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ALSC Journal, Children and Libraries, Seeks Manuscripts

Hello everyone! Just wanted to put the word out that ALSC’s refereed publication Children and Libraries is seeking your manuscripts for possible publication in our journal (published three times a year).

While we are always seeking best practices, profiles and shorter essay pieces, we are especially in need of scholarly/research manuscripts to round out our coverage. These manuscripts are also put through a blind referee process, ensuring they are appropriate for our readership.

Previous topics published have ranged from storytime procedures to Every Child Ready to Read to literature reviews or examinations of award-winning books. All topics of potential interest to children’s librarians are welcome.

Please feel free to contact me for more information if you’re interested in submitting to Children and Libraries. I’m looking at copy now for our winter 2009 and entire 2010 year of publication.

Thanks for your consideration.

Sharon Korbeck Verbeten
Editor, Children and Libraries
820 Spooner Ct.
De Pere, WI 54115


  1. Sally

    Hello, what is the best way to get in touch with Ms. Verbeten? Via phone or is there an email address? Thank you.

  2. Teresa Walls

    The email for manuscripts as listed in the latest issue of “Children and Libraries” is CALeditor@yahoo.com. That would be the easiest method, I believe.

    Thanks for your interest.

  3. Teresa Walls

    To learn more about Children and Libraries: the Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children, visit the ALSC website. Select “Communications and Publications” from the list on the left of the page. This will then expand that topic so that you can select the page about Children and Libraries. The exact URL/link is

  4. Gilda Martinez

    What is your acceptance rate?

  5. Dan Rude

    Hi Gilda,

    Thanks for asking! Our acceptance rate is about 60% although this fluctuates all the time. Please note that many of those rejected were later accepted after being rewritten/revised. Some have yet to be published as well. You are encouraged to consider submitting.

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