Publish with ALSC
We invite you to make a submission to Children and Libraries! Please read submission guidelines and see review article types below. If you have questions, please contact Sharon Verbeten, CAL editor.
Send correspondence and manuscripts to Sharon Verbeten, CAL editor by email. For more information, please feel free to call the editor at 920-339-2740.
Types of Articles
"Best Practice" Pieces
- How the program was funded
- How the program was marketed/promoted
- Program attendance
- Planning/preparation timeline and checklist of materials needed
- Execution of and feedback on the program
- Quotes from staff and attendees
- High-resolution photos from the event
CAL welcomes shorter or longer features on well-researched topics and themes relevant and of interest to children’s librarians and others interested in library service to children. Past topics have included services to special needs children; early literacy programming; censorship; digital books and other technologies; assessments of special library collections; interviews with children’s books authors/illustrators, and more. Please feel free to query editor Sharon Verbeten with ideas by email.
The Last Word
This end-page feature runs in each issue and highlights a brief, light essay from children’s librarians, such as a humorous story about a library experience; a short trivia quiz or puzzle about children’s literature; a brief, creatively-written insight on library service, children’s literature, or programming; a very short question-and-answer interview with a popular author; a funny story about what kids are overheard saying in libraries. Length should not exceed 300 words.