Magination Press, an imprint of the American Psychological Association, publishes psychology-based self-help books for children.

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Magination Press Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Magination Press
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington DC 20002-4242

Phone: (202) 336-5618

Fax: (202) 336-5624

Submitting Your Work to Magination Press

Before submitting to Magination Press

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From the Magination Press guidelines:

Magination Press® publishes psychology-based books covering a broad range of topics of concern to children and teens. These include everyday situations, such as starting school and the growing family, as well as more serious psychological, clinical, or medical problems, such as divorce, depression, anxiety, asthma, attention disorders, bullying, death, and more.

Magination Press books are distinguished by their psychological and emotional accuracy and complexity. We are as interested in the child's inner experience of the problem as its practical resolution. We want to see the evolution of the child's feelings, expressed in his or her thoughts.

There should be no magical solutions but a realistic working-out of the problem and an emotional coming to terms with it. The coping and resolution suggestions must also be comprehensive. We are not interested in proposals that offer a single, albeit charming or clever, solution.

Most of our books are written by PhD psychologists, school counselors, or mental health professionals. Many books are also written by MD physicians. Although doctorate-level credentials are not a requirement, the author should have expertise in the topic area.

Submission Guidelines Details for Magination Press

Market Type: Book

Contact: Kristine Enderle, Managing Editor


Accepts: Juvenile - health, self-help, special needs

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