Please read children’s picture books. We are looking for something unique that has not been done before, an interesting story that captures a moment with a timeless feel. We are looking for picture driven stories for children ages 2-8.
Please do not send early readers, middle grade, or YA manuscripts. Please do not submit your story with page breaks or illustration notes. Do not submit a story with doodles or personal photographs. Do not send your “idea” for a story. Send your story in manuscript form.
We are not looking for:
*We are looking for something fresh and original. Please read our books to see what type of stories we publish.
If you're interested in gaining insight to our submission process you can read multiple essays written by Ripple Grove Press President and Founder, Rob Broder, here.
Submit your story with an introduction that includes a summary of your story, a brief biography of yourself, and contact information.
When submitting artwork DO NOT send original art. Send samples with a brief biography and contact information.
Given the volume of manuscripts Ripple Grove Press receives, we are no longer able to individually respond to each submission. Please allow 5 months for us to review your submission. If we are interested in your story, you can expect to hear from us within that time. If you do not hear from us after that time, we are not interested in publishing your story. It’s not you, it’s us! We receive thousands of submissions and only publish a few books each year. Don’t give up!
Please email your manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to include the title of your story in the subject line.
We also accept submissions by mail to:
Ripple Grove Press
PO Box 910
Shelburne, VT 05482