Saturday, June 15, 2024

Walker UK is one of the world's best children's publishers ~ and they're open to picture book submissions

Walker UK

Walker is a large company, publishing over 300 books a year in the UK alone. And in the UK, they’re open to submissions of picture books. Walker UK’s sister companies are Walker Australia (not open to unagented submissions) and Candlewick in the USA (not accepting unagented submissions).

Walker and its sister companies is one of the world’s most prestigious publishers of children’s books. Among its hundreds of titles, it’s perhaps best known for the Where’s Waldo and the Peppa Pig series.

Submissions: Illustrated picture-book stories or illustration samples should be sent as a jpeg or PDF for images (5 MB size limit) and as a Word document for text. 

Email submissions to: 


Full submission guidelines here.

Literary agent Gordon Warnock

Note: If you’re interested in getting published or getting an agent, don’t miss our online “How to Get Published”  workshop with guest Gordon Warnock of Fuse Literary  agency, Sunday, July 21. Details here

And if you’re specifically interested in writing for kids, check out our online “Writing for Children and for Young Adults” workshop with guest Nan Froman, Editorial Director of Groundwood Books, Sunday, Sept 22. Details here.

See all upcoming weekly writing classes, one-day workshops, and four-day retreats here.

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