This link is for agented submissions only. If you do not have an agent, please submit your submission in our general submissions sections for novels and graphic novels.
Agents, thanks so much for using the Submittable system for sending full manuscripts. I hope this will increase our efficiency in getting back to you in a timely manner. Feel free to nudge me at swhitman AT leeandlow.com after a month if I haven't gotten back to you.
Thank you for submitting your manuscript to Tu Books
, an imprint of Lee and Low Books
At Tu Books, our focus is on well-told, exciting, adventurous novels and
graphic novels for young readers starring people of color. We look for fantasy
set in worlds inspired by non-Western folklore or culture; contemporary realism
, and fantasy set all over the world; and science fiction
that centers the possibilities for people of color in the future. We look for historical fiction
that sheds light on little-known time periods, settings, and historical
events, and we welcome intersectional narratives that feature LGBT and
disabled POC as heroes in their own stories. In everything we publish, we seek a strong literary quality.
are looking specifically for stories for both middle grade (ages 8-12)
and young adult
(ages 12-18) readers. (We are not
looking for picture books, chapter
books, or short stories at this time.)
We appreciate submissions as Word files (PDFs are sometimes harder to resize on e-readers), but if your submission is a graphic novel proposal, PDFs are best for sample art.