• Elliot Stone and the Mystery of the Summer Vacation Sea Monster

    Elliot Stone and the Mystery of the Summer Vacation Sea Monster

    Elliot Stone and the Mystery of the Summer Vacation Sea Monster will have you on the edge of your seat as Elliot spends his summer vacation at Lake Bomoseen, Vermont.

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  • Miles of

    Meet Roxey the Railroad Dog, a real dog who lived one hundred years ago. You’re sure to find yourself smiling.

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  • The Teacher Who Would Not Retire Discovers A New Planet

    Mrs. Belle’s fans will once again cheer and chant as Mrs. Belle, Mr. Rivera, and their pets prepare for a flight into space!

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  • The Good Fun! Book

    The Good Fun! Book

    What could be better than having fun while doing a world of good?

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  • The Teacher Who Would Not Retire! Discovers A New Planet



For Authors & Illustrators

Blue Marlin is now accepting submissions.

A note from the publisher:
Blue Marlin is currently receiving about 10 manuscripts per week. I personally read each one of these submissions in the order that they are received; therefore, it may take me several (3 - 9) months to respond to your submission. I read each submission in its entirety, out of respect for your efforts. Please do not call us to check on the status of your submission. I will not return these types of calls, as they distract me from getting through these submissions and contacting those individuals whose work we are interested in pursuing.

My choice to read entire manuscripts, even those in which I have no interest, is extremely time consuming and does not generate revenue for my very small company. Please respect and appreciate it.

Francine Poppo Rich


We publish one or two books per year and are accepting submissions in the following areas:
1. Children's Picture Books
2. Middle grade, historical fiction novels

We are not accepting submissions:

1. For picture books about dogs or cats. As a very small publisher, I just can't successfully
market topics that have been saturated by the bigger publishers.
2. That employ anthropomorphism, or stories written in verse, even if the stories are well written.
3. With Holiday Themes.

If your submission is appropriate, please send your complete manuscript to:

Blue Marlin Publications
Acquisitions Editor
823 Aberdeen Road
West Bay Shore, NY 11706