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Sophie Hicks founded her agency in 2014.  Prior to setting up on her own she spent 25 years at Ed Victor Ltd where she was Managing Director.  The Sophie Hicks agency doesn’t produce a list of clients for each agent but Sophie is one of only two agents at the company and we know that she is primarily interested in taking on authors of adult, teen and children's fiction.  She will also consider non-fiction submissions but they must be accessible and original. 

  • Sophie represents a host of high calibre children’s writers (many of whom moved with her from Ed Victor) including Ireland's Children's Laureate, Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl); award winning crime writer Anne Cassidy; up and coming author Emerald Fennell (Shiverton Hall was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize); and  Sarah Mussi who recently won Lancashire's Book of the Year for her novel 'Riot'.
  • Eoin Colfer once described Sophie as ‘A force of nature’ and her former boss, Ed Victor, has credited her as having the potential to become ‘the greatest children’s book agent’
  • Her adult fiction list features Benedict Jacka (best known for urban fantasy series Alex Verus) and Australian literary fiction author Paddy O'Reilly (The Fine Colour of Rust).
  • She is a member of The Book Society and Women in Publishing.
  • Sophie’s twitter stream is regularly updated with news of current clients and book launches.  Check out @sophiehicksag
  • Please note the agency don’t represent poetry or scripts for theatre, film or television.  They are not currently taking on any new illustrated books for children.
  • Our researchers have asked Sophie for more information about her literary tastes and preferences and we look forward to updating this profile in due course.  Watch this space!

 

 



Detailed data

Agency:
Sophie Hicks Agency
Agent since:
1990
Short biography:

Sophie Hicks started her own agency in 2014 after 25 years at Ed Victor Ltd where she worked first in foreign rights before starting her list and becoming Managing Director in 1999. Her clients include the Natural Navigator; Tristan Gooley, Ireland's Children's Laureate; Eoin Colfer (author of the international bestselling series Artemis Fowl), Emerald Fennell; who was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, fantasy writer Benedict Jacka, celebrated Australian author Paddy O'Reilly and the award winning Anne Cassidy. Sophie is a member of The Book Society and Women in Publishing. She is looking for new voices in adult, teen and children's fiction as well as accessible and original non-fiction ideas.

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, Travel, Science, Politics, society & current affairs, Other non-fiction, Religion, Mind, Body, Spirit, Memoir and autobiography, Food and Cookery, History, Women's fiction, Science fiction, Paranormal romance, Horror, Historical fiction, Genre romance, Fantasy, Erotica, Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:

Eoin Colfer

Other loves & passions:


How to make a submission:
Agency Standard Submission
Other advice and background:

"You're trying to write a book that is timeless and ageless. That must be the hardest thing of all".

Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No Data
Follow on Twitter:
@sophiehicksag
Interesting links:
http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/sophie-hicks/7/663/24
Clients:
The following names represent the agency's full client list: Jane Abbott, Lord Adonis, Mary Allen, Dosh Archer, Pamela Armstrong, Eve Arnold, Mary Arrigan, Michka Assaya, John Pavlon, David Bailey, Sam Bain, Joan Bakewell, Lord Bamford. John Banville, Attila Bartis, Professor John Bayley, Candice Bergen, David Blunkett, Giles Brandreth, Herbie Brennan, Max Brooks, Lord Browne, Campbell Brown, Tina Brown, Andrew Bryson, Paul Burston, Andrea Busfield, Jamie Buxton, Alastair Campbell, Jen Campbell, Anne Cassidy, Chris Cerf, Eric Clapton, Emma Clayton, Lucy Coats, Nicholas Coleridge, Eoin Colfer, Tony Conigliaro, D.J. Connell, J.J. Connolly, Lucy Cooke, Stewart Copeland, Christopher Corbin & Jeremy King, Robert Cumming, Bill Davis, Saul Diskin, Andrew Donki, David Donohue, Lord Donoghue, Sarah Durkee, Sarah Dyer, Joe Eszterhaus, Sir Harold Evans, Rupert Everett, Hermione Eyre, Polly Farqhuarson, Dominic Faulkner, Carlo Feltrinelli, Adam Fergusson, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Barbara Follett, Sir Denis Forman, Frederick Forsyth, John Forte, James Fox, Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni, Rebecca Fraser, Maeve Friel, Sir David Frost, Mark Frost, Rena Fruchter, Eamonn Gearon, A.A. Gill, Alex Goldfarb, Lady Annabel Goldsmith, Tristan Gooley, Pete Goss, Julian Gough, Philip Gould, Geordie Greig, David Grimstone, Victoria Hanley, Jules Hardy, Noreena Hertz, Penelope Hicks (Rose Williams), Jack Higgins, Will Hill, Iain Hollingshead, Will Hutton, Benedict Jacka, Diana Janney, Simon Jenkins, Dylan Jones, Morag Joss, Rebecca Keegan, Paul Kidby, Jane Kramer, Lord Lamont, Dominic Lawson, Kate Lawson, Lord Lawson, Nigella Lawson, Ann Leslie, Kathy Lette, Paul Levy, Paula Leyden, Robert Littell, Marina Litvinenko, Lord Lloyd Webber, Marcus Luttrell, Ben Macintyre, Hannah Mackay, Sir Charles MacLean Bt, James MacManus, Allan Mallinson, Andrew Marr, Catherine Mayer, Lord McAlpine, Joanie McDonell, Natascha McElhone, Oisin McGann, Richard Meier, Antony Moore, Sarah Mussi, Andrew Neil, Zed Nelson, Richard Neville, June Newton, David Nicholls, Juliet Nicolson, Charlie Norton, Edna O'Brien, Terry O'Neill, Paddy O'Reilly, Kate O'Riordan, Sir Alan Parker, Siobhan Parkinson, Matthew Parris, Stel Pavlou, Anne Peile, Roman Polanski, Michael Portillo, Eleanor Prescott, Lord Puttnam, Frederic Raphael, Keith Richards, Enid Richemont, Giovanni Rigano, Bruce Robinson, Hilary Robinson, Nick Rosbinson, Lord Rogers, Ruth Rogers, Roo Rogers, Claire Sainsbury, Lisa St Aubin De Teran, Gerald Scarfe, Danny Scheinmann, David Scott, Dan Senor, Norman Sherry, Jane Shilling, Alon Shulmann, Ged Simmons, Scott Simon, Maya Slater, Alexander Gordon Smith, Anne Somerset, Chris Speyer, Pamela Stephenson, Anna Stothard, Sir Peter Stothard, Will Storr, David Lee Stone, Christopher Simon Syles, Annette Tapert, Tim Taylor, Kate Thompson, Richard Thorpe, Pete Townsend, Sean Tuohy and Anne Leigh, Jann Turner, U2, Adam Victor, Celia Walden, Mark Walden, David Wallechinsky, Tim Waterstone, Sue Welfare, Kit Whitfield, Nick Would.
Full client list:
http://www.sophiehicksagency.com/authors/
Email address:
sophie@sophiehicksagency.com

Agents of: Sophie Hicks Agency

Agency details

Website:
http://www.sophiehicksagency.com/
About the agency:
https://instagram.com/sophiehicksagency/
Address for submissions:
No data
Office address:
No data
Email address:
info@sophiehicksagency.com
Phone number:
No data
Number of agents:
2
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
Submission Guidelines We welcome submissions for readers 9+ and they must be sent electronically with a covering letter and sample pages attached as a Word or PDF document to: submissions@sophiehicksagency.com Fiction submissions should include the first three chapters, or approximately 50 pages, and non-fiction submissions should provide a detailed outline and at least one sample chapter of material. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we cannot acknowledge receipt of material and, unfortunately, cannot provide editorial feedback. You will hear back from us within 6 weeks, so please be patient! Please note that we do not represent poetry or scripts for theatre, film and television.
More info on this agency:
Sophie Hicks started her own agency in 2014 after 25 years at Ed Victor Ltd where she worked first in foreign rights before starting her list and becoming Managing Director in 1999. Her clients include the Natural Navigator; Tristan Gooley, Ireland's Children's Laureate; Eoin Colfer (author of the international bestselling series Artemis Fowl), Emerald Fennell; who was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, fantasy writer Benedict Jacka, celebrated Australian author Paddy O'Reilly and the award winning Anne Cassidy. See the Clients Page for more details of her list. Sophie is a member of The Book Society and Women in Publishing. She is looking for new voices in adult, teen and children's fiction as well as accessible and original non-fiction ideas.
Average response time:
6 days
Agency Transparency Index:
45/100
Member of the AAA:
No
Overseas offices:
No
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/SophieHicksAg
Latest news:
http://www.sophiehicksagency.com/news/
More about the agency:
https://instagram.com/sophiehicksagency/

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