Illustration �1999 Rosemary Wells, from HERE COMES MOTHER GOOSE, edited by Iona Opie
Contact Us

Interested in becoming a partner or a reviewer? Want to know how to contact an award-winning author or illustrator? Feel free to contact us with your inquiries. In addition, we're always interested in hearing your comments and suggestions!

Author and Illustrator Appearances
To schedule an author or illustrator event or appearance:

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Author and Illustrator Correspondence
How do I contact an author or illustrator?

To write to an author or illustrator, mail to:

<Author or Illustrator's Name>
c/o Candlewick Press
99 Dover Street
Somerville, MA 02144

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Check our Careers page for current job openings.

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Candlewick's catalogs are available here.

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General and Editorial Comments or Inquiries

We do not accept editorial queries or submissions online. If you are an author or illustrator and would like us to consider your work, please read our submissions policy to learn more.

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Requests for licensing Candlewick Press property (including images, titles, names, and characters) may be sent to:

Licensing Request
Candlewick Press, Inc.
99 Dover Street
Somerville, MA 02144
FAX: (617) 661-0565

Please note Candlewick Press cannot process any request that is not submitted in writing and allow us at least one month to respond to your request. Thank you.

For information regarding international sales, please send inquires to

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Whom should I contact to request permission to reprint text and/or illustrations from Candlewick Press books?

If you wish to use content from our titles and/or this site, please submit your permission request in writing, via mail to the attention of the Permissions Department, Candlewick Press, 99 Dover Street, Somerville, MA 02144 or by fax to (617) 661-0565. You can also make a request by email at

We estimate a minimum of six weeks from the date of submission for a response to be received to any request, but this estimation may be subject to variation. Please allow sufficient time for our response. Candlewick Press reserves all rights in its publications - you may NOT assume if you have submitted a request that permission is granted to you unless and until we have sent you a formal permission license. You should bear in mind that it takes time to process requests, and we do not always control all rights in the material being requested from us. When contacting us for permission, please be sure to include the following information relevant to your request, together with your contact details, including a postal address:

• Exact material to be used - both text and illustrations - including page and/or figure numbers from our book (or please attach a copy of the exact material requested indicating its context).
• Commercial, educational or non-profit- please indicate which category of usage is planned.
• Territory for distribution (e.g. local area, the United States, the World). Please also supply details of the following depending on the proposed use of the material:

Publication - books
• Author name and title of your publication.
• Is your book to be published in hardback, paperback or both?
• Is your book for educational or trade distribution?
• Name of your publisher and probable publication date of your book.
• Estimated number of copies to be printed and proposed retail price for each format requested.
• Approximate number of pages in your book and percentage of that number taken up by our material.
• Territory in which your book will be published.
• Language(s) in which your book will be published.

Publication - newspapers/magazines
• Publication date of the relevant issue of your newspaper/magazine.
• Approximate circulation of your newspaper/magazine.
• Territory in which your newspaper/magazine is distributed.
• Language(s) in which your newspaper/magazine is published.
• Retail price of your newspaper/magazine.
• One-off or serial usage (if latter give details as to frequency and dates for proposed usage)?

• What is the proposed download/yearly license fee for your website?
• At what market is the website aimed?
• URL/website address on which our material will be used.
• Whether the website is password protected or generally available to all via the internet.
• How long will our material remain on your website?

Audio/Audio-visual recording (e.g. tape cassette, CD, video, DVD)
• Will this be a straight reading of the text and/or showing of illustrations? (Please specify.)
• If illustrations are to be used do you propose a partial or full dramatization?
• For what market is the recording planned (e.g. commercial, educational, disabled)?
• How many units do you plan to manufacture?
• Where do you plan to distribute the recording (e.g. local area, the United States, the World)?
• Approximate length of the recording and percentage of that length taken up by our material.
• Proposed retail price. Event Promotion * In what ways will the material be used to promote the event?
• For how long is the event planned (1 week/month/year)?

Television or Radio
• Is a straight reading of the text and/or showing of illustrations planned? (Please specify.)
• If illustrations to be used, do you propose a partial or full dramatization?
• What is the proposed duration of the program?
• Where will the program be broadcast?
• What are the planned date(s) of broadcast?
• Approximate length of the program and percentage of that length taken up by our material.

Teaching Aid
• In what context will the material be used?
• Will the material be sold as part of a teachers' pack?
• Do you plan to include photocopiable sheets?
• What is the proposed retail price of the teaching aid?

IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE The above questions are intended as guidelines only to help with your permission request. They are not exhaustive and therefore we ask you to supply as much information as possible about your proposal.

Please note Candlewick Press cannot process any request that is not submitted in writing and allow us at least six weeks to respond to your request. Thank you.

Orders and Sales

For Individual Customers
Thank you for your interest in our books. They can be found at many local bookstores. To find a bookseller near you or an online bookstore, please visit:
American Booksellers Association: BookWeb Bookseller Directories

Individual customers can place orders by calling Penguin Random House, Inc. (800) 733-3000 or faxing to (800) 659-2436. Please have your VISA, MasterCard, or American Express ready. You will be charged at the list price plus a shipping and handling fee and any applicable sales tax.

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For Teachers and Librarians
Orders can be placed by calling Penguin Random House, Inc. (800) 733-3000 or faxing to (800) 659-2436.

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For Retail and Wholesale Accounts
Candlewick Press books are distributed in the U.S. by Penguin Random House Inc. and are available from all major wholesalers and prebinders throughout the U.S. and Canada.

If you have an existing account, order by:
Phone: (800) 733-3000
Fax: (800) 659-2436
Electronic Ordering: Random House Inc. is a member of PUBNET. The SAN is 201-3975.

To open an account, write:
Penguin Random House Inc.
Attn: New Accounts
400 Hahn Rd.
Westminster, MD 21157

For Penguin Random House Inc. customer service:

Write Penguin Random House
Attn: Customer Service,
400 Hahn Road,
Westminster, MD 21157
Call (800) 733-3000
Fax (800) 659-2436

To find a sales representative in your area or for general sales questions:

Non-profit and literacy accounts
Alexandra Nash
Executive Direction of Special Markets and Proprietary Sales
Phone: (617) 661-3330
Fax: (617) 661-0565

Special Sales
All specialty retail, wholesale, premium, and other special markets accounts, please contact:
Penguin Random House Special Markets
1745 Broadway, 6th floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (800) 729-2960
Fax: (800) 292-9071

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Book Trade Reps
Booksellers: Look through this list to find a trade bookstore rep in your area.

Abraham Associates:
Ted Seykora
5114 Cedar Lake Road
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
(p) 800-701-2489
(f) 952-927-8089
(IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI)

Chesapeake & Hudson:
Robin Bell
(p) 800-231-4469
(f) 800-307-5163
(DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, WV, CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)

Imprint Group:
Derek Lawrence
2070 Cherry Street
Denver, CO 80207
(p) 800-738-3961
(f) 888-867-3869
(AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WY, WA, HI)

STA (Southern Territory Associates):
Angie Smits
706 Magnolia Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
336-574-1879 phone
336-275-3290 fax

In Canada, contact Penguin Random House of Canada Limited
Kathryn Rennie
Senior Imprint Sales Manager, Young Readers
Penguin Random House of Canada
320 Front Street West, Suite 1400
Toronto, ON Canada M5V 3B6
Tel: 416-364-4449

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School and Library Reps
If you are an approved Board of Education vendor interested in carrying our line and representing Candlewick to schools and/or libraries, please contact:

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Press and Reviews
If you are a member of the press and would like to review published Candlewick books, interview an author or illustrator, or contact us about publicity or media matters:

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Interested in submitting a manuscript or artwork?

We're sorry, but we're unable to accept unsolicited manuscripts at this time.

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Art Submissions

We're sorry, but we are not accepting art submissions at this time.

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How do I arrange to reserve a Maisy, Mercy Watson, or Guess How Much I Love You's Little Nutbrown Hare costume, or an Edward Tulane doll for my bookstore/school/library event?

Rental costumes are available through Costume Specialists. For more information, contact:

Costume Specialists
Chad Hillman:
(800) 596-9357

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Walker Books
Visit the website of Walker Books, the UK sister company to Candlewick Press

Walker Books Australia
Visit the website of Walker Books Australia.

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Art Submissions
Author and Illustrator Appearances
Author and Illustrator Correspondence
Book Trade Reps
Catalog and Customer Service
General and Editorial Comments or Inquiries
Individual Customers
Orders and Sales
Press and Reviews
Retail and Wholesale Accounts
School and Library Reps
Walker Books
Walker Books Australia