Albert Whitman

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
  • 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?


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