Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 11, 2018

Chronicle Books Info

Chronicle Books publishes an eclectic mixture of traditional and innovative children’s books. We are looking for projects that have a unique bent—be it in subject matter, writing style, or illustrative technique—and that will lend our list a distinctive flair.

We are interested in fiction and nonfiction books for children of all ages as well as board books, decks, activity kits, and other unusual or “novelty” formats.

Books for younger children may be submitted in their entirety without querying first. Projects for older children should be submitted by query letter, synopsis, and three sample chapters.

• NO MATERIALS SUBMITTED WILL BE RETURNED
• Do not include a self addressed, stamped envelope.
• Chronicle does not accept submissions or queries by fax, e-mail, or on disk.
• Chronicle will not respond to an unsolicited submission unless interested in publishing it.

If we are interested in your submission, you can expect to hear from us within six months after we receive your submission.
Chronicle’s Children’s Division receives more than 1,000 submissions every month. For this reason, we do not track receipt of submissions. If you would like confirmation that your materials have been received, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard with your submission. This postcard will be returned to you before your submission is evaluated, as proof that your submission was received.

If your proposal is a simultaneous submission, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Portfolio Submissions
If you are interested in being considered for contract design, illustration, or photography work on our projects, please send your website address to portfolio_review@chroniclebooks.com.

When submitting artwork, either as a part of a project or as samples for review, do not send original art. Anything from photocopies to tear sheets will do. And please, always keep a copy of your project; we are not responsible for any submitted materials, including
dummies, prototypes, slides, etc.

Please send submissions to:

Chronicle Books; Children’s Division
680 Second St.
San Francisco, CA 94107

PLEASE NOTE: These guidelines are for informational purposes only Have a brilliant idea? We can’t wait to hear about it. But before you send us anything, please read the following guidelines carefully. Trust us, it will be worth it.

Children’s Submissions

Chronicle Books publishes an eclectic mixture of traditional and innovative children’s books. We are looking for projects that have a unique bent—be it in subject matter, writing style, or illustrative technique—and that will lend our list a distinctive flair. We are interested in fiction and nonfiction books for children of all ages, as well as board books, decks, activity kits, and other unusual or “novelty” formats.

General Guidelines

Chronicle Books prefers to receive children’s book submissions on paper. No compact discs, flashdrives, etc, will be reviewed.
No materials submitted will be returned.
If we are interested in your submission, you can expect to hear from us within six months after we receive your submission. Chronicle Books will not respond to an unsolicited submission unless interested in publishing it.
If your proposal is a simultaneous submission, please indicate this in your cover letter.
Please include your email address with your submission.

What to Include in Your Proposal

Books for younger children may be submitted in their entirety without querying first. Projects for older children should be submitted by query letter, synopsis, and three sample chapters.
Since we aren’t able to return any submissions, please do not send original art or anything you don’t want to part with. Anything from photocopies to tear sheets will do.

Where to Send Your Proposal
Chronicle Books, Children’s
680 Second Street
San Francisco, California 94107

We receive more than 1,000 children’s book submissions every month. For this reason, we do not track receipt of submissions. If you would like confirmation that your materials have been received, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard with your submission. This postcard will be returned to you before your submission is evaluated, as proof that your submission was received.

Take a Look at their catalog of books to get a feel for what they like: https://www.chroniclebooks.com/kids-teens/

Please note: These guidelines are for informational purposes only. Submission of any materials shall be done at the author/illustrator’s own risk of loss or damage.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


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