Open Submission Period

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Open Submission Period begins October 1st!

Young Palmetto Books is an educational children’s and young adult books series that celebrates the history and culture of South Carolina. A series editorial board led by the South Carolina Center for Children’s Books and Literacy director Kim Jeffcoat reviews and identifies works that represent the series’ standard of excellence and will provide quality material to young readers.

Our open submission period lasts from October 1st to November 30th. 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 letterthat 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.


Please send submissions 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