Live Query & Pages Panel with Macmillan Editor Rachel Diebel

Join us for a hybrid panel–both queries AND first pages!–with editor Rachel Diebel. Submit your query, first page, or both for a chance at live feedback from Rachel and our panel–plus, of course, a publishing Q&A. This event is designed to be supportive, uplifting, encouraging–and 100% introvert-friendly. (Wear pajamas! We’ll never know.)

A replay will be available 15 minutes after the end of the event, and we’ll send the link to submit your work when we register. This event will work on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

Rachel focuses on MG, YA and Graphic Novels, but this event is open to all genres.

Queries and pages will be drawn at random, and we will get through as many as we can. 

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.