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August 4, 2016

Lakewater Press: Now Seeking Manuscript Submission

Lakewater Press is a newer eBook and print on demand (POD) publisher. They were founded in early 2015. They publish a wide variety of fiction. They appear to be open to all genres of fiction including young adult, new adult (18-30), and romance. It is important to keep in mind that at this point they…

April 8, 2015

Bold Strokes Books: Looking for LGBTQ Manuscripts

Bold Strokes Books publishes only LGBTQ books. Which means that its books feature characters that are Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans, and Queer. They publish general and genre fiction. They offer advances to their authors. LGBTQ books are a niche market but Bold Strokes is interested in publishing books that fall under the LGBTQ umbrella including…

February 12, 2015

Big World Network: Now Accepting Submissions

UPDATED May 2017: They are not currently open to submissions, and they appear to be dealing with serious issues. If they do reopen to submissions I would approach with even more caution than previously advised.    Big World Network is a very unusual publisher that was founded in 2011. They release the stories they publish…

January 29, 2015

Crimson Cloak: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Crimson Cloak Publishing is now open to submissions and is seeking submissions of any genre except erotica, so romance writers take note of that exception.  Crimson Cloak Publishing accepts submissions from seasoned authors as well as those from new emerging authors.  It doesn’t matter how experienced an author is, only that they are great writers…

December 10, 2014

The Nine Best Manuscript Publishers in 2014

There are a lot of publishers out there and it can be overwhelming to try and find the right ones. We have offered tips in the past on how to avoid the wrong ones. However we try to help authors by reviewing one publisher a week. Mostly the reviews are positive as we try to…

December 9, 2014

BelleBooks/BelleBridge: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

BelleBooks was founded in 1999 by a number of writers of Southern Fiction. They focused on publishing works of southern fiction before creating the now substantial imprint BelleBridge, which is open to a wide variety of genres including, cozy mysteries, women’s fiction, romance, fiction, non-fiction, science fiction, horror, fantasy, young adult, mystery, suspense, and thrillers….

August 7, 2014

Walrus Publishing: Open to Submissions

UPDATE: As of February 2016 they are closed to unagented submissions. Walrus Publishing is a small print and eBook publishing company founded in 2007 and based out of Missouri. In their own words “Our mission is to contribute to the literary arts by publishing books people enjoy reading, by collaborating with writing groups and programs,…

May 29, 2014

Beachwalk Press

Beachwalk Press is an independent publisher that was started in 2011 by Pamela Tyner. They largely publish romantic eBooks, but some of their books have been released in print as well. Most of the books they publish are on the sensual side. They are open to romances in all sub genres except for young adult…

May 7, 2014

Chronicle Books: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Chronicle is an established and respected publisher of children’s books, cookbooks, gift books,  anthologies, and various other books, most containing a strong visual element. They are based out of San Francisco. Their books receive a lot of positive attention and acclaim. This year one of the Children’s books they published, Flora and the Flamingo, written…

April 3, 2014

Alloy Entertainment: Accepting Manuscript Queries

Note: This article was initially published in April, 2014, updates were made in January and February 2015. The Latest update was April 2017 Alloy Entertainment is a large company that has been responsible for a number of successful books, including The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and the Gossip Girl series. The books they publish…

February 17, 2014

Prism Books: Open to Manuscript Submissions

Prism is no longer open to submissions without an agent except at conferences. Prism Books is a e-book publishing company with four imprints. They publish a wide variety of books. However Prism is a Christian company, and while they do not only publish Christian books and their authors do not need to be Christians they…

February 10, 2014

Clean Reads: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Astrea Press officially launched in 2010 and published it’s first e-book in early 2011. It was founded because the owner, Stephanie Taylor saw a gap in the e-book market when it came to “wholesome” mainstream romance novels. Astrea does not publish anything erotic. To this end in the last year they seem to have re-branded…

October 17, 2013

Solstice Publishing: E-Book Publisher Open to Submissions

Article first published on February 3, 2014. Last updated April, 2017. Solstice is a mid sized publishing house based out of the United States that publishes e-books. They have published over 200 authors and have started to buy small publishing houses. They prefer to deal with authors directly instead of working with agents. They publish…

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