Children’s publishers now accepting manuscripts

August 15, 2017

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OnStage Publishing publishes children’s chapter books, middle grade and young adult novels. They do not publish picture books, short stories or poetry. Word length Chapter books: 3,000 to 9,000 words Middle-grade novels: 10,000 to 40,000 words Young adult novels: 40,000 to 60,000 words Query by email or send full manuscript by snail mail. For more […]

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Review: Wild Bird

August 7, 2017

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Wild Bird By Wendelin Van Draanen Knopf Books for Young Readers September 2017 320 pages In the wee hours before dawn, 14-year old Wren Clemmons is jolted out of bed and dragged kicking and screaming from her home and family by a man in a blue uniform who shoves her into the backseat of a […]

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Review: Summer on Earth

August 1, 2017

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Summer on Earth By Peter Thompson Persnickety Press August 2017 296 pages One summer night just before bed, 11-year old Grady Johnson made a wish upon a shooting star. Or so he thought. The star was actually a small alien spaceship crash landing near the creek on his farm. Ralwil Turth, the pilot and only […]

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Blind these publishers with science

July 27, 2017

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  Two publishers are seeking science-based manuscripts for kids. As always spend time looking at the books they publish to determine whether your manuscript is suitable for submission.   Arbordale Publishing The mission of Arbordale Publishing is to get children excited about science and math through fun-to-read picture book stories. They want fiction manuscripts with […]

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Kensington considers unagented submissions

July 20, 2017

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Established in 1974, Kensington Publishing is a leading independent publishing house in the United States. They publish over 500 books annually in both fiction and non-fiction. Kensington has several diverse imprints including Kensington, Citadel Press, Dafina Books, Zebra Books, Pinnacle Books, Brava, Aphrodisia, and K-Teen. Their digital imprints are eKensington and the newly acquired Lyrical […]

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City Lights Press would love to see your work

July 13, 2017

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City Lights Press is a new publishing imprint based in Las Vegas. They publish romance, erotic romance, new adult and young adult novels. Currently they are accepting unsolicited manuscripts in the following three genres: romance (not including erotic romance), young adult and new adult. Sub-genres include paranormal, fantasy, and mystery. Their goal is to find […]

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Review: Junk Raft

June 29, 2017

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Junk Raft An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution By Marcus Eriksen Beacon Press July 2017 216 pages At the outset, author Marcus Eriksen exposes the truth behind the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, supposedly floating between California and Hawaii that is twice the size of Texas. In 1997, Captain […]

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