Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in submitting your work for the consideration of Young Palmetto Books. We accept open submissions during two reading periods each year: May 1 to June 30 and October 1 to November 30. Due to the high volume of submissions, any proposals or manuscripts received outside of these reading periods will be automatically declined. Please follow the guidelines below.

To have a project considered for the Young Palmetto Books series, please submit the following:

— A cover letter that briefly describes the work (scope, purpose, and length), explains how it differs from competing works, and assesses its likely readership.

— A table of contents and representative chapter, if the work is a completed manuscript, or a detailed prospectus. If submitting a picture book, please submit a completed manuscript.

— Representative samples of illustrations (if there are any) and a description of what will be illustrated. 

— The author's current curriculum vitae or résumé.

All projects must meet the approval of the YPB series editorial board, two anonymous peer reviewers, and the USC Press Committee to gain approval for a publishing contract.

Submissions should be sent to:
Young Palmetto Books Series Editor
The University of South Carolina Press
1600 Hampton Street, 5th floor
Columbia, SC 29208