Many children’s book authors out there will know how difficult it is to find a children’s publisher willing to accept manuscript submissions. However, the good news is that two of our major publishers have announced that they are now accepting them.
Penguin recently began accepting submissions for their adult fiction and non-fiction lists through the newly created Monthly Catch, and now their Books for Children and Young Adults (BCYA) division is also accepting unsolicited manuscript submissions. Their submission guidelines are strict, so make sure you read through the requirements thoroughly; see their website for full details.
Allen and Unwin has a well-established ‘Friday Pitch’ program, in which authors can email submissions to the publisher on Fridays, and they’ve now added children’s and YA submissions to the program. See their website for information about the Friday Pitch and their books for children and teenagers.