For Authors & Illustrators

As America's Oldest Children's Bookstore, Once Upon A Time serves authors and illustrators in many different ways.  If you are looking for advice or mentorship in your dream of being published, we have a page for aspiring authors and illustrators.  Do you have a self-published, non-traditionally published, or print-on-demand book? Please read our store's proposal process for book events and consignment opportunities.  

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Staff Picks

Honest, down to earth, and powerful in its simplicity. This stunning letter/poem/note to self is something everyone needs to read. Easy to pick up, quick to finish, and sure to make an impression. I read it and immediately wished I had 50 copies so I could hand it out to everyone I know, plus keep one for myself. - Jessica