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Manuscript and Art Submission Guidelines

General Notes

Scholastic publishes recreational reading for children and young people, ages 0–14. Our publishing focus is on books by Canadians or of Canadian interest that engage children by reflecting their own contemporary experiences, affirm positive portrayals of people with differing experiences, and celebrate Canada’s diverse communities.

Our recent trade catalogues are available online at www.scholastic.ca/booksellers/catalogues.php.

For information on how to submit your published book to Reading Clubs for consideration please visit schol.ca/r/FAQ.

Submission guidelines for Writers and Illustrators are listed separately below. Please read the appropriate section and follow the guidelines.

Writers

Scholastic Canada is currently interested in reviewing unpublished material by writers from underrepresented communities, including Black writers, Indigenous writers, writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ writers and writers who identify with other marginalized groups. No other unsolicited submissions are being accepted at this time. Please note that due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we are only able to respond to those we are interested in pursuing.

  • For picture books, submit full manuscript. No illustrations necessary.
  • For junior, middle-grade and YA fiction, submit an outline and three consecutive sample chapters.
  • For non-fiction, submit outline and writing sample.
  • Do not submit original illustrations or other materials.
  • Please allow up to three months for a response. If you have not heard from us within that time frame, you can assume we are not able to move forward with your project.

Material can be emailed to submissions@scholastic.ca. We are unable to accept submissions by regular mail at this time

Thank you for thinking of us. We wish you the best of luck with your work.

Illustrators

Professional illustrators interested in working with Scholastic are invited to email sample art and links to an online portfolio to Andrea Casault, Art Director at acasault@scholastic.ca.

Please do not submit original materials by mail. Scholastic Canada is not responsible for lost material. Illustrators of interest will be contacted should a suitable project arise.