Posted by: Kathy Temean | May 26, 2013

Cartwheel Open for Picture Book Submission

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Cartwheel imprint is open until Fri July 19th, 2013 to submit unagented picture books and younger manuscripts, so if you have a submission geared for 0-5 year-olds (board book, novelty, or picture book), now is your chance to get it considered.

Please snail mail your manuscript to:

Scholastic Inc.
Attention: Cartwheel Inkygirl Submissions
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

Scholastic Inc.

Please include a SASE.

Debbie Ridpath Ohi  over at Inky Girl interviewed Celia Lee, Assistant Editor at Cartwheel if she’d be the person who would be reviewing submissions and what kind of submissions was she especially looking for/not looking for, plus if she was open to submissions from illustrators who are NOT writers. Celia says that she’ll be the primary reviewer though other editors may also take a look. From Celia:

“In terms of what we’re on the lookout for: holiday; tried-and-true subjects like transportation, community, or new experiences; interesting novelty formats; and new ways of addressing core concepts. Things that we’re not looking for are nonfiction, anything older than 1st Grade, and “love” books. And we can certainly take a look at illustrators who aren’t writers! They can send a postcard with their url to their portfolio.”

USE THIS LINK TO READ THE FULL INTERVIEW DEBBIE HAD WITH CELCIA AND DON’T LET THIS OPPORTUNITY DEBBIE HAS FOR YOU.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. Thanks for posting this, Kathy 🙂 Excellent opportunity!

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  2. What a great tip… thank you, Kathy! I was wondering if there was anywhere I could look at Cartwheel’s previously published picture books so I could figure out if my illustrations/manuscript would be a good fit. Obviously I have looked on the Scholastic site, but didn’t see where the section for Cartwheel was. I also googled until I had blisters on my finger tips. Is there a link you know of, besides the main Scholastic link?

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  3. Thanks for the quick answer and helpful hint… that would have never occurred to me!

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  4. Thanks so much for this information. Do you think it’s ok to submit more that one story?

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    • Ann,

      Usually editors will tell you to only submit one thing – your best, because if you submit more than one, you are only competing with yourself.

      Kathy

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  5. Has the date of July 19th, 2013, been extended? I would like to submit a Picture Book manuscript for young children. Are you still accepting unsolicited, unagented work?

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  6. I have just come across this link. it’s too late, obviously, but i am wondering if i could STILL submit a story… If not, are there any similar opportunities?! Or a forum for writers I could use? THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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  7. Are you open at this time for manuscripts for children age 0-8?

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  8. This would interest me if it is current. Are you still accepting stories?
    If not, shouldn’t it be taken down? I would like to know more. Thank you.

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    • One year later, still the same question! Too bad.

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