Thursday, November 3, 2011

Journal Information
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature

Submission Guidelines

Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature is the refereed journal of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).

Papers on any topic related to children’s literature and of interest to an international audience will be considered for publication. Contributions are invited not only from scholars and critics but also from editors, translators, publishers, librarians, classroom educators and children’s book authors and illustrators or anyone working in the field of children’s literature. Please try to supply illustrations for your article. Art work should be 200 dpi or higher if possible. (Book covers are sufficient, but other illustrations are also welcome.)

Length: Up to 3000 words

Language: Articles are published in English, but where authors have no translation facilities, we can accept contributions in most major European languages. Please contact us first if you have a translation question.

Format: Word for Windows (Mac users please save your document in rich text format — RTF) as an email attachment; send illustrations as TIFF or JPG attachments.

Style and layout: The author’s name and details should appear in the email only, not in the paper itself. A stylesheet is available with more detailed guidelines.

Deadline: Bookbird is published every quarter, in January, April, July, October. Papers may be submitted at any time, but it is unlikely that your paper, if accepted for publication, would be published for at least six to nine months from the date of submission, to allow time for refereeing and the production process.

Contact details: Please send two copies to:; and

NB: Please put Bookbird submission followed by your initials in the subject line. Please remember to include your full name and contact details (including postal address), together with your professional affiliation and/or a few lines describing your area of work in the body of your email.

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