Algonquin Young Readers publishes fiction and a limited number of narrative non-fiction titles for middle grade and young adult readers. We don’t publish poetry, picture books, or genre fiction (romance, science fiction, etc.).
Unfortunately, we cannot accept unsolicited manuscripts or any electronic submissions. We do accept queries and will contact you if we would like to see the full manuscript. Please note that we cannot take calls regarding the status of your submission.
If you would like to submit a query, please send a short (no more than 15-20 double-spaced pages) sample of your work; a cover letter; SASE or, if you would like your manuscript returned, a self-addressed envelope and a check to cover return postage to:
Editorial Department – Algonquin Young Readers
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
P.O. Box 2225
Chapel Hill, NC, 27515
At this time, we do not accept unsolicited submissions for illustration.