What we're looking for...
First of all, we are going to be a very small publishing house, starting with just two books a year. So we are going to have to turn away a lot of good books!
But if you have a picture book, a chapter book or a middle grade novel that you believe really meets the needs of today's Jewish kids, then we ask you:
Is your book fun and different? Funny and wacky? Intriguing and mysterious? Or perhaps it helps the reader travel to a fantastic new world?
Does your book give today's young Jewish readers what they really want to read? Does it strive for fun and enjoyment over learning and education?
And, most of all, will it grab their attention in the same wonderfully intense way that the books they read outside the Jewish world do?
If you have a book like that, then we would like to see it. And perhaps, just perhaps, we can bring your book into the world together....
Intergalactic Afikoman looks forward to accepting submissions from agented and unagented authors and illustrators.
We will offer our authors and illustrators an advance and royalties, plus publicity and marketing for the beautiful books that we look forward to creating together. (We plan to keep our initial lists extremely small, so that we can give each book the critical attention it deserves.)
Please follow the submissions guidelines below if you would like us to consider your manuscript:
Please email all submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Illustrators: We are always looking for illustrators whose style can best complement a manuscript we have acquired. If you would like us to consider you as an illustrator for one of our books, please send us an email with the link to your online illustration portfolio.
Picture Books: Please email us your complete manuscript as an attachment. Please title your email with the title of your picture book.
Chapter Books & Middle Grade: Please email us the first three chapters of your manuscript as an attachment. Please title your email with the title of your manuscript.
Author/Illustrators: If you are both an author and an illustrator, please submit your manuscript and two sample illustrations.
Response Time: At the present time, we plan to respond to all submissions. Please wait three months for a reply. If you have not heard from us within three months, you may email us to inquire about the status of your manuscript.
Thank you so very much! We look forward to considering your submission!