Publishers Accepting Unsolicited Submissions

Remember that you can always write a query letter to closed houses. If they accept your query, then your manuscript becomes solicited. See my post on this here.

Here are some publishers accepting unsolicited manuscripts:


Knowonder (Chapter books mainly, some unpaid work)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Kane Miller (Educational)

Lee and Low (Multicultural)

Kindred Rainbow Publishing

Scarletta Press

Orca (Only for Canadians)

Annick Press (For Canadians)

Move Books (boy-centred middle-grade novels)

Melusine Muse Press (proceeds to chapter book challenge or a charity)

Your Kids’ Creations (an anthology for children to submit to)

Children’s Book Academy posted about this topic in July 2014.

However, this is only a start. Please do your research to make sure that the publisher is a correct fit before you submit.

Feel free to add on to this list. Also let me know of any changes.



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  1. Pingback: Three children’s book publishers accepting unsolicited manuscripts | Linda Schueler, WriterLinda Schueler, Writer

  2. I thought your readers might be interested in submitting query letters to Tall Tails Publishing House. We’re a small independent children’s press, and we’re expanding our catalog with two new Middle Grade imprints this year. One is for non-fiction and reference, and the other is for fiction chapter books. I have included our wish list below, but other genres may be considered.

    Middle Grade Non-fiction and reference:
    – Writing guides and reference books
    – Biographies of (often overlooked) historical figures
    – Accounts of historical events using primary sources, especially from a child’s POV
    – Oklahoma history and biographies, especially from a child’s POV
    – Science and technology guides, tutorials, and reference materials

    Middle Grade Fiction Chapter Books:
    – Legends, myths, or fairy tales—with a twist!
    – Science Fiction set in outer space
    – Post-Apocalyptic stories (remember the audience!)
    – Stories featuring multicultural or non-traditional family groups, especially during the holidays or special events
    – Scary chapter books

    Our current response time is about six weeks, but if an author doesn’t hear from us in that time frame, they can send us an email. Please read our Submission Guidelines carefully before submitting.

    Thank you!

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