MUSE ARTS PRESS  (M.A.P.) has a focus of bringing emerging and diverse voices to the marketplace.   M.A.P. is currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts and art submissions for consideration in the following categories:  Children’s Picture Books, Early Readers, and Chapter Books.

We are actively seeking stories and illustrations with diverse people as the protagonists. If you have a story that you feel has a strong voice, vision and writing/illustration style, email us your submission with a query letter.

How to Submit Manuscripts:

  • Word Count Guidelines – Consider the age your are writing for as well as the number of words best suited for the genre.  We want your best, polished, and ready to publish work.  Although word counts may vary, try to follow the guidelines below:

Children’s Picture Books fiction – Ideally less than 500, but no more than 1,000 words

Early Reader and chapter books fiction  – Less than 10,000 words

Middle Grade fiction – Less than 30,000 words

Young Adult fiction – Less than 70,000 words


  • In the email subject line (please include):  Manuscript by [Your Name]
  • Attach your story as a DOC or DOCX file. Submissions sent in the body of the email will not be read.  Stories should be in 12pt, Calibri font.  Please double space. Don’t forget to include a title page that includes all contact information.
  • Query Letter – Include a brief cover letter in the body of your email stating your name, pen name (if using one), story title with word count, a brief (1 paragraph) synopsis, and bio.
  • No simultaneous submissions, please. We ask that you do not submit a story to us and to another market at the same time.
  • Please don’t submit another manuscript until you have received an answer on your first submission.

How to Submit Illustrations:

  • Three (3) jpeg illustrations at 300 dpi as a sample of your best work.
  • Biography of the Artist with contact information, website and social media.
  • In the email subject line (please include):    Illustration Sample by [Your Name]



We receive a lot of manuscripts and we like to give each one the attention it deserves.  Please allow us 6 weeks to review your manuscript before following up.