We have changed our submission process and are happy to be working with AUTHORS.me and their wonderful platform.
Please read the complete instructions below before submitting your work. The Submit button at the top will direct you to the AUTHORS.me user-friendly submission platform. We believe AUTHORS.me will help you submit your manuscript according to our guidelines and will help us discover new manuscripts in a more efficient way.
Artists who want to be considered as illustrators for our projects should NOT use AUTHORS.me, but should send their URL and a few lo res samples to artsubmissions@FlashlightPress.com.
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.
HOW DOES IT WORK? When you click on the Submit call to action button above or below, you will be directed to AUTHORS.me to register free of charge. You will receive an email with a link to complete your sign-up and login.
BUILD YOUR PROFILE Now you will be instructed to complete your AUTHORS.me profile, which tells all about you. Feel free to provide as much or as little information as you wish on your profile. (We only need the required fields.) You can update your profile at any time.
You’re now ready to begin your submission process. Each NEW PROJECT consists of two parts: your query and your manuscript.
BUILDING YOUR QUERY Each manuscript needs its own, individual query. All of the information on this form is important to us and helps us determine potential compatibility, so please be thorough. A strong hook and synopsis will make us eager to read your manuscript.
UPLOADING YOUR MANUSCRIPT After building your query, you will be able to upload your story. Please save your document in either .doc or .pdf format. Artists submitting original illustrated books must use the .pdf format.
SUBMITTING YOUR WORK Once you have completed your query and uploaded your manuscript, be sure to click on the Submitbutton. If you’ve done everything properly, you should receive a confirmation email. Your submission will be sent directly to our staff for review.
OUR REVIEW PROCESS Our acquisitions editors will review each submission professionally and with the utmost care. If we do not believe your book is a fit for us, we will send you an email within three months letting you know. If we are interested in your manuscript, we will contact you. Multiple submissions from a single author are acceptable, but we ask that you withdraw your query if your manuscript is contracted by another publisher.
Thank you for submitting your work to Flashlight Press. We look forward to reviewing your submission via AUTHORS.me.