Review Copies

The Horn Book Magazine, a bimonthly publication, reviews children’s and young adult books that are published in the United States. Publishers should send PDFs of appropriate new titles in advance of publication date (preferably three months) to:

Book Reviews
c/o mdelosreyes at

Submissions must be accompanied by a notice with complete publication information, including price, publication date, and ISBN. Horn Book editors determine whether, when, and where the reviews appear. If a book has gatefolds or other physical features, please highlight that information when you submit it.

The Magazine reviews books very selectively, approximately one hundred titles an issue, and generally considers titles notable for high standards in plot, theme, characterization, and style. Board books and original paperbacks are occasionally reviewed.

NEW: As of 6/30/23, the editorial team will be working fully remotely. Some important information:

  • Please continue to email all book submissions for review to Monica de los Reyes (mdelosreyes at Electronic submissions of PDFs will continue to be required for the Horn Book to consider reviewing a title.
  • Non-book mail may be sent to: The Horn Book Inc., 7858 Industrial Parkway, Plain City, OH 43064
  • Optional: Please send ONE print/ARC copy for use by both the Horn Book and the Center for the Study of Children's Literature to: 

Simmons University, 300 The Fenway, Main College Building, Suite A-375
ATTN: Center for the Study of Children's Literature and THB
Boston, MA 02115


The Horn Book Magazine accepts article submissions.

Articles submitted to The Horn Book Magazine should be of a critical nature on some aspect of children’s literature and should be no longer than 1600 words in length. Potential contributors are advised to have a solid familiarity with The Horn Book Magazine before submitting manuscripts. “Cadenza” submissions — witty commentaries, send-ups, poems, sketches, comics, cartoons, etc. — should be approximately 350 words (text) or fit on a 6-by-9-inch page (art). Please allow six months for a decision about acceptance. Payment is sent upon publication. The magazine does not publish fiction, nor does it publish work by children. Submissions must be original, unpublished works that have not been simultaneously submitted. Submissions may be sent via email to magazine at using the subject line “Article Submission.” 

Boston Globe–Horn Book Award

Complete details can be found at Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Submission Guidelines.

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