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St. Matthew's Publishing | Textbooks and Children's Books Publisher

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About Us
 
Kahel. Combining the passion of red and the happiness of yellow.
 
Saint Matthew's Publishing Corporation is actively seeking out children’s books in the form of picture books, illustrated storybooks and chapter books under its imprint Kahel Press. We are looking for authors and illustrators who wish to inspire passionate and happy children.

Submission of Manuscripts by Authors

Kahel Press believes in the power of stories to leave lasting impressions on children. They are great tools to shape a child’s character.
Do you have a story you want to have published with us? Ask yourself first: “What values do I want to teach children? What kind of stories do I want them to read? How can I make these lessons memorable enough for children to practice them?”
When you’re ready, send us your manuscript following our guide below!
 
Picture Books/Illustrated Storybooks
  • 0-2,000 words (picture books); 5,000-10,000 illustrated storybooks
  • Target audience of children ages 0-5 years
  • Send your manuscript as a WORD file (.doc or .docx)
  • Do not attach images in the document or in the email
  • Required submissions:
    • Storyline or complete manuscript
    • Cover letter (PDF)
    • Your resume or CV (PDF)
  • Email subject title format: Picture Book: [Title of Your Manuscript] by [Your Full Name]
  • In your email, answer the following questions:
    • What is the story behind the story? Why did you create this story?
    • Who is your target audience? (you may specify an age)
    • What is the lesson you want children to learn from the story?
  • Submissions may either be in Filipino or English
  • Send to kahelpress@stmatthews.ph
Chapter Books
  • 10,000-50,000 words
  • Target audience of children ages 6 to 18 years. You may inform us of the specific age or age range you wish to target. Be considerate of the specific age you wish to target and the length of your work.
  • Send your manuscript as a WORD file (.doc or .docx)
  • Email subject title format: Chapter Book: [Title of Your Manuscript] by [Your Full Name]
  • Required submissions:
    • One-page synopsis of your manuscript (PDF)
    • Entire manuscript or, if incomplete, at least the completed first chapter of your manuscript
    • Cover letter (PDF)
    • Your resume or CV (PDF)
  • In your email, answer the following questions:
    • What is the story behind the story? Why did you create this story?
    • Who is your target audience? (you may specify an age or age range)
    • What is the lesson you want children to learn from the story?
  • Submissions may either be in Filipino or English
  • Send to kahelpress@stmatthews.ph

Submission of Portfolios by Illustrators

Kahel Press is looking for illustrators who can add color to the stories of our authors. The illustration work is project-based. Projects may range from book cover art, chapter dividers or content illustrations for picture books and illustrated storybooks.
  • Required submissions:
    • Cover letter (PDF)
    • Your resume or CV (PDF)
    • Portfolio of ten (10) of your best works showcasing styles that appeal to children. Works presented can either be digital illustrations, traditional art or mixed media (PDF)
  • Email subject title format: Illustrator: [Your Full Name]
  • Send to kahelpress@stmatthews.ph

Submission of Sample Works by Translators

Kahel Press is looking for translators who can work with our authors and help them reach more readers through translations. At the moment, we are looking for translators who are skilled in translating works in English to Filipino and vice versa.
If you’re interested in translating children’s stories, follow our guidelines below for the submission of your sample works and other requirements.
  • The sample works to be submitted are:
    • Three (3) original works written in Filipino
    • Three (3) original works written in English
    • A translation of the text below (an excerpt from the Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery) to Filipino:
      • “Grown-ups love figures... When you tell them you've made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you, "What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?" Instead, they demand, "How old is he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?" Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.”
  • Submission guidelines for sample works:
    • Compile all sample works in one PDF file
    • The format for the filename of the PDF file is: Translator: [Your Full Name]
    • Each sample work must fit only one page of the PDF file
    • Sample works may be in the form of poems and excerpts of short stories or essays
    • We prefer that the sample works you submit are written with children in mind as their audience
  • Do not attach images in the document or in the email
  • Required submissions:
    • One PDF file containing all sample works
    • Cover letter (PDF)
    • Your resume or CV (PDF)
  • Email subject title format: Translator: [Your Full Name]
  • Send to kahelpress@stmatthews.ph
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