Are you an author or illustrator? If so, we are looking for you!

Guidelines for Authors

Del Alma Publications publishes books that focus on the bilingual, bicultural experience along the Texas Mexico border in the following genres: children’s bilingual picture books, middle and young adult readers, bilingual and Spanish poetry collections. Please only send a manuscript if the work falls into one of these genres. If you are unsure, please send us a query letter via email to the address below. We accept both agented and unagented submissions. We only accept submissions electronically. For poetry collections, please send a sample of a few poems. We consider all manuscripts, queries, synopses, outlines, proposals, introductory chapters, in either English, Spanish or both (for bilingual books).  

Response time is 1 – 3 months for queries and proposals and 2 – 5 months for manuscripts. We are currently reviewing submissions for 2022 and beyond publication dates. 

Guidelines for Illustrators

Del Alma Publications is looking for quality work from illustrators for our children’s books as well as for cover art for poetry, nonfiction and young adult novels, among other genres. We are open to seeing work from professional illustrators and artists at all levels of experience. Our books are written for and are about Hispanic people. We specialize in bicultural books. Our goal is to produce quality and culturally relevant material for children, young adults, and educators of bilingual, bicultural, educational settings. We are also very interested in illustrators whose cultural, ethnic, or racial background support their knowledge of diverse cultures. Illustrators who have worked in other fields and are interested in illustrating books are also welcome. Please see below for more information.

Sample Submissions:
Please send a resume and/or cover letter as well as color copies, tear sheets, or other illustration samples. We are very interested in samples that feature Hispanic people especially children, and it must show an ability to consistently illustrate characters over many scenes. Please include web address for illustrator Web site with additional samples of your work, if applicable (This is not a requirement, however.)