Publishers Accepting Unsolicited Manuscripts. 44 Comments New York, NY. (Contact either Emily Easton or Mary Kate Castellani, editor) Albert Whitman and Co. Mandy Yates is currently an elementary reading specialist and children's book writer. She has an MFA in creative writing from Spalding University and has been Blue Marlin Publications is a small publisher of childrens books based out of West Bay Shore in New York State.
The editorial team has published some of their own books but they seem to focus now on primarily publishing the works of others. Spend your time writing, revising, and finding a good literary agent who will navigate the New York Publishing Big Boys for you. A good literary agent will help bring you into the popular crowd by representing you and your manuscript to the editors who will buy its rights and publish your book.
New York City is headquarters for the Big Five major publishing houses along with scores of others publishers, large and small. You can often tell book publishing professionals by the overloaded canvas book or publisherbranded bags they are schlepping on the subway. Dial Books is one of the most prestigious childrens book publishers out there.
Just look at the impressive list of awards and honors they brag about on their home page. They publish about 70 hardback childrens books a year, from toddlers all the way up to Young Adult.