Please note new submissions email address: email@example.com
We are interested in striking illustrations and brilliant children’s and YA fiction – picture books, young fiction, middle grade, teen and young adult – across all genres.
We are especially looking for fresh, thoughtful, funny voices that capture the zeitgeist, tell us an untold story – or a tale as old as time through a new lens.
How to submit:
Authors, please send us a concise covering email with relevant information about yourself and a one-liner which encapsulates your idea, and tells us where it might sit in terms of genre and age in a bookshop, which makes us want to open the attachments very enthusiastically.
Please attach a short synopsis and the first three chapters of a novel or the full picture book text (attached as a double-spaced Word document).
Illustrators, please send either a link to your website, Instagram or attached illustrations as PDFs or jpegs with ‘Illustration submission’ in the subject line.
This year we have received an exceptionally high number of submissions. Bearing that in mind, do update us if you receive an offer of representation or publication but, otherwise, please don’t chase for a response. In the past we have endeavoured to reply to everyone but it’s become impossible to do so – we must prioritise existing clients. If you haven’t heard back in 12 weeks, please assume it’s a no.