Written by Emily Harstone

Enchanted Lion: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Enchanted Lion is a children’s book publisher based in Brooklyn that was founded in 2003. You can learn more about their team here. Their books are well designed, engaging, and have great covers. Many of the books they have published have been featured in the New York Times, and won awards. They are well distributed and my local library has a large number of their books.

They really support international authors and have published a number of books in translation. All of the books I saw had a visual aspect, although some were aimed at older kids (up to the age of 14).

They are open to donations, and have done Kickstarters in the past, which is not unheard of for a small press, but also isn’t expected either.

They are open to general submissions now, but don’t have detailed submission guidelines. Please spend an extended period of time with their catalogue here, and with their mission statement here before considering submitting. This is a very small press, the kind that often ends up closing to unsolicited submissions permanently, if they get too many submissions that indicate a lack of research or appreciation of fit.

To learn more, go here.


Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2022 Guide to Manuscript Publishers.

She regularly teaches three acclaimed courses on writing and publishing at The Writer’s Workshop at Authors Publish. You can follow her on Facebook here.

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