Manuscript | Illustration | Audio Submission

Author, Illustrator, or Audio Talent Submissions


Boys Town Press accepts manuscript submissions from qualified experts on subjects relevant to our audiences (educators, counselors, mental health professionals, parents, children and teens). We specialize in social-emotional learning and prosocial development.

Boys Town Press invests heavily in the marketing of all published titles. Books that sell well require the authors to be actively promoting and selling their expertise and their books. Therefore, we select authors who are qualified experts and who will be strong partners in the marketing and sales process.

Please note, due to high volume and currently being set on products for the next few catalogs, it may take several months or longer to hear back regarding any decisions.

To submit a manuscript for consideration by Boys Town Press email your query letter (see below) and manuscript to: Include your last name_the title_Manuscript Submission in the subject line.

Please include the following in your query letter:

  • Title and word count
  • Format of work (picture book, chapter book, activity guide, etc.)
  • Who is your target audience (age range, etc.)?
  • Is this a stand-alone work or do you have a series in mind? If it’s a series, what other ideas are you considering?
  • What qualifications do you have that set you apart as an expert on this subject matter?
  • What is your experience delivering presentations or other public speaking?
  • What ideas do you have to market the title?
  • Have you been published previously? If so, what was the title? How did the book(s) perform?
  • What are your social media handles, and how many followers do you currently have?



Boys Town Press accepts illustrator samples via postcard or email.

Emails should be sent to: with the subject "Illustration Sample".

Postcard or other samples can be mailed to:

Erin Green
Boys Town Press
Illustrator Submission
13603 Flanagan Blvd
Boys Town, NE 68010

Illustrator submissions will not receive a response unless/until a potential project match comes available.


Audio Talent

Boys Town Press currently publishes a limited number of audio books due to the nature of the products we offer.

Audio Talent may submit contact information, along with a web address where an audio sample may be heard, to:, with the subject line "Audio Talent Contact". Emailed Demo Samples are not accepted due to file size and storage capacity concerns.

Audio Talent contact submissions will not receive a response unless/until a potential project match comes available.