Publish with Us

Lauren Simone Publishing House would like to help you publish your manuscript. We are interested primarily in children’s stories that are fun, exciting, engaging, educational, and teach children values. We accept short stories, chapter books, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

You are the author of a 
  • children's fiction
  • children's nonfiction
  • children’s book of poems
  • children's coloring book
  • children's journal

Your manuscript has a positive and balanced view of girls and boys
has original characters and novel plot has multicultural and diverse characters.
You are not represented by an agent or already self-published.  
You are the sole and rightful owner of the manuscript and illustrations.
You live in the United States and are authorized to work.

You fit one of the following categories:
  • ​a young author (aged 8 to 25)
  • an older author whose work is illustrated by young artists (aged 8 to 25)
  • a parent or grandparent coauthoring with children or grandchildren
  • an author from an underrepresented background (race, ethnicity, ability, religion).  

How to Submit Your Manuscript
If you would like us to consider your manuscript, it is recommended that you prepare the following:
Send us the full story.  If you would like us to consider your own illustrations, please also include them in your submission.

All manuscripts should be in double line spacing and font size 12, chapters and pages also numbered. We have high regard for good presentation.

Your manuscript should be emailed to and attached as a Word Document or PDF file. Include:
  • Full name of author and illustrator
  • Pen name, if relevant
  • State and Country of residence
  • Email and phone number
  • Date of birth
  • Short biography telling us about yourself including writing accomplishments and writing goals

All submissions to LSP are confidential. We carefully consider all submissions, but because of the high volume we receive, we cannot give individual feedback or editorial guidance, but we will reply to you within 2 – 4 weeks.

​Why publish with us
We are a small publishing company. You will receive individual attention and quick feedback. We provide the following services:
  • Illustrations, paper back and e-book formatting, and editing
  • ISBN, Bar code, Library of congress number
  • Copyright
  • Distribution via Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Nobles, and several indie book stores in California, Connecticut, D.C., Florida, Michigan, Missouri, NY, Texas, and Jamaica.
  • Marketing: book signing events, press release
  • Fair and equitable royalties