Email, Address, and Phone

Telephone: (510) 549-3564
Fax: (510) 549-1889

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9145
Berkeley, CA 94709 USA
(Returns sent to this address will not be accepted)

Street Address:
1633 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94703 USA
(Returns sent to this address will not be accepted)

Returns Address:
c/o Fulfillco
2801 Merced St.
San Leandro, CA 94577
(for retail and wholesale returns only)

Media/Press Information

Review Copies, Press Releases, Catalogs
If you are a book reviewer, radio or TV program director or producer, or event coordinator and would like to request a catalog, press release, or review copy of a book, please send a detailed e-mail to Be sure to include the following information:

  • Your name and title
  • Your organization/publication
  • Your mailing address
  • Your e-mail address and/or phone number
  • The words “CATALOG,” “PRESS RELEASE,” or “REVIEW COPY” in the subject heading with the title you are requesting, and whether or not bound galleys or uncorrected proofs are acceptable (in the event that bound books are not yet available)
  • A brief description of your organization, if you have never contacted us before. Sending us a recent sample issue of your publication is often very helpful (address to: MEDIA/PUBLICITY, Heyday, P.O. Box 9145, Berkeley, CA 94709).

To request an interview with an author, or with publisher Malcolm Margolin, please e-mail the request, including detailed contact information and the proposed venue and time, to Natalie Mulford, Marketing and Publicity Director, at

If you are a bookstore (or other retail outlet) museum curator, park interpreter, or librarian, or with another institute or nonprofit organization, e-mail the event proposal with detailed contact information to

Text Adoption

Heyday publishes texts in a wide variety of academic fields, and our books are frequently adopted for use in college and university courses.

Desk and Review Copy Policies
If you have adopted a Heyday title for course use, please submit your request for a complimentary desk copy on your school letterhead. Please include all relevant course information, including professor’s name, expected enrollment, course title, when the course will be taught, title of the book requested, whether the book will be a required text, and an address where the book should be sent. You may fax or mail your request.

If you are considering a Heyday title for course use, please submit your request for a review copy on school letterhead and enclose $5.00 per book for shipping and handling. Please include all relevant course information, including expected enrollment, course title, and when the course will be taught. Please mail your request and include both payment and shipping information to the following address:

Attn: Text Adoptions
P.O. Box 9145
Berkeley, CA 94709
Fax: (510) 549-1889

Hardcovers are not available for review copies. Desk and academic review copy requests cannot be processed via email, but for questions regarding text adoptions, send an email to

Submission Guidelines

General Manuscripts
Heyday is a small publisher with a focus on California and the West. We publish books on cultural and natural history, especially native history, and California art and literature. Take a look at our catalog for a better idea of the kinds of books we publish.

If you think that Heyday would be an appropriate publisher for your manuscript, please send us a query or proposal by traditional post. Include a cover letter introducing yourself and your qualifications, a brief description of your project, a table of contents and list of illustrations, notes on the market you are trying to reach and why your book will appeal to them, a sample chapter, and a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like us to return these materials to you.

Please address proposals to:

Acquisitions Editor
P.O. Box 9145
Berkeley, CA 94709

Heyday Kids Manuscript and Artwork Guidelines
Please take the time to review our editorial mission and the following guidelines for manuscript and artwork submissions.

  • We accept unsolicited manuscripts and illustrations via mail only.
  • Picture books: Complete text required.
  • Beginning readers and young adult literature: Please include a brief description of the proposed book. If your manuscript is in chapters, please submit three sample chapters and a table of contents with a chapter-by-chapter summary.
  • We review manuscript/illustration packages from artists, however we may also consider text and art separately.
  • Do not send original artwork. Slides, tear sheets, promo sheets, and color photocopies are okay. We are not responsible for lost submissions.
  • Please include a cover letter introducing yourself and your qualifications. Include notes on the market you are trying to reach.
  • Include a self-addressed stamped envelope of appropriate size and postage if you would like your samples returned.

We will do our best to respond to your query within twelve weeks of receiving it. Please address your submission and proposal to:

Acquisitions Editor
Attn: Children’s Submissions
P.O. Box 9145
Berkeley, CA 94709

Rights and Permissions

If you want to request permission to reprint or use text or images from our books, please click on the graphic below:

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.

Job Opportunities at Heyday

There are no current job openings.

Heyday’s Publishing Internship Program

Heyday’s volunteer internship program is intended to give interns marketable publishing skills and to offer an introduction to the publishing process. Internships may be offered in the areas described below, depending on project needs at the time.

“Heyday is an admirable organization and I appreciated the opportunity to contribute to and learn from a company that does such wonderful things. My supervisors really made an effort to give me important, interesting tasks beyond the menial work that characterizes most internships.” —Gina, Sales & Marketing intern, Summer 2004

“I began my internship asking myself: Can I see myself doing this later in life? I knew very little about publishing when I began, only the basics. Heyday successfully introduced me to the life of a publisher and much more. When I came to work, I not only looked forward to learning, but also helping a unique and important institute preserve and foster California’s legacy.” —Sarah, Sales & Marketing intern, Summer 2009


Interns working in the editorial department primarily assist with document scanning, organizing permissions requests for particular titles, proofreading galleys, reading manuscript submissions, and attending to various administrative tasks.

Events & Marketing

Heyday offers exciting internship opportunities in the events & marketing departments. Interns will be directly involved with all aspects of these departments and have hands-on experience with marketing one of our key titles. Interns will also get to peek into the world of nonprofit magazine publishing by working with our quarterly magazine.

For more information, download a detailed description of Heyday’s Events & Marketing Internship Program here.

Magazine Publishing

Interns working with News from Native California magazine will gain knowledge of the world of (nonprofit) magazine publishing. These interns assist primarily in the marketing and public relations department of the magazine, helping to expand the subscription and advertising bases and develop promotional materials. There are also opportunities to perform research relating to upcoming magazine articles and features. The internships are valuable not only for students of communications, mass media studies, journalism, social sciences, and the humanities, but also for anyone seriously interested in developing networks with Native California communities.

We ask that interns commit to work with us for eight to twelve hours per week for a three-month period: fall (mid-September through mid-December); winter/spring (February through April); or summer (June through August). Longer internships (4-6 months) are also available with the marketing department. Course credit can be arranged for university and college students.

Please send your resumé and a cover letter explaining your interest in an internship in publishing to:

Internship Program Coordinator
P.O. Box 9145
Berkeley, CA 94709
Fax: (510) 549-1889

No phone calls, please.