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Information for Authors

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

If you have a manuscript you'd like us to consider for publication, please review our guidelines for submitting materials. Also, please review our website to see if your work is appropriate for our list. We do not publish children's books, elementary textbooks, or novels.

Author Guidelines

Now that your proposal has been accepted by Heinemann, you'll need information on how best to prepare your manuscript and art for release.

Please review the Author Guidelines. It will give you, the author, direction on how best to present your manuscript to us once it is final. We cover everything from disk and art package preparation to a brief discussion of permissions. We explain what you will see as your book progresses, what you should do at each stage, and with whom you'll be working. We've also included a Sample Art Chart to help you track your art and to release to us when your manuscript is completed.

Author Site

Heinemann's Author site is intended to be an all-around tool to help us serve you better and to give you access to the information you need in a timely way. Using the site you can:

To obtain your author login credentials for this site, please contact

Permissions / Form Release Letters for Authors

Please refer to our Author Guidelines for a detailed discussion of what needs permissioning. To help you with specific student or teacher material, request forms have been developed both to save you time and also to provide legal protection for commercial publication of your book. We cannot accept permissions granted for requests sent on other forms or letters. All release forms must be signed by the grantor. If applicable to your project, please use the following form letters: