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 eight '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're committed to opening up a space for diverse voices so we particularly want to hear from authors and illustrators of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) heritage.
What should I submit?
For authors: Please send us your full picture book manuscript or at least the first three chapters of a manuscript for older readers.
For illustrators: Please send us your portfolio & a link to your website.
For author-illustrators: Please send us your complete book dummy.