Best of Manuscript Publishers

November 4, 2016

The Ten Best Manuscript Publishers: 2016 Edition

There are a lot of publishers out there and it can be overwhelming to find the right ones. We help authors by reviewing one publisher a week. Some of these reviews are glowing, others are deservedly mixed. This year we were excited about most of the publishers we reviewed. We reviewed a larger proportion of…

October 13, 2016

Turner Books: Now Seeking Submissions

Turner publishes books in a wide range of categories and formats—fiction and non-fiction. They publish mainly in print but have electronic options as well. They are a major independent publishing house that has a number of imprints. The following is a list of their imprints from their websites, which may be helpful in determining if…

September 23, 2016

Arthur A. Levine Books: Now Accepting Book Manuscripts

An imprint of Scholastic Inc. Arthur A. Levine Books  was founded in 1996. They publish hardcover literary fiction and nonfiction for children and teenagers (and discerning adults). They have published many award winning and nominated books, as well as a number of very well known and respected authors (including J.K. Rowling). They are open to…

May 19, 2016

Source Books: Now Seeking Book Submissions

A large independent publisher based out of Illinois, they also have offices in Connecticut and New York. Source books was started in 1987 by Dominique Raccah. They also have several imprints all founded within the last decade. They started out publishing business books but then expanded to gift books. A number of books they have…

April 14, 2016

Seventh Street Press: Book Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Seventh Street Press is the mystery imprint of the established non-fiction publisher Prometheus Books. They are distributed by Random House. They publish only mystery and thrillers, but are open to a variety of sub-genres, including legal thrillers. Seventh Street Press has a memorable tag line: “Where fiction is a crime”. Seventh Street Press has only…

March 24, 2016

Tor/Forge: Open to Manuscript Submissions

Tor/Forge publishes science fiction and fantasy books. Run by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, Tor/Forge is an imprint of Macmillan, one of the big five publishers. Tor is one of the most established science fiction publishers and they have won the Locus Award for best SF publisher 26 years in a row. They offer advances. Some…

March 18, 2016

JollyFish Press: Now Accepting Book Manuscript Queries

JollyFish Press was started in 2012. They are based out of Provo, Utah. Jollyfish has a major distributor and a large staff for a relatively new press. Their authors have won numerous awards. Jollyfish publishes commercial and literary fiction, historical, fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, humor, horror, thriller, middle-grade, and young adult. They also publish motivational non-fiction,…

January 21, 2016

Angry Robot: Now Accepting Book Manuscript Submissions

Angry Robot is a respected science fiction and fantasy publisher that occasionally dips into related genres (such as urban fantasy, steampunk, and horror). Angry Robot was originally funded by HarperCollins. They are now part of Watkins Media Ltd. They offer advances and good royalty rates. The contract they offer covers print, e-book, and audio book…

December 23, 2015

The Twelve Best Manuscript Publishers of 2015

There are a lot of publishers out there and it can be overwhelming to find the right ones. We help authors by reviewing one publisher a week. Some of these reviews are glowing, others are deservedly mixed. Below are the top publishers that we have reviewed in 2015. All of these publishers are open to…

December 10, 2015

Henery Press: Book Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Henery Press is a small publisher that focuses on publishing mystery and chick lit. Their mysteries are generally on the cozier side. They publish print and electronic editions of their books. A number of their books have sold well on Amazon. Several have made it onto the USA Today bestseller list. Their books have been…

October 8, 2015

The Poisoned Pencil: Now Accepting YA Manuscript Submissions

Poisoned Pencil Press is a publisher of young adult mystery novels. They are an imprint of the respected publisher Poisoned Pen Press, and they are both based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. Poisoned Pencil Press is currently open to unsolicited submissions of manuscripts. They use the same easy to use online system (Submittable) for authors as…

October 5, 2015

Crimson Romance: Now Accepting to Book Submissions

Crimson Romance is an imprint of Adams Media, a large established publisher. Crimson Romance is a digital-first romance line that is open to submissions in five popular subgenres: romantic suspense, contemporary, paranormal, historical, and spicy romance. They recently started accepting LGBTQIA+ adult romances that feature a strong emotional/romantic journey between two partners. Romances where both…

September 3, 2015

Pajama Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Pajama Press is a publisher of books for children and young adults. They focus on publishing literary works. They publish books that fall into a wide range of categories including: picture books, board books for the very young, middle-grade novels, young adult novels, and non-fiction for all juvenile categories. Pajama Press has good distribution and…

July 15, 2015

Hard Case Crime: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Hard Case Crime is a well respected and established niche publisher of hard boiled crime novels. The publisher has been featured in a number of respected publications including Time Magazine and The Stranger. They re-issue books that were previously published and they also publish new books. They are open to manuscript queries. They focus on…

May 19, 2015

Avon Impulse: Now Accepting Book Manuscript Submissions

Avon Romance is a romance imprint of HarperCollins. Avon Impulse is their digital first imprint and they publish primarily new authors because of this. If your book does well in terms of digital sales and it is over 25,000 words in length it will receive a print run and receive good distribution. Books that receive…

February 19, 2015

Black Inc. Books: Open to submissions

UPDATED 2016: No longer open to submissions by non Australian authors. Black Inc. Books is a respected independent publisher based out of Australia. Their books are distributed through Penguin Australia. Even though they are based in Australia, they publish authors from all over the world. They publish primarily non-fiction and fiction. They publish poetry and…

February 9, 2015

Black & White Publishing: Accepting Submissions

Black & White Publishing was founded in 1995 and is now one of the largest Scottish publishers. They currently have over 200 books in print.  They are based in Scotland but they are open to publishing work by authors of any nationality or current geographic location. They have good distributor and are starting to break…

November 16, 2014

Evernight: Open To Romance Manuscripts

Evernight is an ebook publisher of romance and erotica novels that is currently open to submissions from writers. They also publish print versions of some books. They publish a lot of books and have a relatively high acceptance rate. However most authors that are published by them seem to have had an overall good experience….

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