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Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Thank you for considering Peter Pauper Press as the potential publisher of your work. Before submitting artwork, a manuscript, or query to us, please make sure it would fit our publishing program by familiarizing yourself with our products. We publish humor and gift books, stationery, journals, engagement calendars, personal organizers, children’s activity and picture books, and novelty formats. We consider proposals for art or manuscripts for works in each of these categories. Our target audience is primarily women, and our common themes are celebrating relationships (e.g., friendship, sisters, mothers, teachers) or special occasions (e.g., the birth of a child, graduation, wedding, holidays).

We do not acquire poetry, short stories, novels, religious material, or “how-to” non-fiction.

You may submit art or manuscript material by mail. We do not consider emailed submissions.

Your cover letter should include a brief description of the project and what is included in the submission. For manuscripts, please include the intended market, how your project differs from the competition, and information about your credentials if relevant to the work. If appropriate, an outline and two sample chapters should also be included. Manuscript submissions must be typed.

Please do not send original artwork or photographs, as we are not responsible if materials are lost or damaged.


Please note that we do not track receipt of submissions. If you wish confirmation of receipt, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard. The postcard will be returned upon our receipt of your materials, before we evaluate the submission.

If you require a response to or return of a submission, you must enclose a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage to cover that portion of material that you wish to have returned. Please allow up to three months from the time we receive your material for a response.

IMPORTANT: Self-addressed return mail weighing more than 13 ounces must carry metered postage, not stamps. We are not responsible for any unsolicited submissions.

Submit your manuscripts to:

Editorial Submissions
Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
202 Mamaroneck Ave., 4th Floor
White Plains, NY 10601-5376

Submit your art materials to:

Art Submissions
Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
202 Mamaroneck Ave., 4th Floor
White Plains, NY 10601-5376

Hard copy manuscript submissions must be typed. Please do not send original artwork or photographs, as we are not responsible if materials are lost or damaged. Please allow up to three months from the time we receive your material for a response.

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