Get Published: The Writing for Children Kit

Interested in writing or illustrating children’s books? The Canadian Children’s Book Centre produces the following publications to help get you started.

Get Published: The Writing for Children Kit

Our bestselling kit includes Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books: A Guide to Getting Published, which includes information on submitting manuscripts and portfolios, copyright procedures, and the children’s publishing industry, an annually updated list of Canadian children’s book publishers accepting unsolicited manuscripts and artwork and other resources to help you get your work published.

The kit includes:

  • Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books: A Guide To Getting Published – practical advice on submitting manuscripts and portfolios, an outline of copyright procedures and background material on the Canadian children’s publishing industry
  • Publishers’ List – A list of Canadian children’s publishers currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts
  • Best Books for Kids & Teens – our semi-annual selection guide to the best Canadian children’s books, magazines, audio and video.
  • Canadian Children’s Book News – published quarterly, our magazine reviews books, interviews authors and illustrators, includes annotated reading lists, informs and updates readers about issues affecting children’s education and reading, and provides information and news about the world of children’s books in Canada.

Click here to purchase a kit.

Publishers’ List

A list of Canadian children’s publishers currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts and artwork. This document is included in the Get Published kit, but can also be purchased separately. The list was updated in August 2018.

Click here to purchase the list.

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