Friday, August 1, 2014

We're looking for Fantastic Non-fiction!

Image: Illustration by Rijuta Ghate, for Pratham Books Tell Me Now series

Can non-fiction be fantastic? Can it be written in a way that  gets little readers excited? Can you convert fascinating subjects into baby-bite-sized nuggets for easy digestion? Would you like to be published by a multi-lingual publisher that believes that every child needs good reading material? Would you like to release your work under a Creative Commons license that would allow us to put your work on digital platforms for free downloads?  If your answer is a resounding YES to ALL these questions, do read on.

Pratham Books is looking for good non-fiction manuscripts for young readers, specially those who do not come from a print-rich environment. These will be Level 2 and Level 3 books, fully illustrated and translated into many Indian languages. The word limit will be around 400 words for Level 2 (for children who are learning to read), and upto 1000 words for Level 3 (for children who are ready to read on their own) . We would like the work to be cheerful, informative, and relevant for today's child. Up for the challenge? If yes, please do send in a topic/topics and a short synopsis to with the subject line Fantastic Non-fiction and your proposed working title.
Example: Fantastic Non-fiction - Why can't I fly like Superman?

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