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 two copies of appropriate new titles in advance of publication date (preferably three months) to:

Book Reviews
The Horn Book, Inc.
300 The Fenway
Main College Building, Suite A375
Boston, MA 02115

***NOTE: The Horn Book is only able to review using digital copies while we work remotely. Please send PDFs to 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.


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 Submissions must be original, unpublished works that have not been simultaneously submitted.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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