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 (at the time of posting), 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. Then let the waiting begin!

11/29/2019 Please note that I have not updated this list in quite a while but I plan to very soon!

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
  • 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)
  • PiƱata Books
  • 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





  • 18 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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    8. Thank-you so much for sharing this!!

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    9. YoungAngelsInternational is an independednt International Children-Book Publisher. We have marked our presence in international book fairs like Frankfurt Book fair 2018, Bologna Children's Book Fair, London Book Fair, Guadalajara Book Fair

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    10. I'm working my way through the list, so here are the updates ~

      Action Publishing - gone
      Curious Fox - redirects to Raintree - https://www.raintree.co.uk/content-pages/submissions/
      Dial - broken, and it sounds like they no longer accept
      Fat Fox Books - gone
      Ideals Books - gone
      Mantra Lingua - broken, couldn't find sub info - http://uk.mantralingua.com/contact-us
      Meadow Brook Press - gone, acquired by Hachette
      Owlkids Books - Canadian authors only
      Pajama Press - Canadian authors only
      Raven Tree Press - sounds like they are closed & just selling their old books - https://www.deltapublishing.com/

      Some of the links were broken or went to home/contact pages. These will take you to sub info ~

      Abbeville - https://www.abbeville.com/work-with-us
      All About Kids - https://www.allaboutkidspub.com/submission-guidelines
      Andrews McMeel - http://publishing.andrewsmcmeel.com/our-company/submissions
      August House - https://www.augusthouse.com/submissions-guidelines
      Boyds Mills & Kane - https://boydsmillsandkane.com/about-us/submissions/
      Clarion and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - https://www.hmhbooks.com/manuscript-submission
      Creston Books - https://www.crestonbooks.co/submissions
      Flashlight Press - http://flashlightpress.com/submission-guidelines/
      Holiday House - https://holidayhouse.com/faqs/
      Just Us Books - https://justusbooks.com/pages/resource-center/submission-guidelines.html
      Kane Miller - http://www.friends.kanemiller.com/submissions.html
      Magination Press - https://www.apa.org/pubs/magination/guideline
      Margaret K. McElderry Books - http://simonandschusterpublishing.com/margaret-k-mcelderry-books/resources.html (their submission link is currently broken?)
      North South Books - https://northsouth.com/submissions/
      Peachtree Publishers - https://peachtree-online.com/submissions/
      Sterling Publishing - https://dhjhkxawhe8q4.cloudfront.net/sterling-wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/25085940/AuthorGuidelines.pdf
      Tanglewood Press - http://www.tanglewoodbooks.com/submissions/

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