Kids Can Press
25 Dockside Drive
Toronto, ON M5A 0B5
At Kids Can Press, we are interested in reading quality picture books and nonfiction manuscripts for children, as well as chapter books for ages 7 – 10. We do not accept young adult fiction or fantasy novels for any age. To ensure that your manuscript is appropriate for our publishing list, please familiarize yourself with the books that we publish.
For picture book submissions, please send a copy of the entire manuscript. For chapter book submissions, we require a synopsis and approximately three sample chapters. Please do not send the entire manuscript unless requested to do so.
It is not necessary for art to be created in advance of a manuscript being accepted for publication. Should a manuscript require illustrations, Kids Can Press will make arrangements for the artist. However, if you are a professional artist, please include photocopied samples of your work along with a brief résumé outlining your experience.
You are welcome to send your proposal simultaneously to other publishers rather than submitting it exclusively to Kids Can Press. Submit by mail only. Full submission guidelines here.
Brian Henry has a few "Writing for Children and Young Adults" workshops coming up: on February 26 in Barrie (see here), on March 5 in Toronto (see here), on April 9 in Peterborough (see here), and on April 10 in Kingston (see here).
He will also be leading: "From the Horse's Mouth ~ Strategies for Getting Published" at Ryerson University on May 7 (see here).
For information about all of Brian's upcoming creative writing courses and writing workshops, see here.