Sylvan Dell Publishing produces picture books for children that integrate science, math and geography, as well as read-aloud eBooks.

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Sylvan Dell Publishing


Sylvan Dell Publishing Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Sylvan Dell Publishing accepts submissions by email only. See the guidelines for details.

Phone: (843) 971-6722

Fax: (843) 216-3804

Submitting Your Work to Sylvan Dell Publishing

Before submitting to Sylvan Dell Publishing

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 Sylvan Dell Publishing by reading a sample issue before submitting.


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From the Sylvan Dell Publishing guidelines:

The picture books that we publish are usually, but not always, fictional stories that relate to animals, nature, the environment, science, and math. All books should subtly convey an educational theme through a warm story that is fun to read and that will grab a child’s attention. Each book has several page "For Creative Minds" section to reinforce the educational component of the book itself. This section will have a craft and/or game as well as “fun facts” to be shared by the parent, teacher, or other adult. We do accept simultaneous submissions.

Manuscripts must be less than 1500 words and must meet ALL of the following four criteria: Fun to read – mostly fiction with non-fiction facts woven into the story. We are NOT looking for pure non-fiction
National or regional in scope
Must be able to tie into early elementary school curriculum in some way
Must be marketable through a niche market such as zoo, aquarium, or museum gift shop

Submission Guidelines Details for Sylvan Dell Publishing

Market Type: Book

Contact: Donna German, Editor


Accepts: Children's picture books - earth science, fables/folklore, physical science

Simultaneous Submissions: Yes

Reprints: No

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