Author & Illustrator Submissions

Flyaway Books is open to unsolicited submissions that observe the following guidelines.


We consider manuscripts for picture books only. We do not consider board books, early readers, or fiction/nonfiction for readers over the age of ten.


We seek manuscripts that reflect themes of diversity, inclusivity, compassion, care for each other, care for the world, social justice, and contemporary issues. These would be appropriate for a general trade market and found in bookstores, libraries, and schools.


We are also open to manuscripts appropriate for progressive churches, religious schools, and readers who value faith inside and outside of a church setting.

For Authors and Author-Illustrators

Authors: Send your complete manuscript within the body of an email to Please do not send a partial manuscript nor a query without a manuscript. You may submit more than one manuscript at a time if each is sent in a separate email.

Author-Illustrators: Picture book dummies that include text and art may be sent to Please place the text within the body of the email. For the full dummy with text and sketches or sample art, we prefer a link rather than a large attached file. For art samples only, please see the illustrator instructions below.


Include information about the intended audience, biographical information, any previous publications, and relevant promotional activities you currently engage in, such as school visits, speaking events, or blogging.


Due to volume, we respond only to submissions that fit our publishing program. If you have not heard from us within six weeks, you may assume that that the work is not right for us. Please do not inquire about submissions by email or phone nor send the same manuscript more than once.

For Illustrators

For art without a manuscript, send selected digital samples or a link to You will hear from us only if we have a potential project suited to your style. Submissions of book dummies with text should be sent to per the instructions above.


We do not review or return any text or art delivered by other methods. Unsolicited material submitted in physical form, including those with return postage, will be recycled.



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