Become a PJ Library or PJ Our Way Author or Illustrator

*Video art by Sara Varon

Are you an author, author-illustrator, graphic novelist, agent, or publisher who has a Jewish children’s story to share? If so, we want to read it! Here’s your guide to working with PJ Library and PJ Our Way:

Both published books and unpublished manuscripts that meet our criteria may be submitted for review. PJ Library and PJ Our Way accept submissions via Submittable only – see our guide for more information. PJ Library and PJ Our Way have similar submission guidelines, but there are a few important differences. See the chart below to understand each program’s process:

  PJ Library PJ Our Way
Age range  0 – 8 years 9 – 12 years
Accepts resubmission By invitation only By invitation only
Accepts book proposals No – full manuscripts only Yes – outline & 3 chapters
Accepts illustrations only No No
Illustrations required No For graphic novel proposals
Submissions reviewed anonymously Yes Yes
Average review time 3 months 3-6 months

Due to the high volume of submissions, we can provide feedback only to those authors whose work will be discussed further. We encourage authors to submit to publishers, agents, and other opportunities while their work is under review. We regret that we are unable to answer queries regarding the status of a submission.


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We invite trade publishers to submit via this form.