Getting Published

Do you have a brilliant idea? If so, please get in touch. Our commissioning team is always pleased to hear from authors, illustrators or agents with proposals for books or gift products for adults, students and children. Areas of particular interest for us are art and design, architecture, fashion and beauty, film, photography, practical art including painting and drawing, music and popular culture, nature and popular science.

We don’t publish fiction.

If you have a proposal for a book or gift product, please send it to If your idea looks interesting and we think it fits with our list and has potential, we’ll get in touch.

We review all proposals but receive a lot of unsolicited submissions, so unfortunately we cannot give feedback on every one. If we’re interested in your idea, we’ll contact you for further information. Submissions sent by post will not be returned.

If you are an illustrator and think your style would fit our list, we’d love to see your work. Please send samples to


What to submit

Here are some brief guidelines for what to include in your proposal.

It’s helpful if you can begin with a one-sentence summary of your idea, then follow this with:


Student books

If you would like to propose a book for our student list, please see here for more detailed information.


Children’s books

Laurence King Children’s publishes a range of eclectic, eye-catching and beautifully-illustrated nonfiction and activity books, working with illustrators and authors from all over the world. If you have a proposal or idea you feel would be suitable for us, you can email it to


We look forward to hearing from you!