Rachel Petty


I represent children’s fiction and non-fiction up to YA and crossover. Please note, I am not currently accepting picturebook submissions. Before joining The Blair Partnership I was editorial director at Macmillan Children’s Books, working with authors such as Frances Hardinge, Chris Riddell and Tomi Adeyemi. 

I am looking for ambitious storytelling, a bold approach to structure and voice and a fresh take on genre, and I’m particularly interested in submissions from author/illustrators and people from underrepresented and marginalised communities. I am looking for ROMANCE as the primary focus in anything YA – and I would really like high concept, diverse contemporary YA romance of the sort that will launch a thousand ships. I like horror and thrillers (or a combination of both, especially with a twist), hooky YA fantasy/speculative (but only with excellent world building with a simple, clever pitch), hilarious middle grade, and anything that has the potential to jump off the page and onto the screen.

You can submit to me at [email protected].