Who, What, When, Why, hoW

Feel free to ask questions in the comments below.


Big Mouth House is run by the same booklovers who run Small Beer Press: Gavin J. Grant, Kelly Link, Jedediah Berry, and a rotating cast of volunteers and interns as well as freelance proofreaders and artists. We do all our design inhouse.


Big Mouth House is an imprint of Small Beer Press devoted to fiction for readers of all ages. We will publish one or two weird and great titles (short story collections and novels) per year. We expect to publish books for readers aged 10 and up.


Now! We’ve published our first couple of titles and there are more, as they say, TK. TK means “to come.” And it will!


We love books for all ages. We read them. Why not publish them? (We already had, depending on how you categorize The Mount and Travel Light.) But we discovered that there might be a little problem with the name of the press—unless we changed it to Root Beer Press or something. People in the book biz who talk to a lot of people about books are known affectionately (and with awe!) as big mouths(!). So we thought maybe it would be a good name for a line of books that spoke to everyone.

ETA: A number of people have pointed out that we should have named this offshoot Half Pint. Oh, how sad we are, how sad. Next time.


We take queries by mail to the address below. At the moment we are only interested in middle-reader and upwards to young adult/teen novels and perhaps collections. We tend to read slowly, six months plus is not unusual, sorry.


Send us your questions by email to info at bigmouthhouse.net or by mail to the address below. (Also a great place to mail chocolate bars and other treats.)

Rights queries:

  • Subsidiary Rights (Film or dramatic, Audio, Large Print, &c.)
  • Permissions Requests How to Request Permission
  • Review copy requests or requests for author interviews
  • Special Sales (To non-book retailers corporations, organizations, catalogs, etc.)
  • Letters to Authors c/o the address below:

Big Mouth House
150 Pleasant St., #306
Easthampton, MA 01027
t/f: 413.203-1636
[email protected]

Translation rights:

  • Whitney Lee
    The Fielding Agency, LLC.
    269 South Beverly Drive, #341
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212
  • For Joan Aiken’s The Serial Garden contact:
    Charles Schlessiger
    Brandt and Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.
    1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
    Phone (212) 840-5760
  • For Holly Black’s The Poison Eaters contact:
    Barry Goldblatt Literary LLC
    320 7th Avenue #266, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Distribution in the US/Canada and internationally:

Thanks for reading.