Macmillan Kids no longer accepted unsolicited manuscripts

Posted on February 9, 2010

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As of January 1, the children’s companies that are part of the Macmillan Kids’ group are no longer accepting unsolicited submissions. Materials will not be read or returned.

The companies that will no longer be accepting unsolicited submissions are:

Henry Holt and Company Books for Young Readers
Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers
Roaring Brook Press
First Second
Feiwel and Friends

This includes query letters. If you already work with one of these, your work isn’t considered unsolicited, so no change there. And if editors speak at conferences and invite attendees to send submissions to that editor, those are considered solicited manuscripts and will be read and handled as usual.

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