Diverse children’s and YA literature

Diverse children’s and YA literature is at the heart of ink & locket’s mission, in both our themed projects and our day-to-day operations. We will consider children’s and YA submissions for publication all year round, but might choose to take you on as part of a themed project if there’s one coming up your book would be perfect for.

Picture books

Please send the following to submissions@inkandlocket.com, with the subject text formatted as follows: “PICTURE BOOK: [BOOK TITLE] – [YOUR NAME]”.

  • your complete manuscript, attached, in .pdf, .doc or .docx format
  • your covering letter, in the body of the email.

If you have illustrated your own work (or would like to!), you’re welcome to send us a couple of sketches, drawings or ideas in .jpg format for consideration. If you don’t illustrate, that’s fine! We work with many talented artists, and we’ll pair you up with someone we believe will bring your characters to life.

Children’s and teen books

Please send the following to submissions@inkandlocket.com, with the subject text formatted as follows: “[GENRE]: [BOOK TITLE] – [YOUR NAME]”.

  • the first 3 chapters or up to 10,000 words (whichever is shorter) of your story, attached, in .pdf, .doc or .docx format
  • a synopsis of no more than 1,000 words, attached
  • your covering letter, in the body of the email.

YA literature

Please send the following to submissions@inkandlocket.com, with the subject text formatted as follows: “[GENRE]: [BOOK TITLE] – [YOUR NAME]”.

  • the first 3 chapters or up to 15,000 words (whichever is shorter) of your story, attached, in .pdf, .doc or .docx format
  • a synopsis of no more than 1,000 words, attached
  • your covering letter, in the body of the email.

Are you an illustrator? Check out our illustrator guidelines

Check out our general submission guidelines and our covering letter guide for some help in the submission process.

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