Submission Guidelines

Flashlight Press publishes fictional children’s picture books. Make sure your manuscript:

  • targets 4–8 year olds
  • is under 1000 words
  • has a universal theme
  • deals with family or social situations
  • feels like a Flashlight Press book. Study our books to determine whether your story is a true fit.

– If you are an AGENT who would like to submit a project on behalf of a client, please contact agent.submission@flashlightpress.com.

– If you are an ARTIST who wants to be considered as an illustrator for our projects, please send your URL and a few lo-res samples to artsubmissions@flashlightpress.com.

– If you are an ARTIST with an illustrated book/manuscript you’d like us to consider, please submit according to the guidelines for Author, below, and send to submissions@flashlightpress.com.

– If you are an un-agented AUTHOR who would like to submit a manuscript, please send an email to submissions@flashlightpress.com, following these steps:
1) Email Subject: Query for [title of your manuscript]
2) Copy the following into the body of your email, and fill in every field.
 Title of Story:
 Word Count:
 Target Age:
 Subject or Theme of story (1-5 words):
 Summary (3 sentences or less):
 Your Name:
 Occupation:
 City, State, Country:
 If you have been published previously, list titles, publishers, and pub dates:
 Anything else you’d like to tell us:
3) Attach your manuscript as a Word file or PDF. Do not insert links to Google docs or Dropbox, as these cause our email to hang. 

Multiple submissions are allowed, but please send only one query per email. 

Within a week, you should receive an automated reply that we’ve received your story. If we are interested, we will contact you within three months.
Snail mail submissions are not accepted.