Literary Fiction

December 9, 2014

Tyrus Books: Now Accepting Book Pitches

UPDATE: Tyrus Books permenently closed its doors as of April 7th 2017. This was after they became an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Tyrus Books is a publisher of crime and literary fiction. All the work they publish leans towards literary. They offer advances to authors. They have a good distributor and a good reputation….

November 8, 2014

Dzanc Books: Open To Manuscript Submissions

UPDATE July 6th 2016: They now charge 25 dollars for all manuscript submissions. We do not recommend working with them based on this. Dzanc Books is a respected independent publisher that also owns and operates a wide variety of imprints, and literary journals, including the highly respected electronic journal The Collagist. Dzanc books is based…

October 3, 2014

Black Balloon Publishing

Black Balloon Publishing is an imprint of Catapult Books. They have online and print distribution. Their books tend to be well reviewed and many have been blurbed by famous established authors. They publish literary fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs. They try to focus on publishing things that are odd or quirky. It would be appropriate to…

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 28, 2014

Wiseblood: Open To Query Letters

Wiseblood is a small independent literary book publisher. They publish a wide range of literary  work including short story collections, novels, novellas, literary nonfiction, poetry, and, on occasion, critical or essay works. They are a Christian publisher that is deeply influenced by Flannery O’Connor’s work. Because of this not all of the work they publish…

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 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…

February 25, 2014

Atticus Books: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Last Updated May 2017 – They recently changed owenership and they may or may not reopen to book submissions at some point, but they are for the foreseeable future, closed. Atticus Books is a small publisher based out of New Jersey. Atticus Books was interested in publishing unusual literary fiction. They publish books that are…

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…

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