Good news! Albert Whitman has reopened their doors to unsolicited manuscripts. Here are just a few of the details that you can find on the Editorial Guidelines page.
- Email submissions only. Send to email@example.com.
- No postal mail submissions.
- Accepting picture books.
- Seeking nonfiction picture books and fiction picture books, middle grade novels and young adult novels.
- Only responds if interested. Assume no interest if haven’t heard back in 3 months.
- Doesn’t require exclusive submissions.
- Include cover letter in body of e-mail.
- Manuscript should be sent as an attachment. Prefer WORD documents but will take PDF. Size limit of 4MB.
- Pay special attention to subject line formatting in picture book, middle grade, or YA guidelines.
Note: They are seriously specific as to what they want in the cover letter, etc. Sure, it sounds intimidating (what if I mess up?) but think of it as a good thing. You know exactly what to send.
What are you going to submit first?