Sunday, February 28, 2010

Call for Picture Book Submissions!

Lobster Press
1620 Sherbrooke St. West
Suites C&D
Montreal, Québec H3H 1C9

Lobster Press publishes high-quality fiction and nonfiction books for children, tweens, teens, and their families.  We are presently looking for picture book manuscripts (written by Canadian authors only). Please send a brief bio, the book synopsis, and the full text of your picture book – via email only – to

Please include all text within the body of your email as we are unable to open attachments. In the subject line of your email, please write “Picture Book Submission.” We will only contact you if we are interested in your work.

We are also seeking:

Original fiction for readers 7–9, 9–12, and also for young adults (YA) ages 13+. We are especially interested in comedy, “chick lit,” mystery, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and vampire submissions, but we are open to all fiction queries.

High-interest fiction for reluctant readers, especially boys, ages 9-–12 and also 13+. Strong submissions will feature high-interest, fast-paced plotlines, and will use a widely accessible vocabulary.

Series for readers 7–9 and 9–12.

Graphic Novel submissions - any age group.

Nonfiction books or children's reference books for readers 4–8, 8–12, 12–15, or 15+.

Full guidelines for authors & illustrators here:

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  1. It's so important to draw attention to reading, and attract reluctant readers to it,especially boys. In fact, I've recently completed a feature magazine article on this subject that came out in October, "Help for Struggling, Reluctant Readers."

    I grew up as a reluctant reader, in spite of the fact that my father published over 70 books. Now I write action-adventures & mysteries, especially for tween boys, that avid boy readers and girls enjoy just as much.

    My blog, Books for Boys is dedicated to drawing attention to the importance of reading. And my new book, Lost Island Smugglers - first in the Sam Cooper Adventure Series - is coming out in June.

    Keep up your good work.

    Max Elliot Anderson
    PS. My first 7 books are going to be republished by Comfort Publishing later in 2010

  2. Is there a deadline for submissions?

  3. No deadline. But they're actively looking for picture book manuscripts now. They'll be less interested after they've contracted a few new books.


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