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Submission Guidelines - How to Submit to Firefly Press:


  • Firefly publishes great books for five to nineteen year olds.

  • We do not publish poetry or any fiction or non-fiction for adults.

  • We do not publish picture books for pre-school children.



Because of the high number of submission we receive - thank you - we have had to close the list for fiction submissions.  We will next open the list from 1 September 2018 for one month.  If you have a fiction project for 7-9, 9-12 or 12+ that you would like Firefly to consider, please send - only during the month of September - a synopis and the first 3 chapters of your book, preferably by email to or if you prefer by post to the Firefly office. If your project is not ready for September we will be opening the list again early in 2019.

We are not currently publishing any picture books or colour illustrated book for any age group.



If you are a professional illustrator interested in illustrating our books or covers, please send us an email to with a link to your site or examples of your work. If you are not an illustrator but you feel your story should be illustrated, don’t feel you have to send us illustrations at this stage. Please send the script first and we can discuss illustrations if we are interested in pursuing the project. Please do not send us any original artwork. We can accept no responsibility for artwork sent to us.



If you have a children’s non-fiction project you want us to consider, please first send a covering letter or email explaining the project.