About Me

I’m a professional fiction editor and publishing consultant based in the North West of England with a unique blend of experience in publishing and the retail book trade. As of February 2023, I work full-time as Fiction Editor and Creative at Tomorrowland. 

My previous roles include, most recently, Senior Commissioning Editor for Fiction and Non-Fiction at Rebellion Publishing, working across the Rebellion, Solaris and Abaddon Books imprints. While at Rebellion, I acquired and published books by Mary Robinette Kowal, Rebecca Roanhorse, Katherine Addison, Edward Ashton, Derek Kunsken, Mike Brooks, Fiona Barnett, Tom Beckelegge and many more. 

Prior to Rebellion, I was Editorial Director of Del Rey at Penguin Random House UK, setting up the imprint and publishing many exciting books, including Andy Weir’s The Martian.

Before starting my editorial career, I worked for Waterstones booksellers for 15 years, first as a bookseller, then as a Head Office Fiction Buyer. I held various positions, including Fiction Core Range Buyer, Science Fiction, Manga and Graphic Novels Buyer and Genre Fiction Campaign Buyer. In particular, I specialised in genre fiction across SF & Fantasy, Crime Fiction, Thrillers, Romance, Westerns, Graphic Novels and Manga.

I’m currently closed to new clients but feel free to contact me at mjcrowleyeditor@gmail.com if you’d like to discuss anything else.