Platypus Media is an independent publisher of resources for families, teachers and parenting professionals.

Platypus Media



Platypus Media Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

725 8th Street, SE
Washington DC 20003

Phone: (202) 546-1674

Fax: (202) 546-2356

Submitting Your Work to Platypus Media

Before submitting to Platypus Media

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work. To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Platypus Media by reading a sample issue before submitting.


If you have recently submitted to Platypus Media or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Platypus Media guidelines:

We publish a handful of books each year, yet we are always looking for manuscripts that promote the attachment values we espouse. We are eager to review manuscripts for healthcare professionals, parents or children. We are looking for books that help support family life through education, positive images and role models, and entertainment.

Platypus Media encourages books dealing with ethnic and cultural diversity in a lighthearted way that reflects the special relationships that can contribute to building close-knit, well-grounded families.

If you are submitting a manuscript, please include:
• a cover letter explaining your interest in the topic,
• a brief autobiography,
• some or all of the manuscript (depending on its length), and
• a marketing assessment letting us know what books on the subject are currently available, how your book is different, and how you envision reaching the intended audience.

Submission Guidelines Details for Platypus Media

Market Type: Fiction, Non-fiction


Accepts: Child guidance, childbirth, education, health, juvenile fiction, medicine, women's issues, women's studies, science books for children

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