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The AUTHORS.me platform is our preferred method for
you to submit 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.

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 AUTHORS.me WORK?
The AUTHORS.me platform guides you in building a
comprehensive profile and a project query of your book.
The forms have red fields (mandatory) and grey fields
(optional). While only the red fields are mandatory, the more
information you provide, the better we get to know you.
You can update your forms at any time, even after you
submit.

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. 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.




VIA AUTHORS.ME
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
If you prefer to submit to us directly, make sure your manuscript:

  • targets 4-8 year olds
  • is under 1000 words
  • is a fiction picture book (NOT a concept book, non-fiction, an
    early reader, a chapter book, a YA novel, or an adult novel. We
    ONLY publish picture books.)
  • has a universal theme (but no holiday themes and no talking
    inanimate objects)
  • deals with family or social situations
  • does not contain illustrations unless you are a professional
    illustrator
  • feels like a Flashlight book. Please study our books to
    determine whether your story is a true fit.

If your manuscript meets ALL of the above criteria, please send an email
to
submissions@flashlightpress.com, 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.
Your name:
Occupation:
City, State, Country:
Title of story:
Word Count:
Target Age:
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
dates:
Anything else you'd like to tell us:

Finally, attach your manuscript (as a pdf or Word doc) to the email.

Within a week, 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.
ARTISTS who want to be considered as
illustrators for our projects should send their URL
and a few lo res samples to
artsubmissions@FlashlightPress.com.
AGENTS (and ONLY agents) who would like
to submit a project should send their submissions
to
agentsubmissions@flashlightpress.com.
TWO WAYS TO  SUBMIT MANUSCRIPTS
SUBMIT YOUR WORK
VIA EMAIL