Flashlight Press publishes fictional children’s picture books. Make sure your manuscript:
If you are an:
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:
Subject or Theme of story (1-5 words):
Summary (3 sentences or less):
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 .doc, .docx, or PDF. Any query that includes a different file format will not be accepted.
Multiple submissions are allowed, but please send only one query per day.
Snail mail submissions are not accepted.
Within a week, you should receive an automated reply that we’ve received your submission. If we are interested, we will contact you within three months.
Some Very Useful Articles:
The Importance of Picture Books by Lisa Von Drasek
An interesting article, “Writing the Dirty Cowboy,” by Amy Timberlake, published on The Purple Crayon
Rachelle Burk’s Resources for Children’s Writers
Manuscript Submission Mistakes to Avoid, by Erica Young Editorial Services