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First - a wave hello to you all. I'm Cheryl - recently returning to the boards.

Question - does anyone know if Scholastic's new Branches (Early Chapter Books) is open to submissions? Are they agented only? I also, heard somewhere the books are Work-For-Hire.

Anyone have a scoop?

Thanks! :flower
#1 - July 16, 2013, 07:25 AM

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I know it's been a few years on this, but I'd be interested in this info, too.
#2 - August 04, 2015, 07:50 PM
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I'm a bit embarrassed to say I'm really not sure. My submission was agented, (this was Dec 2012-Jan 2013 and we responded to call for submissions the editor made to a few selected agents--not mine--but a friend whose agent got the call sent it to me and we crashed the party, lol) and I don't think they accept unagented submissions but don't know 100% for sure. Also, they aren't work for hire but I think one or two of their series may have been developed in house.

If I can find out more about their current sub guidelines I'll post it.
#3 - August 04, 2015, 10:07 PM
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Thank you, Artemesia!
#4 - August 05, 2015, 08:57 AM
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My Branches series was sold without an agent. It's not work-for-hire. A wonderful, fantastic, awesome writer friend recommended me to the Branches editor a couple of years ago. I had already published two other chapter book series with smaller publishers. 

I wrote the books, but did not illustrate them. The first book in the Silver Pony Ranch series comes out Aug. 25! I'm not sure how the Branches submissions policy works normally.
#5 - August 05, 2015, 05:26 PM
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That soon Debby? Wow! (Mine were very fast as well.) Do you have a cover or anything yet, I'd love to see! Branches is a fantastic line. Is Katie your editor, too? I lurve her.
#6 - August 05, 2015, 05:30 PM
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Thanks for asking. Yes, Katie is my editor too. I think she's everyone's editor there. She must work ten zillion hours a day.

I love the cover! Not sure how to post it here. I'm on vacation, so am not trying too hard now.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KspmxaS3L._SX341_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
#7 - August 05, 2015, 05:43 PM
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Very nice!! It looks fantastic!!

I saw another editor's name on a couple of the other Branches books they sent me, so I don't think it's only Katie any more? But yes, I imagine she still works ten zillion hours a day!   :faint
#8 - August 05, 2015, 06:02 PM
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