Magic Wagon publishes children’s series

Posted on June 26, 2012


Magic Wagon (ABDO Group) publishes illustrated fiction and nonfiction series of four  to six titles for grades Pre-K through eight.

Magic Wagon is accepting submissions for picture book, beginning reader, or chapter book manuscripts that can become a series of 4-6 titles as well as art samples. To be considered for publication, please send a detailed outline showing the organization of the manuscript and series, an introduction, and two chapters showing your best and truest writing style. Illustrators please submit three to five pieces that reflect your style and range as hard copies or jpg images.

Be sure to include a cover letter with information about yourself with particular regard to your skills and qualifications in the subject area of your submission. It is helpful for us to know your publishing history—whether or not you’ve written or illustrated other books and, if so, the name of the publisher(s) and whether those books are currently in print.

We will not return any materials submitted to us unless you include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

Please do not make any queries via phone, fax, e-mail, or in person in the period your proposal and/or manuscript is being assessed. Be sure to include your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address in your submission.  If we are interested in your manuscript, we will contact you within six months. We will keep illustrator submissions on file for review and contact illustrators if their style is deemed a match for a book or series.

Submissions should be sent to:
ABDO Publishing Company
Attn: Submissions Committee
PO Box 398166
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Or via e-mail to

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