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Joanna is not currently taking submissions. Please check the agency's website for the most up to date information.

After more than 25 years in children's book publishing, working as both a commissioning editor and literary agent, Joanna set up an independent agency in 2014, Joanna Devereux Literary Agency. There is very little information available on Joanna's specific interests, and she does not have a social media presence. However, she explicitly notes on her website that she is actively looking for new clients, with only six clients currently on her list.

Manuscript submissions of particular interest to her at the moment include young fiction series with commercial potential, for ages 5-7, as well as 'junior fiction' for ages 8 through 12. Her client list includes Harry Allen and his novel Ibarajo Road, however, suggesting she is also open to YA material.

Joanna's clients range from writers just finding their feet with debut novels to well-established writers like Beth Chambers, who has published over 30 novels to date. Another successful client on Joanna's list is Kelly Mckain, whose book Peppermint Kiss in the Rainbow Beauty series won the Sainsbury's book of the year award in 2014. While most of Joanna's clients write prose heavy children's fiction, she also represents picture book writer Alex English.

Her client list indicates a wide variety of interest across mediums, from picture books to novels and even poetry. She also represents a range of many sub-genres, from dark fantasy to light-hearted adventure. With children's fiction, a series is often preferable to stand-alone titles. If you are looking to submit to Joanna, include an idea for the ongoing series idea along with your submission. The more commercial potential your work has, the more likely you are to be successful.



Detailed data

Agency:
Joanna Devereux Literary Agency
Agent since:
2004
Short biography:

Joanna Devereux has been working in children's publishing for 25 years as a commissioning editor and a UK children's book agent for the last 10 years. She set up her own agency in 2014.

Client list status:
List largely complete
Genres this agent is interested in:
Young adult fiction, Children's picture books, Children's fiction, Children's & YA non-fiction
Authors & books liked:


Other loves & passions:


How to make a submission:
Please send in a short synopsis and three chapters of your manuscript by email only please. I am currently particularly looking for young fiction series ideas for ages 5-7 and junior fiction for ages 8-10 and 10-12
Other advice and background:


Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
Does not Tweet
Interesting links:
http://www.youwriteon.com/forum/Literary-Agent-critique-of-MacBogs-Revenge-Topic-1886-1.aspx
Clients:
Harry Allen, Beth Chambers, Jill Marshall, Kelly McKain, Liss Norton, Brandon Robshaw
Full client list:
http://www.joannadevereux.com/#!authors/cnec
Email address:
joannacdevereux@gmail.com

Agents of: Joanna Devereux Literary Agency

Agency details

Website:
http://www.joannadevereux.com/
About the agency:
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Address for submissions:
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Office address:
Please send in a short synopsis and three chapters of your manuscript by email only please. I am currently particularly looking for young fiction series ideas for ages 5-7 and junior fiction for ages 8-10 and 10-12.
Email address:
joannacdevereux@gmail.com
Phone number:
01727 844700
Number of agents:
1
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
Note that Joanna occasionally closes for submissions. Be sure to check the agency's website for whether she is currently accepting submissions. Please send in a short synopsis and three chapters of your manuscript by email only please. I am currently particularly looking for young fiction series ideas for ages 5-7 and junior fiction for ages 8-10 and 10-12.
More info on this agency:
Joanna Devereux has been working in children's publishing for 25 years as a commissioning editor and a UK children's book agent for the last 10 years. She set up her own agency in 2014
Average response time:
0 days
Agency Transparency Index:
27/100
Member of the AAA:
No
Overseas offices:
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Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
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