Publishers accepting unsolicited submissions

These publishers are actively looking for writers. Please note that I haven’t worked for them myself so am not personally recommending them, merely passing on information.


An independent Scottish publisher, accepting submissions for fiction, non fiction and poetry, including children’s. Check out the ‘Contact Us’ section on their website for details.


Children’s Publishers

Sweet Cherry Publishing

An independent publishers of children’s literature. Submission details on their website.

Maverick Books

An independent publisher of children’s picture books. One of the few that accept rhyming text. Now open for submissions. Watch the video and follow the submission guidelines carefully.

Unique Inspiration

An independent publisher of children’s books and YA fiction, created in 2010.  Happy to work with new writers. Check out their website for submission details.

Lantana Press

An independent publishers specialising in diverse and multi-cultural picture books for children. Submission details on their website.