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Submission Guidelines

Full Cycle Publications Submission Guidelines

We are thrilled that you have considered Full Cycle Publications. Currently, we have an open submissions policy, but due to the sheer number of submissions each week we will only respond to those submissions we are interested in. Please allow 4-6 weeks for a response. If you have not heard from us by then, you can assume that we are not interested in publishing your work. You may engage in simultaneous submissions. Send submissions to: submissionsFCP@fullcyclepublications.com We do not accept submissions by regular mail.

Before you send a query and package to us, please visit our website and review the books there to determine if we are the right kind of publisher for your book. We look for unique and authentic voices, strong writing skills, and beautiful artwork. We especially enjoy working with debut authors and illustrators. If you’ve reviewed our current list and believe your work would be a good fit, please submit according to the following directions. Currently, all work submitted must be written in English.

To Submit Your Work:

  1. Place the following in the subject line: Submission:Genre:Title
    So, for example: Submission:Graphic Novel Middle Reader:Spartan & the Green Egg: A Trip to the Rainforest
    NOTE, emails that don’t use the subject line formatting will not be reviewed.
  2. Include a cover letter in the body of your email
  3. Attach the first 10 pages of your work as a PDF or Word document. File sizes should not be larger than 4MB
  4. Include a synopsis of your book, or a table of contents
  5. A short bio author bio

To Submit Picture Books:

May be fiction or non-fiction up to 1000 words, for children ages 1-6, Submit with or without artwork. If we accept the picture book for publication it is no guarantee that the artwork will be accepted along with the manuscript.

To Submit Chapter Books:

Fiction or non-fiction for young readers between ages of 7-12. Word count no more than 20,000 words. Also include a list of three titles of comparative books that have been published in the last few years. They should have a similar audience and tone to your submission. How is yours a bit different? Explain.

To Submit Middle Grade Fiction/Non-Fiction:

Fiction or non-fiction for young readers between ages of 9-14. Word count no more than 35,000 words. Also include a list of three titles of comparative books that have been published in the last few years. They should have a similar audience and tone to your submission. How is yours a bit different? Explain.

To Submit Young Adult/ Teen Fiction:

Fiction or non-fiction for young readers between ages of 14-18. Word count no more than 80,000 words. Also include a list of three titles of comparative books that have been published in the last few years. They should have a similar audience and tone to your submission. How is yours a bit different? Explain.

To Submit Graphic Novels:

Due to the unique nature of the graphic novel, please submit the entire manuscript with storyboard art (or full illustrations), in addition to the general submissions requirements. If the file is extremely large, submit using the WeTransfer platform. We do not accept graphic novels that are of a violent or explicit nature.