Scribble is a vibrant, eclectic list of illustrated books for children by brilliant writers and artists from around the world. We have offices in Melbourne and London.
Miriam has been a book-cover designer for over a decade, working in Melbourne and London. Miriam returned to Melbourne in 2011 and took up the role of Art Director at Scribe. In 2016 she launched Scribe’s first picture-book imprint, Scribble. She is one of the founders of the Australian Book Designers Association.
Her favourite book as a child was The Quangle Wangle’s Hat by Edward Lear, featuring Helen Oxenbury’s illustration. And her favourite colour is the sky just before it gets dark. She is also mother to a toddler with a cheeky smile and an insatiable taste for dill pickles.
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Do you publish ebooks?
We love making real books—books that you can hold and smell, books that you can keep forever, and books that become part of a family’s memories. At the moment Scribble is focused on producing the best physical books we can make and we’re not currently publishing our titles digitally.
Can I submit my book idea to Scribble?
Scribble Submissions Policy
Scribble accepts unsolicited and unagented manuscripts for review. We are currently only accepting picture book submissions from authors and illustrators. However, to help us cope with the volume of submissions we will only accept submissions between 1 June to 30 June 2017. Any submissions received outside these periods will unfortunately not be read.
Scribble is a vibrant, eclectic, and thought-provoking list of picture books, which celebrates the universe of childhood. Please familiarise yourself with our publishing list before you submit. At present we publish around six titles a year.
We accept manuscripts by email. Please email email@example.com with attachments (Word or PDF) of:
• a synopsis of your work (up to 3 paragraphs);
• your manuscript; and
• a writer’s CV and/or a summary of your previous publications/awards/recognition for your work.
We are happy to accept artwork samples from illustrators. Please provide your CV and 6-10 digital samples of your artwork in JPEG or PDF form (5MB size limit) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Then what happens?
You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt.
We will assess all manuscripts by September 30, 2017. We are not able to respond to unsuccessful submissions, so if you have not heard from us by this date, your submission has unfortunately not been successful.
How can I request a review copy?
Please contact our brilliant publicist Lilly O’Gorman (email@example.com) for all review copy requests.
Who distributes your books?
Scribble’s books are sold and distributed by the following organisations. Shops wishing to place orders should deal directly with the relevant distributor:
Australia (book trade)
Penguin Books/United Book Distributors
T: Toll-free 1800 33 1015
F: (03) 9811 2405
www.penguin.com.auUnited Kingdom (all sales)
Independent Alliance—Faber & FaberBloomsbury House
74-77 Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DA
T: 020 7927 3810