Posted by: Kathy Temean | February 18, 2014

Actively Seeking Talented Children’s Writers and Illustrator

LHernandez_WolfThis fun winter illustration was sent in by Author/illustrator, Leeza Hernandez. So nice to see someone enjoying this winter in the snow. Leeza was featured on Illustrator Saturday on June 30th 2012. Here is the link:

BACKGROUND: In 2001, Paul Rodeen went to work for Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. in NYC. In 2004, Paul moved back to his home state of Illinois where he opened up a small satellite office in Chicago for Sterling Lord Literistic, Incorporated. Between 2004 and 2008, Paul expanded his list of clients to include over a dozen talented writers and illustrators of picture books, middle grade novels and young adult fiction. Author/illustrator Peter Brown, was Paul’s first client at Sterling Lord and Peter is still with him today. This group of talented artists became the backbone of what would become Rodeen Literary Management.

In late 2008, with much encouragement from his clients, editors, publishers and other agents, Paul Rodeen   established Rodeen Literary Agency an agency devoted to supporting the careers of children’s book writers and illustrators.

SEEKING: Rodeen Literary Management is actively seeking talented writers and illustrators of all genres of children’s literature including picture books, early readers, middle-grade fiction and nonfiction, graphic novels and comic books as well as young adult fiction and nonfiction. Whether you are an aspiring writer or experienced author, illustrator or educational author Rodeen Literary is interested in talking to you.

For inquiries, questions or comments, unrelated to submissions, email

Mailing Address

Paul Rodeen

Rodeen Literary Management

3501 N. Southport #497

Chicago, IL 60657

Please review the submission guidelines and send your work electronically to

Submission Guidelines

 Cover letters with synopsis and contact information should be included in the body of your email
 An initial submission of 50 pages from a novel or a longer work of nonfiction will suffice and should be pasted into the body of your email
 Electronic portfolios from illustrators are accepted but please keep the images   at 72 dpi – a link to your web site or blog is also helpful
 Electronic picture book dummies and picture book texts are accepted
 Graphic novels and comic books are accepted
 We do not require exclusive looks at manuscripts
 Feel free to update your submission if there is a status change (ie new   representation, contract, etc.)
 Unfortunately the ease of electronic submission has made it virtually impossible   to respond to each submission personally. You will receive an auto-generated   response to confirm your submission but please understand that further contact   will be made only if we feel we can represent your work.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thanks for the info. I will be looking at their website next!


  2. Kathy, thanks for the great info, and sharing Leeza’s art. 🙂


  3. Thanks, as always, Kathy!


  4. Kathy, Thanks so much for sharing. This is huge!!!


  5. Thanks for the info, Kathy!!


  6. Thanks for this great info.


  7. P.S. LOVE the illustration.


  8. Thanks for posting this info. Love your header also. I will follow your blog so I can keep informed.


  9. How could you not love (and recognize!) Leeza’s art? 😀 And thanks for the mention of Paul Rodeen. SO good to know 😀


  10. How much is it going to cost?
    Author of many children’s books.


  11. I am an children’s book illustrator with SCBWI and have fun dealing with clients. Thanks for the information regarding Rodeen Literary Management.
    Rich Olson


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