Reycraft Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone

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Their mission is to create books of interest for all children. Founded by Sera Reycraft, a Korean who immigrated to the United States as a child, they mostly focus on publishing diverse books from underrepresented communities, particularly by #ownvoices authors. What they publish covers an interesting and vibrant range, from the story of a girl writing her Abuelo in Mexico, to the story of a trans boy meeting a new teacher, to the biography of Spotted Tail, and the story of a girl with cerebral palsy learning to paint.You can get a feel for what they publish here.

Reycraft Books is linked to Newmark Learning and Benchmark Education.

They publish original and licensed works from authors and illustrators around the globe. They accept direct submissions and well as submissions from agents. All of their covers are beautifully illustrated. Their books are all hardcovers. Many receive Kirkus Starred reviews and a number have won other awards.

Their editorial team is experienced and also primarily from diverse backgrounds. To find out more about them, you can scroll to the bottom of this page.

They accept work for children ages 5-12. They are not interested in work aimed at young adults at this time.

If you are submitting a picture book or early reader, please submit the cover letter + full text, without art, unless you are a professional artist. They ask for the cover letter and full text of chapter books. Illustrators can also submit their work.

To learn more about their full submission guidelines and to submit, go here.


Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2021 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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