Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to submissions@starryforestbooks.com.

The email subject should be the title of your manuscript, plus the editor's name, if you have a specific one in mind. If you are responding to a Twitter request, please also include the event hashtags in the subject line.

Please include:

  1. A query (no more than 1 page)

  2. The manuscript text as a Word document OR a PDF sketch dummy as an attachment in spread layouts.

Your query must contain:

  • The story pitch

  • A suggested age range

  • If you are represented by an agent (or plan to be)

  • For authors: a bio that describes your occupation, publishing history, and any other information relevant to your manuscript.

  • For illustrators: please also include a link to your website or portfolio