Kar-Ben Publishing
241 First Ave. North
Minneapolis, MN 55401
[email protected]

Kar-Ben publishes 18-22 new titles each year. All are books on Jewish themes for children and families. We are happy to review unsolicited manuscripts and artists’ samples.

Manuscripts and illustration samples may be submitted to [email protected]

We consider fiction and non-fiction for preschool through middle school, including holiday books, life-cycle stories, Bible tales, folktales, stories about Israel, Jewish history, Jewish heroes, and any other Jewish topic of your imagination. In particular, we are looking for stories that reflect the rich cultural diversity of today's Jewish family. We do not publish games, textbooks, or books in Hebrew.


Your story should be concise, have interesting, believable characters, and action that holds the readers’ attention. Don’t forget to check spelling, grammar, facts and typos. It is not necessary— or desirable—to include art or art direction with your text. Unfortunately, we do not have the time to critique unsolicited manuscripts.

We prefer that manuscripts be e-mailed as a Word document attachment.


We prefer illustrators to send links to portfolios rather than PDFs.

While we try to respond to all inquiries, if you do not receive a response from us within three months, we have likely decided not to publish your manuscript. But, please feel free to email us after that time if you wish.

Thank you for your interest in Kar-Ben Publishing