Lucy Irvine is an 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 2019 and was promoted to Agent in June 2021.
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.