Mystery

February 2, 2017

Alibi: A Digital First Imprint of Random House

Alibi is Random House’s digital first imprint that focuses on publishing mysteries and thrillers. This is a great opportunity for writers without an agent to be published by one of “The Big 5” publishing houses. All Alibi books are initially published as eBooks, but if they do well, a print version will also be published….

November 17, 2016

Kensington Publishing: Now Accepting Book Queries

This large independent publisher is based out of New York. They publish a wide variety of mainstream fiction and nonfiction books, with a particular focus on romance. They publish an average of 600 books a year, so they accept a lot more submissions than most independent publishers. To get a good feeling for what they…

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….

April 14, 2016

Seventh Street Press: Book Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Seventh Street Press is the mystery imprint of the established non-fiction publisher Prometheus Books. They are distributed by Random House. They publish only mystery and thrillers, but are open to a variety of sub-genres, including legal thrillers. Seventh Street Press has a memorable tag line: “Where fiction is a crime”. Seventh Street Press has only…

December 16, 2015

WiDo Publishing: Book Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Last Updated November, 2017 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. They added a vanity publishing arm last year, but said they initially said they would not redirect submissions from the traditional publisher to the…

December 10, 2015

Henery Press: Book Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Henery Press is a small publisher that focuses on publishing mystery and chick lit. Their mysteries are generally on the cozier side. They publish print and electronic editions of their books. A number of their books have sold well on Amazon. Several have made it onto the USA Today bestseller list. Their books have been…

October 8, 2015

The Poisoned Pencil: Now Accepting YA Manuscript Submissions

Poisoned Pencil Press is a publisher of young adult mystery novels. They are an imprint of the respected publisher Poisoned Pen Press, and they are both based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. Poisoned Pencil Press is currently open to unsolicited submissions of manuscripts. They use the same easy to use online system (Submittable) for authors as…

August 26, 2015

WITNESS Impulse: Now Accepting Book Manuscripts

WITNESS Impulse is a digital first imprint of Harper Collins. They publish a wide variety of mystery novels, including digital editions by some of the most famous mystery writers of all time, including my personal favorite Agatha Christie. However, they also publish new and emerging authors. It is important to note that usually publish print…

July 15, 2015

Hard Case Crime: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Hard Case Crime is a well respected and established niche publisher of hard boiled crime novels. The publisher has been featured in a number of respected publications including Time Magazine and The Stranger. They re-issue books that were previously published and they also publish new books. They are open to manuscript queries. They focus on…

June 11, 2015

Crooked Cat: Now Accepting eBook Submissions

Updated May 2cd 2018 – I have concerns because they removed their submissions page. They seem to still be publishing new books and there are references to their submissions page. I don’t know why they would remove it if this was just a temporary closure to submissions, and I worry this is indicative of larger…

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