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How Can I Contact An Author? _ +

Some authors have email addresses, contact forms, or publicity addresses on their personal websites, which we may link to on the author's detail page. You may also write to an author in care of their publicity department, using the following address formats:

For Random House authors, including Knopf Doubleday and Crown:

[Author's Name]
c/o [Imprint Name] Publicity Department
1745 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

For Penguin Adult authors:
[Author's Name]
Penguin Group
c/o [Imprint Name] Publicity
1745 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

For Penguin Young Readers authors:
[Author's Name]
Penguin Group
c/o [Imprint Name] Publicity
1745 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

If you are unsure where to send your letter, please email with the title of the book and author's name and we will confirm the proper address.

I have a very old book from a Penguin Random House imprint. Can you tell me if it’s a first edition and what it is worth? _ +

Penguin Random House does not offer appraisals of value. If you wish to have individual books valued, please contact a private antiquary books expert or antiques auction house. Please visit for more information about antiquarian booksellers.

I work for a media outlet interested in covering a Penguin book. How can I request a review copy? _ +

Requests for Advance Reader’s Editions or books for reviewers or media must be made directly to the appropriate publicity department. You may find contact information for all of our imprints here.

Why can’t I find a particular title or author? _ +

Our website only includes information about young adult books and authors currently published by Penguin and available for order (including backorder and preorder) in the United States. We do not have online catalog information for out of print titles or works published by other Penguin Random House publishers worldwide. For contact information and websites for other Penguin Random House publishers visit

I am a book influencer who would like to receive advanced reader copies of upcoming titles for review. How do I do that? _ +

If you are a influencer who is interested in receiving galleys for review, here’s how to request them:

  • Please fill out our Blogger Request Form. Currently we are taking requests for Fall 2019 titles.
  • This form collects your blog stats, your mailing information, and your review requests for all age groups (Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Picture Books), to be used for the season that's currently open for requests.
  • This form will reset for each season. An email will be sent out to everyone who has filled out the form previously once the new form is available.
  • This is the most effective way to ensure that your specific request is read and logged. Please try to avoid filling out this form multiple times for a single season-we encourage you to keep a record of your own requests. Please avoid emailing individual publicists, authors, editors, or imprints. We will also no longer be logging requests from the young readers marketing email we have used in the past.

If you still have questions or concerns, please contact us at

Things to keep in mind:

  • Galley quantities are extremely limited and we receive hundreds of requests a day. We cannot send to everybody, and in fact can send to only a fraction of those who request. We reserve the right to send or not send galleys at our discretion.
  • Due to scheduling and embargoes, galleys do not exist for all titles.
  • We will not be able to notify you to let you know that your request has been logged, but we check the request form often to make sure our galleys are going to bloggers who want them. Rest assured that your request will be read.
  • If we can spare a galley of the title(s) you have requested, you will receive it/them in the mail at an unspecified date.
  • Galleys/ARCs are review copies. If you are not a reviewer, please do not ask for them.
  • We don’t have a hard and fast policy that we use to choose which reviewers will and will not receive copies of a particular book. We have more galleys available for some books and less for others, which informs how many we send out. Priority will always be given to bloggers who have demonstrable audiences (via site view statistics, # of followers, # of comments, etc.), who are courteous and polite, and with whom the marketing department has previously established relationships. The way for us to have your stats/information is by filling out the Blogger Request Form before requesting specific galleys.

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I'm interested in doing an internship with Penguin Teen. How do I apply? _ +

We are always looking for book lovers who want to work with us at Penguin Teen! Our interns come to us via the Penguin Random House internship program. Penguin Random House offers paid internship opportunities in both Adult & Children’s divisions in business areas such as contracts, editorial, finance, graphic design, managing editorial, marketing, online marketing, production, publicity, sales, subsidiary rights, and operations. Internships are available during the spring, summer and fall, with each session lasting 10 weeks, at the NYC offices. For more information, and to apply for an internship, please visit



I have written a novel and would like to submit it to Penguin Teen for publication. How do I do that? _ +

Penguin Random House does not accept unsolicited submissions, proposals, manuscripts, illustrations, artwork, or submission queries at this time. This includes submission of work previously published elsewhere. We are also unable to provide draft support, translation or ghostwriters for aspiring authors. If you would like to have your work or manuscript considered for publication by a major book publisher, we recommend that you work with an established literary agent. Each agency has manuscript submission guidelines. Two resources to check out are the Writers Digest and Agent Query websites, which contain many resources for aspiring authors.