Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Page Street Publishing


According to their website: "Thank you for your interest in becoming a Page Street author. We publish young adult (YA) fiction (for ages 12 and up), in all genres, and a variety of nonfiction books in such categories as cooking, sports, science, nature, interior design, crafts, and parenting. We also publish picture books in all genres for ages 4-8 with particular focus on new talent, artist-led narratives, engaging story arcs, and visually driven concepts. We do not publish board books, early readers, chapter books, or middle grade at this time."


For more information, click here:

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Free Spirit Publishing

According to their website, "Whether at home, in school, or out in the world, all kids face challenges. No matter the choices, changes, and opportunities young people encounter, Free Spirit has had the same mission for nearly 40 years: to provide children and teens—and the adults who care for and about them—with the tools they need to think for themselves, overcome challenges, and make a difference in the world.”

For more information, please visit:

#picturebookpublisher #unsolicitedsubs #unagentedauthor #pbpublisher #kidlitpublisher #SELpublisher #selfhelpublisher

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Flash Light Press

As promised, here is the first in a series of posts about publishers who accept submissions of kidlit manuscripts from un-agented authors. Allow me to introduce... Flash Light Press! According to their website, "Flashlight Press books explore and illuminate the touching and humorous moments of family situations and social interactions through captivating writing and outstanding illustrations.”

For more information, please visit:

#picturebookpublisher #unsolicitedsubs #unagentedauthor #pbpublisher #kidlitpublisher #SEL #family #relationships #grandparents #community #communication 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Who Wants to Write for Kids?

You do? Good. 

I have just the thing to help you get your "write" on. Actually, I have two ...

I now offer a critique service where you can get specific, detailed feedback on your manuscript - from plot points to page turns. For more information, click here:


I am also starting a series of free posts about publishers that accept unagented work, as well as posts linking to awesome author resources. My goal is to help authors get their hustle on, and start submitting. Details and links will be posted here on my Crooked Book blog on Wednesdays, Unless ... you know... I get distracted or busy or behind on a deadline. 

I will continue to share helpful insights along the way! And pictures of my pets (obviously).