Non Fiction

July 12, 2018

Able Muse: Seeking Manuscript Submissions Until July 15th

Able Muse is a small literary press that has one free reading period every year, from 1st May through 15th July. They also publish a literary journal, and they host a number of contests every year. They publish poetry and fiction primarily, and they will consider non-fiction as long as you query first. Most of…

June 14, 2018

Artisan Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Artisan focuses on publishing visual-heavy nonfiction books. The visuals themselves vary between photography, illustration, or graphic design, but the idea is that these books communicate ideas and lessons because of their strong visual components. Most of the books, including Artisan’s first bestseller The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller, include all three components. They are…

May 23, 2018

Bright Sky Press: Accepting Submissions

UPDATED MAY 30TH, 2018 – We are telling all authors to avoid this press. We have received reports from authors and illustrators with their traditional publishing  arm that have not received payment for extended period of time, and authors who have been offered second print runs with strings attached. Please Avoid! Bright Sky Press is…

May 17, 2018

Regal Crest Enterprises: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Regal Crest Enterprises historically specialized in publishing books of interest to lesbian readers but now their focus has expanded to include gay readers. They mostly publish popular fiction, but they have also published short stories, essays, and anthologies. They have a non-fiction imprint as well. Writers who have worked with them have generally good things…

May 3, 2018

Stairway Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Stairway Press publishes and markets literary books in a variety of genres including science, science fiction, short stories, political essays, literary thrillers and adventure books. They are not interested in young adult or children books. Their main focus is quality writing. Although a number of the books I looked at I would not describe as…

April 26, 2018

Square One Publishers: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Square One Publishers focuses on publishing adult nonfiction books. They are looking for books by authors that are experts in their field. Their books are focused on meeting the needs of niche audiences. They are not a publisher of bestsellers, they have a specific market/markets and they cater to them. Currently they are open to…

April 19, 2018

Storey Publishing: Accepting Submissions

The founders of Storey Publishing, John and Martha Storey, bought the publishing arm of Garden Way. They initially named their new business Storey Communications before renaming to Storey Publishing. Their mission is to provide practical information that encourages independence in a way that is harmonious with the environment. The books they publish encourage and instruct…

March 29, 2018

Nelson: Now Accepting Submissions

Cengage Learning was a huge publishing company with a number of divisions and imprints. Although I cannot find out information about what happened, they appear to either have bought out, or be renamed within the last few months. The main branch, Cengage Learning, has been renamed Nelson and is now based out of Toronto, Ont….

March 22, 2018

The Experiment: Accepting Submissions

The Experiment was an independent publisher launched in 2008. Since 2011 they have been an imprint of Workman Publishing.  They publish a range of nonfiction, focusing on practical things such as food (one of the bestsellers they have published is the Forks over Knives Cookbook), health and fitness, psychology and personal development, parenting, relationships, sexuality,…

March 8, 2018

Workman Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Workman Publishing is a large independent publishing company that now includes a number of separate imprints (most started out as their own companies and were purchased by Workman). The imprints include large established companies like Algonquin Books (which is no longer open to un-aganted submissions). The original Workman imprint is open to un-agented submissions. They…

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