Scribble is a vibrant, eclectic list of illustrated books for children by brilliant writers and artists from around the world. Based in Melbourne, Australia.
Miriam has been working in publishing more than a decade, in both Melbourne and London. In 2011 she took up the role of Art Director at Scribe and in 2016 she launched Scribe’s first picture-book imprint, Scribble.
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 two daughters who are, of course, Scribble’s harshest critics.
Tess is always trying to think like a kid so that she can do her job well. She takes social literacy seriously and wants to ensure that kids are able to see themselves and each other in the books they read. Her first-ever job title was Fairy Queen: she hosted birthday parties at a fairy shop in Fremantle. She thinks working at Scribble is a natural continuation from that magical beginning.
When she was little, some of her favourite books included A Witch Got on at Paddington Station written by Dyan Sheldon and illustrated by Wendy Smith, The Seashell Song by Susie Jenkin-Pearce with lush illustrations from Claire Fletcher, and My Place by Nadia Wheatley, illustrated by Donna Rawlins. As a teen without many queer YA fiction options available to her, she loved Armisted Maupin’s Tales of the City series.
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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.
How can I request a review copy?
Please email 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
Can I send you my manuscript?Scribble is open for submissions every year in the month of June. We look forward to receiving your pitches in June 2022!
Can I send you my illustration samples?
We are happy to accept artwork samples from illustrators year-round. 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
We cannot consider portfolios that are sent via transferlink or website links.