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Illustration from There’s Room for Everyone by Anahita Teymorian

This month we’re launching a call for submissions on the theme of stories against war.

War and unrest can be traumatic and frightening for us all, especially children. Instead of turning to weapons to solve problems, how can we provide children with an alternative to violence? Through books you can learn to be brave, to be forgiving, to dream, and to understand one another.

We are calling for submissions from artists and authors to send us ideas that help to build a more hopeful and tolerant world, free from the devastation of war.

Submissions are not limited to authors and illustrators in the UK.

Please email your submission to:, with the subject header: Stories Against War

  •   Illustrators: picture book proposals (please include a minimum of 2-3 illustrations)
  •   Authors: picture book manuscripts (no more than 600 words)

Submission deadline: Friday 31 January 2020.


All submissions will be carefully considered for publication but please be advised that, due to our small team, we may not be able to respond to all entries.
By submitting artwork, you kindly agree use of your image on our website or social media. You will be credited and copyright remains yours, of course.

If you do not hear back from us before Friday 28 February 2020, your submission has not been successful this time.


* Tiny Owl is committed to publishing books by authors and illustrators from diverse backgrounds. Our aim is to broaden perspectives and introduce artistic and literary traditions from different world views. But at the heart of Tiny Owl Publishing is the message. Every Tiny Owl book is infused with philosophical concepts such as identity, freedom and love that all children can enjoy and reflect upon. By publishing beautifully illustrated, deeply philosophical books, Tiny Owl hopes to bring stories of hope and peace in a fractured world and to build bridges between cultures.

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