Covid-19 submissions update:
Since lockdown began, we have been receiving an exceptionally high number of submissions. Do update us if you receive an offer of representation or publication but, otherwise, please don’t chase us (via phone or email) for a response. In the past we have endeavoured to reply to everyone but it’s become impossible to do so; if you haven’t heard back in 12 weeks, please assume it’s a no.
We are interested in striking illustrations and brilliant children’s and YA fiction across all genres – picture books, young fiction, middle grade, teen and young adult.
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.
Crucially, we are looking for clients who are available to promote their work, whether online or at events, and have an awareness of what it means to be an author, illustrator or both in today’s world with all the demands and complications that brings.
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) and send to Hilary Delamere and Jessica Hare at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Children’s Book submission’ in the subject line.
Illustrators, please send either a link to your website, Instagram or attached illustrations as PDFs or jpegs with ‘Illustration submission’ in the subject line.
We do not accept submissions by post!