Educational Markets for Children's Writers

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For additional writing opportunities for the education market I highly recommend this excellent blog: Writing for the Education Market.

Note: Publishers are listed here in good faith, but I can make no guarantees about them. Be sure to research any you choose to submit to.
 
 
If you're new to this genre, you might find my Tips for Writing for the Education Market helpful.
 

If you're interested in writing for the education market via children's magazines, my Writing for Children's Magazines page includes links to many such magazines.
 
 
9/8/14 List Updates

September additions are indicated in the list below with this notation:  --9/8--   

 


  A Pass Educational Group [content development company]
    Freelance opportunity

ABC-CLIO/Greenwood
    Submission guidelines

Abdo Publishing Company
    Submission guidelines
    Imprints: Sandcastle [nf grades k-3]
        Super Sandcastle [nf grades K-4]
        Big Buddy Books [nf grades 2-3]
        Buddy Books [nf grades 2-5]
        Checkerboard Library [nf grades 3-6]
        Sports Zone [nf grades 3-6]
        A&D Xtreme [nf grades 3-9]
        ABDO & Daughters [nf grades 5-9]
        Essential Library [nf grades 6-12]

Absey & Company
    Submission guidelines

Academic Therapy Publications [special needs]
    Submission contact

Alpha Omega Publications [Christian]

American Education Publishing
    Part of Carson-Dellosa Publishing
    See Carson-Dellosa for freelance opportunities

Amicus Publishing [preK-6th]
    Contact information

Anaxos
    Freelance opportunities

Arbordale Publishing [picture books with science tie-ins]
    Formerly Sylvan Dell Publishing.
    Submission guidelines

Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
    Submission guidelines

Bearport Publishing [k-6th]
    Submission guidelines

Beaver Books [Canadian; activity books & workbooks]
    Freelance opportunities

Bebop Books [Beginner readers]
    Imprint of Lee & Low Books
    Submission guidelines

Bellwether [beginning and struggling readers]
    Freelance information

Benchmark Books
    Sold to Cavendish Square Publishing

Bender Richardson White [UK book packager/creation house]
    Submission notes

Bick Publishing House
    Submission guidelines

Blackbirch Press [nonfiction for elementary & middle school]
    Imprint of Gale

Big Universe [PreK-12; ebooks]
    Contact information

Black Rabbit Books
    Contact information
    Additional notes

Blake Education [Australian]
    Submission guidelines

Bow Publications [packager; nonfiction grades 3-12]
    Contact instructions

BrainWorx Studio [book packager]
    Freelance opportunities

Brighter Child
    Part of Carson-Dellosa Publishing
    See Carson-Dellosa for freelance opportunities

Buckle Down Publishing
    Does not accept submissions but occasionally
    contracts outside authors for specific projects.

Capstone Press [nonfiction]
    Part of Capstone Publishers
    Submission guidelines

--9/8-- Caramel Tree [ESL readers]
    Freelance opportunity

Carolina Curriculum [math and science]

Carolrhoda Books
    Part of Lerner Publishing Group
    Submission guidelines
    Submission notes

Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co. [preK-8th]
    Freelance opportunities

Cavendish Square Publishing [Facebook page]
    Information

Celebration Press [language arts]
    An impring of Pearson Learning Group
    Submission address

Cerebellum Corporation [multi-media]
    Contact information

Charlesbridge
    Submission guidelines

Chelsea Clubhouse [grades 2-5]
    Imprint of Infobase Publishing
    Submission guidelines

Chelsea House [grades 6-12]
    Imprint of Infobase Publishing
    Submission guidelines

Chicago Review Press
    Submission guidelines

Christian Ed. Publishers
    Freelance writing opportunities

Classroom Complete Press
    Submission guidelines

Compass Media [English education]
    Contact information

Compass Point Books [nonfiction for middle school]
    Part of Capstone Publishers
    Submission guidelines

Continental Press
    Submission guidelines

Corwin Press
    Submission guidelines

Course Crafers [English Language Learners grades 3-12]
    Submission information

CPO Science [6-12th]
    A member of School Specialty Science
    Contact information

The Creative Company
    Submission notes

Creative Teaching Press [preK-9th]
    Submission guidelines

The Critical Thinking Company
    Submission guidelines
    Submission notes

Crystal Springs Books
    Submission guidelines

Dale Seymour Publications
    An imprint of Pearson Learning Group
    Submission address

Darby Creek Publishing
    Imprint of Lerner Publishing Group
    Submission guidelines

Davis Publications [art education]
    Submission guidelines

Dawn Publications [nature picture books]
    Submission guidelines

Delta Education, Inc.

Delta Publishing Company
    Submission guidelines

Didax Educational Resources [math, reading, science, art]
    Submission email contact info

DNA Press [science]
    Submission guidelines

Dominie Press [K-8, language arts & Spanish]
    An imprint of Pearson Learning Group
    Submission address

DoubleInk Publishing Services [book packager]
    Contact information

DoubleO Publishing Services [book packager]
    DoubleO and Ink Inc. merged to form DoubleInk

EarlyLight Books [Science]
    Submission guidelines

EDC Publishing/Usborne Books
    Submission guidelines

Edcon Publishing
    Formerly Imperial International
    Submission notes

Ediciones Lerner [Spanish, preK-5]
    Part of Lerner Publishing Group
    Submission guidelines

Editorial Directions [book packager; nonfiction K-12]
    Contact information

Edupress
    Submission guidelines

Element [content development company]
    Contact information

Enslow Publishers [nonfiction for libraries]
    Submission email contact info

Era Publications [Australia; picture books and elementary language arts]
    Submission guidelines

Essential Learning Products
    A division of Teachers Publishing Group, a Highlights company
    Contact information

ETA hand2mind
    Submission notes

Facts on File [school and library reference materials]
    Imprint of Infobase Publishing
    Submission guidelines

Ferguson Publishing [career education]
    Imprint of Infobase Publishing
    Submission guidelines

The Four-Blocks Literacy Model
    Imprint of Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company
    See Carson-Dellosa for freelance opportunities

Frank Schaffer
    Part of Carson-Dellosa Publishing
    See Carson-Dellosa for freelance opportunities

Franklin Watts [nonfiction for Grades 6-12]
    Part of Scholastic Classroom and Library Group
    Submission notes

Free Spirit Publishing [gifted]
    Submission guidelines

Frog Street Press
    Contact information

Fulcrum Publishing
    Submission guidelines

Gale
    See individual imprints for contact information

Gareth Stevens Publishing [nonfiction]
    Sister company to Rosen Publishing
    Query contact information

Geography Matters
    Contact information

Gibbs Smith, Publisher
    Submission contact information

Gifted Eucation Press
    Submission guidelines

Glencoe
    A division of McGraw-Hill Education
    See notes for McGraw-Hill Education

Go Teach It [k-12 lesson plans]
    Writer's guidelines

Good Year Books
    A division of Social Studies School Service
    Contact information

Goosebottom Books [pb bios for girls]
    Submission address
    Additional information

Graphic Universe [4-8th]
    Part of Lerner Publishing Group
    Submission guidelines

Great Potential Press [gifted]
    Submission guidelines

Great Source
    Submission guidelines

Greenhaven Press [nonfiction for high school]
    Imprint of Gale
    Contact information

Greenwood Press -- See ABC-CLIO/Greenwood

Griffin Publishing [olympics, health]
    Contact information

Gryphon House [early childhood]
    Submission guidelines

Hameray Publishing Group [Literacy materials for PreK-8th]
    Contact information

Harcourt School Supply
    An imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Contact information

Hayes School Publishing Co.
    Submission contact info

Hazelden [substance abuse publications]
    Submission guidelines

Heinemann
    Submission guidelines

Heinemann-Raintree Library [preK-12th nf]
    Part of Capstone Publishers, a division of Coughlan Companies
    Submission information

High Noon Books [hi/lo reading]
    A division of Academic Therapy Publications
    Submission contact

HighReach Learning [ages 0-5]
    Part of Carson-Dellosa Publishing
    Contact information

Hinkler Books [Australian; book packager]
    Submission guidelines

Homecourt Publishers
    Contact information

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Submission guidelines

Ideal School Supply
    Part of Carson-Dellosa Publishing
    See Carson-Dellosa for freelance opportunities

Incentive Publications, Inc. [k-8th]
    Submission guidelines

Infobase Publishing [reference and non-fiction]
    Submission guidelines

Innovative Kids [age birth to 12]
    Submission guidelines

Inspiring Teachers
    Submission guidelines

Instructional Fair
    Part of Carson-Dellosa Publishing
    See Carson-Dellosa for freelance opportunities

--9/8--IXL Learning [Digital content for K-12]
    Content writer opportunity

James Stanfield Company [Special ed video products]
    Contact information

Jossey-Bass
    An imprint of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    Submission guidelines

Judy Instructo
    Part of Carson-Dellosa Publishing
    See Carson-Dellosa for freelance opportunities

Jump Start Press [packager for preK-8th]
    Contact information
    Additional notes

Kaeden Books [pre-k through 2nd]
    Submission guidelines

Kane Press [preK-4th]
    Contact information

Kar-Ben Publishing [Jewish]
    Submission guidelines

Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
    Contact information

Key Curriculum Press [math]
    Contact info is on the home page.

Key Education [early childhood & special needs]
    Imprint of Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company
    Submission guidelines

Kidhaven Press [nonfiction for elementary & middle school]
    Imprint of Gale
    Contact information

Kidsbooks
    submission guidelines

Kingfisher Books
    Part of Houghton Mifflin
    Submission guidelines

LDA [special needs]
    Contact info

LearningMate [E-learning product development]
    Contact information

Learning Resources
    Submission guidelines

The Learning Source [content development company]
    Contact information

Lerner Publications
    Submission guidelines

Libraries Unlimited
    Imprint of ABC-CLIO
    Submission guidelines

Linworth Publishing [literature, technology, libraries]
    Merged with Libraries Unlimited.

Lorenz Educational Press
    Submission guidelines

Lucent Books [nonfiction for middle school]
    Imprint of Gale
    Contact information
    Additional information

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
    A division of McGraw-Hill Education
    See notes for McGraw-Hill Education

Magic Wagon
    A division of Abdo
    Submission guidelines

The Mailbox
    Submission guidelines

Mark Twain Media [middle grades]
    Part of Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company
    See Carson-Dellosa for freelance opportunities

Marshall Cavendish
    NA library operations sold to Cavendish Square Publishing

Mason Crest [4th-12th]
    An Imprint of National Highlights
    Contact information

Maupin House [k-12 language arts]
    Contact information
    Has been acquired by Capstone

McDonald Publishing Co. [4-8th]
    Submission guidelines

Meriwether Publishing [drama]
    Submission guidelines

Millbrook Press [k-5th]
    Part of Lerner Publishing Group
    Submission guidelines

Milliken Publishing Company
    Part of the Lorenz Corporation
    Submission guidelines

MindSparks [history]
    A division of Social Studies School Service
    Contact information

MindWare [educational puzzle books]
    Submission guidelines

Mitchell Lane Publishers [nonfiction]
    Author guidelines

Modern Curriculum Press [reading, math]
    An imprint of Pearson Learning Group
    Submission address

Modern Publishing
    Submission guidelines
    Has been acquired by Kappa Books.

Mondo Publishing [k-5th literacy]
    Contact information

Morgan Reynolds Publishing [history, biographies]
    Contact information

Nasco
    Submission notes

National Geographic Children's Books
    Submission guidelines
    Freelance info

Neate Publishing [located in United Kingdom]
    Submission guidelines

Neo Sci [science]
    A member of School Specialty Science
    Submission contact email

Newbridge Educational Publishing [preK-8th NF]
    Contact information

N L Associates
    Submission notes

Nomad Press
    Submission guidelines

Northeast Editing [Content development company]
    Freelance opportunity

NSTA Kids [Science picture books]
    Imprint of NSTA Press (National Science Teaching Association)
    Contact information

The Oliver Press [YA history, biography, and science]
    Contact info is on the home page.

On the Mark Press
    Submission guidelines

Oomf, Inc. [Book packager]
    Contact information

Options Publishing
    Does not accept submissions but occasionally
    contracts outside authors for specific projects.

OTTN Publishing [history; also a book packager]
    Freelance information

Oxton House Publishers
    Contact information

Pacific Learning [preK–8+ literacy]
    Sister company of Creative Teaching Press
    Submission guidelines

Palm Kids [formerly Soundprints]
    Contact information
    Submission notes

Patrick's Press [quiz bowl materials]
    Contact info is on the home page.

PCI Educational Publishing [special needs and struggling students]
    Submission guidelines

Pearson Australian School Division
    Freelance information

Pearson Early Learning
    An imprint of Pearson Learning Group
    Submission address

Pearson Prentice Hall [6-12th textbooks]
    Freelance information
    Submission address

Pearson Scott Foresman [elementary textbooks]
    Freelance information
    Submission address

Perfection Learning
    Submission notes

Phoenix Learning Resources [films, digital, multimedia]
    Submission contact address

Picture Window Books [preK-4th]
    Part of Capstone Publishers
    Submission guidelines plus some extra information

Pieces of Learning
    Submission guidelines

Polaris Learning, Inc. [reading and writing]
    Contact information

PowerKids Press [NF preK-8th]
    A division of Rosen Publishing
    Submission information
    Additional information

Prestwick House [language arts resources]
    Freelance guidelines

Prufrock Press [gifted]
    Submission guidelines

--9/8--Publishing Solutions Group [K-16 content developers]
    Freelance opportunities

Q2A/Bill Smith [Content development company]
    Freelance opportunity

Quarasan [book packager]
    Contact information

Rainbow Bridge Publishing [summer & home resources]
    Imprint of Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company
    See Carson-Dellosa for freelance opportunities

Rainbow Publishers [Christian]
    Submission guidelines

Raven Tree Press [bilingual]
    Submission information

Reading Reading Books [Leveled reading books]
    Submission guidelines

Ready-Ed Publications [Australia] [e-books]
    Submission notes

Red Lemon Press [NF; UK]
    Contact information
    Press blog

Red Shed [NF; UK; ages 3 to teens]
    New imprint of Egmont
    Submission notes

The Research Masters [packager]
    Freelance opportunity

Red Brick Learning
    Part of Capstone Publishers
    Freelance information

Red Line Editorial [book packager]
    Freelance information

ReferencePoint Press [non-fiction 7-12th]
    Contact information

Remedia Publications [special needs]
    Contact information
    Not currently accepting submissions.

R.I.C. Publications [Australia]
    Submission guidelines

Richard C. Owen Publishers [language Arts K-8]
    Contact information

Rigby [literacy]
    An imprint of Harcourt Achieve
    Contact information

Rosen Publishing
    Submission contact information

Rourke Publishing [K-8th]
    contact information
    
Additional information

Running Press Kids
    Submission guidelines

Saddleback Educational Publishing [hi-lo for grades 6-12]
    Contact information
    Submission notes

Saxon Publishers
    An imprint of Harcourt Achieve
    Contact information

Scholastic Professional Books
    Submission guidelines
    More submissions guidelines

Schoolwide [Grades K-8]
    Submission guidelines

Science, Naturally! [Science & math]
    Submission guidelines

Scobre Press [Hi-lo books]
    Contact information

Seedling Publications
    Part of Continental Press
    Submission guidelines

Shell Education [supplemental educational resources]
    Submission guidelines

Shell Library [preK-8th; NF readers]
    Contact information

Shmoop [digital curriculum/test prep]
    Contact information

Shoreline Publishing [book packager]
    Contact information

Show What You Know Publishing [k-12]
    Part of Lorenz Corporation
    Submission guidelines

Silver Dolphin Books [NF & activity books; pre-K to 6th]
    Submission guidelines

Silver Moon Press [4-6th]
    No longer accepts unsolicited manuscripts

Smart Kids Media [multi-media products]
    Submission guidelines

Social Studies School Service
    Contact information
    Submission notes

Spectrum
    Part of Carson-Dellosa Publishing
    See Carson-Dellosa for freelance opportunities

SRA [PreK-8th]
    A division of McGraw-Hill Education
    See notes for McGraw-Hill Education

Standard Publishing [religious]
    Submission guidelines

Steck-Vaughn [reading]
    An imprint of Harcourt Achieve
    Contact information

Stone Arch Books [graphic novels]
    Part of Capstone Publishers
    Submission guidelines plus     some extra info

StudioGraphia [K-12 content developer]
    Currently seeking freelancers

Super Duper Publications [special needs]
    Submission guidelines

Sylvan Dell Publishing [picture books with science tie-ins]
    Name changed to Arbordale Publishing.

Teacher Created Materials
    Submission guidelines

Teacher Created Resources
    Submission guidelines

Teacher Ideas Press
    Part of Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO
    Submission guidelines

Teachers 4 Teachers Publications [Australia]
    Submission guidelines

Teacher's Media Company -- See Cerebellum Corporation

Teaching & Learning Company [preK-8th]
    Part of Lorenz Corporation
    Submission guidelines

TEACHINGpoint
    Submission guidelines

Totline
    Part of Carson-Dellosa Publishing
    See Carson-Dellosa for freelance opportunities

Trend enterprises, Inc.
    Contact information

Tumblehome Learning [F and NF with STEM focus]
    Submission information

Tundra Books [Canadian]
    Submission guidelines

--9/8-- TUNTUN English [ESL for Korean children]
    Contact information

Twenty-First Century Books [6-12th]
    Part of Lerner Publishing Group
    Submission guidelines

Upstart Books [library activity books]
    Part of Highsmith Press
    Submission guidelines

UXL [references for grades 5-12]
    Imprint of Gale
    Contact information

Victory Productions [content development company]
    Freelance opportunities

Walch Education [6-12th]
    Submission guidelines

Weigl Publishers
    Contact information

John Wiley & Sons
    Submission guidelines

Windward Publishing [nature focus]
    Submission guidelines

Words & Numbers [K-12 content developer]
    Contact information

Workman Publishing
    Submission guidelines

World Book
    Submission notes

Wright Group [literacy]
    A division of McGraw-Hill Education
    Submission notes

The Writing Company
    A division of Social Studies School Service
    Contact information

Zephyr Press
    Contact information

************* Test Publishers *************

ACT
    Application for test item writing

Educational Testing Service
    Application notes


************* Additional Information *************

All About Kids Publishing
    Submission guidelines
    Closed to submissions until further notice.

ALPS Publishing
    Unable to find a current link.

Birdsong Books [NA animals]
    Submission guidelines
    Status in question. Not responding as of Jan/2011.

Break through to Literacy [PreK-3rd]
    Part of Wright Group/McGraw-Hill
    No longer publishing new materials

Cherry Lake Publishing
    Purchased by Sleeping Bear Press in spring of 2013
    Does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. Uses in-house or book packagers.

Children's Library Resources
    Part of Capstone Publishers
    No longer available.

The Child's World
    Does not accept unsolicited manuscripts
    Additional information

Classroom Science Resources--a division of Social Studies School Service

Concordia Publishing House [Christian]
    Not accepting unsolicited manuscripts at this time

Cottonwood Press [mostly language arts for 5-12th]
    Purchased by Prufrock Press
    Route submissions through Prufrock

Crabtree Publishing [non-fiction]
    Creates all books in-house or through a book packager.

Creative Publications [math]
    Published by McGraw-Hill Education but no longer a separate division.

DandyLion Publications---Purchased by Prufrock Press

DLM Early Childhood Express
    Published by McGraw-Hill Education but no longer a separate division.

Dog-Eared Publications [nature]
    No longer publishing new titles.

Doors to Discovery [preK-K literacy]
    Published by McGraw-Hill Education but no longer a separate division.

Educators Publishing Service is now School Specialty Intervention

EvanMoor [preK-6th]
    Contact information
    Not currently accepting submissions

Everyday Mathematics
    Published by McGraw-Hill Education but no longer a separate division.

Fat Brain Toy Company
    Not currently publishing books except those tied to a manipulative

Fiesta! Publications [Spanish, ESL, & ELL]
    Appears to now be publishing only magazines, not books.

Gallopade---Purchased by Creative Teaching Press

Garlic Press [sign language, language arts, math]
    Uses only inhouse work

Grace Publications--Imprint of In Celebration

Growing with Mathematics
    Part of Wright Group/McGraw-Hill
    Apparently no longer publishing

Kid's Stuff---see Incentive Publications

Lakeshore
    Uses only inhouse work unless special calls are issued
    or they've worked with you previously.

Lark Books (Kids' Department)
    Name changed to Lark Crafts. Only publishes craft books now.

Learning Train
    Uses only inhouse work.
    Sister company to Teacher Created Resources

Learning Works---Purchased by Creative Teaching Press

Linnet Books/Linnet Professional Publications
    Imprints of Shoestring Press which has ceased publication

Lollipop Power Books
    Part of Carolina Wren Press
    Caroline Wren is no longer publishing children's books.

McGee-Keiser Academic Enrichment Programs--Purchased by Prufrock Press

Morehouse Publishing [Christian]
    Not currently accepting unsolicited children's manuscripts

Northword Books for Young Readers [nature and animal books]
    Imprint of Cooper Square Publishing
    No longer accepting submissions.

Royal Fireworks Press [gifted]
    Listed on Writer Beware.

S & S Learning Materials
    Merged with On The Mark Press

Scholastic Children's Press [grades k-6]
    No unsolicited manuscripts.
    Most works are agented submissions or created under contract.

School Specialty Literacy and Intervention
    Part of School Specialty, Inc.
    Not accepting manuscript submissions.

School Specialty Publishing
    Not accepting manuscript submissions at this time

School Zone Publishing [PreK-6th]
    Uses only inhouse work

Shakespeare Squared [development house]
    Not recommended. See here for information.

Shining Star Publications--Imprint of In Celebration

Singing Turtle Press [math]
    Uses only inhouse work

Sleeping Bear Press [nonfiction for younger children]
    Imprint of Gale
    Stated policy: not accepting submissions or queries at this time

Two-Can Publishing [nonfiction; ages preK-12]
    Imprint of Cooper Square Publishing
    No longer accepting submissions.

Viva el espanol!
    Published by McGraw-Hill Education but no longer a separate division.

Wild Goose [science]
    No longer listed as part of Carson-Dellosa Publishing

 

Please note: All of these publishers are listed here in good faith, but I can make no guarantees about any of these companies or the information found on any of these sites.
 
 
 
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