Rach Crawford is a literary agent at MacKenzie Wolf. Rach moved to New York City from Brisbane, Australia in 2011. She worked previously at Sterling Lord Literistic and at Fletcher and Company, where she sold translation rights. Her clients have been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, a Lambda Literary Award, nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and appeared in Best American Short Stories. Rach regularly speaks at conferences and universities in the US and Australia.
Rach is looking for literary fiction, YA, and narrative nonfiction. She’s interested in works that explore big ideas (social justice issues, socio-economic disparity and class struggle, migration, identity, climate change) through compelling storytelling.
In fiction, she loves voice-driven narratives that explore relationships between women and is especially drawn to unreliable or “unlikeable” female protagonists. Rach enjoys cli-fi and eco-fiction and many of her favorite books happen to feature scientists. In YA, Rach is particularly looking for high-concept YA with genre elements, horror, psychological suspense, and stories about online culture and feminism.
For her nonfiction list, Rach is interested in nature writing, the environment, and queer and feminist pop culture.
Rach is particularly seeking LGBTQI+ and own voices submissions across categories.