Skeezel Press

Publisher of Stories

Submission Guidelines

We ask you send fully-developed manuscripts by email only. Proposals with the following elements will be considered for publication:

  • A cover letter briefly outlining your project, the intended audience (including age ranges), and your relevant expertise, if applicable.
  • A market analysis which should provide list of similar titles with publication dates and sales (if possible) and a detailed explanation of how your title differs from available similar titles.
  • Bracketed art suggestions are appreciated; illustration samples should not be sent unless professionally competent.
  • A description of your personal promotion plans for the proposed book (including both in-person and social media outreach)

As you prepare a proposal, please keep in mind a few of our main considerations:

  • What is the purpose of your story? Who will want to read it?
  • Quality: Is the project well written and thoroughly researched?
  • Silver Bullet: What is the one thing that sets your story apart from similar available titles?

Finally, please type “Manuscript for Review” in the subject line and email your manuscript proposals to:

Please allow 7-10 days for my reply; I will get back to you!


Do I need to have my manuscript professionally edited?

Yes!  If not by a professional person, try one of the many online products available to check such things as grammar, spelling, sentence structure and readability. If possible, attach a report.

How many pages is a typical children’s book?

A typical children’s picture book is 32 pages of text.  While there is no set amount, about 450 words is a good working length.  Do not paginate your story.  If selected, our professional staff manages that.

How do I know the reading level of my story?

This is not required; however, you could use one of the online products to check the readability and grade level of your story.  It can be very helpful.

Should I attach illustrations?

No; however, bracketed illustration notes are appreciated!

What is the age range for a children’s picture book?

Typically, 4-8 years old, or Kindergarten through 2nd grade.