Rachel Petty


I represent children’s fiction and non-fiction, from picture books up to YA and crossover. 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 like YA romance, horror and thrillers (or a combination of all three, especially with a twist), hooky sweeping fantasy (I want excellent world building with a simple, clever pitch), hilarious middle grade, bold graphic picture books, and anything that has the potential to jump off the page and onto the screen. 

You can submit to me at [email protected].