Open Call for BIPOC Voices

  • Call for submissions
  • Anywhere


deadline: April 30, 2021

Owlkids Books is committed to creating books that reflect and include a diversity of
voices, communities, and experiences. We believe that all children should be able to see
themselves represented in the books they read. In order to support voices that have
been underrepresented in the publishing industry, we are issuing an open call for
submissions of picture book and early fiction manuscripts from BIPOC authors.

Picture book texts should be aimed at readers aged 3–7, and early fiction manuscripts
should be aimed at readers aged 6–9. Author/illustrators are also welcome to
participate and may submit dummies showcasing both text and illustrations.
Submissions must be previously unpublished. We are limiting this call to unagented
authors aged 18 or older who are either Canadian citizens or permanent residents of
Canada. All submissions will be reviewed by Owlkids editors.

Please submit your manuscript by April 30 to, using the
following subject line: OPEN CALL SUBMISSION.

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