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Clare's agency has been active for two decades, helping children's authors shape their manuscripts into publishable works. There is limited information publicly available on Clare, although she does use Twitter, and the agency updates a Tumblr blog with news on its authors which is worth perusing if you want to get a sense of Clare's client list.


Note that the agency's full submission guidelines are not on its website. Should you wish to submit to Clare, you will first need to send an email to the generic enquiries inbox to receive the guidelines as an auto-response. While this is an unusual approach, Clare is a proven children's literary agent.


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Detailed data

Agency:
Eddison Pearson
Agent since:
1997
Short biography:
After graduating from Cambridge University in 1991 with a degree in History, Clare Pearson worked in publishing, spending five inspiring years as an editor at Walker Books. She founded Eddison Pearson as a partnership in 1997, before taking the helm in 1998. The agency concentrates on a small roster of talented children's and YA authors, offering them a close personal service in their representation.
Client list status:
Open to new clients
Genres this agent is interested in:
Young adult fiction, Children's picture books, Children's fiction, Children's & YA non-fiction
Authors & books liked:

My tastes in fiction tend towards realism, but broadly defined – from contemporary grit through to magic realism. Recently I've been blown away by Sarah Crossan's wonderful free verse novel 'One', and enjoyed the writing of Katherine Rundell. As a child my favourite author was Diana Wynne Jones, and I still love books set on the cusp between fantasy and reality, such as Sally Prue's 'Cold Tom'.  

I'm a fan of vivid, credible historical fiction, and I like a good mystery. Perhaps unusually for an agent specializing in YA and children's books, high fantasy is not so much my bag. But the day I make an exception to this vague rule will be the day I know I've found an extraordinary new talent.

The feeling you get when you read something by an unknown or little-known author and think, 'This is amazing,' is what brought me into agenting, along with the excitement that comes with pitching a project into a big, diverse marketplace. It's not always easy to predict what will sell, but I've learnt that it's often better to trust your gut feeling about a book than to try to predict or follow trends. It only takes one editor to love your book; this is what I say to writers mired in the misery of submissions followed by rejections. An editor with passion for your work – who manages to infect others in-house with that passion – is all you need. If you believe it's good, hang in there!

Other loves & passions:
Music. Swimming. Walking. History. Psychology. London.
How to make a submission:
The agency welcomes enquiries by email from both new and established writers. We no longer accept enquiries or initial submissions by post. Please follow this procedure: Send a brief enquiry, or even a blank email, to enquiries@eddisonpearson.com. You should receive an auto-responder containing our most up-to-date submission guidelines. We generally ask for a writing sample – two or three chapters of a novel, for example – and accept attachments in most formats. Email your submission to the address provided in the auto-responder. You should then receive an acknowledgement confirming its safe receipt.
Other advice and background:

Don't forget that the Society of Authors is a great resource for writers - whether established or just starting out. For a reasonable annual fee they offer a range of member benefits, including an excellent contract vetting service.

For authors considering self-publishing, ALLi - the Alliance of Independent Authors - is well regarded, offering information and support.

Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
@ClarePearson_EP
Interesting links:
http://variety.com/2017/tv/global/komixx-entertainment-options-young-adult-spy-novel-series-cherub-1202439603/ http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jul/21/robert-muchamore-cherub-novels
Clients:
Clients include: Sue Heap, Robert Muchamore, Ruth Symes, Megan Rix (children's books), Michael Catchpool, Caroline Lawrence, Valerie Bloom, Mary Murphy.
Full client list:
http://www.eddisonpearson.com
Email address:
enquiries@eddisonpearson.com

Agents of: Eddison Pearson

Agency details

Website:
http://www.eddisonpearson.com
About the agency:
Eddison Pearson Ltd is a London-based literary agency, providing a personal service to a small stable of authors, mainly of children's and young adult fiction.
Address for submissions:
Eddison Pearson Ltd, West Hill House, 6 Swains Lane, London N6 6QS
Office address:
No data
Email address:
enquiries@eddisonpearson.com
Phone number:
020 7700 7763
Number of agents:
1
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Other - see details
Further submission info:
The agency welcomes enquiries by email from both new and established writers. We no longer accept enquiries or initial submissions by post. Send a brief enquiry, or even a blank email. You should receive an auto-responder containing our most up-to-date submission guidelines. Email your submission to the address provided in the auto-responder. You should then receive an auto-acknowledgement confirming its safe receipt. We do not expect initial submissions to be sent to us on an exclusive basis, although when requesting a complete manuscript after reading a sample, we may enquire after its submission status elsewhere.
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
6 days
Agency Transparency Index:
51/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
No data
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
None
Latest news:
http://www.eddisonpearson.com/news.html
More about the agency:
Eddison Pearson Ltd is a London-based literary agency, providing a personal service to a small stable of authors, mainly of children's and young adult fiction.

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