Children’s Book Submissions
Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander children's book writer or artist/illustrator?
Do you have an unpublished story you would like published?
If you answered yes to either question, the Aboriginal Studies Press (ASP) wants to hear from you!
Why are we doing this?
To showcase the talent and brilliance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s books writers and artist/illustrators.
What are we looking for?
- Stories that connect with young readers, capturing their imaginations with rich cultural stories and illustrations, fiction and non-fiction.
- Stories written in English or Language or both.
- Stories supported by the author/illustrator/ artist's community or where appropriate permissions have been secured.
- Illustrations can use a range of media, from water colour, acrylic, colour pencils to collage, photography and digital.
What do we mean by children's book?
Board books: Age 0-3 Years
have a single word or a very simple sentence. The illustrations in board books are usually bright, colourful images to capture the early reader. Board books are
designed for very young children and are made of thick paperboard to take the wear and tear.
Board books are generally 12 pages and 300 words or less.
Picture books: Age 3-8 Years
Illustrations dominate the text or the illustrations share the role of telling the story. It is not uncommon for every single page of a picture book to be illustrated.
Picture books can be written in different styles with simple plots.
Picture books are normally 32 pages long and around 500-700 words (often advised to aim for 500).
Who are we?
publisher of Australian Indigenous studies. We have an eye for identifying compelling and award- winning narratives that capture the unique heritage and diverse
lives of Australia’s first peoples. We pride ourselves on our ethical publishing which provides readers with a rich understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander peoples’ histories and cultures.
See our website to find out more about the ASP publishing process.