Children’s Books

April 20, 2017

Page Street Publishing: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Page Street Publishing is a publisher of full color, mostly hardcover, gift books, cookbooks, and craft-books. Most of them have an important visual component. To get a good feeling for what they have published in the past you can go here. They are distributed through Macmillan in every country but Canada (where they have a…

April 12, 2017

Clarion Books: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Clarion Books is an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books, a publisher you have almost certainly heard of, as they are established, and have published many classics. None of Houghton Mifflin’s other imprints are open to unsolicited submissions, just Clarion. Clarion publishes books for children. They have published many classic children’s books, both in terms…

April 6, 2017

Capstone Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Capstone Publishing’s motto is “Loved by kids. Trusted by librarians.” This is for a reason: For a long time they have been one of the most trusted publishers in terms of helping children learn to read and learn to love reading. They have been focused on this specific market for over twenty years. It is…

January 12, 2017

Dial Books For Young Readers: Accepting Submissions

Dial Books For Young Readers publishes hardcover books aimed at children of all ages, including young adults. They are an imprint of Penguin that accepts unsolicited submissions. The catch? They do not respond to unsolicited submissions unless they are interested in the book. That means don’t expect a rejection from Dial, personal or otherwise. If…

January 5, 2017

Boyds Mill Press: Now Accepting Submissions

Boyds Mill Press is owned by Highlights for Children. They are an award winning publisher of children’s books. The best way to get a feeling for what they publish is by reviewing their catalog. If you are considering submitting a picture book review the picture books. If you are considering submitting a book of poetry,…

December 15, 2016

Albert Whitman & Company: Now Seeking Book Manuscripts

Albert Whitman & Company has been around since 1919. I grew up reading a series the best-known series that they have published The Boxcar Children. Over the past few years they have started to focus on publishing a larger number of books each year. Their goal is to be publishing 150 new books a year…

December 8, 2016

Sterling Publishing: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Sterling Publishing is owned by Barnes and Noble. They put it for sale a couple of years ago, but then after a period of time pulled it from the market. During this whole period Sterling has continued to publish books. They also have a large crafting imprint named Lark. Sterling has been publishing books for…

December 6, 2016

Little Pickle Press: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Little Pickle Press is a publisher in the process of re-branding to become March 4th, INC. This name change might have something to do with the fact that they are growing their business outside of publishing and are working in other media as well now. Although it is a little confusing it does not appear…

November 10, 2016

Free Spirit Publishing: Now Accepting Submissions

Free Spirit Publishing is an established publisher with good distribution. They publish primarily non-fiction, mostly curriculum based, where they have a number of niche focuses. They do publish fiction but only in the form of board books (aimed at infants to 4 year olds) and picture books (for ages 4 to 8) that focus on…

October 13, 2016

Turner Books: Now Seeking Submissions

Turner publishes books in a wide range of categories and formats—fiction and non-fiction. They publish mainly in print but have electronic options as well. They are a major independent publishing house that has a number of imprints. The following is a list of their imprints from their websites, which may be helpful in determining if…

September 26, 2016

Chicago Review Press: Now Seeking Book Submissions

Chicago Review Press was founded over 40 years ago. They are an established independent publisher of literary fiction, non-fiction and memoir. They also publish books for children (but not picture books). They were founded by Curt Matthews and his wife, Linda Matthews. Curt was the former editor of the literary journal the Chicago Review. What…

September 23, 2016

Arthur A. Levine Books: Now Accepting Book Manuscripts

An imprint of Scholastic Inc. Arthur A. Levine Books  was founded in 1996. They publish hardcover literary fiction and nonfiction for children and teenagers (and discerning adults). They have published many award winning and nominated books, as well as a number of very well known and respected authors (including J.K. Rowling). They are open to…

September 22, 2016

Charlesbridge Publishing: Now Seeking Submissions

Charlesbridge publishes high quality books for children and young adults with the goal of creating lifelong readers and lifelong learners. In 2010 Charlesbridge acquired Imagine Publishing which expanded what they were able to offer. They now have extensive audio offerings. They also publish adult nonfiction, cookbooks, and puzzle books. Charlesbridge is still best known for…

September 15, 2016

Amberjack Publishing: Now Accepting Submissions

Amberjack Publishing was founded in 2014 as an independent publisher. With locations in New York and Idaho they actively seek commercial, literary, and children’s fiction. They are particularly interested in children’s book manuscripts with a focus on diversity for their Little Adventures imprint. At this time, the only nonfiction they accept is memoir. As of…

September 8, 2016

Quirk Books: Now Seeking Book Manuscripts

This Philadelphia based press publishes just 25 books a year in a whole range of genres, from children’s books to nonfiction to science fiction. Unlike most publishers that tackle a large range of topics, Quirk books has a clear marketing plan and to a certain degree their books have a cohesive feel, because they all…

June 30, 2016

Holiday House: Now Seeking Children’s Books

Holiday House is an established and reputable children’s book publishers. Holiday House has been around for over 75 years. They publish picture books as well as books aimed at children grades 1-3, grades 4-6, and grades 7 and up. They are based out of New York City. They have published many well known books and…

June 23, 2016

Hohm Press: Now Accepting Book Queries

A small print publisher based out of Arizona, Hohm has been around for many years. They are a respected press that has published a number of well known authors. The publish a wide variety of genres, including poetry, non-fiction, and children’s books. They generally focus on eastern religion and spirituality. They are not interested in…

June 2, 2016

Speaking Volumes: Now Seeking Book Queries

Speaking Volumes is an independent publisher based out of Naples, Florida. They started out just publishing Audio books, but now they also publish eBooks and paperbacks. At their About Us page, you can learn more about the company and the current staff. Their books are widely available and they publish a number of established authors….

April 15, 2016

Ashland Creek Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Ashland Creek Press is a boutique press dedicated to publishing books with a world view. The fiction and non-fiction they publish is about the environment, animal protection, ecology, and wildlife. Books they have published have received critical acclaim from a number of magazines including Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus Reviews. They are open…

March 18, 2016

JollyFish Press: Now Accepting Book Manuscript Queries

Updated April 2017 JollyFish Press was started in 2012. They are based out of Provo, Utah. Jollyfish has a major distributor and a large staff for a relatively new press. Their authors have won numerous awards. They initially published a wide range of genres for adults, children, and young adults. However in the past year…

January 4, 2016

22 Children’s and Young Adult Book Publishers

Each of the following publishers focus on different age groups, and some are looking for educational work, others are open to anything. Some of these publishers are large and established. Others are small and just starting out. Some publish adult books as well, most do not. The majority are currently open to submissions, but not…

October 29, 2015

Paulist Press: Submission Guidelines

Paulist Press is an established press that has been around for 150 years. It is founded and run by the Paulist Fathers, a society of missionary priests founded for and by Americans in 1858. Paulist Press publishes Christian books in a wide variety of sub-genres, they have excellent distribution and sales within that market. They…

October 15, 2015

Peachtree Publishers: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Peachtree Publishers is a well respected independent publisher with good distribution. They are based out of Atlanta Georgia and they specialize in publishing children’s books, young adult books, self help titles for parents and educators and guides to the American south. They also  publish books on gardening and cookbooks, but usually only with a southern…

September 3, 2015

Pajama Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Pajama Press is a publisher of books for children and young adults. They focus on publishing literary works. They publish books that fall into a wide range of categories including: picture books, board books for the very young, middle-grade novels, young adult novels, and non-fiction for all juvenile categories. Pajama Press has good distribution and…

July 2, 2015

Eifrig Publishing: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Eifrig Publishing is a small independent publishing company that focuses on publishing children’s books. They also publish family psychology books, some non-fiction for adults, and books on education. They publish some eBooks. Their motto is “good for our kids, good for our environment, and our good for our communities.” They are not listed on the…

June 11, 2015

Triangle Square: Now Accepting Children’s Book Submissions

Triangle Square is an imprint of Seven Stories Press that focuses on publishing young adult novels and children’s books. Seven Stories Press is an independent publisher that is well respected and has been around for twenty years. Their books are distributed by Random House. You can read our full review of Seven Stories Press, here….

March 12, 2015

Blue Tulip Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Blue Tulip Publishing is a digital publisher with a number of imprints focused on targeting different readerships. Most of the books they publish are Romance novels but some of their imprints are open to genre fiction without romance. They are a newer publisher so they have not established much of a track record yet, but…

February 9, 2015

Black & White Publishing: Accepting Submissions

Black & White Publishing was founded in 1995 and is now one of the largest Scottish publishers. They currently have over 200 books in print.  They are based in Scotland but they are open to publishing work by authors of any nationality or current geographic location. They have good distributor and are starting to break…

December 11, 2014

Five Great Children’s Book Publishers

These five children’s book publishers are all excellent. None of them require agents. Nor do they require illustrations. All they require are well written books aimed at children. Each of the publishers focus on different age groups, and some are looking for educational work, others are open to anything. Below we have written a brief…

December 9, 2014

BelleBooks/BelleBridge: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

BelleBooks was founded in 1999 by a number of writers of Southern Fiction. They focused on publishing works of southern fiction before creating the now substantial imprint BelleBridge, which is open to a wide variety of genres including, cozy mysteries, women’s fiction, romance, fiction, non-fiction, science fiction, horror, fantasy, young adult, mystery, suspense, and thrillers….

December 8, 2014

Beau Coup Publishing: Now Accepting Book Submissions

UPDATED: January – Permanently closed their doors in January 2016. Beau Coup Publishing is primarily an ebook publisher, but they also publish print editions (through CreateSpace). They publish a wide range of books. Although most books they publish are in the romance or erotica genre, they are also interested in work outside of those genres….

December 4, 2014

Hot Key Books: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Hot key Books is an imprint of Bonnier Publishing which is part of the much larger international Bonnier a large media group. Hot key Books is based in the UK. They publish books for kids and teens between the ages of 8-18. The cover art for these books is exceptional. They also have a great,…

November 29, 2014

Anaiah Press: Open to Manuscript Submissions

Anaiah Press is a Christian digital first publisher. They publish faith based fiction and non fiction. They are relatively small and new publishing house. However they have a large number of editors for such a small organization and many of the editors have a fair amount of experience.  The editors (aside from the managing editor)…

September 24, 2014

Flashlight Press: Open To Book Submissions

Flashlight Press focuses on publishing illustrated children’s books. Their books are a lot of fun to read and very well illustrated. They receive a lot of good reviews and are pretty widely available, even outside on the United States. If you are considering submitting to them and are unfamiliar with their books, look for one to…

July 17, 2014

Fat Fox Books: Accepting Children’s Book Submissions

Fat Fox Books is a new children’s book publisher. They just opened their doors last year. Because they are a brand new publisher, authors are taking on a few risks when signing with them, because they have no proven record, however they are taking on the same risk if you are a previously unpublished author….

May 7, 2014

Chronicle Books: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Chronicle is an established and respected publisher of children’s books, cookbooks, gift books,  anthologies, and various other books, most containing a strong visual element. They are based out of San Francisco. Their books receive a lot of positive attention and acclaim. This year one of the Children’s books they published, Flora and the Flamingo, written…

April 17, 2014

Skypony Publishing: Accepting Book Manuscripts

Skypony Publishing is a division of Skyhorse Publishing, which we reviewed recently. Skypony is the division of Skyhorse that focuses on publishing work for children, they are also open to publishing Young Adult work as long as it intersects with other areas of interest for the publisher such as ecology, farm living, wilderness living, recycling,…

April 3, 2014

Alloy Entertainment: Accepting Manuscript Queries

Note: This article was initially published in April, 2014, updates were made in January and February 2015. The Latest update was April 2017 Alloy Entertainment is a large company that has been responsible for a number of successful books, including The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and the Gossip Girl series. The books they publish…

February 3, 2014

Tilbury House: Accepting Manuscripts

Tilbury House is a press based out of Maine that publishes children’s and adult non-fiction books. Their focus since the early 90’s has been primarily on children’s books with a message about the environment, social justice, nature, and cultural diversity. They are often published along with teacher’s guides. Most of their books are aimed at…

October 24, 2013

Dancing With Bear: Open to Manuscripts

Dancing with Bear is a print and e-book publisher that publishes exclusively Christian manuscripts. They publish books for adults but they also have a children’s line.  They are currently open to submissions in all categories and are eager to receive quality work. Dancing with Bear is run by an author. They know what it is…

October 10, 2013

Absey & Company (Book Publisher): Open To Submissions

Absey & Company is currently looking for full length manuscripts to publish. Absey & Company has published many award winning books in the last decade. They are an established small press that publishes full length works of poetry and prose. They are a print publisher that has yet to venture into e-books. They publish work…

October 3, 2013

ABDO: A Children’s Book Publisher

ABDO is an established publisher of children’s books. They publish a great deal of educational books for children. Currently they are  looking for non fiction and fiction manuscripts. These must contain educational content and should be focused on children between the ages of 4 and 12. You can get a good idea of what they…

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