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Manuscript and Art Submission Guidelines

General Notes

Scholastic publishes recreational reading for children and young people, ages 0–14. Our publishing focus is on books by Canadians or of Canadian interest that engage children by reflecting their own contemporary experiences, affirm positive portrayals of people with differing experiences, and celebrate Canada’s diverse communities.

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For information on how to submit your published book to Reading Clubs for consideration please visit

Submission guidelines for Illustrators and Writers are listed separately below. Please read the appropriate section and follow the guidelines.


Professional illustrators interested in working with Scholastic are invited to email sample art and links to an online portfolio to Andrea Casault, Art Director at

Please do not submit original materials by mail. Scholastic Canada is not responsible for lost material. Illustrators of interest will be contacted should a suitable project arise.


Scholastic Canada is currently interested in reviewing unpublished material from Indigenous creators in all genres and at all levels that corresponds with our publishing focus. No other unsolicited submissions are being accepted at this time.

  • 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 non-fiction, submit outline and writing sample.
  • Do not submit original illustrations or other materials.
  • Allow 6 months for response.

Material can be emailed to or sent by regular mail to:

Manuscript Submissions
Scholastic Canada Ltd.
604 King St W
Toronto ON  M5V 1E1

Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for reply; if no SASE is included Scholastic will only respond if the project is thought to be suitable.

Scholastic Canada is not responsible for lost material.

Thank you for thinking of us. We wish you the best of luck with your work.