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Submission guidelines

Thank you for considering publication with Floris Books. The only submissions we are currently accepting are non-fiction for the Steiner-Waldorf and anthroposophic community and children's books from the Scottish BPOC Writers Network.

I'm a non-fiction writer I'm a children's writer I'm an illustrator

Submission Guidelines: Adult Non-Fiction

Thank you for considering publishing with Floris Books.

Floris Books specialises in publishing non-fiction that is explicitly connected to the Steiner-Waldorf or anthroposophical communities.

  • If that describes your book, please read on!
  • If that doesn't describe your book, we are not the right publisher for it and we wish you luck in publishing your work elsewhere.

To submit your book idea and sample, please fill out our online submissions form and upload your document.

Note, this is the only way to submit a book proposal to Floris. We don't accept email or postal submissions.

This form has three sections:

  • SECTION 1: ABOUT YOU. This is where you enter your contact details and tell us briefly about yourself.
  • SECTION 2: ABOUT YOUR BOOK. This is where you tell us about the book you are proposing, who it's for and how it compares to existing books.
  • SECTION 3: YOUR SAMPLE. This is where you upload your contents page and sample chapters as a Word document or PDF.

The form can be saved halfway through if you aren't able to complete it in one go.

Please email if you have any questions or accessibility issues.

We look forward to reading your work.

We aim to respond to all submissions within three months.

Submission Guidelines: Children's Books

If you are resident in Scotland and writing or illustrating for children please consider entering our Kelpies Prizes.

Floris books has reluctantly decided to close our general submissions for children's books, which means we are not accepting children's book submissions, unless:

  • you are a member of the Scottish BPOC Writers Network
  • we have invited you to submit your work
  • you are a literary agent
  • you are an international publisher

Some useful organisations for writers

If you're looking for advice on writing or illustrating for children, we would highly recommend that you explore some of these organisations, which all have strong links with Floris and with the publishing world:

  • Publishing Scotland has an excellent page of advice for writers interested in publication, with links to lots of useful organisations.
  • Scottish Book Trust is a wonderful charity that supports reading and writing in Scotland, and offers lots of opportunities for writers.
  • The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators has regional groups and welcomes creatives, both published and yet-to-be published.
  • The Scottish BPOC Writers Network provides advocacy, literary events and professional development opportunities for BPOC writers based in or from Scotland.
  • You can find a comprehensive list of UK agents in the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook, which is available in most libraries, bookshops and online. We are introduced to lots of new writers and illustrators by agents, who can offer valuable advice and representation.

  • Submissions from Illustrators

    Thank you for your interest.

    Floris Books is not accepting illustration submissions.

    If you are based in Scotland, you might be interested in our Kelpies Prizes.