We are looking for something unique that has not been ripple book before, an interesting story that captures a moment with a timeless feel. We are looking for picture driven stories for children ages 2-8.
Please do not send early readers, middle grade, or YA manuscripts. Please do not submit your story with page breaks or illustration notes. Do not submit a story with doodles or personal photographs. Send your story in manuscript form. We are looking for something fresh and original. Please read our books to see what type of stories we publish.
If you’re interested in gaining insight to our submission process you can read multiple essays written by Ripple Grove Press President and Founder, Rob Broder, here. Submit your story with an introduction that includes a summary of your story, a brief biography of yourself, and contact information. Do not send questions to submit email address. Please put your title of your manuscript in the subject line. If it does not appear, your story will not be read.
Please do not send attachments of your manuscript. Put your story in the body of the email. Illustrators with a story to tell can send a PDF. Please do not include a self addressed stamped envelope.
Your manuscript will not be returned. Please read our books to see the type of stories we are interested in. When submitting artwork DO NOT send original art. Send samples with a brief biography and contact information. Given the volume of manuscripts Ripple Grove Press receives, we are no longer able to individually respond to each submission. Please allow 5 months for us to review your submission. If we are interested in your story, you can expect to hear from us within that time.
If you do not hear from us after that time, we are not interested in publishing your story. We receive thousands of submissions and only publish a few books each year. Remember to include the title of your story in the subject line. We will not share your contact details with any third parties. That’s why we challenge our corporate partners, our colleagues, and ourselves to take responsibility for the collective fostering of positive change in the world. The Slight Edge to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, a national non-profit organization that embodies our “Pay it Forward” philosophy in a real and practical way. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to foster positive and enduring one-on-one mentor relationships with children facing adversity.
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