For requested materials, don't forget to double space and number your pages. There's nothing worse than dropping an unnumbered manuscript on the floor.
Please include your contact information (including email!) on any submissions. We need to know how to get back in touch when we love your work.
Once we've requested material, please expect to wait two to four weeks for a response. We promise we'll be in touch as soon as we can.
If you are a writer who is interested in submitting a manuscript, please email a query and first chapter or the entire picture book manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include a short synopsis of the work(s), your background and/or publishing history, and anything else you think is relevant. No attachments, please. Unfortunately, we are not a large enough agency to respond to each query individually. If you don't hear from us within three weeks, please understand that we have read and considered your query, and have concluded that we are not the right agency to represent your work at this time. If we do request additional material, we would appreciate the exclusive opportunity to review it for one month.
For illustrators interested in submitting their work, please send an initial query letter detailing your background in publishing or illustration and any other pertinent information. Links to websites with examples of your work are extremely helpful. If we are interested in seeing more of your work, we will either request that you send digital files, such as jpegs, or hard copies to be mailed to our office.
If you have any other questions regarding Pippin’s submission policy or guidelines, please email email@example.com. Thank you!