|Picture Books That Explore and Illuminate
The AUTHORS.me platform is our preferred method to
receive your manuscript.
The "Submit Your Work" button above will direct you to
the AUTHORS.me user-friendly submission platform. This
will generate a private submission to us at Flashlight Press.
We believe AUTHORS.me will help you best submit your
manuscript according to our guidelines, and will help us
discover new manuscripts in a more efficient way.
HOW DOES AUTHORS.me WORK?
The AUTHORS.me platform guides you in building a
comprehensive profile and a project query of your book.
You can update your forms at any time, even after you
UPLOADING YOUR MANUSCRIPT
After building your query, you will upload your
story. Please save your document in either .doc or .pdf
format. Artists submitting original illustrated books must use
the .pdf format. The size of the file is limited to 4mb.
SUBMITTING YOUR WORK
Once you have completed your query and uploaded your
manuscript, be sure to click the Submit Query button. If
you've done everything properly, you should receive a
confirmation email. Your submission will be sent directly to
our Flashlight Press staff for review.
If you prefer to submit to us directly, and your manuscript meets ALL
of the above criteria, please send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, exactly as follows:
The subject of your email must say:
Query for [fill in title of your manuscript]
Copy the following into the body of your email, and fill in every field.
City, State, Country:
Title of story:
Prose or Rhyme:
Subject or theme of story:
One-line hook (a snappy line that will make us want to read your story):
Short summary (5 sentences or less):
What makes your story unique:
If you have been published previously, list titles, publishers, and pub
Anything else you'd like to tell us:
Finally, attach your manuscript (as a pdf or Word doc) to the email.
Within a few weeks, you should receive an automated reply that we
received your query. If we are interested in your story, we will contact
you within three months.
TWO WAYS TO SUBMIT MANUSCRIPTS
|SUBMIT YOUR WORK
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Flashlight Press only 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.