Children’s Book Writing Tips: How to Submit a Children’s Book to Random House Publishing

Book Writing Tips

One of the best children’s  book writing tips I can give you is this… it is important to note that when you decide to submit your children’s book to a major publisher that you may not be able to get it published.  Many of the major publishing houses already work with their own writers and agents and solicit from those particular sources but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your book published.  You just have to work harder and search for one of the smaller publishing houses that is actively looking for manuscripts to publish.

The publishing industry is a very competitive one especially when it comes to publishing children’s books.  You may think you’re at a disadvantage at first but it can be a blessing in disguise for you.  You need to find a publisher that is a fit for you and the way you write and a major publishing house, though it can really help push your book may also force you to alter your writing style to suit their needs and not yours.

Your first rule of thumb is to join the Society of Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators so you are protected and have a place to go to learn about the children’s publishing world.  This group that has local chapters which you can  attend workshops, meetings and seminars.  They also send out  a monthly publication.

You can also purchase a book called the Children’s Writers Market which includes resources about publishers who are actively looking for manuscripts, a way on how you can contact them as well as what guidelines are used to submit your work.  It’s up to you to make sure you get the right publisher that will work for you and help get the best out of your writing.


A. J. Westin is a children's adventure book author who specializes in writing stories kids really want to read. He has written over two dozen books and has dedicated his life to helping kids become better readers through his inspirational stories.
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5 thoughts on “Children’s Book Writing Tips: How to Submit a Children’s Book to Random House Publishing

  1. @93MickyD2 Unfortunately I was unsuccessful. They were polite but used the
    line "we don’t feel that this project is suitable for our Australian
    children’s publishing program". Oh well, better luck next time.

  2. Random House is worldwide and some countries accept email queries with
    short extracts. They will request the full manuscript if they like what
    they see. I have just submitted a full manuscript to Random House Australia
    and and waiting with my fingers and toes crossed.

  3. Kind of silly to title the video "How to Submit a Children’s Book to Random
    House Publishing" and then IN the video say, "Oops, sorry. You can’t submit
    to that particular publisher, try someone else!" Why name drop Random House
    to start with. This title is misleading.

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