Created in 2009, Bailiwick Press is the only publishing company in the world that was founded and is owned by an author, illustrator, and designer who also happen to be women.
Their flagship series, the Aldo Zelnick Comic Novels were written by Karla Oceanak, illustrated by Kendra Spanjer, and designed by Launie Parry, the three owners of the company. The series has garnered awards, critical acclaim, as well as thousands of young readers.
Since 2014, Bailiwick has been publishing books for kids and adults by other authors and illustrators
They consider agented and unagented submissions for humorous children’s and young adult fiction. Illustrated fiction is preferred but not required.
They want “smart, funny, and layered writing that kids will clamor for.”
Make us laugh out loud, ooh and aah, and cry, “Eureka!” Please read our Aldo Zelnick series to determine if we might be on the same page.
They do not accept queries or manuscripts via email or snail mail. Submissions are by invitation only.
Please read the Bailiwick Press guidelines and fill out the submission form.