomest book series in history. And frankly, if you didn’t know about the first piece of news, then we question whether you’re the right people for the job.

Wait. You ARE?

Good. Skulduggery and Valkyrie are on their way, and they are relying on 25 Sanctuary Agents to prepare the great nation of America for their arrival. To lay out the red carpet. To warm their seats at the top of the children’s book world. (Metaphorically speaking. Though red carpet would be nice.)

As an elite Sanctuary Agent, your CRUCIAL job will be to help spread the word to a whole new generation of fans, via blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads posts, and by writing reviews on your favorite retail sites.

We will also give you physical copies of the books (how quaint!) to hand out to book-loving friends…

You will also get COOL EXCLUSIVE STUFF.
Never say we’re not generous. (We might be nearly a decade late, but we’re generous, OK?)

If you think you have what it takes to be a Skulduggery Pleasant Sanctuary Agent, apply now. But be warned: none but the most dedicated fans will survive*.

*Not literally.


What you'll receive

Sanctuary Agents will get one personalized, signed copy each of Skulduggery Pleasant Books 1, 2, and 3 in their spiffy new US covers, an additional copy of each to pass along to a reader in their life, a limited-edition SP t-shirt, temporary tattoos, special correspondence from author Derek Landy, and more. Much more.

Agents, in return, should share their love of these amazing books on their social sites, on the Skulduggery Pleasant website, Edelweiss, Goodreads, and any online retailers (generally between April 27 – May 31, 2018). Unlike actual Sanctuary Agents, desperate to conceal the magical world from mortals, you will be LOUD and VISIBLE. Actually, maybe Sanctuary Agents wasn’t a very good name. Oh well. Too late now.

Anyway: you get some cool stuff. And you’ll be helping create the next generation of fans. Win-win!


Good luck. Your world may be about to get WAY more awesome.


The small print

25 Ambassadors will be selected by the Skulduggery Pleasant Editorial and Publicity/Marketing group. Applications should be submitted to us from April 3, 2018 through April 20, 2018 at 11:59PM EST.

You must answer 5 Skulduggery Pleasant trivia questions to prove your fandom.

You must be 18 or older to apply.
Open to U.S. residents only.
You must answer all the questions as completely as possible for consideration.
We will select 25 Sanctuary Agents

We will announce our Skulduggery Pleasant Ambassadors (Sanctuary Agents) no later than April 27th, 2018.

If you are selected and wish to participate, you must enter an agreement with Harper US concerning certain disclosure requirements.

View the sample agreement

Think you've got what it takes?

Apply using the form below. Good luck!