After almost twenty years commissioning and editing children’s books at some of the UK’s top publishing houses, Polly moved to agenting in 2013 and quickly built a talented and successful list of clients. In 2020, she started her own agency and consultancy, PaperCuts Ltd, which represents authors writing for children from 5 to YA as well as offering advice to anyone needing help with their work. Always on the lookout for a good story, arrestingly told, Polly has a particular love of MG, especially MG that makes people laugh. Find out more at