Great story. Great characters. Great message.
EK is a publisher of children’s picture books only. Our motto is ‘great story, great characters, great message’ 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. Submissions should be sent to your nearest EK office. If in doubt, send to the Australian address.
To ensure that appropriate attention is given to your submission, we request the following:
• Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, in an easy-to-read typeface, with a wide margin. Make sure pages are numbered. We only accept manuscripts that are printed out and supplied as hard copy. Do not submit manuscripts online, by email or via a website.
• 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.
• Your manuscript should be accompanied by a written proposal (we suggest 1 to 2 pages) explaining why your book should be published, who will buy it (i.e. the intended audience), and how it differs from other similar books on the market (be specific and refer to any competing titles that you know of).
• Tell us about yourself. List any previous work that you have had published. Specify your qualifications for writing the book. Outline how you could be proactive in promoting and selling your book. Are you active on social media? Do you regularly talk at schools and libraries?
Ensure that you include your full contact details: name, address, phone number and email.
EK Books does not carry insurance for submitted manuscripts, so always keep a copy of your work.
NOTE: 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. Should you wish to have your material returned, please provide a self-addressed pre-paid envelope. Manuscripts submitted without return postage will be destroyed.
Please send all manuscripts to:
230 NARONE CREEK ROAD
For New Zealand specific titles, please send to the New Zealand Office:
EK Books @ Exisle Publishing Ltd
PO BOX 60490