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Charlesbridge Publishing

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Charlesbridge Publishing

85 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
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Middle Grade
Picture Book
Young Adult


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09/09/2023 01:36 PM
Children's book submission emailed on 9/9/2023.

Thank you for your time.
08/30/2023 10:31 PM
From website:
Get to Know Us
Charlesbridge publishes high-quality books for young people with a goal of creating lifelong readers and learners.
We believe that books for children should offer accurate information, promote a positive worldview, and embrace a child’s innate sense of wonder and fun. To this end, we seek new voices, new visions, and new directions in children’s literature.
We are especially interested in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color) voices and other perspectives that have been traditionally underrepresented in publishing.

Charlesbridge publishes fiction and nonfiction board books, picture books, early readers, middle grade fiction and nonfiction (ages 8–12), and young adult fiction and nonfiction (ages 12+).

Our nonfiction tends to focus on nature, science, math, social studies, biography, history, and the arts.
In both fiction and nonfiction, we are committed to reflecting and celebrating our diverse world.
To find out if your book is a good match for us, get to know our program by downloading our catalog or visiting
These guidelines are for informational purposes only and do not constitute a solicitation of any manuscript, artwork, or other material. Submission of any materials shall be done at the author/illustrator's own risk.
We accept only digital submissions for all manuscripts, including author/illustrator book dummies. Please do not mail a submission to us.
10/14/2020 01:37 PM
Queried 6/30/2020, contemporary YA, 70K words
08/06/2018 01:54 PM
Storytelling Math manuscript submission sent June 15, 2018
Rejection received July 18, 2019

Thank you so much for sharing XXX with us. We appreciate how you’ve woven together story, math, and diversity—a tricky challenge indeed!
Unfortunately, while we enjoyed reading your manuscript, it does not meet the needs of the Storytelling Math series. We’re passing on the story with our thanks and regrets.
We wish you the best in finding the right home for your project and look forward to reading more of your work.

Best wishes,
Alyssa and Marlene
09/25/2015 12:33 PM
Smail mail query in April, 2015. Form response from Ms Bliven on 9/25/15
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