Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

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.


(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) provide any money for editing, artwork, production, or printing?: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

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