Written by Emily Harstone July 8th, 2021

Young Dragons: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Update June 12th 2023: They are currently only open to submissions from author/illustrators and authors who are already agented. I’m not sure yet if this is a permanent shift, but for the time being I think it’s safe to consider them closed to unagented authors.

Young Dragons is a division of Oghma Creative Media. It is a traditional independent publisher with three imprints. Little Dragons (Lee Press) focuses on publishing picture books and middle grade readers. Fledgling Dragons (Fife Press) focuses on young adult fiction. Inquisitive Dragons (Arbroath Abbey) focuses on publishing non-fiction resources for parents and educators.

As far as I can tell, only Little Dragons and Fledgling Dragons have published books so far. You can see what they published here, to get a feel for what they are interested in. Their covers range from good to decent.

They don’t have a distributor listed on the website that I could find. As you can see from their home page they are more focused on recruiting authors then selling books, but they have clear outlines for what they are seeking which is always helpful.

As far as I can tell they actively started publishing in 2020 but their parent company, Oghma, has been around since 2016. They have no formal about section on the website and no information about staff that I could find. Both companies seem to submit books for awards.

To read their full submission guidelines, go here. They will close  submissions for 2022 on August 31st.

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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