Scholastic is a publishing house that produces hundreds of fiction and non-fiction books a year. Unlike many other traditional publishing houses, Scholastic is open to submissions from new authors without literary representation, if the book is either a teacher strategy book, an instructor book, books specifically geared toward helping upper elementary and middle school students, and reference materials. Your submission will include samples, a description of your book and a table of contents.
Write a description of your book, such as what might be found on the book jacket once it's published. Include your book's grade range target.
Write the table of contents with chapter titles that clearly indicate your book's outline. You want editors to understand the order and flow of your ideas.
Write either a sample chapter or a sample activity or project for your book.
Write a short autobiography that highlights your career and qualifications, and whether you've previously been published. Include a resume if you have one.
Print all of the above materials and place in an 8-1/2-by-11-inch envelope with the following mailing address:
Manuscript Editor Scholastic Professional Books 557 Broadway 5th Floor New York, NY 10012
If you want to publish a book through Scholastic that does not fit into the education category, you will first need to find a literary agency. Visit AgentQuery (see Resources) to learn more about finding an agent that represents your genre.
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