Manuscript Submissions

Publishing with Loose Parts Press

At Loose Parts Press our focus is on children’s books that are empowering and affirming – stories that inspire kids to change the world and highlight the beauty and joy in it.

We publish board books, picture books, chapter books, middle grade and graphic novels. We primarily work with fiction but will consider non-fiction as well. We only publish authors residing in Australia. The subjects we’re most interested in include:

  • Books about nature, the environment, science, native animals and plants
  • Books that inspire creativity and play
  • Social justice and climate justice topics
  • Authors/illustrators from culturally diverse backgrounds, particularly Aboriginal Australians
  • Unique or under-represented voices

PLEASE NOTE: Picture Book submissions close on July 1st 2022. You can continue to submit other genres and we will advise when picture book submissions re-open later in the year.

How to submit a manuscript:

If you are interested in publishing with Loose Parts Press please email with your manuscript as a pdf and a cover letter addressing the following questions:

  • What is the intended audience/age range for your book?
  • Please give us the one paragraph elevator pitch.
  • What makes your book unique? Why does this story need to be told?


We are happy to work with Author/Illustrators as well as teams of Authors and Illustrators. Please feel free to submit artwork you’ve created with your manuscript as part of the pdf.

For illustrator portfolio submissions, see here.

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