Submissions – Children’s / YA / Illustrators

 

We are always interested in receiving submissions from talented writers and illustrators. If you’d like to submit to us, please follow these guidelines:

 

Choose the children’s book agent you’d like to submit to. The following agents are currently accepting submissions:

Send your submission to childrenssubmissions@davidhigham.co.uk and address your chosen agent in the first line of the email. If your submission is not right for that agent but she feels you are talented, she will pass it on to someone else in the team. Please do not to submit to more than one agent.

 

Include your name and the book title in the subject header.

 

Send us your covering letter in the body of the email. Please include the pitch for your book and tell us any relevant information about yourself.

 

For young fiction and novels, attach:

  • The first three chapters of your book
  • A synopsis (maximum two pages)

For picture books, attach:

  • The full manuscript
  • A maximum of three texts

 

Please send your attachments as Word documents or pdfs. We will not open documents sent by a file link such as One Drive, nor zip files.

If you’d like to submit your illustrated material – such as a novelty book – in dummy form as a hard copy in the post, please email us first with a sample of one or two pages (as jpegs or pdfs). If we want to see more of your work, we will request it.

 

We aim to respond within six weeks. If you haven’t heard from us in that time, you can contact us to find out the status of your submission.