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Children's book author Madeleine L'Engle was in her 40s when her children's fantasy novel A Wrinkle in Time was finally published. Originally rejected by 26 book publishers, it won the Newberry Award. The book is a perennial bestseller.


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Dr. Seuss's first children's book was originally titled A Story That No One Can Beat. The book was rejected by 27 publishers.

The book became a bestseller under the title: And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, a much more interesting and intriguing title.


Book Editors and Book Publishers: Children's and Parenting Books - P

Learn how to submit to book publishers before sending them anything. Do not send an entire manuscript. Send a query letter or book proposal.

To learn more, read one of these books: Michael Larson's How to Write a Book Proposal, Jeff Herman's Write the Perfect Book Proposal, W. Terry Whalin's Book Proposals That Sell: 21 Secrets to Speed Your Success, or Stephen Mettee's The Fast-Track Course on How to Write a Non-Fiction Book Proposal.

Please let us know if any of the following editor names, address, phone numbers, emails, etc. change. That's one way we can keep this up-to-date for everyone. Email: JohnKremer@BookMarket.com.


Business Book Editors / Cookbook Editors / Health Book Editors
New Fiction Editors / Reference & Humor Book Editors
Religious & Inspirational Book Editors / Sports Book Editors

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Pants On Fire Press, Becca Goldman, Editor, 2062 Harbor Cove Way, Winter Garden FL 34787; 863-546-0760. Web: http://www.pantsonfirepress.com. Picture books, Middle grade and YA novels.

Parenting Press, Carolyn Threadgill, Publisher, 11065 Fifth Avenue NE #F, P O Box 75267, Seattle WA 98125-4518; 206-364-2900; 800-992-6657; Fax: 206-364-0702. Email: cthreadgill@parentingpress.com. Web: http://www.parentingpress.com. Specialty: parenting titles.

Parent's Guide Press, P O Box 461730, Los Angeles CA 90046; 323-782-1772; 800-549-6646; Fax: 323-782-1775. Web: http://www.pgpress.com. An imprint of Mars Publishing, this company publishes books on parenting, homeschooling, and traveling with children.

Parklane Publishing, Philip Rodgers, Publisher, 888 Veterans Memorial Highway #540, Hauppauge NY 11788; 631-234-9210; Fax: 631-232-3681. Web: http://www.parklanepublishing.com. Owned by wholesaler Book Club of America, publishes 60 children's titles.

Peachtree Publishers Jr., Lisa Banim, Acquisitions Editor, 1700 Chattahoochee Avenue, Atlanta GA 30318-2112; 404-876-8761; 800-241-0113; Fax: 404-875-2578. Email: hello@peachtree-online.com. Web: http://www.peachtree-online.com. Children's books and parenting titles.

Peachtree Publishers Jr., Helen Harriss, Submissions Editor, 1700 Chattahoochee Avenue, Atlanta GA 30318-2112; 404-876-8761; 800-241-0113; Fax: 404-875-2578. Email: hello@peachtree-online.com. Web: http://www.peachtree-online.com. Children's books and parenting titles.

Pelican Publishing Company, 1000 Burmaster Street, Gretna LA 70053-2246; 504-368-1175; Fax: 504-368-1195. Web: http://www.pelicanpub.com. Cookbooks, business books, children's books, and humor/reference books.

Penguin Putnam, Sharyn November, YA Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. Books for young adults. Also buys for Viking Children's.

Perigee Books, Marian Lizzi, Editor-in-Chief, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-2385. Email: marian.lizzi@us.penguingroup.com. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. Formerly with St. Martin's. Parenting titles.

 

Philomel, Patricia Lee Gauch, Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com.

Philomel, Michael Green, Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. Young adult novels.

Pick-a-WooWoo Publishers, Athie Thomas, Senior Editor, P O Box 178, Nannup 6275, Western Australia; 61 8 97561818. Email: info@pickawoowoo.com. Web: http://www.pickawoowoo.com. Specializing in children's spiritual books.

Picture Me Books, Deborah B. D'Andrea, P O Box 72054, Akron OH 44372; 330-762-6800; Fax: 330-762-2230. Email: Debbie@picture-me-books.com. Web: http://www.picture-me-books.com.

Pleasant Company, Jodi Evert, Editorial Director, 8400 Fairway Place, Middleton WI 53562; 608-836-4848; 800-233-0264; Fax: 800-257-3865. Web: http://www.pleasantcopublications.com. A division of Mattel.

Pleasant Street Press, Alan Cochran, President, MA; 508-822-3075. Email: acochran@pleasantstpress.com. Web: http://www.pleasantstpress.com. An independent press which published its first list in the fall of 2007.

Prufrock Press, 5926 Balcones Drive #220, Austin TX 78731; 512-300-2220; Fax: 512-300-2221. Web: http://www.prufrock.com. Motto: The nation's leading resource for special needs, advanced, and gifted learners. Also now owns Cottonwood Press.

Puffin, Rebecca McNally, Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com.

Puffin, Shannon Dean Smith, Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. Including young adult novels and middle grade fiction.

Puffin UK, Joanna Lawrie, Editor. Email: joanna.lawrie@penguin.co.uk. Web: http://www.penguin.co.uk.

Puffin UK, Rebecca McNally, Editor. Web: http://www.penguin.co.uk.

Putnam, Timothy Travaglini, Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. Picture books.

Putnam, John Rudolph, Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. Middle grade novels.

Putnam, Susan Kochan, Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. YA novels.

Putnam Books for Young Readers, Nancy Paulsen, Editorial Director, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. Picture books.

Putnam Books for Young Readers, Susan Kochan, Associate Editorial Director, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. Picture books.

Putnam Books for Young Readers, Stacey Barney, Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com.

For children's book editors and publishers - Q & R


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