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General Interest Fiction and Nonfiction Books:

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept unsolicited manuscript submissions. If you want to publish a manuscript, a good way to start is by looking for a literary agent in the Literary Marketplace. This is a reference book that can be found in most public libraries. The book lists literary agents around the country, their addresses and phone numbers, and the types of books that they specialize in handling. You might also want to pick up a copy of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Division book How to Be Your Own Literary Agent by Richard Curtis.

Poetry:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt regrets that we can no longer consider unsolicited poetry. Since our poetry publishing program is quite small, we have decided to reserve it for the authors to whom Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has already made a commitment. Please seek out resources like
Poet's Market if you want to pursue publication.


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group

Manuscript Submission Guidelines
Clarion Books, Harcourt Children’s Books, and Houghton Mifflin Books for Children are the hardcover imprints of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group. Although we have distinct publishing styles and separate editorial staffs, our submission policy is consistent for all imprints.

While we accept unsolicited and unagented submissions, we do not respond unless we are interested in publishing the work or would like to request a revision. Our time frame for a response is up to twelve weeks. We regret that we cannot respond personally to every submission, but each manuscript does receive careful consideration.

Your manuscript should be typed and submitted via mail. We do not accept submissions by e-mail or fax. Please do not send a self-addressed return envelope or postcard, as materials will not be returned. Manuscripts will be recycled if we determine that they are not a match for our publishing program.

For picture books and novels, please send the entire manuscript. For nonfiction, submit a synopsis and sample chapters.
When submitting work to any publishing house, it is useful to check your local bookstore or library to get a sense of the company’s publishing style. This research may also help you determine which HMH imprint is best for your work. Please submit exclusively to one HMH imprint. Our mailing addresses are as follows:

Clarion Books / Submissions
215 Park Avenue South 
New York, NY 10003

Harcourt Children’s Books / Submissions
215 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003

 Houghton Mifflin Books for Children / Submissions
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116-3764

 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group
Illustration Submission Guidelines
The design department receives samples from potential illustrators of picture books and fiction book jackets for Clarion Books, Harcourt Children’s Books, and Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. (Illustrations that are part of a picture book dummy with text should be submitted to the editorial department per the instructions above.)

Send color copies or tear sheets; do not send original artwork or slides. Please show a limited selection of your strongest work. Illustrations that feature children or animals are helpful, but feel free to submit other subject matter. Samples will not be returned. We will contact you only if we have a potential illustration assignment.

Our mailing addresses are as follows:

Clarion Books and Harcourt Children’s Books
Design Department / Art Samples
215 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003


Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

Design Department / Art Samples
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116-3764

Dictionary Department
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
 

General Interest and Children's Permissions:
For information on obtaining permissions for use of any material appearing in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Division general interest fiction and nonfiction and or children's titles, except dictionary permissions, please contact our Permissions Department.

Requests must be made in writing and may be mailed or faxed. Please state specifically the title and author (and copyright year or edition number, if possible) of the book you are planning to reference, and be as specific as possible regarding the intended use of materials. For selection reprint requests, please allow four to six weeks for response. Response time varies for other types of requests. The address for our Permissions Department is:

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Permissions Department
215 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003


You may also contact our general interest and children's Permissions Department by fax at 212-420-5899 or via e-mail at trade.permissions@hmhpub.com.

Dictionary Permissions:
For inquiries on obtaining permission for use of any material appearing in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt reference publications, please contact Dictionary Department Permissions via fax at 617-351-1116, or by regular mail at the following address:

Dictionary Department Permissions
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116


K-12 Educational Content requests:
To request permission for use Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company or HMH Supplemental Publishers Inc. K-12 school educational content, please submit your request online @ hmhco.com/content/request-permission.

If you would like to write a letter to an author of a general interest fiction or nonfiction book, you can send it to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and we will forward it to him/her. Our policy is not to give out authors' addresses to protect their privacy. Please address letters as follows:
Author's Name
c/o Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Trade Division,
Adult Editorial,
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116


If you would like to write a letter to a children's book author, you can send it to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and we will forward it to him/her. Our policy is not to give out authors' addresses to protect their privacy. Please address letters as follows:
Author's Name
c/o Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Books,
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116

To book a children's book author for an event, visit our booking page
here .

Complimentary desk copies are available for instructors who adopt a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt title for course use. One free desk copy is available per college/university. If you are interested in examination copies of our titles, please visit this page to submit a request online

Desk copies are shipped care of your institution. Desk copies cannot be sent to residences. Please allow four to six weeks for delivery. 

To expedite your order, supply your contact information: your full name and title, mailing address, phone number, and fax number, if applicable. Please include the full title, the author's name, and the ISBN of the book you are requesting.

Please email review copy requests to the Trade Publicity Department Trade_Publicity@hmhpub.com /// with the title of the requested book, your full contact information, and the information for the publication you write for if you are a freelancer.

You can check the status of your order on the Customer Care website by choosing an identification type, zip code, SAN (Standard Address Number for pubnet customers), or international and then enter your matching identification information.

 

Any questions regarding Houghton Mifflin Harcourt products, or queries concerning existing orders, can be addressed to our Customer Service department.
Customer Service website:
http://customercare.hmhco.com
Email:
TradeCustomerService@hmhpub.com
Phone: (800) 225-3362
Fax: (800) 634-7568

The Customer Service mailing address is:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Trade & Reference
Customer Service
9205 Southpark Center Loop
3rd Floor
Orlando, FL 32819
 

For availability and price information, check our Online Catalog.

For additional information on the availability or price of a book, please contact our Customer Service department at 1-800-225-3362
or via e-mail at
tradecustomerservice@hmhpub.com .



 

Any questions relating to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt children's books should be addressed to our Children's Books Department. The department can be reached via e-mail at Childrens_Publicity@hmhpub.com , or by regular mail at the following address:

Children's Publicity Department
Trade Division
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116


 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/American Heritage Dictionaries:
Any questions relating to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company reference books should be addressed to our Dictionary Editorial Department. The department can be reached via
regular mail at the following address:

Dictionary Editorial Department
Trade Division
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116


 

Larousse/Chambers Dictionaries:
Any questions relating to Larousse/Chambers reference books should be addressed to our sales team via e-mail at
larousse_chambers@hmhpub.com .


 

We do not distribute any of our files on an individual basis. Electronically, our files can be found on our retailer e-readers through any of the following e-book retailers:

Amazon Kindle bookstore
Barnes & Noble Nook bookstore
Kobo store
Sony Reader bookstore



 

Donation requests may be submitted to the Trade Webmaster /// for processing. They are treated on a case-by-case basis.
 

Any questions relating to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's general interest fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, guidebooks, and the Mariner imprint should be addressed to our Adult Editorial Department. The department can be reached via e-mail at TradeGeneralProduction@hmhpub.com/// , or by regular mail at the following address:

Adult Editorial Department
Trade Division
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116



 

If you have questions about products published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's other divisions, please reference their websites for your answers (links provided below):

School Division
http://www.eduplace.com////
• educational materials, including textbooks, resource materials, and technology, for K-8 teachers and students

Holt-McDougall
http://holtmcdougal.hmhco.com///
• middle and high school educational materials

Great Source Education Group
http://www.greatsource.com////
• alternative K-12 educational materials

Riverside Publishing
http://www.riverpub.com////
• assessment products for educational and clinical professionals

International Division
http://www.hmco.com/international.html///
• international sales and distribution

Our catalog carries a listing only of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade books that are currently available or coming soon. Good sources for information on out-of-print books are Bibliofind and Alibris .




 

If you have a typographic or printing problem with a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Division book you purchased, please send us an email at one of the addresses below with the information. Please be sure to include the title, author, and ISBN [International Standard Book Number] of the book in your message (to find the ISBN, look on the copyright page, in the back of the book, or in the Trade Division Online Catalog ), along with a description of the error or defect.

General Interest fiction and nonfiction: TradeGeneralProduction@hmhpub.com

Children's books: TradeChildrensProduction@hmhpub.com

Dictionaries: Dictionaries@hmhpub.com

We welcome comments and suggestions regarding our website. If you have comments or suggestions, please email trade_webmaster@hmhpub.com/// .


 

Subsidiary Rights

For film or TV rights, translation or dramatic rights, permission to use material from an HMH title or a subsidiary rights request, please contact our Rights and Permissions department:

Subsidiary Rights 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 
215 Park Avenue South 
New York, NY 10003 
Telephone: (212) 420-5800 
Fax: (212) 420-5899 
E-mail:  trade.permissions@hmhpub.com  

 

Publicity Inquiries

For Publicity questions regarding general Trade books, including review copy requests, author events, promotional materials, Images, or Electronic Press Kits contact: 
Publicity Department 
Trade & Reference Division 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 
215 Park Avenue South 
New York, NY 10003 
Telephone: (212) 420-5846 
Fax: (212) 420-5850 
E-mail:  trade.publicity@hmhpub.com  

 

Library Promotions

Please direct children’s publicity inquiries for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference children’s titles to: 
Children’s Publicity Department 
Trade & Reference Division 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 
222 Berkeley Street 
Boston, MA 02116 
Telephone: (617) 351-5968 
E-mail:  childrens_publicity@hmhpub.com  

 

Electronic Licensing

For library Promotions, including author events, catalogs, and promotional materials, please contact:

 

ATTN: Institutional Marketing
Children's Books Department
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
E-mail: childrens_publicity@hmhpub.com 

ATTN: Institutional Marketing
Clarion Books
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
215 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003
E-mail: childrens_publicity@hmhpub.com 

 

CPSIA Information

For Electronic Publishing support, including electronic data about HMH Trade & Reference titles, ebooks, and other digital materials, please contact electronic_publishing@hmhpub.com.
Please include your company name, address, phone number, e-mail address, Web site, and all other contact information. Also, please include the type and format of information you are requesting, as well as the types of books you sell.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Division can provide electronic information to wholesalers and retailers in the following formats:
ASCII
EDI
ONIX
For more information, please visit http://www.hmhbooks.com/epub.

 

 

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