Bright, colourful books with animal heroes

Facebook blue small Google + red small Twitter blue small



NurseryBox are always on the lookout for talented new authors and artists.


We prioritise the championing of emerging talent and welcome unsolicited submissions from both within the UK and abroad.


We are particularly interested in picture books with animal characters. Submissions may be made via this website and by email.


As a matter of courtesy, we guarantee to acknowledge receipt of all submissions within five working days.

All submissions are passed to our in-house editorial team, who will look at every single manuscript and sample illustration sent to us.

NurseryBox will respond to all those who have made submissions with further advice and some feedback.


The NurseryBox submissions policy is quite flexible.

For picture book manuscripts, just send the completed manuscript together with author contact details.

We do not require a synopsis or covering letter.


We are happy to view web link to portfolios and social media profiles, so if you wish to provide such links please do.


We prefer manuscripts typed at a minimum font size of 12, in either a pdf or doc compatible format.

There are no fixed requirements related to line spacing but authors may find it helpful to consider using a minimum of single line document layout for manuscript submissions.


We prefer illustrations in a jpeg compatible format and at a minimum dpi of 100.

No file uploaded
(10MB max)
* Required