Lacewing Books is a young adult imprint of Engine Books.

Titles published by Lacewing Books fall squarely into the category of “literary,” which the press defines generally as “everyday life made worthy of art.” Some readers call what we publish “realistic YA,” as well. Many readers who like Lacewing titles also enjoy the work of Rainbow Rowell, Sara Zarr, Matthew Quick, A.S. King, Jay Asher, and similar writers. That said, we may be open to character-driven manuscripts for young adult readers that operate in other genres.

Lacewing publishes two titles each year. Booksellers looking for ordering information can find it here.

Queries from literary agents and authors are welcome through Submittable and should include a cover letter and the first chapter (maximum 20 pages). Please read our titles to familiarize yourself with the imprint’s aesthetic. Lacewing Books does not publish nonfiction, poetry, textbooks, or any other kind of book. Just fiction.

Submit here.

Publicity questions and review requests should be directed to Heidi Faith at heidi [at] enginebooks [dot] org.

All other questions should be directed to editor Andrew Scott at andrew [at] enginebooks [dot] org.

Submissions and queries sent by snail mail or email will be ignored.

Fan mail for our authors may be sent to:
[author name]
c/o Lacewing Books
PO Box 44167
Indianapolis, IN 46244