Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Albert Whitman & Co.- Publisher

Let's get to know publisher Albert Whitman & Co. They are based out of Illinois and were founded back in 1919. They represent children's books from picture books to YA and are best known for The Boxcar Children series.

What are they looking for? Outside of their Boxcar Children series and physical and social issue books, they are looking for holiday, multicultural, animals and sports.

Right now they are closed to unsolicited submissions, but starting in January 2014 they will be open via email only for queries. The email address will not be given out until January, anything sent in December will be disregarded.

Queries for novels should include an outline and 3 sample chapters. For picture books, send the entire MS. They read all works sent to them, but will only respond to those in which they are interested. Their turn around time is approximately 4 months, so if you haven't heard by then they have declined.

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