Sunday, 27 September 2009

Children's Books

Penguin Ireland have launched a Puffin imprint for Ireland.

Aimed at the 8-12 market rather than picture books or Young Adults. They are looking for Irish voices but with potential to appeal to other Penguin markets. They are looking for someone/thing that could become a new series. Check their back catalogue for type of thing they publish. The new imprint will be headed up by Paddy O’Doherty.

Submit to: Puffin Ireland, 25 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin.

See their website here

A new imprint for New Island Books: Little Island

They plan to publish their first batch of books for children and young teenagers in the spring of 2010. Three main areas: books in translation, new books by new and old(ish) Irish authors, and some reprints of good books by Irish writers that have somehow slipped out of print. For the moment, they are concentrating on quality fiction for pre-teens (9-12) and early to mid-teens (13-16), but that’s more a preference than a policy decision. They are committed to quality, but open-minded on just about everything else, so anyone with a really great idea for a book is welcome to come aboard and talk to them.

Check out general submission info here Subs to elaina.oneill AT newisland DOT com (insert the relevant @ and .!)

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