Lucy Irvine Taking Submissions

Lucy Irvine

Children's Associate Agent

Lucy Irvine is an Associate Agent, working with Silvia Molteni on PFD’s children’s list. After graduating from University College London with an MA in Issues in Modern Culture in 2017, she interned at Agora Books, PFD’s publishing arm, before becoming assistant to CEO Caroline Michel. She began her new role in June 2019.

What I'm looking for...

I am actively building my own list, and am looking particularly for commercial Middle Grade and YA – both fiction and non-fiction – along with picture books, illustrated fiction for younger readers, and graphic novels.

I am drawn to narratives driven by world building; quick-paced, addictive, and adventurous, with returnable series potential. I love stories set in worlds that pull you in and stay with you long after you’ve finished reading. I’m particularly keen on fantasy, sci-fi, and speculative fiction, and in these genres will read submissions aimed at all ages. Genre aside, my taste is incredibly varied, so if you have a fresh voice and a strong narrative then I would love to read it!

Lucy Irvine @lucyirvine93

there really is nothing sexier than a big puffy open-chested pirate shirt and high waisted tight pants huh

😱 check out this jaw dropping #CoverReveal for #Storm - the extraordinarily moving, funny and original new novel by @skinnerwrites

“You were born raging, Frances Frida Ripley. That’s what happens when you’re born in a storm” ⚡️ ⛈ ☔️

@HarperCollinsCh, April 2020

Doctor Who is not a normal show and I love it

even excluding the oscar wins for black panther and into the spider-verse, heath ledger already won an oscar for *this specific character*

Greta Gerwig, just a few days ago, on the stories we consider "important"

Everyone needs to watch this incredibly inspiring #TedTalk by @OnjaliRauf on the power of Children and #TheBoyAtTheBackOfTheClass 📚🎒

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my first hero of 2020 is this person who wrote a finn/poe romance novel.

.@writementor and @aishabushby kindly interviewed me at the end of last year - check it out for answers to some FAQs about agenting and my #MSWL:

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Basically, I'll be your fairy godmother for 5 weeks. 🧚‍♂️

Me: Man T-Rexes looked so cool

Scientist: Nah actually they looked like giant idiot birds

Me: Oh bummer. They were great hunters tho

Scientist: There’s evidence they were scavengers

Me: Ok maybe just stop ruinin-

Scientist: They wore socks with sandals

Did y’all really just rotate snowpiercer

So far my 2020 has just been me trying to get through the day with the chorus from 'toss a coin to your witcher' on a loop in my head

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