Starts With Us Inc.

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Welcome to the Starts With Us submission system! We publish books and content that empowers youth to make a positive impact by pursuing their talents and interests. 

We are opening up the LMAA challenge in the next few weeks. The #LMAA, or Lend Me an Artist, challenge will help Starts With Us find a new illustrator for our upcoming picture book, Lend Me Your Daddy

In Lend Me Your Daddy, young boys and girls find ways to manage their feelings about deployment (from goodbyes to the first night without Dad to missed birthdays) as they eagerly await their return. Through the support of family and friends, calendars, care packages, and calls, these children grow strong with the knowledge of what it means to serve, generating a source of pride from within, that makes glorious reunions all the more sweeter by book’s end.

Perfect for ages 4-8, Lend Me Your Daddy is a universal story told by military wife and mother Becky King, whose heartwarming rhyme and imagery will resonate with children looking for hope, inspiration, and courage.  

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