Question & AnswersCategory: Generala-query-regarding-the-1000-word-limit-on-submissions-for-illustrated-childrens-books
Kate Egan asked 2 months ago

Hi there,
I was just wondering if you could clarify, does the 1,000 word guideline refer to how much of the manuscript to submit or does it mean that completed illustrated children\’s books cannot be any longer than 1,000 words and you will not consider those that are longer than this limit? Many thanks, Kate

4 Answers
Sarah Davies Staff answered 2 months ago

Hi Kate
It means that if you are an author/illustrator who is writing a picture book (ie, not an older novel), we need it to be less than 1000 words in length. The market is resistant to longer texts. I hope this clarifies!
Sarah

Sarah Davies Staff answered 2 months ago

Hi Kate
It means that if you are an author/illustrator who is writing a picture book (ie, not an older novel), we need it to be less than 1000 words in length. The market is resistant to longer texts. I hope this clarifies!
Sarah

Sarah Davies Staff answered 2 months ago

Hi Kate
It means that if you are an author/illustrator who is writing a picture book (ie, not an older novel), we need it to be less than 1000 words in length. The market is resistant to longer texts. I hope this clarifies!
Sarah

Sarah Davies Staff answered 2 months ago

Hi Kate
It means that if you are an author/illustrator who is writing a picture book (ie, not an older novel), we need it to be less than 1000 words in length. The market is resistant to longer texts. I hope this clarifies!
Sarah