Submitting to School Library Journal (SLJ) using the NetGalley Widget

Click here for the SLJ Submission Form and continue reading for submission guidelines.

School Library Journal will begin considering for review new (i.e., previously unpublished) young adults and some middle grade titles. Young adult or middle grade titles that contain illustrations or image-heavy design elements are not eligible. Please continue to submit physical galleys, as not all School Library Journal reviewers are currently able to review digital-only copies.

School Library Journal and NetGalley have announced a streamlined process for publishers to submit their titles for review consideration. Publishers who use NetGalley can fill out this easy submission form to send title information and an auto-approved widget to allow SLJ reviewers to access the digital review copy. Assigned reviewers will be designated as “School Library Journal Authorized Reviewers” in their NetGalley profile.

Following the guidelines below does not guarantee a review, but doing so will increase the likelihood of prepublication exposure in SLJ’s print and online forums.

Please respect the privacy and objectivity of our reviewers; to communicate important changes to manuscripts or bibliographic data, contact SLJ directly at (new email address!).

If you have any questions about SLJ guidelines, please email SLJ Editor, Reviews Kiera Parrott at If you have questions about the submission form or creating the open widget, contact

Simple Submission Guidelines for digital review copies:

1)      Digital review copies should ideally be uploaded to NetGalley at least two months prior to publication date; our editors and their reviewers require a minimum of 60 days of access to digital review copies.

2)      Publishers who use NetGalley can fill out this simple submission form to send title information and an auto-approved “widget” to allow SLJ reviewers to access the digital review copy.

3)      That submission form must contain an open NetGalley widget to grant SLJ auto-approved access to that title. The widget should not be associated with a particular email address, since multiple SLJ editors/reviewers will need access. (For help with the NetGalley widget, contact concierge[at]  

4)      As stated above, prepublication reviews are our goal, but we will consider works published within the last three months that we think hold special significance for library collections.

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