Submission Policy

We review unsolicited manuscripts several times a year as schedules allow. We do not assume responsibility for manuscripts submitted nor do we guarantee the return of a submission, so please do not send any materials you need returned. Additionally, in receiving a submission, we cannot assume any obligation to not publish a book based on a similar concept. If interested, we will contact you regarding the submission. No emails or phone calls.

Submission Guidelines

We review children’s picture book, middle grade, and young adult manuscripts. Please browse our website for an idea of the books we publish. In your submission package, please include a one-page pitch letter including contact information, sample of the work (up to 15 pages), and self-addressed stamped envelope.

Submissions can be sent to:

  • 2395 S Huron Parkway, Suite 200
  • Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Please address packages to Manuscript Submissions.

Electronic submissions can be sent to: submissions@sleepingbearpress.com