Pinwheel Books is looking for talented authors who have completed a manuscript. We are also interested in meeting illustrators for our upcoming projects.
We are especially supportive of unpublished writers as well as young illustrators. We believe in giving people a chance, because we were there once and remember how lonely that journey was. Our editorial standards are very high, however, so we expect to accept a very small proportion of submissions.
We are currently looking for chapter books for grades 1-5. Other submissions will also be considered.
If you have a project you think we’d like to see, please contact us via the form below. Your subject line should start with “Submission:” followed by the title and description of your work. If we are interested, we will ask to see more.
If you are an illustrator and would like to be considered for future projects, please send us low resolution PDF samples of your work and a brief e-mail describing your typical rates.
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New! Accepting applicants for Internships on a rolling basis:
If you are interested in getting experience with publishing, Pinwheel Books would be happy to bring you on our team! Interns may get credit from their college or institution, or may join us just for the experience. Internships are available in the following categories:
For all positions, social media marketing capabilities are essential. As a growing company, everyone does their part to spread the word about Pinwheel Books. Please send a resume with what you’d be interested in which area you would like to pursue with Pinwheel Books.
Art/Design Internship: focus primarily on design aspects of children’s publishing. Tasks include artist research, artwork correction, book layout, font research. Additionally, interns will learn the app-building program Demibooks Composer Pro, and will help us develop new iPad app projects.
Editorial Internship: focus primarily on writing and editing manuscripts. Tasks include copyediting and proofreading, but writing and researching for short blog posts on the Pinwheel Books Blog “Kidslit Musings” will be the majority of work.
Marketing Internship: focus on building Pinwheel Books’ contact list and grow sales. Interns will be emailing book and app reviewers, researching advertisement opportunities, possible sponsorship relations, and will be in charge of creating Mailchimp newsletters to be distributed to our mailing list.