Submissions are open at Maverick Arts Publishing

Posted on November 16, 2017



November is Picture Book Month

To celebrate, watch this space for the hottest markets for submitting your picture book manuscript.


Maverick Arts Publishing publishes only picture books. Launched in 2009 by Steve Bicknell, they are based in the UK. With over 60 picture books in print, they are publishing another 36 in 2017. Maverick is now delving into the educational market with early readers. Maverick claims to have a preference for new authors and illustrators and supports them after publication.

Word length:  650 words maximum

To help with the submissions process the folks at Maverick put together this video of Top Ten Tips on Submitting a Manuscript. They recommend that writers watch the video first and then carefully read and follow all guidelines.

Submit full manuscript by email only. Expect a 6-month turnaround.

Read and follow all guidelines at Maverick Arts Publishing Picture Book Submissions.

In the meantime, check out the daily blog posts all month from picture book champions explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important.

Visit your local library and bookstore to celebrate picture books!

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