We are looking for picture driven stories for children ages 2-6. Please do not send early readers, middle grade, or YA manuscripts. No religious or holiday themed stories.

We want something unique, sweet, funny, colorful, playful, charming, different, creative. We're looking for a story that captures a moment or a story so well told you don't notice the underlying message or moral.

If you're interested in gaining insight to our submission process you can read two essays called "You Can Judge A Book By Its Title" and "The Picture Book Idea Syndrome" written by Ripple Grove Press President and Founder, Rob Broder, here.

Submission Guidelines

Submit your story with a cover letter including a summary of your story, a brief biography of yourself, and contact information. Be sure to include an email address for acknowledgment of your submission.

Authors do not need to submit illustrations.



When submitting artwork DO NOT send original art. Send samples with a brief biography and contact information. 


We accept submissions by mail to:

Ripple Grove Press
Attn: Submissions
PO Box 86740
Portland, OR 97286

Include a SASE to have your materials returned.


We also accept submissions as a PDF attachment to submit@ripplegrovepress.com.


Please allow 4 months for us to review your submission and respond.