Children’s Books

July 9, 2020

SourceBooks: Now Seeking Book Submissions

A large independent publisher based out of Illinois, they also have offices in Connecticut and New York. Source books was started in 1987 by Dominique Raccah. They also have several imprints, all founded within the last decade. They started out publishing business books, but then expanded to gift books, nonfiction, and in the past five…

May 7, 2020

Kane Miller: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Kane Miller is an award winning publisher of educational children’s books. In 2019 they bought Boyds Mills from Highlights. There was talk of re-branding as Boyds Mills & Kane, but it does not appear to be happening. They have good distribution, their books are widely available at libraries, and they generally do an excellent job….

April 30, 2020

Big Sky Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Big Sky Publishing is an Australian based publisher that focuses on publishing nonfiction books for adults. They also publish children’s books, although they are only open to children’s book submissions at certain times. They focus on publishing manuscripts focusing on the following areas: History, Military History, Self-help, Autobiography, Business, Careers, Environment, How to/Practical Guides, Health,…

January 30, 2020

Familius: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Familius is a newer publisher, established in the last few years, but the head editor is established and has a good track record of working at other publishing companies. They were also recently acquired by the established publisher Workman, which already has a number of other imprints in this market. Workman has excellent distribution. Familius…

January 23, 2020

duopress: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals

duopress is a publisher of innovative non-fiction books and gift books. They publish a large variety of non-traditionally formatted books for children, including board books that fold out, flash cards, and sticker books. They also publish more traditional books for children, including local books (such as Portland Baby). Most of what they publish is aimed…

January 9, 2020

Bedazzled Ink: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Updated January 31st 2020: They have temporarily closed to submissions. Check their website (link at the bottom) for updates.  They are a small press that focuses on publishing women and women-identifying authors. The books they publish are on female protagonists and the female perspective. Their mission statement is as follows: “Bedazzled Ink is dedicated to…

October 8, 2019

Piccadilly Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Piccadilly Press is an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, one of the biggest publishers in the UK. They focus on publishing work for kids between the ages of 8-12. None of their other imprints are not open to unsolicited submissions, but Piccadilly is. They focus on publishing middle grade readers primarily. The books they publish…

August 7, 2019

Princeton Architectural Press: Accepting Submissions

Princeton Architectural Press is a small press that focuses on publishing books on architecture, design, photography, landscape, and visual culture. They also publish beautiful stationary and children’s books. They are based in New York. In 2009 they were bought by McEvoy Group. They are now a sister company to Chronicle Books. They have excellent distribution…

June 6, 2019

Histria Books: Accepting Submissions

Updated June 2020 – I have recently seen an update contract and there are some small improvements involving rights, but still no automatic limit length. They are no longer asking for IDs. I still would not submit to them based on this contract. Updated January 2020 – Having now seen a contract offered to an…

April 25, 2019

Shadow Mountain: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Shadow Mountain is an imprint of Deseret Books. Both publishers have their roots in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but  Deseret Books focuses more on producing faith-based content. Shadow Mountain publishes primarily fiction and they have published a number of New York Times bestselling books. Because the company is run by members…

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