Can I Submit An Idea For A Calendar?

First, a little about the calendars we publish.  Our calendar line is licensed-property intensive, comprising mainly calendars related to best-selling books, popular cartoonists, well-known columnists, well-trafficked websites, and highly rated television shows and movies.  Calendars that do not have this type of "built-in appeal" often have a difficult time competing with our other calendars at retail, and are therefore often not right for consideration by Andrews McMeel Publishing.  With this said, we do consider, and sometimes implement, original ideas we receive through submissions, and are always eager to evaluate new proposals.

If you think your calendar idea would be a good complement to our line, you may send it here (Andrews McMeel Publishing, a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106), to the attention of Creative Director, Calendars.

Please include a thorough description of your idea, background information, intended audience, and other pertinent information.  Please include at least 20 sample entries if you're suggesting a day-to-day calendar.  For wall or desk calendars, include sample artwork and related text.  The more thorough your presentation is, the easier it is for us to evaluate.  Please be sure to send a self-addressed stamped envelope large enough to accommodate the return of your materials.  After we receive your submission, we will review it and distribute it to the editorial staff.  This process can take from four to six weeks.   We will then contact you as to our interest in your idea.  

Please also be aware that we work two years in advance of the current year (Example. If the year of your submission is 2020, it will be reviewed for publishing consideration for the 2022 calendar line).

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