At INCLUDAS Publishing, we are all about bringing disability diversity books to readers. This also means working with authors/illustrators of various abilities. Whether it be limited mobility, schizophrenia, Down syndrome, or something else entirely, we are happy to foster a supportive community for all. Our criteria:
1. the author/illustrator identifies with a particular ability status/condition,
2. the main character of the story identifies with a particular ability status/condition.
We are open to all genres, and are open to expanding our current focus of children’s books, coloring books, novels, and planners. You may submit an unlimited amount of different stories, but please know that if your submission is “conditionally accepted” or “rejected,” you can only submit again after six (6) months of the initial submission, so submit your best work wisely. Also, children’s book authors are advised NOT to submit artwork along with the manuscript. Please make sure the polished final draft is properly formatted for submission and your query letter meets all required standards.
For illustrators: if you would like to be considered for a project, please send one black and white sample piece of what diversity means to you to: submissions [@] includas.com. If you’re only able to submit your finished story verbally, please call 818.350.3652 to set up an appointment with us.