Posted by: Kathy Temean | August 14, 2011

New Place to Submit Your Books

Launching this fall 2011, Sky Pony Press is the children’s book imprint of Skyhorse Publishing. Following in the footsteps of our parent company, our goal is to provide books for readers with a wide variety of interests. As our list grows, we will be publishing fiction, picture books, educational books, novelty books, midgrade, and even reissuing some well-loved classics. Since we do not view our potential readers as generic age groups, but rather as individual children, each with specific talents and needs, we will be publishing in a broad range of subject matter to celebrate their diverse interests.

Many of you have asked what we are looking for, so here are some ideas.  This list will evolve and change as we begin to sell our early lists, so check back occasionally for new information.

We will consider picture books, early readers, midgrade novels, novelties, and informational books for all ages.  Although we are not searching for YA fiction, we would consider projects that tied in with the subject areas in which we are publishing.  We are mainly publishing single titles but are open to series ideas.

Our parent company publishes many excellent books in the fields of ecology, independent living, farm living, wilderness living, recycling, and other green topics, and this will be a theme in our children’s book line. We are also searching for books that have strong educational themes and that help inform children of the world in which they live. We are also interested in books with special needs themes, such as autism, ADHD, food allergies, and so forth.

To submit a manuscript or proposal to Sky Pony, please send an email to skyponysubmissions at skyhorsepublishing dot com.

Attach all material as Word documents—or as a jpeg if art is involved.  Include some relevant information about yourself, including your publishing history, any institutional associations you have, your occupation, a website link if relevant, and, for informational books, your qualifications as an expert in your subject area. Please do not mail hard copies to their office unless requested.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thanks! This is great news and information.


    • Rosi,

      It is great news. We can use more opportunites. Thanks for leaving a comment.



  2. I agree and thanks!


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