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    Submission Guidelines
    Submission Guidelines

    Lerner Publishing Group works with many talented authors and illustrators to create its books for children and young adults. Here are our current submission guidelines.

    Illustrators: We do accept resumes and portfolio samples from children’s book illustrators. (No critiques will be given.) Please follow the instructions posted here.

    Photographers: We do accept resumes and portfolio samples from photographers who have content appropriate for children's books. (No critiques will be given.) Please follow the instructions posted here.

    Authors of books for Jewish children and families: Our Kar-Ben Publishing imprint does accept unsolicited manuscripts for Jewish-themed children’s books. Please follow the instructions posted here.

    Nonfiction authors: We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts from authors. Occasionally, we may put out a call for submissions, which will be announced on our Website and on our Lerner Books blog. Please see our advice to nonfiction authors posted here.

    Fiction and picture book authors: We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts from authors. Occasionally, we may put out a call for submissions, which will be announced on our blog. Please follow the instructions posted here.