Children’s Books

March 11, 2021

Guernica Editions: Now Open to Manuscript Submissions

Updated March 12th: In spite of not stating this on their website, Guernica makes it clear that they need additional funds to publish books by international authors, either through pre-agreed book purchases, and/or “external funding”. They say this is to make up for the money they would lose by not receiving funding by the Canadian…

November 5, 2020

Gill Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Gill Books is one of Ireland’s leading publishers of content in terms of both the Primary and Secondary schools market, but they also publish nonfiction for adults. They accept proposals for adult nonfiction and children’s books. They are a division of Gill Education and are based out of Dublin. They have good distribution within Ireland,…

October 22, 2020

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Founded in 1911 and located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company is an independent publisher of religious books. They have a large range, including academic books and reference works in theology, biblical studies, and religious history to popular titles in spirituality, social and cultural criticism, as well as literature. They are primarily…

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

UPDATED MARCH 31st 2021: They are no longer considering direct 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…

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