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May 30 - Mentoring Live Critique with Jodell Sadler, Editorial Agent, Jill Corcoran Literary Agency

Bring Submissions to Read-Mentor-Chat Live + Review a Second Time After You Revise

Jodell Sadler

Editorial Agent, Jill Corcoran Literary Agency

Bring Your Manuscript Mentoring Live Critique May 18 @ 8 PM EST

This is an open time to chat live about your manuscript, your illustrations, or your career. Maybe you need to know what will move your project or want to know how to better position your online portfolio. Or you want a critique an to chat about one specific project. This session allows you to do any of these things and more.

What happens next?

The work happens. You work on the material we talked about and bring back your revision. It's a challenge... and a great way to forge ahead!

Bring Your Manuscript for a second review on May 30th @ 8 PM EST.


Jodell Sadler is an editorial literary agent with an art director, marketing, design, and editorial background. Most recently, she joined Jill Corcoran Literary Agency where she represents authors and illustrators of picture books, chapter books, middle grade and graphic novels, and enjoys both fiction and non-fiction. She works with respected colleagues and award-winning authors and artists world wide.


Your Instructor


Jodell Sadler
Jodell Sadler

Jodell Sadler has served as an art director, marketing consultant, senior designer before earning her MFA at Hamline University, where she focused on sharing her critical thesis project, PACING PICTURE BOOKS & BEYOND. She’s since worked as a professor, secondary Freshman & Senior English AP/Dual Credit teacher, and founded KidLit College, a webinar, classes & critique community for writers and illustrators.

Jodell teaches online and presents at conferences and events on pacing, and writes and presents with Writer’s Digest University. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and passionate about helping writers and illustrators advance their careers.

Recent titles range from board books to teen titles: IF ANIMALS SAID I LOVE YOU by Ann Whitford Paul; SNOW BEAST and DOG ADOPTION DAY by Phil Gosier; HEDGEHOG’S 100th DAY OF SCHOOL by Lynne Marie; MR. McGINTY’S MONARCHS by Linda Vander Heyden; BRUNHILDA’S BACKWARDS Day by Shawna J.C. Tenney; FARAWAY FRIENDS by Russ Cox, and middle grade series: FRIDAY BARNES, illustrated by Phil Gosier; PUPPY PIRATES, illustrated by Russ Cox, and middle grade nonfiction titles: BOLD WOMEN OF MEDICINE: 21 Stories of Astounding Discoveries, Daring Surgeries, and Healing Breakthroughs by Susan M. Latta, among others.

Jodell is looking to add picture book, graphic novel, and middle grade author/illustrators to her list. She’s looking for fiction and nonfiction with humor and heart. She enjoys books that emotionally connect, provide reader interaction. Fresh voice and concept is best in board books, picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade projects (illustrated and graphic), especially those that incorporate nature, wildlife, cultural experiences, contemporary challenges or mystery, as well as biographies that celebrate the difference one person has made in the world.


Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start?
The course starts at this assigned time and we remain online for about 2 hours, depending on manuscript numbers.
How long do I have access to the webinar after completion?
This event is a live critique and will not be recorded; it's a matter of privacy..
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact us. While we do not offer a refund, we would love to hear from you.

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