Posted by: Kathy Temean | March 15, 2012

Call For Submissions

I know I promised to post “Part Two” of the article I wrote last week about blogs, but I felt the information I received today from Stacy Whitman, Editorial Director of LEE & LOW BOOKS’ newest imprint, TU BOOKS, was more important for you to know.  Stacey says, they are now open to receiving submissions from SCBWI members.  I thought you should be the first to know what they are looking to receive. 

Here is their call for submissions:

TU BOOKS publishes speculative fiction for children and young adults featuring diverse characters and settings. Our focus is on well-told, exciting, adventurous fantasy, science fiction, and mystery novels featuring people of color set in worlds inspired by non-Western folklore or culture. We welcome Western settings if the main character is a person of color.

We are looking specifically for stories for both middle grade (ages 8-12) and young adult (ages 12-18) readers.

(We are not looking for picture books, chapter books, or short stories. Please do not send submissions in these formats.)

For more information on how to submit, please see our submission guidelines at We are not accepting unagented email submissions at this time.

What we’re particularly interested in seeing lately: Asian steampunk, any African culture, Latino/a stories, First Nations/Native American/Aboriginal fantasy or science fiction written by tribal members, original postapocalyptic worlds, historical fantasy or mystery set in a non-Western setting.

We look forward to reading your book!

Hope you have something to submit.  Good Luck!


At HMH Children’s, Cynthia Platt has joined as editor-at-large.  In addtion, Bethany Vinhateiro has been promoted to associate editor, HMH Books, and Anna Meier has joined as editorial assistant, working with HMH Books and Graphia/Sandpiper.

Patricia Stockland joins Lerner Publications as editorial director of their imprint for series nonfiction for children in K-8 on March 19. She was previously editorial director for Red Line Editorial.

Talk tomorrow,


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