Hen&ink opens to submissions at scheduled times, colloquially known as Open Coop Day, announced on social media and here on this page. If we are not open to unsolicited submissions, please do not send any. Unsolicited submissions sent while we are closed will be deleted without being read.
If you have been invited to send us a query, please do so per the instructions in the invitation.
What we’re pecking for when the doors open:
- Illustrators who can write.
- Smart and funny and moving MG fiction
- Fantastic Voice
- Characters that we care about
- Tons of atmosphere
- Pacey, action-packed plots with heart
- Rich writing
- Dialogue that sings
- Smart humor
- Graphic novels: Would be thrilled to see a graphic novel dummy for a middle-grade story.