Little Steps is always on the lookout for new and amazing children’s books to publish. We do not publish all books submitted to us so please be sure your manuscript is in a near-complete state before submitting.

Please note the Little Steps office will be shut over the Christmas and New Year period. 

 If you have any queries regarding submission please email

What we offer

Picture books, around 600 words in length, illustrations or not

Picture books

Maximum word length 600 words

Junior fiction

For beginner readers, aged 5-8, word length 5,000-10,000

For confident readers, aged 7-10, word length 10,000-30,000

For middle readers, aged 11-14, word length 30,000-55,000

Illustrator submission

We are always looking for new illustrators to work with,
please click the link below to submit your work.Illustrators submissions

Manuscript submission

If you have a manuscript that you would like to submit 
please click the link below.
Manuscript submissions

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