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. Please submit to the open category below that best suits your submission.

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This is an open call for writers of picture books. Picture books are illustrated stories generally intended for children between the ages of 4 and 8. Word counts for picture books tend to be between 400 and 1,200 and they are typically 32 to 48 pages long when printed. At Starts With Us, we seek to publish creative work that will empower youth toward social impact by promoting themes such as curiosity, inclusion, acceptance, collaboration, care, perseverance, authenticity, social responsibility, courage, determination, and creativity. We are also interested in STEM books for young readers. We look forward to receiving your submission!

This is an open call for writers of young adult novels. Young adult novels are intended for teens who are 13 years and older. These novels tend to be between 35,000 and 50,000 words, perhaps longer for science fiction, fantasy, or historical novels. At Starts With us, we seek to publish creative work that will empower youth towards social impact by promoting themes such as curiosity, inclusion, acceptance, collaboration, care, perseverance, authenticity, social responsibility, courage, determination, and creativity. We are also interested in STEM books for young readers. We look forward to receiving your submission!