In July, Albert Whitman & Company expanded their line of children’s books to include YA fiction and non-fiction. The new line is called Albert Whitman Teen.
Senior Editor Wendy McClure said, “I have always wanted to publish books for teens at Albert Whitman. This seemed like a great opportunity to do what we already do well, which is publish books about issues that matter to kids. Albert Whitman Teen is a different take on our same mission. The difference is that with our books for younger readers, we try to provide them with answers, and we want our books for young adults to ask questions. We’re bringing out a select list of smart, fearless books that explore uncharted territory in the world around teens and in their inner lives as well.”
Josalyn Moran, v-p of publishing, said, “The demographic trend made it a smart move for us. We look at that burgeoning group of kids and we’re delighted to be able to serve them. We want to follow our readers through their logical growth cycles. Two years ago we started publishing board books for the very young, and now we have the entire spectrum, as we begin to publish teen books that fit our brand and help readers to feel empowered. We feel that is what every Albert Whitman book should do.”
The editors at Albert Whitman & Company are open to submissions in all categories. They do not accept submissions via email.
As always, please read and follow Albert Whitman & Company Submission Guidelines.