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

– 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

– 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

– If you are an un-agented AUTHOR who would like to submit a manuscript, please send an email to, 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:
 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. 

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.