Children''s Poetry Markets - Writer's Digest

Children''s Poetry Markets

Special thanks to Alice Pope, editor of 2008 Children''s Writer''s & Illustrator''s Market, for help with compiling this list. October 2007
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All About Kids Publishing
aakp.com
9333 Benbow Drive, Gilroy CA 95020
phone: (408)846-1833
fax: (408)846-1835
e-mail: lguevara@aakp.com
Publishes 5-10 picture books/year; 3/4 chapter books/year. 80% of books by first-time authors. Contact: Linda Guevara. Terms: Pays author royalty. Offers advances (average amount: $1,000). Submissions: Ms guidelines for SASE or online. Fiction: Submit complete ms.

Barefoot Books
barefootbooks.com
2067 Massachusetts Ave., 5th Floor, Cambridge MA 02140.
Publishes 35 picture books/year; 10 anthologies/year. 35% of books by first-time authors. Contact: U.S. editor. Terms: Pays authors royalty of 5% based on retail price. Offers advances. Submissions: Ms guidelines for SASE. Fiction: Submit complete ms for picture books; outline/synopsis and 1 sample story for collections. Will consider simultaneous submissions and previously published work.

Blooming Tree Press
bloomingtreepress.com
P.O. Box 140934, Austin, TX 78714
phone: (512)921-8846
fax: (512)873-7710
e-mail: email@bloomingtreepress.com
Contacts: Miriam Hees; Madeline Smoot, senior editor, children''s division; Judy Gregerson, editor, children''s division, Meghan Dietsche, associate editor, children''s division; Kay Pluta, associate editor, children''s division; Bradford Hees, senior editor, graphic novels/comics. Terms: Pays 10% royalty depending on the project. Submissioins: Ms guidelines online. Fiction: Query. Will consider simultaneous submissions.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc.
fsgkidsbooks.com
19 Union Square W., New York, NY 10003
phone: (212)741-6900
fax: (212)633-2427
Imprints: Frances Foster Books, Melanie Kroupa Books. Publishes 40 picture books/year; 30 middle readers/year; 10 young adult titles/year. 5% of books by first-time authors; 20% of books from agented writers. Contacts: Margaret Ferguson, editorial director; Frances Foster, Frances Foster Books; Melanie Kroupa, Melanie Kroupa Books; Beverly Reingold, executive editor; Wesley Adams, executive editor; Janine O''Malley, editor. Terms: "We offer an advance against royalties." Submission: Ms guidelines online. For novels, query with outline/synopsis and 3 sample chapters by mail only; for picture books send complete ms by mail only. Send SASE. Will consider simultaneous submissions.

Front Street Books
frontstreetbooks.com
Imprint of Boyds Mills Press, 862 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806 phone: (828)236-5940
fax: (828)236-5935
e-mail: contactus@frontstreetbooks.com
Publishes 10-15 titles/year. Contact: Joy Neaves, editor. Terms: Pays royalties. Submissions: Ms guidelines online. Fiction: Submit cover letter and complete ms if fewer than 30 pages; submit cover letter, 1 or 2 sample chapters and plot summary if more than 30 pages. Poetry: Submit no more than 25 poems. Include SASE.

Henry Holt & Company
henryholtchildrensbooks.com
henryholtchildrensbooks.com/submissions.htm
175 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10010
phone: (646)307-5087
Publishes 30-35 picture books/year; 6-8 chapter books/year; 10-15 middle readers/year; 8-10 young adult titles/year. 15% of books by first-time authors; 40% of books from agented writers. Contacts: Laura Godwin, vice president and publisher of Books for Young Readers; Christy Ottaviano, executive editor; Reka Simonsen, senior editor; Kate Farrell, editor; Nina Ignatowicz, editor at large. Terms: Pays authors/illustrators royalty based on retail price. Submissions: Submit complete ms, Attn: Submissions; "no SASE please." Responds in 4-6 months only if interested, otherwise mss are not returned or responded to. Won''t consider simultaneous or multiple submissions.

Lee & Low Books Inc.
leeandlow.com
95 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016-7801
phone: (212)779-4400
fax: (212) 683-1894
e-mail: info@leeandlow.com
Publishes 12-14 picture books/year. 25% of books by first-time authors. Only publishes books with multicultural themes. Contact: Louise May, editor-in-chief; Jennifer Fox, senior editor. Terms: Pays authors'' advances against royalty. Submissions: Ms guidelines online. Submit complete ms with SASE. No e-mail submissions. Will consider simultaneous submissions.

Margaret K. McElderry Books
simonsayskids.com
Imprint of Simon & Schuster Children''s Publishing Division, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York. NY 10020
Phone: (212)698-7000.
Publishes 15+ picture books/year; 8-10 middle readers/year; 8-10 young adult titles/year. 10% of books by first-time authors; 50% of books from agented writers. Contact: Karen Wojtyla, executive editor; Sarah Sevier, associate editor; Sarah Payne, editorial assistant. Terms: Pays authors royalty based on retail price. Submissions: Ms guidelines online or for #10 SASE with one first-class stamp. Send query letters with SASE for picture books; send synopsis and first 3 chapters or first 30 pages with SASE for novels. Will consider simultaneous queries from previously unpublished authors and those submitted to other publishers, "though we request that the author let us know it is a simultaneous query."

Meadowbrook Press
meadowbrookpress.com
5451 Smetana Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55343-9012
phone: (952)930-1100
fax: (952)930-1940
20% of books by first-time authors; 10% of books from agented writers. Contact: Submissions Editor. Terms: Pays author''s royalty of 5-7% based on retail price. Offers average advance payment of $2,000-4,000. Submissions: Ms guidelines online or for SASE. Will consider simultaneous submissions.

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