Submission Guidelines for Authors and Illustrators

Thank you for your interest in Apples & Honey Press! We publish high-quality books for children that depict contemporary, diverse Jewish life and strong Jewish values. Our specialty is picture books for very young children (2-4) and slightly older children (3-8). We welcome unsolicited manuscripts and art samples. 

If you’re an author...

What should you send?

Your submission should include:

  • The entire manuscript for the picture book (typically between 700-1200 words.) Please include your name, address, phone number, and email address on the title page of your manuscript.
  • A cover letter with a brief description of the book and your background (occupation, education, prior writing, etc.)
  • Artwork is not expected or required.
  • We prefer emailed submissions, with the manuscript sent as an attached Word document.

Where should you send it?

Every manuscript submission is reviewed by our Creative Team, after which you will receive a response from a member of our editorial staff. Please allow three months for us to consider your submission. 

If you’re an Illustrator...

What should you send?

  • Samples of your work that demonstrate your creativity, ability to show the same character with different emotions, and skills in your chosen media. (Make sure to include your name and contact information on every illustration sample.)
  • A list of your previously published work and your resume
  • Physical copies, such as color photocopies, postcards, or tear sheets are best. You can also send a link to a website portfolio. Samples sent via email as attachments will not be viewed.
  • Do not send original art, as we cannot guarantee their return.


Where should you send it?

  • Send hard copy submissions to:

Art Director at Apples and Honey Press
241B Millburn Ave
Millburn, NJ 07041

All art samples are reviewed by our Creative Team. Due to the high volume of art submissions, we cannot respond to every submission. If there is a project that the Creative Team thinks your style would be a good match for, we will be in touch with you.