We expect something different in picture books and other youth literature. Don't send us piggy-back manuscripts that chase market trends. Instead, set the trend. We're receptive to fiction, non-fiction, human characters (and anthropomorphized ones), and we love that oh-so-sweet ending. Bonus points are awarded to stories that incorporate educational concepts (i.e., STEM, grammar, etc) without being preachy. Original ideas with contemporary themes are relevant to learning and emotional growth.
(We're not accepting manuscripts in 2020)
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