Written by Emily Harstone

Pavilion Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals

Updated May 2022: Now permanently closed to un-agented submissions.

Pavilion Books is an independent London-based publisher that specializes in illustrated books. They have international distribution. They have a number of imprints and between them they publish 150 books per year. Much of what they publish has to do with craft, cooking, children, and textile art.

You can learn more about the different imprints here. When you submit they ask that you submit to a specific imprint. It’s good to spend time getting to know the imprint you are considering submitting to, so that you know your work is a good fit for it.

Outside of children’s books their focus is very much on non-fiction. You can get a good feel for the range of books they publish here.

Submissions should contain a proposed outline, chapter outline and as well as a sample chapter if available, as well as a cover letter containing your name, address and other contact details. Please include a stamped, addressed envelope to enable them to respond to you.

All submissions must be made through the post.

To learn more, please go here.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2020 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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