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!