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Manuscript Submissions

Welcome to Ruqaya’s Bookshelf, a growing publishing company based in Canada. Our aim is to enrich your kids’ libraries by publishing children’s books with diverse Muslim protagonists.

If you are interested in submitting your manuscript to us, please keep the following in mind:

  • Our focus is advanced picture books (700-850 words), and chapter books (7,000-10,000 words).
  • We publish stories with Muslim protagonists, and we welcome characters from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • We aim to publish stories that are interesting to both Muslim and non-Muslim audiences.
  • We are interested in really good, genuine stories about Muslim kids doing cool things. This means we won’t be accepting any stories with anthropomorphized animal characters.
  • We love to incorporate Islamic themes while simultaneously avoiding overly-didactic works with too many Arabic/Islamic terms.

To submit a story, please fill out the following form and attach your manuscript. 

We will attempt to review every manuscript sent to us. If you do not hear back from us within 6-8 weeks of your email, please assume we will not be pursuing your submission. Manuscripts that do not follow the above guidelines will not be reviewed.

Thanks, and happy writing!

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