As an independent publisher I operate a bit differently to some of the “big guys”. The focus here is on children’s books that are empowering and affirming – stories that inspire your kids to change the world.

Our first release is now available for pre-orders through Kickstarter!

And you can preview our first book here:

Cicada Detectives – CHAPTER 1

Cicada Detectives – DIY PROJECT

Do you have a story to tell? 

I’m currently taking submissions for picture books and chapter books aimed at babies, toddlers, preschool and primary school-aged children. Fiction and non-fiction. Writers and illustrators living in Australia only please. I’m open to a range of topics and genres but am particularly interested in:

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

How to submit a manuscript:

Please email your manuscript and a cover letter to

Your cover letter should answer the following questions:

  • What is the intended audience/age range for your book?
  • Please give me the one paragraph elevator pitch.
  • Many publishers will ask about similar books on the market – but I want to know what makes your book different? Why does this story need to be told?
  • Do you have any interest in or experience facilitating workshops with children? (It’s ok if the answer to both of these questions is “no.”)

For illustrators:

Please email with links to your portfolio/website/Facebook page/Instagram account. Tell me a little bit about yourself and why you’re interested in Loose Parts Press. All portfolios will be kept on file and I will reach out if there is a project that may be suitable.

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