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Jodie Hodges 3

An agent with United Agents (see other agents at this agency).

About

Representing children's illustrators and authors of picture books, middle grade, teenage and YA. I started working with Rosemary Canter in 2006, assisting her on her list. I was made an agent in 2010 and always have an open list for submissions. In the spirit of adventure and not knowing what I'm looking for until I see it, I don't have a wish-list of new clients. My feelings don't change; I enjoy strong, original storytelling and a unique voice. I have a passion for funny writing for 7-12s and also a penchant for the realisms of teenage life - be that gritty or hilarious - in writing for that age group. That said, I also love classic, epic adventure stories and a sprinkling of the fantastic. Additionally, I'm always searching for children's book illustrators or writer/illustrators with a contemporary, quirky style. A kind word of advice, though, please ensure your portfolio is ready for children's books. Make sure you're showing the best of yourself by showcasing the sort of illustration found in children's picture books in the UK. A quick browse in your local bookshop will work wonders. My favourite books are 'Skellig' by David Almond and 'Junk' by Melvin Burgess; and my favourite piece of illustration is the night-time spread in 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea' by Judith Kerr, in case you were curious.

Country, Year Established, and Professional Associations

United Kingdom Agent since 2010 Member of AAA

Fiction Open

Audience:
Children, Middle grades, Young adults.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
Novel Novel
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
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Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Children, Middle grades, Young adults.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
Book Book
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
OK No OK
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Dates

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2022
Last Checked: 05 Dec 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 24 Aug 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 21 Mar 2018

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