Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

PAL Publishers


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

Only books for children published by a PAL publisher qualify for PAL status.

Click here for a current list of PAL publishers.

If your publishing house is not on the PAL publishers list but fits the criteria listed on this page, you may use the form below to submit a PAL Inquiry. Once you have submitted the PAL Inquiry form, the SCBWI PAL Inquiry committee will verify your publisher for possible inclusion in our market surveys.

A PAL review may take up to 45 business days. If you have not received a response after 45 business days, please contact us.

There is no guarantee that any publisher will be granted PAL status, and publishers that no longer meet the requirements may be removed from PAL status.


(All Fields are Required.)

Your Name:

Your Email:

Book Title:

Date of Publication:


Publisher's Web site:

Publisher's Mailing Address:

Publisher Contact Name (Editor or Publisher):

Publisher Contact Phone:

Publisher Contact Email:

Did you (the author and/or illustrator) pay in any way, including a deduction from your royalties, for the editing, artwork, production, printing, taxes and/or shipping/delivery of your book?:YesNo

Has the publisher required that you (the author and/or illustrator) purchase copies of your book?:YesNo

When did your publisher start publishing YA/children's titles?:

How many YA/children's titles has your publisher published?:

Does your publisher/production company publish or produce works by more than one author and/or illustrator representing more than one family?:YesNo

Did you receive an advance?:YesNo

According to your contract, will you receive royalties?:YesNo

If you did not receive an advance and will not receive royalties, please describe the method of payment:

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

Briefly describe the editorial process you went through:

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

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