Sourcebooks acquires Little Pickle Press

Posted on February 10, 2017

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little-pickle-stories-brandsAs of January 7, 2017, Sourcebooks acquired publishing, foreign, and audio rights in all titles previously published under March 4th Inc imprints Little Pickle Stories and Big Dill Stories. Sourcebooks will publish the titles under the Little Pickle Press brand name, which is now part of Jabberwocky, Sourcebooks’ children’s imprint.

March 4th Inc. (formerly Little Pickle Press) boasts a universal marketing plan that includes books, video, story apps, and merchandise. Their imprints are Little Pickle Stories (0-10 years old), Big Dill Stories (11-14 years old), and Relish Stories (15+).

According to the website:

All of the manuscripts that we select involve conveying meaningful messages to children or youth. They catalyze conversations between parents and children, teachers and students, about the topics that matter most to the generation of children we are shaping today. The manuscripts are well written, thought-provoking, progressive, fresh, distinctive, and, if a picture book, lend themselves well to not only illustration but also to extrapolation into other mediums, such as interactive eBooks, book apps, and animated shorts.

They are most interested in receiving middle grade and young adult submissions on the following subjects:

  • Kindness — the power of it
  • Dare To Be Different
  • Choices: It’s Not All Black And White; Most of Life is Gray
  • Racism — the deleterious effects of it
  • Refugees
  • Adoption
  • Complex Family Structures
  • Anti-Princess Themes
  • Creativity — the importance of it, fostering it, etc.
  • Leadership and/or Entrepreneurship
  • Divergent (vs. Convergent) Thinking
  • Systems Thinking
  • Responsibility/Accountability/Moving Beyond Gen M Thinking
  • Taking Care of Yourself and Your Community/Planting the Seeds of Being a Locavore

Before you submit, be sure to familiarize yourself with the imprints and the books they publish. Then be sure to follow all the instructions outlined a Submitting Your Manuscript.

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