Saturday, 16 January 2010

Children's Book Publishers

Writing for Children (Writing Handbooks)For those who are writing children’s books, there are two publishers I know of who are accepting unsolicited submissions. There are no doubt others but I don’t have up-to-date details for anyone else at the moment. A good book on children's writing is Linda Strachan's Writing for Children.

Little Tiger Press

Little Tiger Press is a publisher of picture books. Their website is lovely to look at and they have a good selection of books to explore. The age range is from 0-7 years and stories should be no more than 750 words. They must be sent as hard copy, rather than email. They seem to be keen on animal stories but have a look at their online catalogue to get an idea of what they publish.

Writers don't have to illustrate their own books when sending a picture book story to a publisher. However, Little Tiger Press also accepts unsolicited illustrations from those working in that field.

Piccadilly Press

Piccadilly Press accepts different types of children’s books. Picture books are for 2-5 years and should be from 500 to 1000 words. They mention that the books are 32 pages, which is quite normal in children’s books.

They also publish books for the 8-12 age range, with a variety of subject matter, especially everyday issues with humour. Teenage books should be for the 11-15 age range and are 25,000 to 35,000 words.

Piccadilly Press also publishes a range of non-fiction books for teenagers, mainly light-hearted in tone. They accept submissions by post or email.

Might be worth a try, especially when they are actively accepting new submissions. But remember to study their requirements first!
Good luck,


Bill Kirton said...

It's a great service you're providing here, Rosemary. I hope you get commissions on all the work that's published as a result.

Rosemary said...

Thanks, Bill, it's a pleasure to share bits of information. You can buy me a drink if you have some success through any of these!

Anonymous said...

I've written a book of approximatly 7000 words. The title is 'Bedtime Stories to Remember'. The book consists of 12 completely different stories to suit the interst of chilren betweeen the ages of 4-6 years.
Can you please suggest a tradional publisher who would be interest in reading my work.
Thank you, Pat Boulton, 36 Berkeley Close, Ware SG12 0BP. Tel: 01920 421462 email