Dear Authors and Illustrators,

Little Pink Dog Books are now CLOSED for general submissions.

We would like to thank the many hundreds of authors and illustrators who responded to our call for submissions on 14th February 2020. We were amazed at the huge response, which was truely fantastic. As we all know, a month or so later COVID-19 appeared and this changed the lives of many, including bookshops and retail outlets, through which Little Pink Dog Books and many other publishers market and sell their books. The net effect of this has been a depressed retail sector.

Against this background, I am pleased to say that we are in discussions with a couple of authors with a view too publishing their manuscripts in the next year or so, which is great news. We will be making announcements for these manuscripts in the coming months. Very regrettably, with the uncertainties in the marketplace, all other submissions may assume that they were unfortunately unsuccessful in this submission period, but we wish them luck in placing their manuscripts with other publishers.

For the illustrators who submitted their portfolios, we will be keeping their details on file and hope to be able to engage some of them in the future.

Finally, we would like to thank everyone for their wonderful support and patience, and we look forward to a much brighter future for all new and emerging children’s picture book authors and illustrators in the coming months.

Kathy and Dr. Peter Creamer

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