Creators

As a new publishing house, Sugarfree Books has a handful of independent authors with manuscripts submitted. While we hope to expand significantly over the years, our current development, sales, and marketing calendar is quite near capacity. That being said, we would love to review your manuscript. See our submission guidelines below.

Authors

Currently, the following authors are working with us:

L. I. Forsete

Portrait of the artist as a young man

L.I. fashions himself a gadabout-cum-raconteur. He enjoys the creativity of young minds and instead of telling children what to do, he prefers to ask them questions to which he cannot know the answer. One thing he does like to tell is stories, and in doing so he often errs on the side of over-contextualization.

Matthew Pryce

A permanent child at heart (and sometimes at mind as well), Matthew brings an acerbic but touching wit to the Sugarfree Books team. Francis’ writing has appeared on a variety of platforms – print and digital – but he looks to provide forthright lessons and social commentary in his first foray into the world of children’s literature. With a BA and an MA in English from St. John’s University, Matthew draws from a reservoir of literary influences that help color his writing, while striving for truthful storytelling. From Dr. Seuss to Voltaire, Matthew is hoping to provide impactful emotional support to young readers who might be seeking answers to difficult questions.

Illustrators

Farhana Hossain

Photograph of illustrator and artist Farhana Hossain, aka Dewmanna with her puppy dog, maltipoo Whisky

Farhana Hossain grew up in Singapore, where she developed an interest in architecture, theatre and the visual arts. After graduating from architecture school and working for a year as an architectural designer, Farhana moved to New York to escape the tropical humidity (a decision she only lamented during her first ever snowstorm) to pursue animation.

It didn’t take her long to feel at home in NYC because ‘home’ is wherever her Cintiq is. When she’s not too busy eating sandwiches with her dog, Whisky, Farhana works as an illustrator focused on designing and painting environments for animated film.

Check out Farhana’s website for more information: https://www.dewmanna.com/

Gemma Gould

Gemma Gould is a British illustrator, based in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. Drawing inspiration from traditional printmaking techniques, she combines vibrant geometric shapes with textured details and gentle humour to create charmingly quirky illustrations. Gemma has worked with clients worldwide across numerous markets, including children’s books, editorial and animation.

Check out Gemma’s website for more information: https://gemmagould.com/

Submissions

Are you an aspiring children’s author or an artist looking to illustrate books for kids? That’s what we do! Are you both? Even better!

If you would like to submit your manuscript or art portfolio, please first read About us to be sure we’re on the same page regarding the types of stories we hope to share with kids.

To submit your work send it to info@sugarfreebooks.com using the following subject lines:

  • For manuscript submissions use “Submissions”
  • For artwork samples or a link to a digital portfolio use “Art Samples”

We’ll get back to you after we’ve had a chance to review your work. Thanks for sharing!