PAL is SCBWI terminology for “Published and Listed." This is sometimes referred to as "commercially published," meaning they are published by traditional publishing houses that do not charge money to authors 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 publisher is on the list do not submit a PAL inquiry; it is not necessary. Instead, follow these steps to change your membership status to PAL: