Authors & Submissions

Get to know author Beatrice Zamora & Tolteca Press

Tolteca Press is pleased to be working with LibraryCall because they are providing an important service that strives to include all children with the opportunity to hear stories and learn about the world around them.

Tolteca Press is dedicated to preserving and teaching the cultural heritage of Chicano-Mexicano communities of the Southwestern region of the U.S.

Beatrice Zamora is a retired educator and lifelong community leader. Her work in the community has revolved around teaching and learning about indigenous traditions of Mexico and the Southwestern U.S.

Committed to social justice and equality for all, Beatrice has a particular interest in developing literature for children that focuses upon culture, history and social justice. Click here to check out her title Am I Blue or Am I Green in our Storytime Commons.


Quote source: Beatrice Zamora, author and publisher

What we offer authors

  • Dedicated listing in our Storytime Commons
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  • Visibility among libraries and families throughout the United States

Call for submissions

LibraryCall is now accepting submissions of original read-aloud stories for children that reflect the diverse experiences of children and families in North America.

Overview of submission guidelines

We’re looking for contemporary stories and traditional story adaptations by diverse authors with lived experiences and cultural competencies in a wide range of areas, including seasonal and celebratory story themes.

Stories should be original and aimed towards children ages 2-10.

Maximum word count 2,500

Languages accepted English, Spanish. We will also consider other languages commonly spoken in the U.S.

Payment We pay a $50 flat rate per story and an additional $25 for the author’s audio recording of the story.

Full submission guidelines and contract terms