Featured Market: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

If you’re interested in freelance illustration or freelance graphic design jobs, this week’s featured market is for you. The publisher Harry N. Abrams  works with both illustrators and freelance designers. Find all the info you need to make your submission in the listing below. If this market isn’t for you, search for more book publishers here.

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115 W. 18th St., 6th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Phone: (212)206-7715
Fax: (212)519-1210
E-mail: abrams@abramsbooks.com
Website: www.abramsbooks.com


Estab. 1951

For Artists/Designers: Publishes hardcover originals, trade paperback originals and reprints. Types of books include fine art and illustrated books. Publishes 250 titles/year. 60% require freelance design. Visit website for art submission guidelines.


For Artists/Designers: Uses freelance designers to design complete books including jackets and sales materials. Uses illustrators mainly for maps and occasional text illustration. 100% of freelance design and 50% of illustration demands knowledge of Illustrator, InDesign or QuarkXPress and Photoshop. Works on assignment only.

Making Contact & Terms

For Artists/Designers: Send query letter with résumé, tearsheets, photocopies. Accepts disk submissions or Web address. Samples are filed “if work is appropriate.” Samples are returned by SASE if requested by artist. Portfolio should include printed samples, tearsheets and/or photocopies. Originals are returned at job’s completion, with published product. Finds artists through word of mouth, submissions, attending art exhibitions and seeing published work.


Assigns several freelance design jobs/year. Pays by the project.

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