241 First Ave. No.,
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Kar-Ben publishes 15-20 new
titles each year. All are books on Jewish themes for children and families. We
are happy to review unsolicited manuscripts and artistsí samples.
We consider fiction and
non-fiction for preschool through middle school, including holiday books, life-cycle
stories, Bible tales, folktales, stories about Israel, Jewish history, Jewish
heroes, and any other Jewish topic of your imagination. In particular, we are
looking for stories that reflect the rich cultural diversity of today's Jewish
We do not publish games,
textbooks, or books in Hebrew.
Your story should be concise,
have interesting, believable characters, and action that holds the readersí
attention. Good prose is far better than tortured verse.
We preferred that manuscripts
be e-mailed as a Word document attachment. Donít forget to check spelling,
grammar, facts and typos. It is not necessary or desirable to include art or
art direction with your text. Unfortunately, we do not have the time to
critique unsolicited manuscripts.
We offer contracts based on
Thank you for your interest in Kar-Ben
(While we try to respond to all
inquiries, if you do not receive a response from us within three months, we
have likely decided not to publish your manuscript.)