Getting Published

Do you want to submit your work to Hinkler?

How exciting! We’d love to hear more. Please read through the following information to make sure we’re the right fit.

What we’re looking for

Hinkler is an innovative book publisher and packager - creating and producing books for publishers and consumers around the world. Hinkler mainly publishes children’s activity, early learning and picture books, as well as adult lifestyle titles, covering subjects such as fitness, cooking and craft.

We do not accept:

  • Adult or child novels
  • Adult/children’s narrative non-fiction (for example, biographies or true crime)

As a specialist book publisher/packager, we are unable to pay similar royalties to those paid by trade book publishers; we primarily commission on a work-for-hire basis with authors and illustrators.

Submit Your Work

To submit your work for consideration, please send a short submission to our Editor using the form below. All submissions must include this basic information to be considered for inclusion in our program. Hinkler will only consider email submissions that adhere to these guidelines.

If you are submitting a picture book, please also include:

Summarise the story in one or two sentences

Please attach the first chapter or section of your manuscript, a short (no longer than one page) synopsis, and, where appropriate, samples of the artwork/photography you plan to use.

Files (PDF, Doc, Word)


We will email acknowledgment of receipt of your submission. If we do not contact you within two weeks of the email acknowledgement, we have decided not to pursue your title. Given the volume of submissions we receive, unfortunately we are unable to provide reasons or feedback for not proceeding.

Co-editions / Foreign Language Rights

Titles published by Hinkler are ideally suited for translation into many different languages. To date our titles have been translated into over 30 languages, across Europe, South America and Asia.


If you would like to enquire about publishing our titles in your language please contact us using the form below: