Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 23, 2013

Enslow’s New Imprint – Speeding Star


Speeding Star is a new trade imprint from Enslow Publishers, Inc., esteemed for its high-quality nonfiction and fiction materials for the educational market.  Beginning in the Fall 2013, Speeding Star will release easy-to-read fiction and informational titles. This content will be suitable for boys and young men from third grade to high school. Each title will be either 48, 64 or 96 pages, on topics ranging from zombie mysteries to profiles of today’s greatest sports stars.  Available in both hardcover trade and paperback bindings, as well as through all major e-book outlets, our titles will keep boys reading!

Speeding Star is currently seeking fiction manuscripts and nonfiction queries.  We are looking for content written at a 4th grade reading level, but on topics that will appeal to boys and like-minded readers from third grade through high school.

For nonfiction and informational text, please submit a query letter, your résumé, and a sample chapter or other writing sample of your work. Please submit all materials via our submission form.

For works of fiction, we will only consider complete manuscripts between 5,000 and 12,000 words.  We are especially looking for adventure stories, mysteries, sports fiction, and fantasy fiction featuring male protagonists but also containing female characters and characters with diverse backgrounds. Your submission must be double-spaced and should also include a résumé or list of works published. Please submit all materials via our submission form.

We will not consider submissions from agents or representatives, and will not accept submissions via the telephone or snail mail.

Please submit all materials via our submission form.  Thank you.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thanks, Kathy. This is great information.


  2. Kathy – I am an old guy of the snail mail generation.  I love being part of your world and look foward to being a famous, wealthy author – but I have problems – for example – where can I find your submission form? Thanks, Goofy old Steve Zavlek


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