Children’s Books

Stone Pier Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Stone Pier Press is a niche publisher that describes themselves as “an environmental publishing company with a food focus.” They are a San Francisco based non-profit focused towards a climate-friendly food system. They say they do this by “publishing good books about good food and producing solutions-oriented news and tips. Much of our focus is…

Pelican Children’s Books: Now Accepting Book Queries

Pelican Children’s Books has always been an imprint of Pelican Publishing. In 2019 Arcadia Publishing purchased Pelican Publishing, and now Pelican Children’s Books is an imprint of Arcadia. Pelican Children’s Books is based in New Orleans, as it always has been, and they’ve published a lot of regional children’s books, although they are open to…

Lion Hudson: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Lion Hudson is an imprint of SPCK Group, which bills itself as “More than a publisher. More than a charity.’” SPCK is the largest Christian publisher in the UK. They describe themselves as being passionate about turning the tide of secularization. Lion Hudson describes itself as “publish(ing) books and other media for children and adults…

City of Light Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

City of Light Publishing is a small press with many imprints, based out of Buffalo, New York. In some ways City of Light is a new press, they only came to be known by this name in 2019, when they started to have more of a national and international reach. Before that, previous iterations were…

Bala Kids: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Bala Publications is an imprint of  Shambhala Publications, an independent publishing company based in Boulder, Colorado. They are distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher Services. Shambhala Publications was founded in 1969 and “is dedicated to creating books, audio, and immersive courses aimed at improving lives—in ways big and small—in the hope of contributing to the…

Cardinal Rule Press: Accepting Manuscript Queries Until February 1st, 2022

Cardinal Rule Press is a respected children’s picture book publisher. They are only open to submissions during certain times of year. Their current submission window opened on January 1st and will be open till February 1st 2022. The work they publish hopes to empower children by telling meaningful stories aimed at 4-11 year olds. They…

Feral House: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Feral House is a small independent publisher based in Port Townsend, Washington state. They were founded in 1989 by Adam Parfrey who has since passed away. They publish unique and unusual nonfiction and they are particularly interested in documenting cultural movements. They publish memoirs, biographies, and many other works of nonfiction including history not found…

Magination Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Magination Press is the children’s book imprint of the American Psychological Association. As a publisher they focus on sharing mental health expertise and psychological knowledge. The books they publish include bestsellers and much-loved family favorites including: The Hugging Tree, Something Happened in Our Town, My Whirling Twirling Motor, You’ll Find Me, Papa, Daddy, and Riley,…

Reycraft Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Their mission is to create books of interest for all children. Founded by Sera Reycraft, a Korean who immigrated to the United States as a child, they mostly focus on publishing diverse books from underrepresented communities, particularly by #ownvoices authors. You can get a feel for what they publish here. Reycraft Books is linked to…

Young Dragons: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Update May 29th: They are currently only open to submissions from author/illustrators, authors that have previously worked with Young Dragons, and agents. Young Dragons is a division of Oghma Creative Media. It is a traditional independent publisher with three imprints. Little Dragons (Lee Press) focuses on publishing picture books and middle grade readers. Fledgling Dragons…

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