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Call for Submissions–Children’s Writers

on April 25, 2014

For many years, I wrote articles for the Institute of Children’s Literature monthly newsletter. Now, head editor of the ICL Newsletter, Susan Tierney, is the acquisitions editor at Schoolwide and she’s looking for submissions from children’s writers.

Schoolwide is a subscription based service for educators where they can access and download articles, short stories and even novels for their classes.

Currently, they are seeking articles, short stories and poems which are out of print and you have the rights to.

Here are the details:


Susan Tierney, is now acquisitions editor at Schoolwide, an educational publisher of reading, writing, and grammar curriculum products. They’re looking for submissions of books, stories, and articles for which the author holds rights and that support K-8 reading and writing for a digital classroom library. They’re interested in practically any fiction or nonfiction except preK and older YA, and they’ll accept (1) previously published materials for which the author holds rights or (2) completed manuscripts of original, unpublished work.

To Submit: Email only to submissions@schoolwide.com, with author contact information;
website address, if any; title of the work; word or page count; targeted age/grade level; and a brief synopsis or outline in the message body. For previously published works, indicate the publisher, date of publication, and if applicable, whether an illustrator holds rights to the artwork. Attach the completed work (Microsoft Word only) and a résumé or list of writing credits. Indicate if the submission is unpublished, self-published, or previously published, and if so, by whom. Place “Manuscript Submission, SCBWI” in the subject line.

They’ll pay a royalty based on the number of times a title is accessed, and they’ll respond in six months, if interested, out-of-print works will get the first look, under the assumption that they will need less editing.


2 responses to “Call for Submissions–Children’s Writers

  1. K.L. Pickett says:

    Once again you’ve shared some great information and I’m very appreciative!

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