Manuscript and Product Submissions
Manuscript and Product Submission
Procedures for Submitting a New Manuscript or Product Idea
to National Center for Youth Issues
Updated September 2017
Welcome! Interested in talking with us about a book or product idea? Please read about NCYI's Focus below, then complete the Book Proposal form and submit it for review.
We’re currently accepting book proposals for the following topics:
o Growth Mindset and Positive Thinking
o Resilience and Grit
o Anxiety and Stress
o Friendship and Positive Relationships
o Conflict Management
o Learning Disabilities
Small Group Counseling manuals for Middle / High School
Alternative Approaches to Behavior Management in the classroom
NCYI topics include:
NCYI’s focus is on books, workbooks, videos, games, and other products that:
empower our nation's educators to positively impact the social and emotional well-being of children and youth.
are based on generally accepted, researched principles, the effectiveness of whichcan be judged by the positive outcomes and attitudes in students.
are mostly developed by educators, for educators. They have been developed out ofpractical need and have been used successfully with students.
are classroom, small group, or individual counseling tested.
are not meant to be self-contained programs, rather they are designed to supplement existing or needed programs. Many programs feature a standardized curriculum and are generally structured the same for every school. NCYI supplemental resources can be used to enhance an existing program to meet the individual needs of the students of each school or district.
align with standards of effectiveness consistent with the Safe & Drug-Free Schools Act.
If you believe your manuscript or product would be a good fit with NCYI’s Focus, please complete the Book Proposal form. A digital version of this form can be found below . You may also download the Book Proposal form, fill it in, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Due to the increasing amount of queries and proposals, we ask that you do not call or e-mail to check on your status. If your book proposal submission indicates a possible fit with NCYI's focus, we will be in contact with you via email to discuss potential next steps.
During the review process, you are free to send your proposal to other prospective publishers.
For Books, Workbooks, and Storybooks:
Please allow up to one month for your manuscript to be evaluated by our review committee and editors.
If your manuscript is accepted for publication, we ask for close adherence to the Chicago Manual of Style.
The author is responsible to obtain permission to use any copyrighted material.
We require Microsoft Word when you prepare your electronic file.
For All Other Products (Games, Videos, etc.):
Please allow up to two months for your proposal to be evaluated by our review committee.
The author/developer is responsible to obtain permission to use any copyrighted material.
Where applicable, we require Microsoft Word when you prepare your electronic file.
Thank you for considering NCYI as a possible home for your ideas.
We look forward to seeing what you’ve been working on!