I was reading your blog regarding publishing, very insightful. [I love it when people think I’m insightful.]
I have a short children’s story that I would like to send in for consideration.
My question is to whom do I address my query? I found the address for Deseret Book, as well as the author guidelines. I am just unclear who to address in my query.
To Whom It May Concern? Ms. Sheri Dew? Or is there another name that I should know?
Please forgive my ignorance, but I have Googled several times and have not been able to find the answer, so I turn to you with the hopes that you do know!
I would appreciate any information you could pass along to me.
When you go to their Guidelines for Authors webpage, it says:
“Submit your manuscript or query to Publishing Department, Deseret Book Company, P. O. Box 30178, Salt Lake City, Utah 84130.”
So that is exactly what I would do. They have a very detailed description of how to submit, including how to submit a children’s story.
Then, if you click on the Contact Us link, you will find Lisa Mangum listed as the contact person for Publishing, so address your query to her. (Sheri Dew runs the company but she is not the Submissions Editor.)