New Submission Guidelines

We have recently updated our submission policy!

MidnightSun Books
MidnightSun Books

MidnightSun is always accepting submissions.

Please send a digital copy of your manuscript to Please include a subject line stating your name, the title of your manuscript, and its genre (eg: Jane Doe, ‘High Tea’, Picture Book). Please attach your manuscript as a Word document titled, ‘Name: Manuscript Title’ (eg. Jane Doe: High Tea).

Send the first 20 pages only! If we are compelled to read more, we’ll ask for the rest. We want digital manuscripts with 1.5 or double line spacing. Choose Times New Roman or another easy-to-read font.

Please proof-read thoroughly and always let someone else read it too before sending us your manuscript. Typos really put us off and we don’t want to turn away an otherwise fantastic project because we have spotted a simple mistake in the first paragraph.

Include a cover letter in the body of the email with your name, the title of your manuscript, your contact details (including email address and phone number) and the word count of your project. If you have previous publications or other relevant experience, please feel free to include it in the letter and also write a paragraph about yourself and your interests if you wish. We would also like to know how you would classify the genre and where it fits in the market. For example, are there any other authors or books you would compare your manuscript to?

If you follow these guidelines, your manuscript submission will be read by one of our editors. If you have already sent your manuscript according to our previous guidelines, please don’t panic, we will still read your manuscript and respond in due course.

If we love what we read, we will be in touch by email to request a hard copy of the full manuscript to be sent to our office. Please be aware it may take 3-6 months for us to get back to you about your submission. Unfortunately, due to our large workload, we cannot provide individual feedback on submissions.

We look forward to hearing from you!

7 thoughts on “New Submission Guidelines”

  1. Hello
    I am a new British writer hoping to get published in Australia. I have a children’s picture book story called THE KING AND THE SHELL it has a strong eco message and was inspired by my travels in Australia while on a gap year. I consider Australia to be my spiritual home. I also have an illustrator willing to do my art work.
    I have a higher diploma in screenwriting from Liverpool university this will be my first publication.
    I would like to submit to you. Will you accept authors from overseas?

    Thanking you

    Rowena Swanson

    1. Hi Rowena,
      Yes, we are open for manuscripts from around the world. Good luck!
      The MidnightSun Team

  2. Hello, I have a picture book that I have written and illustrated. I have it in a picture book dummy format. I wondered if I may be able to submit this to you?

    Kindest regards Janet Trotta

    1. Hi Janet,
      Yes, you may send us the dummy but we won’t be able to return it to you unless you include a self-addressed envelope with the correct postage on it.
      Best regards.
      The MidnightSun Team

  3. Hello. The books on your website don’t seem to be for very young children. I’m wondering if you publish picture books for ages 2-6.

    1. Hi Jane, You are right. Our books tend to be for children 4+. We don’t publish board books or picture books for toddlers. Cheers, Anna

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