Welcome to our submissions page!


PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer accepting for submissions at this time. 




We are always looking for different artists to add to our talent pool. We favour Canadian artists and new/unpublished artists.

We prefer submissions through Submishmash and/or online portfolio showings.

In case of paper submissions, please send nonreturnable tearsheets to the attention of the Art Department:

Brighter Books Publishing House
Attention: Art Department
4825 Fairbrook Crescent
Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 6M6

Thank you and we look forward to working together!
For picture books, please always submit the whole manuscript. We will match your work with an appropriate illustrator.

In case of picture books written by an illustrator, please submit the whole manuscript together with any sketches you may have which would help us visualize the story, along with three completed illustrated pages (and other samples of your work).

Make sure to include your contact information, including your physical address and phone number.

We are looking for excellent, well-written stories, independent of subject matter. Your story can have cowboys, spaceships, ghosts, goats, vampires, explosions, fights, pets, special powers; as long as it is good, we are interested.

If you are trying to teach something, please make sure your intentions are not obvious. Make the "lesson" an integrated part of your story.

Books can change people. Make sure the change you bring is positive.

Please polish your stories the best you can before submitting. While we will most likely go through several rounds of editing between us and the author, we will give your story more attention and more credit if it is well written and easy to follow from the start.

While we prefer online submissions, you can always send your manuscript to our address via mail, with an SASE envelope.

Brighter Books Publishing House
Attention: Picture Books
4825 Fairbrook Crescent
Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 6M6
Please include a query letter, a synopsis of your manuscript (one or two pages) including character development, plot, and conflict/story resolution, and your complete manuscript for review.

Make sure to include your contact information, including your physical address and phone number.

We are looking for excellent, well-written stories, independent of subject matter. Your story can have cowboys, spaceships, ghosts, goats, vampires, explosions, fights, pets, special powers; as long as it is good, we are interested.

If you are trying to teach a child something, please make sure your intentions are not obvious. Make the "lesson" an integrated part of your story.

Books can change people. Make sure the change you bring is positive.

Please polish your stories the best you can before submitting. While we will most likely go through several rounds of editing between us and the author, we will give your story more attention and more credit if it is well written and easy to follow from the start.
Please include a query letter, a synopsis of your manuscript (one or two pages) including character development, plot, and conflict/story resolution, and your complete manuscript for review.

Make sure to include your contact information, including your physical address and phone number.

We are looking for excellent, well-written stories, independent of subject matter. Your story can have cowboys, spaceships, ghosts, goats, vampires, explosions, fights, pets, special powers; as long as it is good, we are interested.

Please stick to Middle Grade themes and avoid "hot button" topics such as sex, drugs and rock-and-roll.

If you are trying to teach a child something, please make sure your intentions are not obvious. Make the "lesson" an integrated part of your story.

Books can change people. Make sure the change you bring is positive.

Please polish your stories the best you can before submitting. While we will most likely go through several rounds of editing between us and the author, we will give your story more attention and more credit if it is well written and easy to follow from the start.
Please include a query letter, a synopsis of your manuscript (one or two pages) including character development, plot, and conflict/story resolution, and your three first chapters for review.

If we are interested in your synopsis and initial chapters, we will ask you to send us the whole manuscript.

Make sure to include your contact information, including your physical address and phone number.

We are looking for excellent, well-written stories, independent of subject matter. Your story can have cowboys, spaceships, ghosts, goats, vampires, explosions, fights, pets, special powers; as long as it is good, we are interested.

Please stick to Middle Grade themes and avoid "hot button" topics such as sex, drugs and rock-and-roll.

Books can change people. Make sure the change you bring is positive.

Please polish your stories the best you can before submitting. While we will most likely go through several rounds of editing between us and the author, we will give your story more attention and more credit if it is well written and easy to follow from the start.
Please include a query letter, a synopsis of your manuscript (one or two pages) including character development, plot, and conflict/story resolution, and your three first chapters for review.

If we are interested in your synopsis and initial chapters, we will ask you to send us the whole manuscript.

Make sure to include your contact information, including your physical address and phone number.

We are looking for excellent, well-written stories, independent of subject matter. As long as it is good, we are interested.

Please minimize brooding, whining, stereotyping, sexism and other issues sometimes found in this genre.

Books can change people. Make sure the change you bring is positive.

Please polish your stories the best you can before submitting. While we will most likely go through several rounds of editing between us and the author, we will give your story more attention and more credit if it is well written and easy to follow from the start.
Please include a query letter, a synopsis of your manuscript (one or two pages) including character development, plot, and conflict/story resolution, and your three first chapters for review.

If we are interested in your synopsis and initial chapters, we will ask you to send us the whole manuscript.

Make sure to include your contact information, including your physical address and phone number.

We are looking for excellent, well-written stories, independent of subject matter. As long as it is good, we are interested.

If you are sending us a vampire story, please make sure it is strong and different enough to have a chance in the current avalanche of blood-sucking critters out there.

Please no weak female characters, and minimal brooding and whining.

Books can change people. Make sure the change you bring is positive.

Please polish your stories the best you can before submitting. While we will most likely go through several rounds of editing between us and the author, we will give your story more attention and more credit if it is well written and easy to follow from the start.
We are looking for different, new approaches for teaching adults and children all sorts of subjects.

Please include a query letter and your completed manuscript for review. Make sure to include your contact information, including your physical address and phone number.

Send us also any accreditation or reason why you are a qualified writer for the subject in question. Please ensure you have researched the subject thoroughly and that you are passionate about the subject.

If your book is selected for publication, you will be required to promote it and interact with your readers; knowledge and love for your subject matter is crucial for the success of your title. You must be a teacher at heart.

Books can change people. Make sure the change you bring is positive.

Please polish your book the best you can before submitting. While we will most likely go through several rounds of editing between us and the author, we will give your story more attention and more credit if it is well written and easy to follow from the start.
We are looking for all materials, from Elementary to High School. We want different, new approaches for teaching children. Make it fun!

Please include a query letter and your completed manuscript for review. Make sure to include your contact information, including your physical address and phone number.

Send us also any accreditation or reason why you are a qualified writer for the subject in question. Please ensure you have researched the subject thoroughly and that you are passionate about the subject.

If your book is selected for publication, you will be required to promote it and interact with your readers; knowledge and love for your subject matter is crucial for the success of your title. You must be a teacher at heart.

Books can change people. Make sure the change you bring is positive.

Please polish your book the best you can before submitting. While we will most likely go through several rounds of editing between us and the author, we will give your story more attention and more credit if it is well written and easy to follow from the start.