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School Library Journal will begin considering for review new (i.e., previously
unpublished) young adults and
some middle grade titles. Young adult or middle grade titles that
contain illustrations or image-heavy design elements are not eligible. Please
continue to submit physical galleys, as not all School Library Journal reviewers are currently able to review
School Library Journal and NetGalley have announced a streamlined
process for publishers to submit their titles for review consideration.
Publishers who use NetGalley can fill out this easy submission form to send title information and an auto-approved
“widget” to allow SLJ reviewers to access the e-galley. Assigned
reviewers will be designated as “School Library Journal Authorized
Reviewers” in their NetGalley profile.
Following the guidelines below does
not guarantee a review, but doing so will increase the likelihood of
prepublication exposure in SLJ’s print and online forums.
Please respect the privacy and
objectivity of our reviewers; to communicate important changes to manuscripts
or bibliographic data, contact SLJ directly at firstname.lastname@example.org (new email address!).
If you have any questions
about SLJ guidelines, please email SLJ Editor,
Reviews Kiera Parrott at email@example.com. If you have questions about the submission form or creating the
open widget, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission Guidelines for E-Galleys:
should ideally be uploaded to NetGalley at least two months prior to
publication date; our editors and their reviewers require a minimum of 60 days
of access to e-galleys.
2) Publishers who use NetGalley can fill out this simple submission form to send title information
and an auto-approved “widget” to allow SLJ reviewers to access
submission form must contain an open NetGalley widget to
grant SLJ auto-approved access to that title. The widget
should not be associated with a particular email address,
since multiple SLJ editors/reviewers will need access. (For help
with the NetGalley widget, contact email@example.com.)
stated above, prepublication reviews are our goal, but we will consider works
published within the last three months that we think hold special significance
for library collections.