Rachel Diebel, Editor at Macmillan

Rachel Diebel is an editor at Feiwel & Friends (an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group), acquiring middle grade, young adult, and graphic novels. Throughout her career, she has worked on multiple New York Times bestsellers, as well as celebrity projects including books by Lili Reinhart, Jimmy Fallon, and the forthcoming Natalie Portman’s Fables. Though she now calls Brooklyn home, her heart will always be in the Pacific Northwest, where she grew up.

Broadly, across all categories, Rachel is looking for commercial fiction with a unique voice, a great hook, and unforgettable characters. She is always looking for projects from marginalized voices and has a particular soft spot for stories of found families. She loves both YA and middle grade graphic novels with colorful, commercial art styles.

Meet with Rachel

Meet face-to-face, from home. Choose Zoom, Google Meet, or phone, and speak for the appointed time about your query, first page, and/or first ten pages (for longer meetings). Does not include written notes, but is a chance to have an honest discussion about your work, and to ask follow-up questions. International meetings welcomed.