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Welcome to Inside the Publishing World Wednesday! I had a heck of a time finding a publisher open to submissions, I started at the A's, but the ones I found said not accepting, or only by agent. Wow, it's getting harder out there to submit, but I found one at C- Charlesbridge Publishing!
Who are they?
"Charlesbridge publishes high-quality books for children, with a goal of creating lifelong readers and lifelong learners. Our books encourage reading and discovery in the classroom, library, and home. We believe that books for children should offer accurate information, promote a positive worldview, and embrace a child's innate sense of wonder and fun. To this end, we continually strive to seek new voices, new visions, and new directions in children's literature."
"CharlesbridgeTEEN features storytelling that presents new ideas and an evolving world. Our carefully curated stories give voice to unforgettable characters with unique perspectives. We publish books that inspire teens to cheer or sigh, laugh or reflect, reread or share with a friend, and ultimately, pick up another book. Our mission—to make reading irresistible!"
What they accept?
Picture books, chapter books, middle grade and Young Adult.
Fiction and NonFiction
If you’re an Author...
Please send your complete manuscript with a cover letter to the address below. Please do not include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Due to the high volume of submissions, we respond only to manuscripts of interest to us. All other manuscripts will be recycled.
85 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
We are now accepting young-adult novels, which may be sent via email to YAsubs@charlesbridge.com. If sending by regular mail, please mark the envelope YA NOVEL ENCLOSED.
What to Send-
Please submit only one manuscript at a time.
Manuscripts should be typed and double-spaced. Illustrations are not necessary.
Please include your name, address, and contact information on the first page of your manuscript and in your cover letter. Be sure to list any previously published work or relevant writing experience.
For picture books and books under 30 manuscript pages, please send a complete manuscript.
For fiction books longer than 30 manuscript pages, please send a detailed plot synopsis, a chapter outline, and three chapters of text.
For nonfiction books longer than 30 manuscript pages, please send a detailed proposal, a chapter outline, and 1–3 chapters of text.
We are not actively seeking alphabet books, coloring books, activity books, or novelty books.
Please make a copy of your manuscript, as we cannot be responsible for submissions lost in the mail. Manuscripts will not be returned.
Please send submissions (with the exception of young-adult novels) via regular postal mail. We do not accept submissions by email or on a computer disk.
Please do not include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of your manuscript. We respond only to manuscripts of interest to us; all other manuscripts will be recycled.
I had to search the internet, but I came across a few of the editors that work at Charlesbridge. It is always good to see what types of books a publisher represents to see if yours fits their style. DO NOT harass them on twitter or LinkedIn. Just get a sense of who they are and what they like to represent.
M.Perez Exec editor at Charlesbridge.
Karen Boss associate editor at Charlesbridge
Yolanda Scott Associate Publisher and Editorial Director at Charlesbridge.