Open Submission Period

by ellenmcgaha

ATTENTION: the open submission period is almost here!

Young Palmetto Books is is an ongoing series of educational South Carolina focused books for young readers. This series, published by the University of South Carolina Press, highlights South Carolina writers and subjects in smartly crafted books for children and young adults.

Our open submission period is May 1-June 30. All projects must meet the approval of the YPB series editorial board, two anonymous peer reviewers, and the USC Press Committee to gain approval for a publishing contract. In order to have a project considered by YPB, please submit the following:

· A cover letter that briefly describes the work (scope, purpose, and length), explains how it differs from competing works, and assesses its likely readership

· A table of contents and representative chapter, if the work is a completed manuscript, or a detailed prospectus. If submitting a picture book, please submit a completed manuscript.

· Representative samples of illustrations (if there are any) and a description of what will be illustrated.

· The author’s current curriculum vitae or résumé.

Submissions should be sent to:
Kim Shealy Jeffcoat, Young Palmetto Books Series Editor
South Carolina Center for Children’s Books and Literacy
Davis College, 1501 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208