August House: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone

August House was established in 1978, originally it focused on publishing poetry but in the 80’s their focus switched to folklore and after that to storytelling. They no longer publish poetry, instead they focus on publishing children’s books, although many of these are influenced by folklore. They currently publish children’s folktales, picture books, early-grade chapter books, and storytelling resource materials.

They were a originally based in Little Rock, Arkansas, but in 2004 they were purchased and the headquarters were moved to Atlanta, Georgia. They also have a now online imprint called Story Cove that focuses on global folk tales that work for classroom teaching. Their picture book imprint is called LittleFolk.

They have published a number of well known authors and illustrators. I highly encourage you to explore their back catalog to get a better feel for what they have previously published. I think that will give you a much better feel for what they are interested.

One of the things I found strange is that the submission form is on the bottom of every page of the website. However because the website is so busy, and full of so many books and other pieces of information, it can be hard to find, as usually the submission form is on a separate page. The other thing that is strange is that when you click on the submission guidelines button on the form you are redirected to the About Us page, which does not have any submission guidelines but contains a link to the submission guidelines page.

It is very confusing because on the submission guidelines page they says they can only accept submissions via mail, so please do not use the form.  Please review the submission guidelines thoroughly before submitting.

You can visit their website here.



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