Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, publishes contemporary fiction for grades K-9.

Stone Arch Books


Stone Arch Books Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Send submissions via email. See guidelines for details.

Phone: (952) 224-0514

Fax: (952) 933-2410

Submitting Your Work to Stone Arch Books

Before submitting to Stone Arch Books

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work. To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Stone Arch Books by reading a sample issue before submitting.


If you have recently submitted to Stone Arch Books or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Stone Arch Books guidelines:

Capstone is keenly interested in meeting authors and illustrators. In fact, they play an integral role, connecting with our young readers and often deepening the reading experience by interacting with them online. Most of our titles are conceptually developed in-house and written and illustrated by freelance writers and artists. However, we are interested in receiving writers’ manuscripts and reviewing artists' portfolios.

Send your submission via email. Include the following in the body of the email, not as attachments:
Sample chapters
List of previous publishing credits, if applicable

We will respond only if your writing samples fit our needs.

Submission Guidelines Details for Stone Arch Books

Market Type: Children, Fiction


Accepts: Young readers, middle readers, young adult: adventure, contemporary, fantasy, humor, mystery, science fiction, sports, suspense

Web Address:

Click here for complete guidelines



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