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Boyds Mills Press

815 Church Street

Honesdale, PA 18431


Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from StoryMan
May 11, 2017 4:25 pm

Beginning Monday, 5/15--Boyds Mills Press, Calkins Creek, and Wordsong (imprints of Highlights) now prefer electronic submissions. To submit a manuscript, please go to After creating a password-protected account, you’ll be guided through the submission process. If you already have a submittable account with Highlights for Children you do not need to make a new account, just be sure to select that your submission is for Boyds Mills Press
from StoryMan
May 11, 2017 4:23 pm

mailed PB manuscript via USPS on 1/27/2017
form rejection emailed to me on 5/11/2017
from StoryMan
Jan 26, 2017 4:28 pm

mailed PB manuscript via USPS on 9/26/2016
form rejection emailed to me on 1/26/2017
from StoryMan
Dec 19, 2016 4:18 pm

mailed PB manuscript via USPS on 2/29/2016
form rejection emailed to me on 6/1/2016

I called Boyds Mills Press on June 1 2016. (In retrospect, this was a mistake.) I was told that my manuscript had been received on March 7 2016. Then I was told that 90 days was the MINIMUM amount of time that a person could expect a response from them. That is not what their website says. Their website says that they respond WITHIN 3 months. Two hours after I had this phone conversation, I received an email from them rejecting my story with a standard form letter.

Here is the form letter:

Dear Author,
Thank you for sending us your work. Though we must decline
the opportunity to publish it, we wish you every success with
the project.
Please excuse this form letter, which we employ to respond to
all submissions promptly. Be assured your submission received
close consideration.

The Editors
Boyds Mills Press
from katwinn
Apr 17, 2016 10:50 pm

I do know this publisher recently purchased a friend's YA, but it was agented.

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