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Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

About Us
Contact Us
Manuscript Submission Statement
Art Sample Submission Guidelines
Subsidiary Rights

About Us

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers is known for publishing quality picture books, chapter books, and novels for preschoolers through young adults. Covering a wide variety of genres, our books feature imaginative authors and illustrators who inspire young readers. Our list includes the classic picture books Tikki Tikki Tembo and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Caldecott Honor Winners In the Small, Small Pond and Hondo and Fabian; and National Book Award Winner When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. Our award winning authors and illustrators include Melvin Burgess, Eric Carle, Bryan Collier, Denise Fleming, Nikki Giovanni, Kimberly Willis Holt, Laurie Keller, Betsy Lewin, Bill Martin Jr., and Peter McCarty.

Contact Us

Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Company
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
10010

To request an author for an interview, please email  childrens.publicity@macmillanusa.com.

If you would like to receive a catalog or a review copy of a book, please fax the request on your letterhead to (646) 307-5247

To write to an author, please send the letter to the author care of:

Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Company
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
10010

Children's Book Council

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers is a member of the Children's Book Council, a nonprofit trade association of children's book publishers. Our books from the current and immediately preceding year are available for examination at the CBC Library, located at 12 West 37th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10018. The library is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except when used for meetings. Please call ahead for availability at (212) 966-1990.

For more information about the Children's Book Council, visit their web site:

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION STATEMENT

As of January 2010, Henry Holt and Company Books for Young Readers does not accept unsolicited manuscripts or queries.  We recommend that prospective authors and illustrators find a reputable agent and submit work through that agency.

ART SAMPLE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

By Mail:

HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS is pleased to review all art sample materials sent to the attention of the Creative Director. You can learn more about our list, and also find a copy of these guidelines, on our website: www.HenryHoltKids.com.

Please note our submission policy:

Please do not include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. We receive so many submissions that we can not respond individually or return samples.

• Please do not call or write to inquire about the status of your submission. You will hear from us only if we are interested in seeing more samples or reviewing your portfolio.

• We will keep your samples on file if we are interested. If your art is not suitable for our list your samples will be recycled.

• Xeroxes, postcards, or tear-sheets that can be easily filed are preferred. Please do not send original art or materials on CD. We are not responsible for loss or damage of original art, nor will we return it.

By Drop-off:

Portfolios are reviewed on Mondays without an appointment. Label portfolios clearly with your name and for whom you are dropping off. Portfolios should be left in the morning with the receptionist on the 9th floor, for pick-up at 5 p.m. that Monday or the following morning. Please specify if there is a time you need to have your materials returned.

By Appointment:

An in-person portfolio review can be arranged by sending a written request to the Creative Director, Patrick Collins, to schedule an appointment about 3 weeks in advance of desired date. Provide a telephone or e-mail where you can be reached. The Creative Director cannot respond to e-mail requests.

Patrick Collins
Creative Director
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Subsidiary Rights

For Subsidiary Rights or Permissions inquiries contact:

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers c/o Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
Attention: Subsidiary Rights Manager
or
Attention: Permissions Manager
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
childrensrights@macmillanusa.com