Submit to Penny Candy Books

Because of the overwhelming and exciting response to our open submissions policy, we have had to make the decision to limit our submissions period to February - March of each year. We just can't keep up otherwise! We look forward to reading your work at that time. 

Note: We will not read submissions that arrive in our email inboxes. The only way to submit is via Submittable. 

We are looking for manuscripts for kids' books that reflect a wide range of authors and illustrators from around the globe. We are not interested in perpetuating a publishing culture that ALL authors, illustrators, and readers do not have access to. While we will not exclude anyone from our catalog, we focus on underrepresented, unheard, or forgotten voices as part of our mission.

In addition, we're interested in language. We're poets, and language for us is an intricate, complex, wonderful, and diverse affair. We're also interested in an engaged world view, both in the design of our books and in the illustrations we'll consider. 

To that end, if you have an unpublished manuscript you'd like for us to look at, click on the below Submittable link for guidelines and to upload.