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 essential guide to the best Canadian children’s books, magazines, video, CD-ROM and audio
  • Canadian Children’s Book News – our quarterly magazine is packed with reviews for recommended books, author and illustrator interviews and profiles of publishers and bookstores.

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 2016.

Click here to purchase the list.