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Submission Guidelines for Illustrators

LEE & LOW BOOKS is a quality children's book publisher that specializes in multicultural themes. Our goal is to meet the need for books that address children of color by providing books that all children can enjoy and which promote a greater understanding of one another. We publish multicultural literature that is relevant to young readers.

Our books feature children/people of color and fall within a range of genres including contemporary and historical fiction, biography, poetry, nonfiction, and more. We are particularly interested in hearing from illustrators whose cultural, ethnic, or racial backgrounds and experiences support their knowledge of diverse cultures.

We are open to seeing work from professional illustrators and artists at all levels of experience. Illustrators who have worked in other fields and are interested in illustrating books are also welcome.

Art Sample Submissions:
Illustrators should send a resume and/or cover letter as well as color copies, tear sheets, or other non-returnable illustration samples. We are especially interested in samples that feature children/people of color and that show an ability to illustrate the same character consistently over many scenes. If you have a Web site with additional samples of your work, please include the Web address. Please do not send original artwork, portfolios, slides, or electronic samples (on CD or by email).

Our policy is to keep only artwork of interest on file.

PLEASE SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO: Submissions Editor, LEE & LOW BOOKS, 95 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016. If you require confirmation of delivery, please send the submission with a U.S. Postal Service Return Receipt.

For Catalog Requests: Please send an self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) 9"x12" with $1.65 U.S. postage to the above address, ATTN: Catalog Request. Our catalogs are also available online.

Note: These illustrator guidelines are for the following imprints: LEE & LOW BOOKS, Children's Book Press, and Shen's Books. Go here the illustrator guidelines for Tu Books

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