Christabel McKinley

Christabel joined David Higham Associates in 2018, having previously worked in translation rights and at a scouting agency. She graduated with a degree in Russian and English Literature from Trinity College Dublin, after which she spent a year teaching English in South Korea.

Christabel is building a list of children’s authors and illustrators, from picture books to Young Adult fiction. Children’s manuscripts or artwork should be sent to as per the guidelines here. Please do not send submissions to her personal email address.

She is particularly drawn to writing that feels authentically child-oriented with clear insight into the way young people feel and think. Her favourite works for children include Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot and Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn.

She is also building a select list of adult SFF authors but is currently closed to submissions.


Twitter: @ichristmasbell

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