SCARLETTA PRESS accepts submissions ONLY during their reading period (September 1 to June 1).
SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN.
They use Submittable.
While they seek to publish new voices missing from the literary world, they also want to make sure your manuscript will fit their genre community. The books they choose to publish are intellectually stimulating, adding relevant knowledge to readers’ minds. Their Junior Readers and Kids imprints focus on literature and picture books with educational twists, exciting illustrations, and engaging plots.
Genres they focus on include:
- Children’s Fiction
- Middle-grade Fiction
- Educational Fiction/Nonfiction
- Picture Books
They do not publish plays, screenplays, short story collections, or poetry.
With your cover letter, please submit a synopsis of your book and one or two chapters, no more than 30 pages. They accept both agented and unagented manuscripts.
Illustrators: Don’t forget that picture book publishers need you, too.
You may submit electronic submissions through Submittable. If you are including images–no more than one total file–please make sure to save and upload them in a .pdf format.
You may send your hard copy submission to:
1201 Currie Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with any hard copy submissions to receive our response.
Special Instructions from Scarletta Publishers
*Please do not send submissions directly to any of our staff members.
**Note that due to the number of submissions we receive, we do not have the ability to notify authors of having received their submissions. While we understand that you may be anxiously awaiting a response to your submission, we ask that you do not send your manuscript more than once or send multiple inquiries about your submission’s status.