Manuscript Submissions

Hello and Thank you for your interest in submitting to Little Lamb Books! We are currently closed to unsolicited submissions due to COVID-19. If you are a children's or YA author interested in submitting your faith-based manuscript, please continue reading our Submissions Guidelines and our new annual submissions open dates to determine if your story is a good fit with our company. Thank you!

1. Prepare

Before you get started, please make sure to read all submission guidelines and have all the information you need

2. Provide

Provide all necessary information and include all required documentation for your submission

3. Submit

Submit your manuscript either online or through the mail. We will respond to your submission within 3 months if we are interested.

Little Lamb Books is making changes to our submissions dates.
Please read carefully: We are currently closed to new unsolicited submissions due to COVID-19. When we re-open, we will only be open three times annually, including February 1-March 30, June 1- July 31, and November 1 - December 31. Thus, our next submission window will begin June 1, 2020. A reminder that submissions should only be for faith-based elementary, middle grade, and young adult fiction, unless a holiday title or devotional. Please read and follow our Submission Guidelines when you query. Thank you!

  • Elementary
  • $ 100
    monthly
  • Picture Books:
    4-8 yrs
    100-500 words
    Early Readers:
    6-9 yrs
    500-800 words
    Chapter Books:
    8-11 yrs
    3K-5K words

    Genres:

    • Inspirational
    • Historical Fiction
    • Realistic Fiction
    • Comedy
    • Adventure
    • Folktales/Fables
    • Holiday
    • Character Values

    Sample Titles:
    Gracie Lou Wants A Zoo by Shelly Roark
    Good Night, Fireflies by Janet Christensen

    The Borrowers by Mary Norton
    Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

  • Middle Grade
  • $ 100
    monthly
  • 10-14 years
    30k-60k words

    Genres:

    • Contemporary Christian/Inspirational
    • Comedy/Humorous
    • Mystery & Suspense
    • Action & Adventure
    • Historical Fiction
    • Fantasy/Fairy Tale
    • Sweet Romance

    Sample Titles:
    Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
    The Genius Files by Dan Gutman
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    by Roald Dahl
    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

  • Young Adult
  • $ 100
    monthly
  • 12+ years
    50k-80k words

    Genres:

    • Contemporary Christian/Inspirational
    • Comedy/Humorous
    • Mystery & Suspense
    • Action & Adventure
    • Historical Fiction
    • Science Fiction/Steam Punk
    • Fantasy/Fairy Tale
    • Sweet Romance

    Sample Titles:
    Launch by Jason C. Joyner

    The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

    The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis

    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Little Lamb Books will NOT accept any manuscripts containing:

Profanity - Graphic sex or violence - Horror - Paranormal - LGBT - Graphic novels of any kind

Manuscript Format as follows:

Subject Line: “First Initial/Last Name_Genre/Category_Title” - Double-spaced - 12 point font - Margins (at least 1” all around) - Page numbers in bottom right hand corners -Proofread & spell check EVERYTHING - Cover page with Name, Title and Genre Centered