View Full Version : [Publisher] Charlesbridge

10-27-2011, 03:59 PM
Charlesbridge (http://www.charlesbridge.com/) is a children's book publisher. I can't find info if they are vanity or not. ANy help would be appreciated. Thanks.

10-27-2011, 04:14 PM
I've submitted a story to them (two or three years ago). They are definitely not a vanity press.

10-27-2011, 06:43 PM
Thanks muchly, :)

10-27-2011, 09:28 PM
They are a well-respected independent publisher. They have adult lines as well, but are biggest in kidlit.

10-28-2011, 04:11 PM
Thank you

10-29-2011, 05:28 AM
By the way, Charlesbridge, like most traditional children's book publishers who accept non-agented submissions, has a note about "if we're not interested you won't hear back from us" in their guidelines (or they used to; it's been a couple of years since I've submitted anything to them). Some publishers follow this strictly, and some will send a little note back anyway. I'd have to go look, but I believe that was my experience with Charlesbridge; if they're not interested you won't hear a word back from them. As long as that's their stated policy, I'm fine with it and I don't have anything negative to say about them.

10-29-2011, 03:25 PM
Therir submission page does say they only respond if interested. Thanks again, alley:)

10-29-2011, 04:14 PM
Good luck!

10-29-2011, 06:13 PM
They (among others) are listed in the Children's Book Council. This is a great site for seeing which publisher who belongs to the CBC, their current needs, and if they take unagented submissions.

10-30-2011, 04:04 PM
Good resource, thanks

02-20-2017, 08:41 PM
Has anyone submitted to the YA line?

06-13-2019, 06:13 PM
Has anyone submitted to the YA line?

*Bump* They do have a very small YA pool, so I'm assuming they're very selective when it comes to those submissions, but I'm still curious if anyone has had any experience with them in any way?

Marissa D
06-13-2019, 06:44 PM
I've had an agented sub out to them for some months. Sigh.