I worked in magazine publishing prebaby, but the last place was a magazine about children's books. I don't want to be too much of a downer, but it's pretty hard to break into publishing. A lot of the really big houses won't take unsolicited manuscripts from unrepresented authors. Getting an agent is very expensive and is hard to do when you're unpublished (it's a Catch-22). Your best bet is to look at all the websites of the publishers that do children's and check out their websites or call them and ask if they are accepting unsolicited ms. at this time and if they have guidelines for material to be submitted. The trick is to find someone small enough that they are taking unsolicited ms. but big enough to produce professional results. I would also go to the bookstore and look at a bunch of books and see who published them and start from that list. See what houses you seem to be drawn over and over again, because they do have styles. Don't worry about not illustrating; they won't want you to. Most authors are not also illustrators. If they chose to publish your book, they would work with an illustrator they liked. I wouldn't mess with big places like Penguin, Simon & Schuster, Little, Brown, Houghton, Harcourt, HarperCollins, and the like. Part of the key to success is finding a house that "matches" the style of your book. Certain companies serve niches. Some names to try are Peachtree in Atlanta, Barefoot (for fairy tales), and Charlesbridge in Boston. Stay away from any kind of vanity press, where you have to pay to publish your book; obviously since you are paying, they don't care about the quality of your book and as someone who had to wade through thousands of books received each week to our magazine, I can say the self-published ones generally went straight in the trash.