Category Archives: Publishing 101

A behind-the-scenes look at the publishing process, with tips for aspiring authors and illustrators.

New Visions Award: What Not to Do

Tu Books Publisher Stacy Whitman shares some easy tips on what NOT to do when submitting a manuscript to our New Visions Award.

Ask an Editor: Worldbuilding in Speculative Fiction, Part II

Tu Books publisher Stacy Whitman discusses worldbuilding in speculative fiction, why it can be so challenging to do well, and how writers should approach it.

Submitting to our New Voices Award: Tips from an Editor

Our editor Samantha shares some advice for authors submitting to Lee & Low’s New Voices Award.

Ask an Editor: Worldbuilding in Speculative Fiction, Part I

Tu Books publisher Stacy Whitman discusses worldbuilding in speculative fiction, why it can be so challenging to do well, and how writers should approach it.

Submit Your Manuscript to our New Voices Award Writing Contest

Submissions for Lee & Low’s New Voices Award, a writing contest for a picture book manuscript by an unpublished author of color, is now open.

We Need Diverse Books Because…

Join the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign to share why diversity in books matters to you.

Ask an Editor: Villain POVs

Tu Books editor and publisher Stacy Whitman discusses writing and reading the villain POV in a story.

Is My Character “Black Enough”? Advice on Writing Cross-Culturally

Tu Books Publisher and Editorial Director Stacy Whitman shares advice on writing cross-culturally for an author who wonders, “Is my character black enough?”

Where can I find great diverse children’s books?

Looking for more diverse children’s books but can’t find any at the bookstore? Here are some good places to start.

Publishing Advice: Pitching, Querying, and ‘We don’t know how to market this’

Tu Books Publisher Stacy Whitman and author Joseph Bruchac offer advice to writers on pitching, querying, and finding the right readers.

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