Three Publishers Accepting Unsolicited Children’s Picture Book Manuscripts

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. In less than two weeks school starts, and then a more structured and scheduled life begins again.

I know that I have neglected this blog a little bit in the past few weeks. Although I will miss the free and spontaneous nature of summer, I am also looking forward to having a bit more structure in my life.

I will miss my morning glories

I will miss my morning glories!

In the past week, Brian Henry of “Quick Brown Fox” has generously shared three publishers accepting children’s picture book (and other) manuscripts.

The first is Albert Whitman and Company. They are accepting picture book, middle grade and YA manuscripts. Picture book manuscripts for ages 1-8 can be either fiction or nonfiction, and they can be up to 1000 words. For submission guidelines click here.

I am going to direct you to Brian Henry’s website to read about the other two. This is as a thank you to Brian Henry, because he’s very generous with sharing his knowledge. As well, his website is chock full of information about agents and publishers, and he prints some great stories by his students. It’s worth your while to receive his newsletter.

For the next publisher (picture books to YA), click here.

For the final publisher (picture books and novels), click here.

As always, make sure that you research these publishers to see if they are a right fit for you.

By the way, at Brian Henry’s last course I attended, I met a student who told me that Highlights magazine is now taking submissions online, so you no longer have to mail them. Click here for more details. I have recently submitted two pieces. Wish me luck.

What publishers do you know that are taking unsolicited children’s picture book manuscripts?