PAL Publishers


PAL stands for "Published and Listed.“ These are books published by traditional publishing houses that do not charge money to author or illustrators. Only PAL books are eligible for the Crystal Kite Awards and may be sold at SCBWI events. All published children's books (both PAL and non-PAL) are eligible for the Golden Kite Awards, Book Launch Grant, Online Book Launch Parties, and can be sold in the SCBWI Online Bookstore.

Click here for a current list of all our PAL publishers.

If you feel your publishing house fits these criteria please fill out the information below.

Once you have submitted the PAL Inquiry form, the SCBWI PAL Inquiry committee will verify your publisher for possible inclusion in our market surveys. There is no guarantee that the publisher will be included. Please note that review may take up to 45 business days to receive a response. Please note that only books for children  published by a PAL publisher qualify for PAL status.


Your Name:

Your Email:

Book Title:

Your full mailing address:


Date of Publication:


Publisher's Web site:

Publisher Contact Name (Editor or Publisher):

Publisher Contact Phone:

Publisher Contact Email:

Did you (the author and/or illustrator) provide any money to a third
party for printing, publication, or production of the material, or do
you own the publishing company and require other authors
or illustrators to pay for publication?:  Yes No

Has your publisher published at least one prior list, or in the case of
a digital publisher, been in business for a minimum of one
year?: Yes No

Does your publisher/production company publish or produce works
by more than one author and/or illustrator representing more
than one family?:  Yes No

Has your publisher/production company or its management issued at
least one prior list, catalog or product created by someone
other than yourself?:  Yes No

Does your publisher (whether traditional or new media) have a professional
editorial process prior to publication, at no charge to you?:  Yes No

Does your publisher (whether traditional or new media) provide a
means of marketing at no cost to you?:
 Yes No

Does your publishing/production company have established means
for the broad retail distribution of your work to the
consumer at no cost to you?:  Yes No