Publish with ALSC

Do you have a great idea for a book, brief, or article of interest to library staff serving youth? Consider publishing with ALSC! We offer various writing opportunities for new and veteran authors alike.

Starting a writing project for ALSC? Find information about the ALSC Style Guide below.


The ALSC Blog welcomes guest posts that offer enlightening information on issues related to children’s librarianship. Check out the guidelines for guest bloggers.

ALSC Matters!

Have a great programming/service idea? Share it with your colleagues in ALSC's newsletter. The Bright Ideas section of ALSC Matters! highlights fun programs and inventive services submitted by librarians from around the country. Learn more about writing a Bright Idea article.

Children & Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children (CAL)

Interested in writing something more in depth than a newsletter piece or blog post? Children and Libraries seeks scholarly and best practice articles, features on relevant issues in children's librarianship, and interviews with children's book creators. In addition, "The Last Word" is a short, end-page feature that runs in each issue--a brief, light essay such as a humorous story about a library experience or a short trivia quiz or puzzle about children’s literature. Check out CAL's author guidelines.

Non-serial Publications

ALSC Members: We welcome your ideas for a book, brochure, bibliography, or brief! -- Publication Proposal Form

ALSC Style Guide

The ALSC Style Guide provides general tips to help guide writers in their work. It serves as a set of guidelines for consistent, professional, and fluid communication, both inside and outside the division. This is a living document and it is not meant to be authoritative or exhaustive. The ALSC Style Guide will be updated regularly. We welcome your feedback, which will be considered for future updates.