Who we are

Grasmere Publishing is headed by author and editor Jennifer Manuel who runs The Lynn Manuel Children’s Fiction Contest in honour of her mother, children’s author Lynn Manuel, who passed away in 2010.


What we do

We are a micro-press publishing site that publishes excellent children’s literature.


How we do it

Through The Lynn Manuel Children’s Fiction Contest, we publish quality children’s literature. Writers must be unpublished in children‘s fiction as we wish to discover and support new children‘s writers. Our contest allows for a range of story lengths and for a range in audience ages. Submissions must be aimed at readers between the ages of 8-14 and the word count must be between 20,000 and 60,000 words. We use a Final Judge who is esteemed in children’s literature. For our first contest, Arthur Slade, winner of the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature, served as our Final Judge.


Contact us

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us.