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  • We do not publish poetry or any fiction or non-fiction for adults.

  • We do not publish picture books for pre-school children.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 number of submissions we've received - thank you - we have made the difficult decision to close our list to submissions until further notice. This seems the only fair thing to do. If you have sent us your work or are already in discussion with us about a project, that doesn't change, we apologise for any delays in getting back to you and we can assure you that we will be reading your work as carefully as we were before. We apologise for any disappointment and thank you all for your enthusiastic interest in Firefly. 



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.