Monster List of Picture Book Publishers

There are times when you want to submit your manuscript directly to a publisher. After all, they are the ones that make manuscripts into books! There are a lot of picture book publishers out there, many of whom are still open to unagented submissions. In The Monster List of Picture Book Publishers I am linking to those that are open to submissions now, some that say to check back for updates on when they will open again, as well as a few that simply say no submissions. Submission guidelines can change so having a quick link to the guidelines can be useful. Some guidelines are definitely more difficult to find than others!

Please do your research before submitting. Be sure to peruse the publisher's books and website to get a feel for whether or not your manuscript might be a good fit for their publishing program. Google them to see if you can find interviews, blogs, and social media to gather more information. Write a clear, concise cover letter to go with your submission and follow submission guidelines.

I will be adding more publishers to the list as time permits, so check back or subscribe to my newsletter in the sidebar for updates. If you come across a broken link please email me.

If you are looking for an agent, check out The Monster List of Picture Book Agents
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  • Abbeville Family
  • Action Publishing
  • Albert Whitman & Company
  • All About Kids Publishing
  • Andersen Press
  • Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Arbordale Publishing
  • Arthur Levine Books
  • August House
  • Azro Press
  • Bailiwick Press
  • Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Boyds Mills Press
  • Capstone
  • Charlesbridge
  • Chronicle Books
  • Clarion
  • Creston Books
  • Curious Fox
  • David Fickling Books
  • Dawn Publications
  • Dial Books for Young Readers
  • Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
  • Fat Fox
  • Flashlight Press
  • Floris Books
  • Flying Eye Books
  • Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • Free Spirit Publishing
  • Guardian Angel Publishing
  • Hogs Back Books
  • Holiday House
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
  • Ideals Books
  • Just Us Books
  • Kane Miller
  • Kar-Ben Publishing
  • Kids Can Press (Canadian residents only)
  • Lee and Low Books
  • Little Tiger Press
  • Magination Press
  • Mantra Lingua
  • Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Maverick Children's Books
  • Meadowbrook Press
  • Mighty Media Press
  • Mogzilla
  • North South Books
  • Nosy Crow
  • O'Brien Press
  • Owlkids Books
  • Pajama Press
  • Peachtree Publishers
  • Pelican Publishing
  • Penguin Random House
  • Philomel (Penguin Group)
  • Raven Tree Press
  • Ripple Grove Press
  • Sasquatch Books
  • Second Story Press
  • Sky Pony Press
  • Sleeping Bear Press
  • Sourcebooks
  • Sterling Publishing
  • Tanglewood
  • Tilbury House
  • Wisdom Tales Press





  • 13 comments:

    1. You're so generous for sharing, Heather! Much thanks and have a great weekend!

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      1. Thanks Andi, I'm happy to have finally gotten it together!

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    2. Thanks so much for this list, Heather. Extremely useful!

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    3. Great list. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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    4. Thank you Rita, I love that so many people are using it!

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    5. Heather, Thanks so much for sharing the list. It's been helpful in finding new potential publishers for my PBs.
      Della

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    6. Thanks, Heather! This is an outstanding resource

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    7. Such WONderful list, Heather! Thank you! And thanks to Laurie Wallmark for posting it on her blog :)

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