Hachai Guidelines for Authors & Artists

Hachai Publishing welcomes unsolicited manuscripts. Children’s books for the very young (2-4) and slightly older children (3-6) are our specialty.

We are looking for stories that convey:

  • The traditional Jewish experience in modern times or long ago.
  • Traditional Jewish observance such as Holidays and year-round mitzvos such as mezuzah, tzitzis, honoring parents etc.
  • Positive character traits (middos) such as honesty, charity, respect, sharing etc.

We are also interested in:

  • Historical fiction adventure novels for beginning readers (ages 7-10) that highlight devotion to faith and the relevance of Torah in making important choices.

Please, no animal stories, romance, violence, preachy sermonizing, or elements that violate Jewish Law.

We do not produce games, textbooks, workbooks, or books for adults.

All submissions must be typed or neatly printed, one side only.

Email submissions should be sent to editor@hachai.com and must be contained within the body of the email; no attachments, please.

Please include your name, address, phone number, and email address on title page of your manuscript.

Mailed submissions must include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) or an email address in order to receive a response. Our editors cannot respond by phone.

If you’d like your manuscript returned, please make sure the SASE has extra postage to cover the cost. If SASE is for response only, manuscripts will be disposed of with recycled office paper.

We are always looking for new artists with skill in children’s book illustration. Please do not send original art. Color photocopies, tear sheets, or email links to website portfolios are best. Make sure your samples include a human character. SASE or email address necessary for any response.

All submissions should be sent to the attention of

Devorah Leah Rosenfeld: Acquisitions Editor

Hachai Publishing
527 Empire Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11225
editor@hachai.com
Tel: 718-633-0100 – Fax: 718-633-0103