D&D QA Archive | 12/19/2010
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Wizards of the Coast Books for Young Readers

Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in publishing with Wizards of the Coast Books for Young Readers. Wizards of the Coast Books for Young Readers is the children’s/young adult imprint of Wizards of the Coast. We are distributed by Random House, Inc.

Wizards of the Coast Books for Young Readers publishes novels for young readers inspired by the lore of Dungeons & Dragons and other game products produced by Wizards of the Coast.

Though we cannot consider series proposals and standalone manuscripts, we are always looking for talented writers to work with us on the series we develop. We welcome writing samples from writers who wish to work with us on a work-for-hire basis.

Submitting Your Sample

If you are interested in being considered as a writer for one of our series, please send a sample of your writing. We require three chapters from a completed novel for middle-grade or young adult readers (preferably within the fantasy genre) and a one- to two-page plot synopsis.

Your work should be typed, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins. On the first sheet, please include your name, address, phone number, and email address. The pages should be numbered consecutively, with your name and an abbreviated title somewhere on each page.

With your sample, please include a cover letter, providing some context for the sample you’re submitting (a short overview of the novel it is from and any other relevant information). Include a list of any relevant writing credits.

You will need to also submit an unaltered signed legal agreement, included on the website (22k ZIP/PDF) at: http://www.wizards.com/dnd/files/SubmissionAgreementOpen2004.zip.

Send submissions to:

Wizards of the Coast Books for Young Readers
P.O. Box 707
Renton, WA 98057-0707

We are not able to accept samples by email.

Please do not send only a query letter. We cannot judge your work without a writing sample.

What Happens Next?

Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are unfortunately unable to respond to every sample. If your writing seems like a good fit for us, we will contact you. Please don’t call or email us to check on the status of your submission.

Thank you for your interest in publishing with us.

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