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Kensington Publishing ( are buying for their Ballard line of historical romances again. They are asking for proposals for a two- to six-book linked historical romance series; Ballard does not buy single books; any time periods or setting considered. Send proposals to editor Amy Garvey, Kensington publishing Corporation, 850 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022-6222.

Kingfisher Publications plc Publishes children's fiction and non-fiction in hardback and paperback: story books, rhymes and picture books, fiction and poetry anthologies, young non-fiction, activity books, general series and reference. Send synopsis with accompanying letter rather than completed mss. Ann-Janine Murtagh, New Penderel House, 283-288 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ. Tel: 0207 903 9999. Fax: 0207 242 4979. Email:

Ladybird Books Part of the Penguin Group since January 1995. Publishes children's home learning consumer books for the mass market internationally, with' an emphasis on books for babies, toddlers, preschool and under-8s. IMPRINTS: Ladybird; Picture Ladybird; Ladybird Discovery; Disney. TITLES: Stories for Bedtime; First Favourite Tales; Read With Ladybird; Toddler Talkabouts; Twinkle, Twinkle; Bouncy Lamb; Learn, Practise, Test; Boredom Busters; Winnie the Pooh, plus the Ladybird audio cassette/book series. No unsolicited mss; synopses and ideas welcome; no poetry. S. Barton, Ground Floor, 39 Stoney Street, Nottingham NG1 1LX. Tel: 0115 9486900. Fax: 0115 9486901

Dewi Lewis Publishing Publishes fiction, photography and visual arts. TITLES: Industry of Souls, Martin Booth (shortlisted for the 1998 Booker Prize); Common Sense, Martin Parr; New York 1954-5, William Klein. Mss in the above categories are welcome, provided return postage is enclosed; no synopses or ideas, please. Dewi Lewis, 8 Broomfield Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK44ND. Tel: 0161 442 9450. Fax: 0161 442 9450. Email: Website:

Little, Brown & Co. (UK) Publishes hardback and paperback fiction, literary fiction, crime, science fiction and fantasy. IMPRINTS: Abacus Literary fiction and non-fiction paperbacks (Ed: Richard Beswick); Orbit Science fiction and fantasy (Ed: Tim Holman); Little Brown/Warner Mass-market fiction and non-fiction (Eds: Alan Samson, Barbara Boote, Hilary Hale); X Libris Women's erotica (Ed: Sarah Shrubb). Approach in writing in the first instance. No unsolicited mss. Brettenham House, Lancaster Place, London WC2E 7EN. Tel: 020 7911 8000. Fax: 020 7911 8100

Little Tiger Press Publishes children's picture and novelty books for ages 0-9. No texts over 1200 words. About 24 titles a year. Unsolicited mss, synopses and new ideas welcome, but please telephone first. An imprint of Magi Publications, Linda Jennings, 1 The Coda Centre, 189 Munster Road, London SW6 6AW. Tel: 020 7385 6333. Fax: 020 7385 7333. Email:

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