Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Scholastic Canada publishes books for children and for young people

Speechless by Jennifer Mook-Sang
punblished by Scholastic Canada

Scholastic Canada

604 King St W,
Toronto, Ontario

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Scholastic Canada publishes recreational reading for children and young people. Its publishing focus is on books by Canadians or of Canadian interest. M.R. (Robbie) Robinson founded the original Scholastic company in 1920 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Incorporated in 1957, Scholastic Canada Ltd. was the first of an international family of companies that now includes members in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, India and Asia.

Scholastic Canada has its own editorial and acquisitions office. They do not usually accept un-agented manuscripts, but on June 15, 2024, we'll be have Erin O’Connor, senior editor at Scholastic Books, as the guest speaker for our online “Writing for Children & for Young Adults” and afterwards, she'll be accepting queries from attendees (see here). 

Don’t miss it!

A Struggle for Hope by Carol Matas
published by Scholastic Canada

Beyond that, Scholastic is currently interested in reviewing unpublished material by writers from underrepresented communities, including Black writers, Indigenous writers,
writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ writers, and writers who identify with other marginalized groups.
No agent required. 

Email these submissions to:

For picture books, submit full manuscript. No illustrations necessary.

For junior, middle-grade and YA fiction, submit an outline and three consecutive sample chapters.

For nonfiction, submit outline and writing sample.

Do not submit original illustrations or other materials.

Please allow up to three months for a response. If you have not heard from us within that time frame, you can assume we are not able to move forward with your project.

Also, Scholastic Canada welcomes submissions from professional illustrators (especially from underrepresented communities) interested in working with Scholastic. They’re invited to email sample art and links to an online portfolio to Andrea Casault, Art Director, at

Full submission guidelines here.

 See Brian Henry’s upcoming weekly writing classes, one-day workshops, and weekend retreats here.

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