AS OF NOV. 12, 2018, WE ARE CLOSED TO UNAGENTED SUBMISSIONS UNTIL AFTER THE HOLIDAYS SO AS TO ALLOW OUR EDITORS TO CATCH UP ON CURRENT SUBMISSIONS. PLEASE CHECK BACK WITH US AFTER THE NEW YEAR.


Thank you for your interest in submitting your manuscript to Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books*.

Our focus is on fiction and narrative nonfiction centering people of color or Native people. We are interested in both middle grade stories for ages 8 to 12 and young adult stories for ages 12 to 18. Occasionally a manuscript might fall between these two categories; if your manuscript does, let us know.

We look for fantasy set in worlds inspired by non-Western folklore or culture, contemporary mystery and fantasy set all over the world, and science fiction that centers the possibilities for people of color or Native people in the future.

We also selectively publish realism and narrative nonfiction that explores the contemporary and historical experiences  of people of color or Native people. We welcome intersectional  narratives that feature LGBTQIA and disabled people as heroes in their own stories.

Stacy Whitman and Cheryl Klein  both acquire titles for Tu Books, and we ask that you identify which of  them you wish to consider your submission. As loose rules of thumb,  Cheryl has a more literary bent and does not acquire graphic novels, while Stacy has a more commercial focus and does not acquire narrative nonfiction. You can learn more about each of them through their  websites, linked above.

See below for what we're currently looking for right now.


*If you want to submit a picture book to Lee & Low Books, please see the Lee & Low Books submission guidelines. We do not take picture book submissions on this site.


This link is for agented submissions only. If you do not have an agent, please submit your submission in our general submissions sections for novels and graphic novels. Please note that we are closed to general submissions as of Nov. 12, 2018, and will re-open after the new year.


Agents, thanks so much for using the Submittable system for sending full manuscripts. I hope this will increase our efficiency in getting back to you in a timely manner. Feel free to nudge me at swhitman AT leeandlow.com after a month if I haven't gotten back to you.


Stacy Whitman

Publisher

Tu Books


Thank you for submitting your manuscript to Tu Books, an imprint of Lee and Low Books.

Our focus is on fiction and narrative nonfiction novels and graphic novels centering people of color or Native people. We are interested in both middle grade stories for ages 8 to 12 and young adult stories for ages 12 to 18. Occasionally a manuscript might fall between these two categories; if your manuscript does, let us know.

We look for fantasy set in worlds inspired by non-Western folklore or culture, contemporary mystery and fantasy set all over the world, and science fiction that centers the possibilities for people of color or Native people in the future.

We also selectively publish realism and narrative nonfiction that explores the contemporary and historical experiences of people of color or Native people. We welcome intersectional narratives that feature LGBTQIA and disabled people as heroes in their own stories.

Stacy Whitman and Cheryl Klein both acquire titles for Tu Books, and we ask that you identify which of  them you wish to consider your submission. As loose rules of thumb, Cheryl has a more literary bent and does not acquire graphic novels, while Stacy has a more commercial focus and does not acquire narrative nonfiction. You can learn more about each of them through their websites, linked above.


We appreciate submissions as Word files (PDFs are sometimes harder to resize on e-readers), but if your submission is a graphic novel proposal, PDFs are best for sample art.


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