Have an amazing story to tell? We can't wait to hear it.  But before you send us anything, please take a few minutes to read our submission guidelines carefully.  Trust us, it will be worth it.

Children's Submissions

StoryBook Genius Publishing is one of the few publishers that still accepts unsolicited children's manuscripts directly from authors and illustrators.  We thrive on discovering new authors and illustrators, and collaborating with them to create brilliant and innovative children's books.  We are always looking for projects that are unique - whether it is in subject matter, writing style, or illustrative technique - that will expand minds, ignite curiosity, and open hearts. Our stories are published in various medias including: traditional paperback; hardback print;  ebook; and other digital formats. We are interested in fiction and nonfiction books for children of all ages, as well as board books, activity kits, and other digital or "new" formats.

General Guidelines

  • We prefer children's book submissions by e-mail, but will accept submissions by regular snail-mail. Please include your e-mail address with your snail-mail submission.
  • No materials submitted will be returned.
  • Include the age group that your submission is intended.
  • Tell us why you want to publish with Storybook Genius Publishing.
  • We will let you know that your submission was received.  After that, if we are interested in your submission, you can expect to hear from us within 3-6 months after we received your initial submission.  Storybook Genius Publishing will not respond to an unsolicited submission unless interested in publishing it.
  • If your proposal is a simultaneous submission, please indicate this in your cover letter.
  • Although this may seem obvious, make sure you check your e-mail regularly and respond if we contact you.  Modern publishing is a fast-paced business, and we will move onto other projects if we do not hear back from you.

What to Include in Your Proposal

  • Books for younger children may be submitted in their entirety without querying first. Projects for older children (ages 8-10 or YA) should be submitted by query first, including a synopsis, and three sample chapters from the book.
  • Include any research you have done in creating your manuscript. For example, have you written a YA historical fiction manuscript, we want to know where your inspiration came from.
  • Since we are not able to return any submissions, please do not send original art or anything you do not want to part with.

Where to Send Your Proposal

by e-mail:

by snail-mail:

StoryBook Genius Publishing
4171 Crescent Dr., Ste. 101A
St. Louis, MO 63129

​We receive hundreds of submissions each month.  Everyone of them is read by our team of publishers. We respond to every submission received by e-mail to confirm that your submission was received.  If you submit a project by snail-mail and would like to confirm that we received it, you need to include a self-addressed, stamped postcard with your submission.  This postcard will be returned to you before your submission is evaluated, as proof that your submission was received.

Connect With Us

This is one of the most important things you can do! Each month we receive hundreds of unsolicited children's book manuscripts. If you want to standout and increase your chances of working with StoryBook Genius Publishing then we need to know more about you. In modern publishing, fans want to connect with authors through social media accounts and we need to know who we are connecting them with.

We ask prospective authors and illustrators to make these four basic connections with us so that we can learn more about them:  

  1. Like Us on Facebook
  2. Follow-us on Twitter
  3. Connect with us on Instagram

Making these four basic connections with us is really important so we can get a sense of your social presence.

  • Still have questions? - Read more helpful tips about getting your book published here.

Portfolio Submissions

If your are interested in being considered for contract design, illustration, animation, or other digital design work on our projects, please send us a link to your portfolio at

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May 31 -June ​1, 201​8


Come see StoryBook Genius Publishing at our booth

#2​128 - Javits Center NYC

June ​2 -June ​3, 201​8