Lucy Irvine Taking Submissions

Lucy Irvine

Associate Agent

Lucy Irvine is an Associate Agent, working primarily 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 building her own list in the summer of 2019.

Alongside building her own list of clients, Lucy sells foreign rights in children’s and YA titles in Eastern Europe and Russia, and handles audio narration rights for the agency.

What I'm looking for...

I am looking for commercial Middle Grade and YA and 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, and am particularly keen to see original worldbuilding and hooky, plot driven narratives. I am also looking for picture books and would love to see here both funny stories and stories that pack an emotional punch.

I am always looking for diverse protagonists across race, sexuality and gender.

I’m particularly keen on fantasy, sci-fi, and speculative fiction, and in these genres will read submissions aimed at adults as well as children’s and YA.

Lucy Irvine @lucyirvine93

Happy World Book Day!! Only 27 sleeps till Pedro is released into the world!!

Thank you so much @Yassa_Yassa for this VERY exciting book post - straight to the top of my to read pile!


another day of digging my silly little hole

SO hyped to finally be reading this !!!!!!!! #BoybandMurderMystery @ava_eldred @PenguinUKBooks @lucyirvine93 even tho she cruelly made me wait for a proof instead of letting me read it on her laptop

I am SO excited to be working with @AmeliaThorne7 on her wonderful middle grade adventure A LEAP OF HOPE - think Hercules meets Inside Out!

So, we were going to announce our #Agent121Weekend but our subscribers snapped up places before we could tell you, and it SOLD OUT in 48 hours!

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Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant Hapus pawb!!

Getting more frustrated every day that everyone is only talking about preventing hospitalization and death as the goal of vaccination and absolutely no one is recognizing or discussing the extreme impact of long-haul Covid and how chronic illness is a horrible life sentence.

My yearly retweet of this scene

This time last year, the sum total of what I knew about my 4 grandparents were their first names.

12 months later I know a lot more, and it's all down to food...which had led me to create a weekly series I'll be doing over on my Insta called, 'How I Met My Dead Grandparents' 😌

Lovely and important thread on rejections!

Okay so FINALLY listened to (part 1 of) @clairewillett on #FathomsDeep and obviously loved all of the character analysis & discussion of the finale & queer media & fanfic but also the shout out to The Priory of the Orange Tree which is an EXCELLENT book that everyone should read

So thrilled that Frances can finally announce her brilliant new picture book with Frances Lincoln - she is a huge talent and an absolute joy to work with. Keep your eyes peeled for this one 👀✨

lucy just googled the word "google", this morning is off to a good start!!!!

I think one of my favourite parts of my job is that my clients have all created these amazing incredible characters and I get to meet them before the rest of the world? There are so many characters on my list I would die for, and you guys don't even know them yet. I'm so lucky.