Archive for August, 2013

Key Education Publishing

This publishing house is looking for materials from experienced teachers.


Kaeden Publishing

This is an educational publisher and looking for manuscripts.

From the website:

Author Guidelines

At this time, we have a particular need for beginning chapter books, unique non-fiction manuscripts, and manuscripts with strong characters that have potential to become a series.

Fiction: We are looking for stories with humor, surprise endings, and interesting characters that will appeal to children in pre-kindergarten through second grade. The stories should have well-developed plots with clear beginnings, middles, and endings.

Nonfiction:  Manuscripts should have interesting topics and information presented in language comprehensible to young students. Content should be supported with details and accurate facts.


It is always nice to receive reprints and sometimes another check. The Christian market often reprints stories, articles and poems on a bi-annual or similar basis. I have written many for Primary Treasure and received three new copies yesterday. My story was used several years ago and now is being used again. While not the cover story this time, my story, “A Perfect Picture,” has beautiful artwork, as does the entire magazine. It is a very nice market to submit to.

Primary Treasure


Dynamath, published by Scholastic, is a good market if you write about math. Query by mail if you are interested. They are open to freelance writers from what I can tell from the information I have gathered.


Scholastic Inc.

555 Broadway, Room 367

New York, NY 10012-3999



Matt Friedman


Themed monthly classroom magazine (September – May).

Age Group:

Grades 3-6


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Walker Books

Walker Books for Young Readers
Publishing Directors: Cindy Loh;

Publishes 3 lists per year, each
consisting of approximately 10 picture books
and 4–5 middle grade or teen novels. Primary
interest lies with fiction and nonfiction for
preschool and ages 5–8 as well as middle
grade and teen fiction.

Opportunities for
older nonfiction are limited. No animal
stories, concept books, folktales, fairy tales,
myths, legends, books in series format,
novelties, fantasy, science fiction, or horror.

Query letters: Necessary only for longer
submissions (novels). Include sample,
synopsis, and SASE. Regular mail only; no
e-mail submissions accepted. Response time
5 months.
Multiple submissions: Yes, but please
indicate on query/cover letter.
Unsolicited manuscripts: Yes. No phone
calls regarding status of submissions, please.

I like to post information about publishers open to unsolicited manuscripts because most of us do not have agents. I hope these posts will be helpful as you search for avenues for your writing.

Boyd’s Mills Press

I have been published in Boyds Mills Press, but only as material picked up by this publisher from other publishers, and never directly. I submitted only once, but intend to concentrate more on this excellent publisher. I know that in the past I did not follow up often enough, even when an editor asked me to submit other material. That’s a mistake I won’t repeat in the future.

815 Church Street
Honesdale, PA 18431
(800) 490-5111 or (570) 253-1164
VP & Editorial Director, Book Publishing:
Mary-Alice Moore
Executive Editor, Book Publishing:
Elizabeth Van Doren
Boyds Mills Press/WordSong Senior Editor:

Book Publishers

Here are a few more publishers I found that you might be interested in reviewing.

Abbeville Press

Abbey Press for the Christian market

Americana Publishing

The above links came via Jacketflap – if you don’t belong to this group then you are definitely missing out.

Also, the SCBWI at     is an excellent resource and well worth the annual fee. If you join you then get access to their huge PDF file of publishers for children.

Remember – write something every day, even on days you might feel you don’t have the time.

Please let me know of your successes!