How to Submit a Manuscript

Manuscripts (complete only) should be directed to 'The Editor' at our Brooklyn office (see our Contact page) and be sent with a self-addressed stamped envelope, a resume, relevant marketing information, and any other material that you feel would be useful in helping us understand the book's content market and potential. We will also happily receive this information via email.

Apart from Claude and Medea, Lantern Books does not publish books for children. Without exception it does not publish general fiction or poetry. If you are interested in having your children's book published, either on the subject of animals or not, you should visit your local bookstore and examine the books on the shelf that best match the age-appropriateness, look, and style of your manuscript's subject matter and then contact the publisher of the printed book. Alternatively, you may wish to read many of the books on children's book publishing such as: How to Publish Your Children's Book by Lisa Burby (writeforkids.com), the Fab Job Guide to Become a Children's Book Author, or The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books by Harold D. Underdown.

For more information on submitting nonfiction book proposals to an editor, we recommend Thinking Like Your Editor by Susan Rabiner and Alfred Fortunato (Norton 2002). For more information on publishing, we recommend So Many Books by Gabriel Zaid (Paul Dry Books 2003) and Seth Godin's Advice for Authors. For information on self-publishing, we recommend Books Just Books.

For more thoughts on publishing with Lantern, please visit our advice on How Not to Submit a Manuscript and Telling a Story....and be sure to refer to our Style Guide.