Submission Guidelines

We only accept queries and submissions via email.  Please be sure your subject line reads: QUERY - Name or Title - Genre.


Your query may be copied and pasted to the body of your email and should include SCBWI affiliation, publishing credits, etc. if applicable, etc. Tell us a little bit about you: your writing background and goals.


Please send queries to: Query/Submissions.


You are free to submit to other agencies simultaneously, but exclusive is nice; however, if you do send out to others, please mark your query as a multiple submission. You need only send one manuscript at a time. We will contact you to request additional material. Please include a contact phone or cell as well as an email address.



Picture booksquery and full manuscript

FictionCB/MG/YA query and first 10 pages

Non-fictionquery, proposal, and sample chapter

Illustrationsquery and 2-3 jpegs (or PDF) with pictures of children and animals



We make every effort to respond to submissions/queries within 2 months. Occasionally, it may take longer. As a general rule, if you have not received a response from your queried within 6 months, please assume that Sadler-Caravette Children's Literary is not interested in your work.





We're Looking...

We are interested in pictures books but make sure they are honed.


We love early readers with strong characters.


We seek chapter books and MG that connect with us emotionally.


We gravitate toward contemporary fiction.

We will accept fantasy with a unique approach.


For illustrators or author-illustrators, please submit a PDF or dummy that shows your style and medium.