Art Submission Guidelines
The Charlesbridge Trade Division publishes high-quality books for children, 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 childs innate sense of wonder and fun. To this end, we continually strive to seek new voices, new visions, and new directions in childrens literature.
WHAT TO SEND
Please send samples of your work that demonstrate strong originality, excellent conceptual abilities, and technical accomplishment in your chosen media.
Please include your name, address, and telephone number on every illustration sample.
Be sure to list any previously published works in your cover letter or include a résumé.
Please do not send any original art, as we cannot be responsible for samples lost in the mail.
Artists who would like their samples returned to them should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) of appropriate size with sufficient postage (not a check or cash).
If you would like us to confirm receipt of your materials, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard with your submission. Samples submitted without a SASE will be recycled.
Due to the large volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to respond to telephone queries about samples.
WHERE TO SEND IT
Please send samples of your work to the Trade Art Director, Charlesbridge, 85 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
You may also send an email with a link to your website. Address the email to Susan Sherman at email@example.com, and include Portfolio as the first word in your subject line. Please do not include email attachments.
GET TO KNOW US
To become acquainted with our publishing program, we encourage you to review our books and visit our website (www.charlesbridge.com), where you will find our catalog. To request a printed catalog, please send a 9 x 12 SASE with $2.44 in postage. You make also click here to download a Trade Catalog.