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Submission Guidelines - How to Submit to Firefly Press:


  • Firefly publishes great books for five to nineteen year olds.

  • We do not publish poetry or any fiction or non-fiction for adults.

  • We do not publish picture books for pre-school children.



We are open to submissions for the month of September, ending on 30 September 2019. Please submit the synopsis and first 5,000 words of your book, including the age group you are writing for and the overall word count. We do not publish picture books or short story collections for children. Please email your submission as a Word document to

We are sorry we cannot accept scripts throughout the year, but will aim to have a similar submissions window in Spring 2020. If you have any questions on submissions, please email Editor Janet Thomas at



If you are a professional illustrator interested in illustrating our books or covers, please send us an email to with a link to your site or examples of your work. If you are not an illustrator but you feel your story should be illustrated, don’t feel you have to send us illustrations at this stage. Please send the script first and we can discuss illustrations if we are interested in pursuing the project. Please do not send us any original artwork. We can accept no responsibility for artwork sent to us.



If you have a children’s non-fiction project you want us to consider, please first send a covering letter or email explaining the project.