Lantana Publishing  is a young, independent company with a mission to open up a space for diverse and minority voices in children’s publishing.

They are currently focusing on picture books for 4 to 8 year olds from BAME authors  with text no longer than 500 words ( preferably 200-400 words). They love writing that is contemporary and fun. They particularly like stories with modern-day settings, especially if they feature BAME families, and stories that lend themselves to great illustration.

If you are interested in submitting full submission procedure is available from the Lantana website