Anna Lazowski

Starry Forest Books

My Manuscript Wish List

***Currently closed to queries***

I am an Acquiring Editor at Starry Forest Books, currently focusing on children’s picture books, board books, and activity books.

I'm also a published picture book author and love mentoring other writers.

Here are some things I'd love to see in my inbox:

  • Stories that surprise and delight
  • Tales with a touch of magic
  • Anything with spooky or creepy vibes
  • Social-emotional learning topics told in unique ways
  • A focus on food, family, and traditions
  • A diversity of voices and experiences
  • Nonfiction that engages kids while they learn
  • Seasonal stories told with a twist
  • Books that elicit an emotional response (happy, sad, reflective, surprised, etc.)

I am not a good fit for:

  • Fractured fairy tales
  • Potty humor
  • Stories that reinforce stereotypes

Fun facts about me:

I live in Canada, have degrees in fine arts and journalism, and also studied gothic literature.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to submissions@starryforestbooks.com

Please include my name in the subject line of your submission, along with your manuscript's title.
If you are responding to a Twitter request, please also include the event hashtags in the subject line.

Please include:

  1. A query (no more than 1 page)
  2. The manuscript text as a word document OR a pdf sketch dummy as an attachment in spread layouts.

Your query must contain:

  • The story pitch
  • A suggested age range
  • If you are represented by an agent (or plan to be)
  • For authors: a bio that describes your occupation, publishing history, and any other information relevant to your manuscript
  • For illustrators: please also include a link to your website or portfolio

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Editor
Fiction: Children's, Graphic Novel, Picture Books
Non-Fiction: Illustrated

Favorite sub-genres:
I'd like the next...

My favorites include...

Authors:
The Fan Brothers
Mac Barnett
Rana Telgemeier
Christian Robinson
Annie Barrows
Marie-Louise Gay
Svetlana Chmakova
Oge Mora
Julie Flett
I also love A.A. Milne, Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, Maurice Sendak and Dennis Lee.

Movies:
The Devil Wears Prada
Cruella
Chef
The Book of Life

TV Shows:
New Girl
The Last Kingdom
The Office
The Mindy Project
Justified

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