At Lantana, we do things a little differently. Check out our submissions process below.
What do we publish?
If you look on our collections page, you'll see that we've arranged our books into 'themes'. These collections showcase what we really care about. If you have a story that fits into one of these collections, we'd love to hear from you.
We're currently looking for short picture book texts for 2-4 year olds (usually no more than 500 words and often a lot shorter), early reader series fiction for 5-8 year olds, and middle grade fiction for 9-12 year olds. We also accept non-fiction submissions.
Who do we want to hear from?
We aim to be as inclusive as possible so we particularly want to hear from authors and illustrators of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) heritage, those who identify as LGBTQ+, those who have a disability, or anyone who grew up unable to see themselves in the books they read as a child.
What should I submit?
For authors: Please send us your full picture book or narrative non-fiction manuscript, or at least the first three chapters of a manuscript for older readers, plus a full synopsis.
For illustrators: Please send us your portfolio & a link to your website.
For author-illustrators: Please send us your complete book dummy.