Please note: As of October 1, 2014, we are currently closed to chapter book submissions. Please check back periodically to see when are open to them again. Thank you!
We are actively seeking imaginative, exciting, action-filled chapter book manuscripts for kids ages 7-9. These books are intended to be either read by kids themselves, or with an adult's help, so the story should keep a young child's attention and move quickly. Beginning level chapter books generally contain up to 10 short chapters. Examples include The Magic Treehouse series, Junie B. Jones, and Ivy and Bean.
Stories should be approximately 10,000-15,000 words in length and fall within a first to third grade reading level. (Please provide the readability statistics from Microsoft Word or another similar program.) Stories must be fiction but can be any genre—fantasy, mystery, sci-fi, adventure, historical fiction, etc.
Please submit a query letter and the first chapter of your work. Manuscripts should be double-spaced in a standard 12 point font such as Times New Roman. Allow up to 3 months to hear a response. We will contact you if we want to see the entire manuscript. Upon acceptance, you will receive a contract that explains in detail the terms of knowonder's royalty sharing program, which is competitive with industry standards. Chapter books will be published in both digital and print formats.
For questions, please contact Editor Kathy Rygg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to reading your stories!