Thursday and Friday One-to-Ones
Submission Requirements: please upload cover letter and first chapter
Looking for: All children's books, with a special focus on middle-grade and narrative non-fiction. I'm particularly interested in work from under-represented authors.
Not interested in: picture books or adult writing
After a childhood buried in library books and Beano magazines, Lydia started her career in the editorial team at Egmont, where she commissioned books such as the Carnegie Medal-winning The Poet X. She joined the Darley Anderson team in 2018 and is building an engaging and diverse list of authors and illustrators. With experience on both sides of the commissioning desk, Lydia loves working editorially with her clients and developing ideas from an initial spark into a full manuscript.
Lydia represents clients including Soofiya, Alice Harman, Mark Bradley, Rachel Morrisroe and Rashmi Sirdeshpande. If you could sum up her tastes in three words, they would be curious, characterful and heartfelt, and in three books, they would be One of Us is Lying, Nevermoor and You Are Awesome.