Thank you for your interest in submitting your manuscript to Purple Butterfly Press!

What we’re looking for: 

  • Manuscripts that focus on social emotional learning, inclusion, empathy, diversity and kindness. 

  • Written for 4-8 year olds

  • Unillustrated 

  • Manuscripts that focus on overcoming difficult situations

  • We want manuscripts that are written so teachers, librarians and schools can use them to aid in their curriculum

If you think your manuscript is a good fit with the above criteria we’d love to hear from you. 

Now a little about us...


Purple Butterfly Press is a hybrid press out of Columbia SC that is headed by the illustrious Alexa Bigwarfe (Publisher/CEO) and wrangled by the chaotic Cayce LaCorte (Publishing Director). We have a catalog that we are proud of and since we only publish 3-4 books a year, we are very discerning of the books we chose.

As mentioned above we are a hybrid press, which means that the author and publisher are financial partners in the publishing and success of the book. The author pays a fee and the publisher matches that money to create an amazing book. 

What’s included are illustrations, book production/management, a full print run of soft and hard covers of the book as well as your book launch and continued marketing. We also handle trade reviews and distribution of your book to all major outlets. 

Since the authors are financially vested in the books they receive a higher royalties percentage than you’d see in traditional publishing. We have also found that with authors having financial ‘skin in the game’ they are much more motivated to market and sell their books. 

If you would like to submit your manuscript to Purple Butterfly Press please fill out the form below and we will review your manuscript and get back to you in 60-90 days.



For Illustrators ONLY:

If you are interested in joining our team of illustrator for Purple Butterfly Press:

Please provide samples (if you work in a number of styles, we appreciate seeing samples of each style) in an Internet ready format, such as JPEG, PNG, or PDF.

We will keep your query and samples on file for a year and will contact you if we have a project suitable for your talents.

We will need to know the following:

Date created, medium used, prices at which you'll work, the length of time in which you can accomplish a project.

Email to submit your manuscript.