How do I submit a manuscript to Holiday House?
Holiday House is a publisher of children’s books only. We specialize in quality hardcovers, from picture books to young adult, both fiction and nonfiction.
We publish children’s books for ages four and up. We do not publish mass-market books, including, but not limited to, pop-ups, activity books, sticker books, coloring books, or licensed books.
Due to the volume of manuscripts we are receiving, Holiday House will no longer be able to respond to or return materials that we are not interested in publishing. We do, however, make every effort to carefully consider each submission we receive. If we are interested in your manuscript, we will respond within four months of receiving it.
While we also respond to manuscripts submitted through the mail (see below), our preference is to receive manuscripts electronically, addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put your query letter in the email and attach your manuscript as a Word document or PDF. To submit your manuscript by mail, send it to Editorial Department, Holiday House, 50 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004. Send your manuscript via U.S. Mail. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CERTIFIED OR REGISTERED MAIL. There is no need to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Please note that you do not have to supply illustrations. However, if you have illustrations you would like to include with your submission, you may send detailed sketches or photocopies of the original art. Do NOT send original art.
By agreeing to review a submission, we do not assume any obligation to refrain from publishing a book based on a similar idea, concept, or story.
Thank you for your interest in Holiday House.
How do I submit artwork?
Whom do I contact for rights and permissions?
How do I order desk and exam copies?
DESK AND EXAM COPIES
Holiday House titles are processed and distributed by Penguin Random House. Please click here to place your order for desk and examination copies.
How do I order books from Holiday House?
Is Holiday House a member of the Children's Book Council?
Yes, Holiday House is a member of the CBC. For more information, visit the CBC.
Do Holiday House books contain Library of Congress CIP data?
All books published by Holiday House contain Cataloging in Publication data.
How do I contact Holiday House?
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