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Submissions

Guidelines

Please have a look through our website and/or catalog to familiarize yourself with our list in order to better direct your submission. We welcome book ideas for children ages 2 to 13.

Owlkids Books is currently looking for graphic novels, activity, non-fiction, and picture book manuscripts. For submissions of works longer than just a few pages, please only send a query letter and a few sample pages, not the entire work. Please describe your writing background and credentials in an accompanying cover letter. We are unable to comment editorially on the manuscript unless we are considering it for publication.

If you wish to have your manuscript considered for publication, please mail it to our office (address below) along with a self-addressed, stamped return envelope. (Note that U.S. postage is not valid in Canada. International Postage Coupons, available from the post office, should be used for international mailing.) The package should be marked to the attention of Submissions Editor. Please do not include any original art or irreplaceable material.

Should we find that your manuscript or proposal does not suit our publishing requirements, a response and your material will be returned to you if you have included a SASE. We receive a number of manuscripts each day and so we ask for your patience in awaiting our response. The review period is usually 12 to 16 weeks.

All submissions may be mailed to:

Owlkids Books
c/o Submissions Editor
10 Lower Spadina Ave., Suite 400
Toronto, ON M5V 2Z2

All inquiries in regard to submissions may be sent to submissions@owlkids.com.