Submitting a Book Proposal

If you’re interested in publishing a craft book please note the following submissions guidelines.

Craft & Core List Books

At present, our list is composed primarily of reference and how-to craft books with step-by-step instructions on practical subjects, including but not limited to: needle arts, paper crafting, ceramics, and much more.

Submission Guidelines in Two Stages:


Please write to us explaining your idea in detail. What is the subject or craft? Who is the audience and are they beginner, intermediate, or advanced crafters? What techniques will the book cover?  How many projects will the book contain?  What are some examples of the projects?

Include information about your skills and qualifications regarding your submission. If you have a resume outlining your education, writing and/or teaching experience, please send that along as well.  Please send images of your work or a link to a web site showcasing your work. Be sure to include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and a self-addressed stamped envelope if you want materials returned to you. NOTE: if you want all materials returned a sufficient envelope and postage must be included.


If we’re interested, we’ll ask for a full proposal, including: (1) a table of contents, (2) an introduction to the book, (3) a sample chapter or sample set of instructions, (4) a list of competing books.

Please note that, due to the volume of mail received, we cannot guarantee the return of unsolicited material.  Please do not send original art or irreplaceable work of any kind.  We are not responsible for any loss or damage.

While Lark Books no longer publishes children’s titles, however you may send a proposal to the Sterling Children’s Department at the same address below.

Lark submissions can be emailed to or sent to:

Lark Editors
c/o Sterling Publishing
1166 Avenue of the Americas, 17 FL
New York, NY 10036

Thank you for your submission and we will contact you as soon as possible.