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Brattle Publishing Children’s Trade is the children’s imprint of Brattle Publishing. We accept manuscripts for children’s fiction and non-fiction that appeals to readers ages 4–13.

We accept unsolicited and unagented submissions, but before you submit, look at our website to make sure that your submission meets our needs. Will it fit in with the other books on our list?

Please note that our timeframe for a response is up to twelve weeks. Each manuscript does receive careful consideration. We will respond after your manuscript has been reviewed, whether we choose to publish it or not.

Please do not call our offices to discuss your manuscript.

SUBMISSIONS: You can submit your manuscript either in hard copy or by e-mail, but be aware that if you submit by e-mail, your submission may be caught in a spam filter. We will send an e-mail receipt of the submission as soon as we receive it.

MANUSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS: Please make sure that your manuscript is double-spaced with one-inch margins. Please check for spelling, grammar and punctuation. The more professional your manuscript is, the better chance it has of being considered.

Include a title page with the title centered on the page. Put your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and word count in the bottom right corner.

COVER LETTER: Please submit a query letter with your manuscript. Make sure that it includes the following information:

  1. A summary of your story, with a working title and a word count. Please make this summary short and concise.
  2. Information about the availability of photographs or artwork, if applicable.
  3. Your research about the market for your book. List the competition—i.e., other books that are similar to yours. List the author, publisher, and year published of each book. What makes your book unique in the marketplace? Describe the ideal reader.
  4. What are your ideas for selling your book? Are you willing to do author visits? Do you have a connection to a special group of people who might be part of our target audience?
  5. Pertinent biographical data. Don’t overdo your background to impress us, but tell us who you are, if you have won awards, and if you have other published works.


Brattle Publishing Group
Brattle Publishing Group, LLC
P.O. Box 6794
McKinney, TX 75071

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