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Author & Illustrator Submissions

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Flyaway Books will consider submissions that observe the following guidelines.


We publish picture books only. We do not consider fiction or nonfiction for middle-graders and teens, early readers, or original board books.


We seek manuscripts that reflect themes of diversity, inclusivity, compassion, care for each other, care for the earth, social/emotional growth, and social justice. 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 more about our publishing focus, visit the Our Story page and browse the books on our site.

Authors: Send your complete manuscript within the body of an email to Please do not send a file attachment, a partial manuscript, or 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.


Illustrators: For art without a manuscript, send a link of your samples to


Please include a brief pitch about the focus of the work and the intended audience, as well as a bio, any previous publications, and relevant promotional activities you currently engage in, such as school visits, speaking events, or blogging.


Due to the volume of submissions, we respond only to those 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. 

Thank you for your interest in Flyaway Books!

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