We will be temporarily closed to unsolicited and unagented submissions until the end of 2013*
As of October 31, 2013, we are no longer reading unsolicited queries and manuscripts sent
through the US Mail.
When we resume open submissions in January 2014, we will provide an email address for queries and manuscripts. In the future, all unsolicited submissions must be sent via email.
We feel this is the most efficient way to continue with our open policy. At the same time, the email process eliminates paper waste and is less costly for all.
At this time, please do NOT send unsolicited submissions through the general Albert Whitman
email address or any other Whitman address. The email address designated for submissions will be
available in January 2014.
We will be reading the manuscripts we have already received through the end of 2013.
For manuscripts postmarked on or before October 31, 2013: We will contact you if we are interested
in your manuscript. (We cannot respond to all submissions. We no longer use SASEs for responses, so please
do not send them.)
For all manuscripts postmarked in November and December 2013: We are discarding as unread any manuscripts we receive during this time. Please re-submit your work via email in January 2014.
For manuscripts sent to the attention of a specific editor: The editor will read your work and if there is interest, she will contact you by the end of 2013.
*NOTE TO SCBWI CONFERENCE ATTENDEES: If you received Albert Whitman submissions instructions at RMC-SCBWI’s Fall 2013 Letters and Lines conference, please follow those instructions. The closure notice does not apply to you.
*NOTE TO CURRENT ALBERT WHITMAN AUTHORS: If you are a current or past Albert Whitman author, please continue to send submissions directly to your editor. The closure notice does not apply to you.
As always, keep in mind:
Since 2010, we have been responding only to submissions of interest. We read every submission within four months of receipt, but we can no longer respond to every one. If you do not receive a response from us after four months, we have declined to publish your submission.
Due to the great volume of mail we receive, we cannot return your work or materials. Do not send anything that is irreplaceable or expensive. We cannot be held responsible for the loss or damage of material.
Thanks for your cooperation, and we look forward to reviewing your work in 2014!