FAQ for artists

We work closely with a wide variety of creatives through our many programmes and school events. Whether you are a writer, an illustrator or a graduate interested in following a career in children's publishing, here you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions.

If you wish to submit a title for review, please read the eligibility criteria detailed below. This criteria governs all of Children’s Books Ireland’s publications and reviewing policies.

Should your title meet the outlined criteria for submission you can send a copy of your title to:

Inis magazine

Children's Books Ireland

17 North Great George's Street

Dublin 1

D01 R2F1

Please note, the offices of Children's Books Ireland are currently closed in line with prevailing Government and Public Health guidance. We are currently only reviewing in digital format via emailed PDF's. PDF submissions can be sent to jenny@childrensbooksireland.ie.

  • Please be aware that submission does not guarantee review.
  • Unsolicited articles, features or interviews are not accepted at this time.
  • Due to the large volume of submissions, we unfortunately cannot comment on all titles individually nor return submitted titles.
  1. Books must be a first edition, submitted within 3 months of publication.
  2. Books may be published in Ireland or abroad.
  3. Books must be written for children or young people, i.e. for readers up to eighteen years of age.
  4. We want to ensure that the titles we cover are accessible by and available to all, so any title we review must be widely available in libraries and bookshops in Ireland. As such, we are not in a position to review titles that are solely available online. 
  5. Books must meet basic professional standards of publishing and printing. Editing must be professional with conventions of spelling and grammar upheld. All titles must have a valid ISBN number.
  6. Books may be in English or Irish.
  7. Books may be fiction, non-fiction or poetry.

No, due to the large volume of submissions, we unfortunately cannot comment on any individual title.