Children’s Books

November 8, 2018

March 4th Inc.: Now Accepting Book Submissions

March 4th Inc. is the re-branded name of Little Pickle Press. Little Pickle Press was bought by SourceBooks in 2017. However they now have three imprints, one is called Little Pickle Stories, the other two are named Big Dill Stories and Relish Stories. They have good distribution. The covers are generally excellent. Little Pickle Stories…

September 20, 2018

Versify: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Versify, a new imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, is accepting submissions via email. Versify was started by the Newberry Award winning author Kwame Alexander, who you can learn more about here. The goal of Versify is to publish risky, unconventional books for children. They are looking for novels, non-fiction, picture books,…

August 30, 2018

Woodbine House: Now Accepting Submissions

Woodbine House specializes in books about developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome and autism. The books they publish are written for and about children with certain disabilities. Their titles cover AD/HD, autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, early intervention, inclusion, special education, communication skills, and more. They were founded in 1985. They particularly focus on books…

August 22, 2018

Tradewind Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Tradewind Books is a small publisher of  books for children and young adults located in British Columbia, Canada. They publish beautifully illustrated books, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and for young adults. They publish primarily fiction but also some poetry. They are not interested in nonfiction. It is important to note that they…

June 18, 2018

Pelican Publishing Company: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Pelican Publishing Company is a publisher based out of New Orleans. They have been around for the a long time and they published William Faulkner’s first trade paperback book. They have a back list of over 2,500 titles. They publish between 40 and 70 new titles yearly. They focus on publishing art/architecture books, cooking/cookbooks, motivational,…

June 14, 2018

Artisan Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Artisan focuses on publishing visual-heavy nonfiction books. The visuals themselves vary between photography, illustration, or graphic design, but the idea is that these books communicate ideas and lessons because of their strong visual components. Most of the books, including Artisan’s first bestseller The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller, include all three components. They are…

May 23, 2018

Bright Sky Press: Accepting Submissions

UPDATED MAY 30TH, 2018 – We are advising authors to proceed with caution regarding this press. We have received reports from authors and illustrators with their traditional publishing  arm that have not received payment for extended period of time, and authors who have been offered second print runs with strings attached. Bright Sky Press is…

April 12, 2018

Ripple Grove Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Ripple Grove Press is a newer family-run children’s book publisher based out of Portland. They focus on publishing original, beautifully illustrated children’s books. Their website is clear and transparent. It lists their distributor and their literary agent for other publishers interested in translating their work. The website is easy to navigate and focuses on selling…

February 22, 2018

Penny Candy Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Penny Candy Books is a publishing company focused on children’s picture books that was founded in 2015 by two poets who met in graduate school. It is a newer company but they seem off to a good start with interviews in various established publications and by publishing eight books, most to positive reviews by places…

February 15, 2018

Sleeping Bear Press: Now Accepting Submissions

Sleeping Bear Press is a well regarded publisher of board books, picture books, middle grade readers, and young adult fiction. They offer advances to some authors. They have good regional distribution in the Midwest and ok distribution in North America. Their books have won a wide variety of awards, all of them are listed here….

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