Science Fiction

July 12, 2018

DAW: Now Open to Manuscript Submissions

UPDATED July 2018 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…

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…

February 8, 2018

Talos Press: Now Accepting Submissions

Talos Press, an imprint of the independent publisher Skyhorse, is open to unagented submissions of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. They have good distribution. There have been problems with their parent company, Skyhorse, which you can learn more about here, however things seem to be improving, and the imprints did not seem to be affected…

December 21, 2017

Gollancz: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Gollancz is an established UK-based publisher of science fiction, fantasy novels, and horror novels. They only publish worked aimed at adults. They have good distribution within the UK and have excellent covers. Gollancz is open to the unsolicited submissions of manuscripts on a rolling basis. They consider submissions regardless of the author’s location and country…

November 16, 2017

Head of Zeus: Accepting Manuscripts Submissions

Head of Zeus is a UK based print publisher that was founded in early 2012. They publish a wide variety of work including non-fiction, literary fiction, general and genre fiction. They have a number of imprints and have good distribution in the UK. A number of the books they have published have been subsequently picked…

November 2, 2017

Angry Robot: Open to 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…

August 28, 2017

19 Science Fiction Manuscript Publishers that Accept Submissions (No Agent Required)

Most of these publishers are interested in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Some publish just one of these genres.  Others publish many genres and types of books, science fiction and fantasy just being one genre among many. Some are small companies, others are imprints of major publishing houses. They are not listed in any particular order….

July 20, 2017

PYR: Now Accepting Book Manuscripts

UPDATED January 2018: They are now closed to unagented submissions. PYR is a science fiction and fantasy publisher. They are now an imprint of Prometheus Publishing. They have published a number of well known genre books and have good distribution. In fact it is worldwide, and their Canadian distributor is Penguin. In 2014 the founding…

June 27, 2017

Tartarus Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Tartarus Press is a small British publisher that opened in the 1990s. They specialize in publishing literary supernatural/strange/horror fiction. They are best known for their limited edition hardbacks with distinctive cream covers. They also publish paper backs and eBooks. The press has won 5 World Fantasy Awards and 1 Stoker Award for horror. They are…

March 23, 2017

Parvus Press: Accepting Full Manuscript Submissions

Updated May 25th, 2019 Parvus Press is a new digital first publisher of science fiction and fantasy novels. They have been around for over two years now. The first book they published one book sold over 4,000 copies. They have now published four books, all four have received good reviews. They have two books currently…

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