Picture Book Writers, if you're looking for Publishers who will accept manuscripts from unrepresented authors, you might want to take some notes because here are three publishers accepting unagented picture book manuscripts:
Albert Whitman & Co accepts submissions from authors without agents:
Charlesbridge Children's Book Submissions: Charlesbridge Children's Book Submissions
Charlesbridge publishes fiction and nonfiction picture books.
They tend to focus on nature, science, math, social studies, biography, history, and the arts.
They accept only digital submissions for all manuscripts, including author/illustrator book dummies.
Send the complete picture book manuscript.
Via Email to:
Seeks fictional children’s picture books for children 4-8 years old.
Word Count: Under 1000 words with a universal theme that deals with family or social situations
Include in the Subject Line Include: QUERY for the Title of Your Manuscript.
Attach your manuscript as a .doc, .docx, or PDF and copy the following text into the body of the email with your responses to the blanks included:
Title of Story: _____________
Word Count: _________
Target Age: ________
Subject or Theme of story (1-5 words): _____________
Summary (3 sentences or less):___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Your Name: _____________________________________
City, State, Country: _________________________________________
If you have been published previously, list titles, publishers, and pub dates: _____________________
Anything else you’d like to tell us: _______________________________________________