Firefly publishes great fiction in all genres for five to nineteen-year-olds.

We do not publish picture books, poetry or any fiction or non-fiction for adults.

Imagination has no borders. No culture has a monopoly on the way children think and feel and this is why we actively encourage new voices from anyone – regardless of where you are from (and where you’re going). Our focus is on our readers: children long to see themselves in books but are also more open than many of us to new characters and notions.

Guidelines for all submissions



We are currently accepting submissions from agents only. Please email

Occasionally, we have an open window for all submissions, which will be advertised on our social media channels in advance.

Our next submissions window will be held on 31st August 2020.  For more information, please see our latest update on submissions here.


We are not currently accepting submissions from illustrators. 



We are not currently accepting non-fiction submissions.