Submissions

We are looking to partner with writers and illustrators who are passionate about introducing the people, places, and cultures of South Asia and South Asian diaspora with the world. Our aim is to bring stories that authentically represent the diversity of the region and its people to a new generation of readers.

Please read this post for more on this issue – Authentic, not just diverse.

Genres we are seeking – picture books, early readers, middle grade, YA, and graphic novels.

We are looking for people who share our love for books and are willing to actively participate in the process of building a market for our stories.

Here are some basic guidelines –

For writers:

Send a query letter and three sample chapters to editors@yalibooks.com.  For picture books, please send us the entire manuscript. Your entry must be original, unpublished, and not accepted by any other publisher or producer at the time of submission.

For illustrators:

Send us your bio, a link to your portfolio, and TWO sample images to editors@yalibooks.com.

Submissions sent through social media will not be considered.