EK is a publisher of children’s picture books only. Our motto is ‘books with heart on issues that matter’ and our books are aimed primarily at children aged 4 to 8.

We welcome submissions from literary agents, as well as new and established authors. 

Check out our Existing Titles to get a feel for our current list

We receive hundreds of submissions every month and all manuscripts are carefully read and assessed. However, we can only respond to those who are successful as otherwise far too much time would be taken up sending out ‘no thanks’ letters.
If we do not contact you within three months of submission, please assume that we have decided not to pursue your manuscript and we will not be directly in touch. 

Illustrators

Do not send hard copy samples – digital only.

EK Books does not carry insurance for submitted manuscripts, so always keep a copy of your work.

Submit at: [email protected]

Please include:

  • Subject Line: ‘Illustrator Portfolio’   
  • Contact Information: name, address, phone number, email and any relevant web presence. 
  • Previous Experience: If you have illustrated children’s books in the past please include these in your submission.
  • Digital Portfolio: We do not accept hard copy submissions.

Authors

Do not send hard copy manuscripts- digital only.

EK Books does not carry insurance for submitted manuscripts, so always keep a copy of your work.

Submit at: [email protected]slepublishing.com

Please include:

  • Subject Line: [Title] – EK Books Submission
  • Contact Information: name, address, phone number, email and any relevant web presence.
  • Proposal: Your manuscript should be accompanied by a written 1-2 page proposal explaining why your book should be published, who your intended audience is, how it differs from other similar books on the market (be specific and refer to any competing titles that you know of), and any previous experience/qualifications you have as an author. 
  • Digital Manuscript: Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, in an easy-to-read typeface, with a wide margin. Make sure pages are numbered.If you also intend to illustrate your manuscript, or have an illustrator in mind, please include a selection of sample illustrations (photocopies, not originals), and indicate how the artwork would be supplied if the book was accepted for publication.