Woodbine House wants books about special needs kids

Posted on September 20, 2018

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Woodbine House is a publisher specializing in books about children with special needs. Their titles cover ADHD, autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, early intervention, inclusion, special education, communication skills, and more. Since 1985, they have published books geared toward parents, children, therapists, health care providers, and teachers. They are especially receptive to books that are written for parents and family members of children with disabilities. They also consider books written for individuals with disabilities, professionals, or a general audience.

Their current needs include:

  • parents’ guides to raising children with specific disabilities
  • books focused on specific issues related to a given disability (e.g., communication skills)
    practical guides on topics that concern parents or teachers of children with disabilities in general (e.g., special education, sibling issues)
  • books for children and adults with disabilities, written at an appropriate reading level
  • reference books on disability-related topics
  • memoirs written in a literary vein about living with a disability or about parenting or teaching a child with a disability

They also publish a few books for or about children and teens with disabilities. For more information see Children’s Book Submission Guidelines located on the FAQs page, under the Submissions tab.

How to submit

Query first by mail only. Include the following:

  • table of contents
  • 2–3 sample chapters
  • a list of books in print on the subject, explaining how your book differs from the competition
  • a list of potential markets, including specific organizations and groups of individuals that might buy your book
  • biographical note describing your qualifications to write this book
  • samples of previously published or unpublished writing

For more information go to the FAQs page and scroll down to the Submissions tab.

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