Manuscript Publishers

September 20, 2018

Versify: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Versify, a new imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, is accepting submissions via email. Versify was started by the Newberry Award winning author Kwame Alexander, who you can learn more about here. The goal of Versify is to publish risky, unconventional books for children. They are looking for novels, non-fiction, picture books,…

September 13, 2018

Nightscape Press: Accepting Submissions

Nightscape Press publishes horror, weird fiction, science fiction, and fantasy novels of at least 60,000 words and YA novels within the same genres of 40,000 words under the imprint Past Curfew Press. Nightscape Press was founded in 2012 but it was only active through 2014. They only recently re-launched this April.  They are open to…

September 6, 2018

Acre Books: Accepting Queries

Acre Books is an imprint of The Cincinnati Review. They focus on publishing literary fiction and poetry. They are interested in novels and short story collections. They are not accepting submissions of full manuscripts. They ask that authors query first. While Acre Books is still new, they are an offshoot of the well respected and…

August 30, 2018

Woodbine House: Now Accepting Submissions

Woodbine House specializes in books about developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome and autism. The books they publish are written for and about children with certain disabilities. Their titles cover AD/HD, autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, early intervention, inclusion, special education, communication skills, and more. They were founded in 1985. They particularly focus on books…

August 22, 2018

Tradewind Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Tradewind Books is a small publisher of  books for children and young adults located in British Columbia, Canada. They publish beautifully illustrated books, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and for young adults. They publish primarily fiction but also some poetry. They are not interested in nonfiction. It is important to note that they…

August 16, 2018

Twelfth Planet Press: Now Seeking Novella Submissions

Twelfth Planet Press is a small electronic press focusing primarily on publishing novellas by women and other marginalized writers in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror and more recently, crime. They particularly hope to publish Australian writers but they have no geographic limits on their current or upcoming submission calls. They really want to…

August 9, 2018

Timber Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Timber Press was founded in 1978 and publishes work about the natural world by experts in the fields of gardening, horticulture, and natural history. They were bought by the Workman Publishing Company in 2006. Timber Press is recognized internationally as a leading gardening publisher and their books have received awards from the American Horticultural Society,…

August 2, 2018

Fireside Fiction: Seeking Book Submissions Until August 31st

Fireside Fiction is the publisher of novels and novellas as well as a popular and respected magazine that we have reviewed previously as part of a larger article on speculative fiction. They are open to submissions of novels and novellas for the month of August. They are generally open to submissions just once a year….

July 26, 2018

Weldon Owen Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Weldon Owen is an imprint of Bonnier Publishing US, which is a division of Bonnier Publishing, a large UK-based company. Weldon Owen Publishing focuses on high-quality adult nonfiction. They publish largely illustrated lifestyle books in the categories of food and drink, sports and fitness, popular science, craft and design, as well as popular culture. They…

July 19, 2018

Black Opal Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

They accept all romance genres, including paranormal and erotic, they also publish YA, Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit, Historicals, Mysteries, and Thrillers.  They also occasionally publish non-fiction. They are a small print on demand and eBook publisher. They do not have great sales records, but have been doing this for a while. They often work with…

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