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Authors & Illustrators FAQ

Can you help me get published?

Bank Street Library does not provide this kind of service. An appropriate resource to consult is Children’s Writers and Illustrators Market, published annually.

Can you read my book/manuscript and give me notes/feedback?

Notes, feedback, or critiques of any kind are beyond the scope of the service we offer Bank Street or the broader community.  Here are some potentially useful resources:

Can I do an event with the Bank Street Library?

You may send us a non-returnable review copy of your book, along with a written request for an event, including organizer contact info.  We will contact you within 3 weeks with our decision.

Can I send you a book to add to the Bank Street Library collection?

You may send us a non-returnable review copy of your book. Our decision on whether or not to add the book to the collection will be made based on our collection development policy and at our discretion.

Can you return the review copy of the book I sent you?

We do not return review copies. Anything you send to the Bank Street Library is considered a donation. Review copies may be sent to:

Bank Street College Library
Children’s Collection Submission
610 West 112th St.
New York, NY 10025

Authors & Illustrators Honoraria Policy

Honoraria

It is the practice of Bank Street College to offer an honorarium for author or illustrator visits that we have solicited because of the content relevance with some aspect of School for Children curriculum. Compensation is $500 for three hours. These visits typically include: reading with children, sharing about the process of creating a book (or other backstory), answering questions, and signing books at the Bank Street Bookstore. Illustrators are invited to draw on our "Illustrators’ Walls" in the Bank Street library.

Authors and illustrators who request the opportunity to visit the Bank Street School for Children will be accommodated based on our curricular needs, program schedule, and available funds. More information is available in our Author and Illustrator FAQ.

The School for Children will purchase two books for every classroom involved in an author's visit.

Travel & Other Expenses

We will not provide this benefit unless specifically associated with a professional development initiative pre-approved by the Dean.