Thanks to reader Kaytie for spotting another children’s publisher to add to our list! Maverick publish a range of lively and colourful picture books. They are looking for quirky, interesting reads with strong storylines. As a guide, their books are usually 32 pages long and no longer than 1,200 words and they prefer text only, not illustrations. Email submissions are preferred as pdf or Word attachments together with a covering letter or email, but you can also submit by post. Find all the details on their submissions page.
If you like to write stories that rhyme,
Most publishers have to decline.
Though your verse may fill them with delight
They must consider foreign rights,
And your carefully crafted creation
Loses something in translation.
But sometimes a publisher will have a go –
At the back of their mind there’s a Gruffalo –
And I’m happy to tell you that Maverick
Will consider your stanzas, so make ’em slick!
(If your rhyming, like mine, just gets rubbisher,
You may not find a publisher!)