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Children's Books' Submissions

We are currently accepting submissions. Please read the below guidelines and information on how to submit carefully before sending us your submission. 

Guidelines

We are interested in submissions from authors writing brilliant stories for children and young adults and illustrators with distinctive commercial styles, including graphic novelists. When it comes to picture books and graphic novels, we are currently only looking at work by author/illustrators. It would be lovely to see more non-fiction proposals too.

We are always on the lookout 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.

We are eager to see work from underrepresented creatives across all ages.

How to Submit

Please send all submissions to our dedicated inbox childrensbooksubmissions@theagency.co.uk only.

Everyone, please send us a concise covering email with relevant information about yourself and your work and where it might sit in terms of genre and age in a bookshop.

Authors, please attach the full manuscript (attached as a double-spaced Word document) and a short synopsis – and include the title and the type of submission in the subject line e.g. Picture Book, Middle Grade, YA Submission etc.

Illustrators, please send either a link to your website, Instagram or attached illustrations as PDFs or jpegs with “Illustration Submission” in the subject line.

Do not send submissions to Jessica’s email address directly, or copy her in to your submission, as this does not benefit your submission, and only causes delays for us when managing submissions.

We do not accept submissions by post!