Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 5, 2021

 Flashlight Press

An established children’s books publisher, Flashlight Press specializes in books written for very young readers. Their books often feature relationships between people and multiculturalism with humor and touching moments, depicted through strong writing and high quality illustrations. It is looking for books targeting children ages 4-8.

This publishing house seeks to maintain its brand, so take a look at the previous works it has published to determine if your book is right for Flashlight Press. Your children’s book must be less than 1,000 words, have a universal theme, and deal with family or social situations.

When you’re navigating the sometimes-discouraging landscape of agentless publishing, these companies can provide a ray of hope as well as some areas of focus for your target audience. While you should be realistic about your chances (for every author who gets published, there are thousands of writers waiting to get their foot in the door), this list provides some candidates to help you to gain access to the right people to help you get your work published and into the hands of eager young readers around the world.

Submission Guidelines

Flashlight Press publishes fictional children’s picture books. Make sure your manuscript:

  • targets 4–8 year olds
  • is under 1000 words
  • has a universal theme
  • deals with family or social situations
  • feels like a Flashlight Press book. Study our books to determine whether your story is a true fit.

If you are an:

1) Email Subject:  Query for [title of your manuscript]

2) Copy the following into the body of your email, and fill in every field.
Title of Story:
Word Count:
Target Age:
Subject or Theme of story (1-5 words):
Summary (3 sentences or less):
Your Name:
City, State, Country:
If you have been published previously, list titles, publishers, and pub dates:
Anything else you’d like to tell us:

3) Attach your manuscript as a .doc, .docx, or PDF. Any query that includes a different file format will not be accepted.

Multiple submissions are allowed, but please send only one query per day.

Snail mail submissions are not accepted.

Within a week, you should receive an automated reply that we’ve received your submission. If we are interested, we will contact you within three months.

Shari Dash Greenspan Editor and Art Director
Harry Mauer Publisher
Moshe Heller President
Allison Rosenblum Editorial Assistant
Virtual Paintbrush Graphic Design

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thank you kathy❤️

    Sent from my iPhone



  2. Thanks, Kathy!


  3. Thanks, so much, Kathy!


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