Due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on our workflow and the overwhelming number of submissions we’ve received recently, we are expecting prolonged review periods. While we normally hope to review submissions within a month of receiving them, we are presently experiencing three month delays. Please be patient with our acquisitions team. We endeavor to respond to every submission we receive.
The City of Light has six unique, vibrant neighborhoods. Learn more about each one below.
Should you choose to submit a manuscript for consideration,
please comply with the following formatting requests to ensure our editors can easily review your work:
Please use a standard, 12 pt. (Times New Roman is fine; no need to be fancy!). Please also double space your manuscript, include paragraph indents and omit any “double spaces.” (It was a common practice to include two spaces after every period in the past. That is no longer the case, and should we choose to move forward with your manuscript, we would ask you to comply with this formatting anyhow.)
Thank you for making it easy for us to consider your wonderful work!
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Cross Your Fingers
Cross Your Fingers is our middle grade and early reader imprint. Cross Your Fingers books are chapter books for young readers with engaging and educational stories that will keep them hooked on reading as a lifelong passion.
Cross Your Heart
Cross Your Heart publishes young adult books that explore the joys and perils that every young adult can relate to as they navigate their own coming-of-age story.
Blacklight Press publishes innovative fiction books. This imprint is filled with stories that, like a blacklight, reveal to us things that we may not have seen before.