Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dawn Publications

According to their website: "Dawn publishes 'nature awareness' titles for adults and children. Our picture books are intended to encourage an appreciation for nature and a respectful participation in it."

Sweet Earth Flying Press

According to their website, a Submission Request Packet must be completed prior to manuscript submission.

Greenleaf Book Group

According to their website: "Greenleaf Book Group is always looking for great new books Of course we must be selective; our company and our clients enjoy success in large part due to Greenleaf’s excellent reputation. However, we welcome all submissions and encourage first time writer’s to send in their work.”

Coteau Books

According to their website: "Coteau Books is a literary press: we publish novels; short fiction collections; poetry; drama and non-fiction. Coteau Books is also a “children’s publisher”: Coteau Books publishes novels, or “chapter books” for young readers aged 9 – 12, and novels for both ages 13 – 15, and for ages 15 and up. Sorry, we do not publish kids’ picture books.”

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ronsdale Press

According to their website: "Ronsdale Press was established in 1988 as a literary publishing house in order to publish fiction, poetry, biography, regional history and children’s literature. Ronsdale has published a wide range of both beginning and established authors… Remember that Ronsdale is a literary publisher, which means that it scouts for thoughtful work that extends the way we perceive the world. We also look for writing that shows the author has read widely in contemporary and earlier literature. Ronsdale, like other literary presses, is not interested in mass-market or pulp materials.”

Radiant Hen

According to their website: "We will consider both text and images for children's picture books and children's chapter books All submissions must adhere to the following criteria: (1) Authors and Artists must be Vermont residents. (2) All submissions must connect with agriculture, ecology or Vermont people and places."

Winterlake Press

According to their website: "Winterlake Press is currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts and artwork. Original work should be for the pre-school to young adult audience, and may be either fiction or non-fiction."

The Critical Thinking Co.

According to their website: "The Critical Thinking Co. is a publisher of educational products for parents, homeschoolers, and teachers. We publish materials for preschool through 8th grade. We are looking for activity based products in reading, writing, math, science, or social studies that also teach/develop critical thinking skills. The material should be challenging, of high interest, and fun where appropriate. Content materials should be aligned to current state and national standards. The reading level should match the targeted grade range."

Owlkids Books

According to their website: "Owlkids Books is currently looking for graphic novels, activity, non-fiction, and picture book manuscripts."

P.S. They are a Canadian company

WiDo Publishing

According to their website: "We are currently accepting manuscripts for submission and are especially in the market for Young Adult fiction and fantasy, commercial women’s fiction and mystery/suspense. In nonfiction, we will consider essay collections and imaginative and outstanding memoirs with a strong platform. We are not accepting scholarly works or illustrated children’s books at this time."

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Little Pickle Press

According to their website, they are looking for: "Not rhyming text or picture books... We are reading chapter books, middle grade and youngish YA, at this time - something dealing with modern issues. Perhaps a young girl with obesity issues, as one idea."

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Beyond Words

According to their website: “At Beyond Words, we’re looking for cutting-edge nonfiction books in the genre of Body, Mind & Spirit… We are accepting submissions in children and YA For: (1) The Power is Yours: Titles that foster and inspire kids' power to incite change and to expand and raise awareness. Can include subjects such as activism and entrpreneurism. (2) Hale and Hearty: Titles that nurture wellness and healthy living for the whole individual, especially as it pertains to self-image, self-esteem, and self-awareness (including conscious beauty, food/diet, art and healing, death/dying/grief). (3) Eye on the Prize: Titles that provide innovative ideas, practices, and goal-oriented actions about personal purpose and mission, responsibility, and mindfulness. Can include topics such as activism, entrepreneurism, and discovering a vocation, interest, or passion. (4) I Believe in a Thing Called...: Titles that allow young readers to explore and/or question traditional wisdom and spiritual practices, therefore, creating new hybrids of spirituality and beliefs. (5) Stranger than Fiction: Titles that embody, promote, and explore the above categories through fictional narrative.”

No picture books. Bummer.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Chicago Review Press

According to their website: "Chicago Review Press also publishes a line of sophisticated nonfiction children's activity books perfect for highly motivated young readers and teachers in need of engaging classroom supplements."

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mason Crest / National Highlights

According to their website: "At National Highlights our editorial team and creative group are reading incessantly to find those areas which have been mostly under published and yield the greatest interests to your library patrons. We believe that if we publish interesting materials at multiple levels that we can fulfill your most important need: that is to make the student read! Should you ever have an idea that you would suggest National Highlights publish please feel free to call us."

Sneak a Peek

Check out this wonderful list of Fall 2013 releases:

Thank you Publisher's Weekly. You website makes me feel smarter. 

Heyday Publishing

According to their website: "Heyday is a small publisher with a focus on California and the West. We publish books on cultural and natural history, especially native history, and California art and literature."

Monday, March 18, 2013

Blue Note Books

According to their website they offer "a variety of titles, including non-fiction self-help, children's books, and fiction." Okay, technically there are no author guidelines. But there's a contact address...

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Fitzhenry & Whiteside

According to their website: "Fitzhenry & Whiteside Children’s Publishing Division is currently seeking manuscripts for the following: Primary picture book text (approx. 500 to 800 words) for children ages 3 to 5, Middle Grade fiction text (approx. 25,000 to 35,000 words) for children ages 8 to 12, Young Adult fiction text (approx. 40,000 to 50,000 words) for children 12 and up, Non-fiction texts for juvenile picture books 5 and up - school curriculum related, Non-fiction texts for older readers 8 and up - school curriculum related, and Non-Fiction manuscripts for Young Adult Readers 12 and up."

Friday, March 15, 2013

Lands Atlantic Publishing

According to their website: "Thank you for your interest in submitting your work to Lands Atlantic Publishing. We are a small company that specializes in books for children and young adults. We are looking for authors who have what it takes to pique the interests of young readers through creativity and great story telling."

NOTE: They are currently mostly looking for books for boys or chapter books.

Gryphon House

According to their website: "We look for books that are developmentally appropriate for the intended age group, are well researched and based on current trends in the field, and include creative, participatory learning experiences with a common conceptual theme to tie them together. Our books are essential tools for teachers. As such, the books should be ones that teachers will want to use every day. Books that cater to a particular market beyond teachers are also appealing."

NOTE: We do NOT publish children's books at all.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Kar-Ben Publishing

According to their website: "We exclusively publish books for children. We consider fiction and non-fiction for preschool through approximately 6th grade, including holiday books, life-cycle stories, Bible tales, folktales, board books, and activity books. In particular, we are looking for stories that reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of today's Jewish family."

For more information:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sterling Publishing

How have I not written about these guys yet? They are AWESOME. 

According to their website: "Sterling’s children’s list includes picture books and non-fiction. We do not publish fictional chapter books or novels. Our non-fiction list primarily focuses on activity-based subjects, such as: crafts, activities, puzzles (math/word/picture/logic), and science experiments. We also have a small focus on history and biographies."

Other things that are (not quite as) awesome:

Monday, March 4, 2013

Just Us Books & Marimba Books


According to their website: "Just Us Books is the nation's premier independent publisher of Black-interest books for young people. Our list of titles includes picture books, chapter books for middle readers, poetry, non-fiction series, biographies and young adult fiction....Marimba Books is a multicultural children's book imprint that publishes board books, picture books, chapter books and series for middle readers."

Friday, March 1, 2013

Tuttle - UPDATE!!

I've posted about Tuttle before, but now I have a rather fabulous update to share. Tuttle is now expanding its line for children and young adults and is currently seeking talented authors and author/illustrators for high-quality Asian-themed (Japan, China, India, etc.) picture books, language-exposure picture books, middle grade and young adult books. Both fiction and non-fiction will be considered. Tuttle is also interested in works with connections to less-commonly-represented Asian countries, like Tibet, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Burma, and Cambodia.

This call for submissions is not being widely advertised, and it ends on March 31st.

To submit by mail: Mail your cover letter and/or query together with the first chapter (full manuscript for picture books) . Illustrators, please include copies of sample spreads (more finished than just sketches.) For nonfiction works, include an outline of the work, target market, competing titles and your credentials. Tuttle Publishing 364 Innovation Drive North Clarendon, VT 05759 ATTN: Donna Sepkowski Include a SASE with sufficient postage if you’d like your work returned. Please no response cards. Send us duplicate copies only: do not send original copies of any kind, especially artwork, as we cannot be responsible for their safe return.

To submit by email: 1. Put “Query” in subject line of the email. 2. Please include the cover letter and/or query, together with the sample chapter (full manuscript for picture books) in the body of the email. 3. Illustrators, please provide a link to your website where available. EMAIL TO: with “Query” in the subject line.