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

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, board books, beginning readers, middle and young adult  chapter books, and bilingual and Spanish poetry collections. Please only send a manuscript if the work falls into one of these genres. We consider all manuscripts, queries, synopses, outlines, proposals, and introductory chapters, in either English, Spanish, or both (for bilingual books).

If you are unsure, please send us a query letter via email to the address below. We accept both agented and un-agented submissions. We only accept submissions electronically. Please send submissions to delalmapublications (at) 

Guidelines for Authors

For poetry collections, please send a sample of a few poems. 

For picture books, we strongly prefer the manuscript NOT to be illustrated unless the author is also an illustrator. 

Author Submissions should include:

"MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION  for Consideration - (Book Title)" in subject line
Manuscript attached as either a Word or PDF document
Email to Include:

  • Full name / Pen name(s)
  • Brief Bio including any previous works published
  • Word Count
  • Manuscript Summary

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, please include samples that feature Hispanic people, especially children. Art must also show an ability to consistently illustrate characters over many scenes. 

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.

Illustrator Submissions should include:

"ILLUSTRATOR SUBMISSION  for Consideration" in subject line
Email to Include:

  • Full name / Pen name(s)
  • Brief Bio including any previous works published
  • Link to your portfolio / social media account
  • Summary of your art style


We receive a large number of submissions. Therefore, we are unable to respond to every submission. We do make every effort to consider each submission we receive. If we are interested in your work, we will contact you within four months of submission.