We publish children's books about magic, witchcraft, and spirituality. This can take many forms and your work should be reflective of your personal practice and experience. We'd love to see your family rituals, favorite deities, cultural folklore, divination systems, or whatever feels magical to you.
Submissions are currently open for board books, picture books, chapter books, and select middle grade nonfiction.
Submit a complete and edited manuscript. No rough drafts, please.
Picture book manuscripts should be submitted as text only PDFs.
Chapter books and MG should be submitted as proposals with the first 2-3 chapters in full along with an outline and samples of the following chapters.
If your work is part of a series, please only submit the first installment. Series potential and information should go in your cover letter.
Illustrations do not need to be sent with picture book manuscripts. If you are both the author and illustrator, please include samples of your work, sketches, or a book dummy.
Work should be unpublished.
To submit, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Manuscript Submission" and your cover letter in the body of the email. Manuscripts should be sent as PDF attachments ONLY.
Please include the following in your cover letter:
- A brief synopsis of the work
- Target audience
- Word count
- Comp titles and market positioning
- How your work fits into the Moon Dust Press catalog
- An author bio
- Contact information and public social media handles
Manuscripts are reviewed on a rolling basis. You'll hear back from us whether your pitch is successful or not, but it could take up to 12 weeks.
If you are an illustrator who would like to be considered for future projects, please feel free to submit your portfolio for consideration with the subject line "Portfolio Submission". We will contact you if there is a good project fit.
Submissions that do not follow the instructions above will not be considered and may not receive a response.