Writer and Artist Submissions

Craigmore Creations is a graphic novel and children’s book publisher in Portland, Oregon. Our books are focused on topics of science and natural history. Our mission is to incite an interest in science and nature for children of all backgrounds and grade levels. We use art and illustration to bring stories of the earth to life.

We are currently accepting manuscript submissions and project pitches. We are looking for stories that are geared towards children and young readers. We are especially interested in Earth science and geology, but we will consider any promising manuscript having to do with science and natural history.

We will NOT accept works of science fiction, scientific studies, or articles. Remember, our works are geared toward children and young adults. Any work that does not meet this qualification will not be considered.

We are also accepting submission for illustrators on a project basis. We are looking for illustrators whose work fits into our aesthetic. If you have an idea for an illustrated comic strip or series, we may consider that also. Scientific emphasis and specialization still applies.

Manuscript submissions must include:

  • An executed Submission Release and Agreement. Download here: Craigmore Submission Release and Agreement Form.
  • A cover letter describing the work as a whole. Include all information that you think we should have in order to make a decision about your project. In particular, tell us who your target audience is and provide a rationale for why we are the best publisher for your work. Also describe your background and qualifications: why are you the right person to write this book?
  • For children’s picture books, please submit a draft of the entire manuscript. For longer works, please submit one or two sample chapters.
  • Your schedule to complete the book.

Illustration submission must include:

  • An executed Submission Release and Agreement. Download here: Craigmore Submission Release and Agreement Form.
  • A cover letter introducing yourself, your work, and your background.
  • Artwork samples on CD or printed copies of work that fits into our aesthetic. You may also include the URL to your website.

Handwritten letters and/or submissions will not be considered.

Please be sure that your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address are on the manuscript and that your name is on the back of each piece of art.  Manuscripts will not be reviewed and will be immediately destroyed without notice to you if the Submission Release and Agreement is not signed and included with your submission.

If you wish your materials returned, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope of the correct size to contain your work with sufficient postage for the return of all of your material. Without this, we cannot return your materials to you.

If you do not need your materials returned, please include a SASE for our reply. Please allow two months for a reply.  We reserve the right to destroy any materials for which you do not provide an appropriate return envelope with sufficient postage affixed.

Please do NOT send originals of anything. We are not liable for artwork or manuscript submissions.

In receiving a submission, we do not assume any duty not to publish a book based on a similar idea, concept or story.  See the terms of the Submission Release and Agreement.

We do not accept submissions by fax or email, and we do not discuss concepts over the phone.

Thank you for your interest in Craigmore Creations. We look forward to reviewing your work soon.

Mailing address:

Craigmore Creations
Attn: Submissions
2900 SE Stark St, Suite 1A
Portland, OR 97214

Download here: Craigmore Submission Release and Agreement Form