2021 - We are not currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts.

Stay tuned for our submission call out later this year.

Submissions guidelines

Thank you for your interest in working with us!

We are a small, independent press and we publish only a few titles per year.


Before submitting your work

Please familiarise yourself with our list before submitting your work.

You can also find practical tips from our Authors and Illustrators on our new IGTV series, 'Inside a picture book'.

Please note we do not offer editing services.

What we are looking for

We only accept children's picture books manuscript (around 300 words max.)

Red Paper Kite publishes quirky stories to inspire wonder and foster creativity.

Our books encourage children to read for pleasure and be creative, 

Preparing your submission

Please send your manuscript as follow:


  • Typed and double spaced on one-sided A4 paper - in PDF format

  • Please include a short synopsis of your story

  • Unless you are an illustrator too, you do not need to find an illustrator for your story - we'll take care of that.

  • You can download our submission template here

  • Email us:



Please note that we cannot review submissions received via any other form.

What's next?

You will receive a note of acknowledgment for your submission. 

We appreciate your work and we review all submissions. If we wish to add your story to our list, we will get in touch within 6 weeks. If you haven't heard back from us please assume your work is not being considered for publishing. 


Please send a link of your professional folio to:


You can also join our monthly competition here.