Fantasy

March 23, 2017

Parvus Press: Accepting Full Manuscript Submissions

Parvus Press is a new digital first publisher of science fiction and fantasy novels. They have been around for over a year now, they have published one book that has sold over 4,000 copies, and they have two other books scheduled to release this year. One already has a release date and information about it…

February 23, 2017

Diversion Books: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Diversion Books was started by Scott Waxman of Waxman Literary Agency. He said that it started as an experiment of sorts to publish books that the agency represented that they had a hard time finding “Big 5” publishers to accept. That was seen as conflict of interest, and writers were initially very leery. However, after…

September 8, 2016

Quirk Books: Now Seeking Book Manuscripts

This Philadelphia based press publishes just 25 books a year in a whole range of genres, from children’s books to nonfiction to science fiction. Unlike most publishers that tackle a large range of topics, Quirk books has a clear marketing plan and to a certain degree their books have a cohesive feel, because they all…

July 28, 2016

Kraken Press: Now Accepting Manuscripts

Kraken Press is a small press that publishes novels, novellas and short fiction collections in the genres of dark fantasy, horror, and weird fiction. They want to publish fresh work that avoids tropes. They are based out of Sweden but open to submissions from authors around the world. They accept all submissions through Submittable. Kraken…

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,…

March 10, 2016

Hydra: A Digital First Imprint of Random House

Hydra is a digital first Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror imprint of Random House. That means that they publish manuscripts in an e-book format that is available everywhere (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc). If the book does well digitally, a print edition will follow.  They are open to queries and will try to respond to…

February 29, 2016

18 Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishers

Last year we published a shorter list of Science Fiction publishers open to unsolicited submissions. Since then we have reviewed quite a few more more Science Fiction and Fantasy publishers who do not require agents. Most of these publishers are interested in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Some publish just one of these genres.  Others publish…

February 17, 2016

Double Dragon: Book Submission Guidelines

Double Dragon Publishing is a publisher currently focused on publishing Science Fiction, Horror, Thriller/Suspense and Dark Fantasy.  This includes Hard (Science) SF, Space Fiction, Future Fiction, Lost Civilizations, Utopias, Dystopias, Disaster Novels, Alternate Histories, Time Travel, Parallel Worlds, etc.  They publish individual novels as well as series. Digital publishers that have been around for 15…

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 16, 2015

WiDo Publishing: Book Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Last Updated July 6, 2016 A small family run publisher, WiDo publishes fiction and nonfiction books. They are currently particularly interested in science fiction, fantasy, mystery/suspense, and nonfiction essay collections and memoirs. WiDo started out publishing their own work, but have since expanded significantly. They have been around for five years. Some writers seem to…

November 12, 2015

Ghostwoods Books: Submission Guidelines

Ghostwoods Books is a small publisher that has been around for five years now. They publish books in paperback and e-book editions. They publish sci-fi, fantasy, speculative fiction and non-gore horror novels for adults. They recently ran a successful crowd funding campaign that will allow them to publish at least 6 books this year. Usually…

November 5, 2015

Ghost Pines Publishing: Submission Guidelines (Dark Fantasy)

Ghost Pines Publishing is an independent press dedicated to dark fantasy fiction. They go to great length to define the term dark fantasy, but the main points appear to be that dark fantasy is sympathetic to the monsters themselves and it is set in a contemporary setting with fantasy elements. So think of series like…

July 17, 2015

Ticonderoga Publications

Ticonderoga Publications is a small Australian based print publisher that has been around since 1996. They focus on publishing speculative fiction. That means they are open to a wide variety of sub-genres including fantasy, science fiction, horror, steam punk, and paranormal. They also publish a number of anthologies every year. This year they are already…

June 29, 2015

Great Old Ones

Great Old Ones is a newer e-book and print on demand publisher that focuses on publishing horror, but also publishes science fiction, steam punk, and fantasy. I found their covers and website a little garish and overwhelming, but very much in tune with what I have seen in the horror genre in general. The website…

April 17, 2015

Edge: Now Accepting Accepting Submissions

Edge is an established and well respected Canadian publisher of Science Fiction and Fantasy. They have great distribution within Canada, and good distribution within North America. They are open to authors regardless of nationality. Their website is a little outdated, there is a mention of floppy disks in their submission guidelines, but it is functional…

April 2, 2015

Boroughs Publishing: Now Accepting Romance Manuscript Submissions

Boroughs Publishing Group is an e-publisher that focuses on publishing romance novels, novellas, and short stories. Within the romance genre they are interested in publishing a large number of sub genres including contemporary romance, young adult, historical fiction, paranormal, urban fantasy, multicultural, erotic, thrillers, and fantasy novels. Boroughs Publishing Group has been around now for…

March 30, 2015

9 Science Fiction Publishers That Accept Book Manuscripts Without an Agent

Here are nine publishers of science fiction novels. Many also publish fantasy. Some are genre publishers specializing only in science fiction or fantasy books. Others publish many genres and types of books, science fiction just being one genre among many. All of the publishers are accept manuscripts without an agent. Some are small companies others…

March 12, 2015

Blue Tulip Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Blue Tulip Publishing is a digital publisher with a number of imprints focused on targeting different readerships. Most of the books they publish are Romance novels but some of their imprints are open to genre fiction without romance. They are a newer publisher so they have not established much of a track record yet, but…

January 19, 2015

DAW: Now Open to Manuscript Submissions

DAW is an imprint of Penguin that is open to manuscript submissions from authors without an agent. This is unusual and a great opportunity. DAW is a highly respected publisher of Science Fiction and Fantasy. DAW has published authors such as Marion Zimmer Bradley and Roger Zelazny. DAW has published many bestselling books and they…

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….

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….

October 30, 2014

Joffe Books: Accepting Novel Submissions

Joffe Books is a new independent publisher based out of London. They were founded in 2013. They focus on publishing new e-books and making classic books and short stories available electronically. Their cover quality varies widely. Some are  professional looking, and others are awful. They are looking to publish full length novels preferably in the…

June 26, 2014

Omnific Publishing: Accepting Book Synopsis

Omnific Publishing is romance publishing company that publishes digital books. Omnific started in 2009. At first it seemed like they faced a learning curve to a certain degree. However, they have turned into a successful publishing company, regularly landing books on the Kindle bestsellers lists. Also, a number of their books have been picked up…

March 3, 2014

Ace/Roc: Reading Query Letters

UPDATED MAY 21st, 2015: Ace/Roc is not currently accepting unsolicited submissions and their submission guidelines page  has been removed. Ace/Roc, the science fiction and fantasy imprint from Penguin, has a slush pile. A slush pile a place where writers who do not have agents or previous publication experience can submit. Not only can writers submit…

January 23, 2014

Pen-L Publishing (Book Publisher Accepting Queries)

The website Preditor and Editor has long been considered one of the most reliable and comprehensive sources for information about publishing companies. Their website might be hard to navigate and awkward to look at, but their information is good. This year the company Pen-L Publishing was chosen by their readers as one of the top…

December 11, 2013

Jupiter Garden Press: Accepting Manuscript Excerpts

Update July 2016: Jupiter Gardens is out of buisness as of August 2016 Jupiter Garden Press was started in 2007 by Mary K. Wilson. It started out as a metaphysical press that also sold other items, such as crystals. A lot has changed since then. Their main publication, Jupiter Gardens Press, is mainly non-fiction focused…

December 5, 2013

Baen: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Baen is one of the best known publishers of Science Fiction and Fantasy books. They are one of the few established publishers that will accept full length manuscripts from authors that do not have an agent. They do not need to see any history of publication either. As long as your book is Science Fiction…

October 17, 2013

Solstice Publishing: E-Book Publisher Open to Submissions

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 a wide variety of work and consider full manuscripts instead of…

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