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  • We do not publish poetry or any fiction or non-fiction for adults.

  • We do not publish picture books for pre-school children.



Submissions are currently closed. We will open the list on 1 September 2019. We are sorry we cannot accept scripts throughout the year, but we are too small a team to cope with the number submitted. If you have any questions on submissions, please email Editor Janet Thomas at



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.