Best Of Submissions
The BEST OF co-sponsored lists submission process is now closed. Publishers, submit next year’s titles in June 2021.
The BEST OF lists are educator and student-targeted, and aim to be a helpful resource in and outside of the classroom. The Children’s Book Council accepts submissions for our annual co-sponsored lists every June. Each list has different requirements and shipping deadlines, so please read carefully the Call for Submissions for each list to prepare for next year’s title submissions.
2021 submissions are closed. 2022 submissions will open in June 2021.
See below if you want to prepare for submissions next year. You can review the previous Submission Calls for eligibility and submission guidelines.
Email Jena.Groshek@cbcbooks.org with questions about all BEST OF list.
Only submissions from trade publishing companies or divisions will be accepted. Titles must be published in that calendar year. Some exceptions can be made for books published in Oct-Dec of the previous year, contact Jena for details.
The Spreadsheet must be completed and emailed duirng open submissions in June, but books do not need to be shipped at this time. Shipping instructions will come after submissions.
Read the sample submission calls to prepare for next year:
- Children’s Choices Submission Call (ChC)*
- Young Adults’ Choices Submission Call (YAC)*
- 2021 Notable Social Studies Submission Call (NSSTB)
- 2021 Outstanding Science Submission Call (OSTB)
- 2021 Best STEM Books Submission Call (BSB)
HOW TO SUBMIT
You can submit every June using the provided Spreadsheet. Submissions for 2020 have closed.
There is no submission fee for CBC Regular Members to submit titles. The fee is $75 per title for CBC Associate Members and $300 per title for non-members. Fees are per title, per list and non-refundable. Titles may not be substituted at a later date.
Please contact Jena.Groshek@cbcbooks.org for any questions regarding the co-sponsored BEST OF lists.
PUBLISHERS: Learn more about the benefits of membership here.