Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Barefoot Books- Publisher


Let’s get to know Barefoot Books, a publisher specializing in picture books and young readers. Barefoot Books began in 1992 with two mothers who wanted their children to have books that would feed the imagination and instill a respect for diversity and a love of planet Earth. Now they own an international publishing company and have created a “barefoot” community for parents and readers to follow. Check out http://www.barefootbooks.com/community .

What are they looking for? “We are looking for books that inspire and are filled with a sense of magic and wonder. We also look for strong stories from all different cultures, reflecting the ways of the individual culture while also touching deeper human truths that suggest we are all one.”

What do they publish? Picture books of 500-1000 words, young readers with 2,000-3,000 words, and anthologies of 10,000-20,000 words. They also have an assortment of middle grade readers.

Do you have a story you want to share with them? Submit a complete ms for picture books; outline/synopsis and 1 sample story for anthologies. They consider simultaneous submissions and previously published works. They will respond within 4 month if you include a SASE with your query. At the moment they are on a query freeze, so make sure you check the website often for updates. If you are an illustrator, they are accepting samples via MAIL only.

What do they offer authors? They pay authors royalties of up to 5% based on retail price and offer advances.

Send queries to: Barefoot Books, 2067 Massachusetts Ave. 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02140. You can also find out more info by exploring their website http://www.barefootbooks.com/ , checking out their blog http://blog.barefootbooks.com/ , or following them on Twitter https://twitter.com/livebarefoot .



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