Dena Neusner

Behrman House/ Apples & Honey Press

My Manuscript Wish List®

Apples & Honey Press, an imprint of Behrman House Publishing, is seeking submissions.

We publish picture books, chapter books, and middle grade novels that help children explore their world through the lenses of Jewish culture and practice, universal ethical themes, and diverse perspectives.

Here are some of the things we’re looking for:

  • Stories that give a window into diverse backgrounds and life experiences
  • Stores from underrepresented voices, including Jews of color
  • Narrative nonfiction stories that highlight a moment in history
  • Stories about a biographical figure who displays core character strengths
  • Dynamic, memorable characters and situations with series potential
  • Stories that highlight values, personal growth, or emotional development
  • Humorous stories

Above all, we’re looking for compelling stories of Jewish culture and identity that will keep children coming back again and again. Write what moves you, and that enthusiasm will come through in your story.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Please send your manuscript as a Word document to We respond to all queries, and the average response time is two months.

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