Larrikin House


Got a funny story?

Larrikin House is open for submissions for Children’s Picture Story Books.

We are looking for funny, quirky & original stories with a tinge of ‘almost wrong’ going on. We love slightly dark humour. (Not too dark - that’s just weird)

Your story should be pitched at children ages 4+, and up to but not more than than 500 words, written in prose or rhyme.

If rhyme, we need fifteen two - four line stanzas.

If your funny story submission is successful, we will offer you an industry standard publishing contract in line with expectations from the Australian Society of Authors. (ASA)

Once an agreement has been reached, together we will find the right illustrator & begin production. Our team will be engaged with from start to finish, and final works will be sold through all the major sales channels.

All stories must be original content, age appropriate and submitted in PDF or .docx /.doc format.

Please do not include actual illustrations unless you are the illustrator, however, please feel free to describe your concepts for illustrations in the document margins. Don’t forget to include your name and a little about yourself.

Please email your submission to:

I look forward to hearing from you.

James Layton - Publisher