Fiction

April 27, 2017

City Lights Books: Accepting Proposals

“City Lights Books is an independent publisher of fiction, essays, memoirs, translations, poetry, and books on social and political issues. We do not publish New Age, self-help, children’s literature, how-to guides, or genre works such as romance, westerns, or science fiction.” City Lights Books is based out of San Fransisco and is indeed part of…

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…

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 15, 2016

Amberjack Publishing: Now Accepting Submissions

Amberjack Publishing was founded in 2014 as an independent publisher. With locations in New York and Idaho they actively seek commercial, literary, and children’s fiction. They are particularly interested in children’s book manuscripts with a focus on diversity for their Little Adventures imprint. At this time, the only nonfiction they accept is memoir. As of…

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…

June 2, 2016

Speaking Volumes: Now Seeking Book Queries

Speaking Volumes is an independent publisher based out of Naples, Florida. They started out just publishing Audio books, but now they also publish eBooks and paperbacks. At their About Us page, you can learn more about the company and the current staff. Their books are widely available and they publish a number of established authors….

May 12, 2016

Other Guy Publishing: Now Seeking Book Manuscripts

UPDATE MAY 13TH, 2016: Their submission page remains the same but their email says they are closed to submissions for the foreseeable future. Other Guy Publishing is a small e-publisher. They publish print editions of all of their full length books. They focus on selling books on Amazon. Their slogan is “publishing fresh perspectives and…

May 5, 2016

Blaze: Now Seeking Book Manuscript Submissions

Updated January 13th, 2017 Blaze is a new print and electronic publisher focusing on publishing fiction books for young adults and middle grade readers. They seek to publish books in a wide variety of genres including fantasy, science fiction, and horror, as long as that book has heart. They want readers to finish their books…

April 15, 2016

Ashland Creek Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Ashland Creek Press is a boutique press dedicated to publishing books with a world view. The fiction and non-fiction they publish is about the environment, animal protection, ecology, and wildlife. Books they have published have received critical acclaim from a number of magazines including Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus Reviews. They are open…

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 25, 2016

Roane Publishing: Now Open to Book Submissions

Roane Publishing is relatively new on the indie publishing scene. Their website is a bit clunky and you have to really read when looking for their submissions link. They describe themselves as a romance publisher ranging from sweet to spicy. Although new, they claim their editors have sufficient editing experience gained from other publishing houses….

August 11, 2015

Ellechor Publishing: Now Accepting Submissions

Ellechor Publishing is a Christian publisher of print and electronic books. They have good distribution, both online and in brick and mortar stores. They started in 2009, but they seem to have improved over time in terms of distribution and cover design. They publish Christian fiction and non-fiction. Ellechor Publishing also has a vanity publishing…

July 2, 2015

Eifrig Publishing: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Eifrig Publishing is a small independent publishing company that focuses on publishing children’s books. They also publish family psychology books, some non-fiction for adults, and books on education. They publish some eBooks. Their motto is “good for our kids, good for our environment, and our good for our communities.” They are not listed on the…

June 11, 2015

Crooked Cat: Now Accepting eBook Submissions

Updated January 3rd 2017 Crooked Cat is a multi-genre e-book publisher, that has five imprints focusing on a variety of subjects, covering the range from young adult to mystery. They are based in the UK and have previously published over eighty books. The six imprints are: Black Line (crime, thriller, or mystery) Red Line (women’s…

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…

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….

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…

October 23, 2014

The New Press: Open to Book Manuscript Submissions

The New Press Published its first book in 1992. Since then it has published many more books by authors such as Alice Walker, Bill Moyers, and Noam Chomsky. They are a non-profit independent publisher. They have published books that have become best sellers and won many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. They publish about 50…

September 17, 2014

Fireship Press: Open To Submissions

Fireship Press is a small press that focuses on publishing books with a nautical theme, historical fiction, and history books. Fireship press publishes about 15 books a year. Most have well chosen, genre appropriate covers.  The website is fairly easy to navigate. They are open to submissions from authors without an agent or previous experience….

September 4, 2014

Seven Stories Press: Open To Book Submissions

Seven Stories Press is an independent publisher that has been around for twenty years. They have published a number of highly respected books. Their books are distributed by Random House. They take their name from the seven authors whose work has influenced and impacted Seven Stories Press the most. Those authors are Octavia Butler,  Nelson…

August 14, 2014

solid objects: Accepting Book Manuscript Submissions

solid objects is a publisher of fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction based out of New York. They were founded in 2010, spince then they have published 9 books. Many are full length poetry publications but there are also three novellas and a play among the works that they have published. They are definitely a press…

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,…

July 31, 2014

Persea Books: Accepting Book Manuscript Queries

Updated July 6th 2016 Persea Books is an independent book publisher based out of New York that was established in the 1970s. Since then they have gained a reputation for publishing thoughtful books in a variety of literary genres. They have an extensive catalog and fairly good distribution. You can often find their books in…

July 24, 2014

8th House Publishing: Accepting Book Submissions

8th House Publishing is a newer publisher based out of Montreal and New York. They publish poetry, novels with a literary bent, and non-fiction. They have published over 10 books at this point in time, and seem to put a fair amount of effort into promoting their author’s work through launches, readings, and links to…

July 10, 2014

FaithWalk: Accepting Manuscript Proposals

Faithwalk is an independent publisher of Christian books. They try to publish a wide variety of books that will help people wherever they are in their spiritual journey. Faithwalk was founded in 2002 and now they have fairly wide distribution online, in traditional bookstores, and in Christian bookstores. Although they do not openly state how…

July 2, 2014

Oneworld Publishing: Accepting Book Proposals

Updated July 6th 2016 Oneworld Publishing is an independent print publisher. They were founded in 1986 by husband and wife team Juliet Mabey and Novin Doostdar, at the time they only published non-fiction. Now they publish over 100 books a year. They still publish non-fiction, but they also publish literary fiction.  Their books are widely…

May 22, 2014

Gemma Media: Open to Query Letters

Gemma Media is an independent publisher that has managed to get a fair amount of distribution, which means that if you live in the US you might encounter their books on the shelves of libraries and bookstores. Gemma Media focuses on niche markets. They publish memoirs, fiction, travel, young adult books, and books about current…

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…

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…

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…

January 9, 2014

Casperian Books

Casperian Books is a small independent publisher of fiction. They are a fairly small company but they seem to be doing something right because they have been around for eight years. They have an easy to navigate website and they publish books primarily in print. Whenever you choose to go with a small publisher like…

October 31, 2013

All Things That Matter Press: Seeking Book Manuscripts

All Things That Matter Press is a small publishing company that prints their books on demand. They pay their authors royalties. They primarily publish self help books, books that focus on personal or societal growth, or novels that have a similar message.  They are pretty much open to diverse genres, and have published poetry, science…

October 24, 2013

Dancing With Bear: Open to Manuscripts

Dancing with Bear is a print and e-book publisher that publishes exclusively Christian manuscripts. They publish books for adults but they also have a children’s line.  They are currently open to submissions in all categories and are eager to receive quality work. Dancing with Bear is run by an author. They know what it is…

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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