Daffydowndilly Press

We publish rhyming poetry for children, written by adults. Unsolicited manuscripts are welcome year round.  We prefer metrical rhyming poetry, but are also open to free verse.

Poets may submit 24 – 30 poems (to be published in a 6 x 9 matte or glossy cover book).

All manuscripts should be in Times New Roman, 12-point font.

Include in this order: Title page, Acknowledgments, Poems, Biography.

Poets should include their name and address in a cover letter. Please make sure to include an email address with your information.

Manuscripts will be responded to within fourteen days.

The manuscript must be previously unpublished in book form.

Submissions should be suitable for children age 12 and under.

We require a reading fee on all unsolicited manuscripts of $ 20.00.

We welcome illustrations if you have permission to publish them for commercial use. The inside of the book is black and white, no color.

Books retail at $14.00, they have an ISBN number and are listed at Amazon.

Keep each poem in your collection targeted for the same age group.

How to submit: type your name in the subject line of your email. Include a brief cover letter in the body of your email, attach your document. Pleases incude your marketing plan.

Please submit your reading fee below .