Based in the Borders seaside town of Eyemouth, Serafina Press aims to produce art-driven children’s picture books. The books have a strong sense of their Scottish location, but are not limited in appeal to the region – they sell around the UK, and abroad. The stories are aimed at children up to eight years, with illustrations on every page. Cards featuring some of the characters are available.
Serafina Press has a particular interest in working with young illustrators, as well as its long-standing work with acclaimed author and illustrator, Cara Lockhart Smith.
Our publications include Glasgow’s Welcome and Paxton the sheepdog who couldn’t … . The Mouse of Gold and its sequel, The Fierce and Gentle Wolf have been translated into Arabic.
Types of books published: Children’s full colour picture books
Submission details: We have a very limited list, and several new titles planned, so we’re not looking for story ideas at the moment. Illustrators are welcome to send samples of work for consideration for future projects.
Serafina Press highlights
Glasgow’s Welcome by Jennifer T. Doherty (author), Gillian Robertson (illustrator).
Paxton the Sheepdog Who Couldn't...
Paxton the Sheepdog Who Couldn’t… by J.K. Fox (author), Alexa Rutherford (illustrator)
The Sea Unicorn of Mull
The Sea Unicorn of Mull by Jennifer T. Doherty (author) and Gillian Stewart (illustrator).
The Mouse of Gold
The Mouse of Gold by Jennifer T. Doherty and Gerald Goldin (authors) and Cara Lockhart-Smith (illustrator).