Young Adult

April 20, 2017

Page Street Publishing: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Page Street Publishing is a publisher of full color, mostly hardcover, gift books, cookbooks, and craft-books. Most of them have an important visual component. To get a good feeling for what they have published in the past you can go here. They are distributed through Macmillan in every country but Canada (where they have a…

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…

January 12, 2017

Dial Books For Young Readers: Accepting Submissions

Dial Books For Young Readers publishes hardcover books aimed at children of all ages, including young adults. They are an imprint of Penguin that accepts unsolicited submissions. The catch? They do not respond to unsolicited submissions unless they are interested in the book. That means don’t expect a rejection from Dial, personal or otherwise. If…

December 15, 2016

Albert Whitman & Company: Now Seeking Book Manuscripts

Albert Whitman & Company has been around since 1919. I grew up reading a series the best-known series that they have published The Boxcar Children. Over the past few years they have started to focus on publishing a larger number of books each year. Their goal is to be publishing 150 new books a year…

December 6, 2016

Little Pickle Press: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Little Pickle Press is a publisher in the process of re-branding to become March 4th, INC. This name change might have something to do with the fact that they are growing their business outside of publishing and are working in other media as well now. Although it is a little confusing it does not appear…

September 22, 2016

Charlesbridge Publishing: Now Seeking Submissions

Charlesbridge publishes high quality books for children and young adults with the goal of creating lifelong readers and lifelong learners. In 2010 Charlesbridge acquired Imagine Publishing which expanded what they were able to offer. They now have extensive audio offerings. They also publish adult nonfiction, cookbooks, and puzzle books. Charlesbridge is still best known for…

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…

August 22, 2016

Cedar Fort: Now Seeking Book Manuscripts

Cedar Fort is a print and electronic publisher based out of Salt Lake City. They are the second largest publisher in Utah. They publish over 150 books a year. Their books cover a wide range of topics, from cookbooks to juvenile fiction. They are a Mormon publishing company, although publish books by non-Mormons, and books…

July 21, 2016

Desert Breeze: Now Seeking Romance Manuscripts

Desert Breeze is an ePublisher that primarily publishes romance novels although they do dabble in other genres such as women’s fiction and Christian fiction, with or without romantic elements. Much of the romance they publish is cross-genre and incorporates elements of various genres ranging from steam punk to modern cowboy. They have been around since…

July 14, 2016

Merit Press: Seeking Young Adult Manuscripts

Permanently Closed: Adams Media in late 2016 was purchased by Simon & Schuster. They are no longer accepting direct submissions “It’s all in the name. When we envisioned what a new Young Adult imprint should be, we recalled the books that changed our lives, the kind readers don’t see so much anymore — enduring, exciting,…

June 30, 2016

Holiday House: Now Seeking Children’s Books

Holiday House is an established and reputable children’s book publishers. Holiday House has been around for over 75 years. They publish picture books as well as books aimed at children grades 1-3, grades 4-6, and grades 7 and up. They are based out of New York City. They have published many well known books and…

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 19, 2016

Source Books: Now Seeking Book Submissions

A large independent publisher based out of Illinois, they also have offices in Connecticut and New York. Source books was started in 1987 by Dominique Raccah. They also have several imprints all founded within the last decade. They started out publishing business books but then expanded to gift books. A number of books they have…

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…

March 18, 2016

JollyFish Press: Now Accepting Book Manuscript Queries

Updated April 2017 JollyFish Press was started in 2012. They are based out of Provo, Utah. Jollyfish has a major distributor and a large staff for a relatively new press. Their authors have won numerous awards. They initially published a wide range of genres for adults, children, and young adults. However in the past year…

December 2, 2015

Entangled Publishing: Now Accepting Book Manuscripts

Entangled Publishing is an independent publisher of adult and young adult romantic fiction. Since its first release in July 2011, Entangled has published more than 970 titles. This number includes 14 titles that have made it onto the New York Times Bestsellers list and 42 titles that have placed on the USA Today Bestsellers list….

October 15, 2015

Peachtree Publishers: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Peachtree Publishers is a well respected independent publisher with good distribution. They are based out of Atlanta Georgia and they specialize in publishing children’s books, young adult books, self help titles for parents and educators and guides to the American south. They also  publish books on gardening and cookbooks, but usually only with a southern…

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…

September 3, 2015

Pajama Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Pajama Press is a publisher of books for children and young adults. They focus on publishing literary works. They publish books that fall into a wide range of categories including: picture books, board books for the very young, middle-grade novels, young adult novels, and non-fiction for all juvenile categories. Pajama Press has good distribution and…

August 12, 2015

Lacewing Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Warning: Lacewing Books Now Charges a Submission Fee Lacewing Books is an imprint of Engine Books, an established small publisher of works of literary merit, including novels and short story collections. Lacewing Books is a new imprint and has only been around for a couple of years now. They are interested in publishing YA novels…

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 23, 2015

Giant Squid Books

Giant Squid Books is a small publisher that has been around for a little over a year now. They publish eBooks and paperbacks (print-on-demand). They have only published three books so far. They are interested in publishing young adult books. They do not have any genre restrictions. Giant Squid run by a team of two…

June 11, 2015

Triangle Square: Now Accepting Children’s Book Submissions

Triangle Square is an imprint of Seven Stories Press that focuses on publishing young adult novels and children’s books. Seven Stories Press is an independent publisher that is well respected and has been around for twenty years. Their books are distributed by Random House. You can read our full review of Seven Stories Press, here….

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…

April 16, 2015

Cohesion Press: Now Accepting Book Submissions

UPDATED February 2016 Cohesion Press is a small press publishes novels in the sub genres of military horror, military sci-fi, and creature-based thrillers. They have only been around for a few years but they have already published 19 books, although many are part of the same series. They offer 50% of gross income on all…

April 2, 2015

Boroughs Publishing: Now Accepting Romance Manuscript Submissions

Boroughs Publishing Group is an e-publisher that focuses on publishing romance novels, novellas, and short stories. Within the romance genre they are interested in publishing a large number of sub genres including contemporary romance, young adult, historical fiction, paranormal, urban fantasy, multicultural, erotic, thrillers, and fantasy novels. Boroughs Publishing Group has been around now for…

March 12, 2015

Blue Tulip Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Blue Tulip Publishing is a digital publisher with a number of imprints focused on targeting different readerships. Most of the books they publish are Romance novels but some of their imprints are open to genre fiction without romance. They are a newer publisher so they have not established much of a track record yet, but…

February 18, 2015

Bloomsbury Spark: Now Accepting Book Manuscripts

UPDATE: June 23rd 2016. A reader reported Bloomsbury Spark’s contact email was not working. Eventually she was able to contact someone at Bloomsbury Spark who said that they are no longer open to unsolicited submissions. The website has not been updated at this point and all the unsolicited submission guidelines are still up. However they…

December 11, 2014

Five Great Children’s Book Publishers

These five children’s book publishers are all excellent. None of them require agents. Nor do they require illustrations. All they require are well written books aimed at children. Each of the publishers focus on different age groups, and some are looking for educational work, others are open to anything. Below we have written a brief…

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….

December 8, 2014

Beau Coup Publishing: Now Accepting Book Submissions

UPDATED: January – Permanently closed their doors in January 2016. Beau Coup Publishing is primarily an ebook publisher, but they also publish print editions (through CreateSpace). They publish a wide range of books. Although most books they publish are in the romance or erotica genre, they are also interested in work outside of those genres….

December 4, 2014

Hot Key Books: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Hot key Books is an imprint of Bonnier Publishing which is part of the much larger international Bonnier a large media group. Hot key Books is based in the UK. They publish books for kids and teens between the ages of 8-18. The cover art for these books is exceptional. They also have a great,…

November 29, 2014

Anaiah Press: Open to Manuscript Submissions

Anaiah Press is a Christian digital first publisher. They publish faith based fiction and non fiction. They are relatively small and new publishing house. However they have a large number of editors for such a small organization and many of the editors have a fair amount of experience.  The editors (aside from the managing editor)…

November 16, 2014

Evernight: Open To Romance Manuscripts

Updated April 20 Evernight is an ebook publisher of romance and erotica novels that is currently open to submissions from writers. They also publish print versions of some books. They publish a lot of books and have a relatively high acceptance rate. However most authors that are published by them seem to have had an…

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 17, 2014

Fat Fox Books: Accepting Children’s Book Submissions

Fat Fox Books is a new children’s book publisher. They just opened their doors last year. Because they are a brand new publisher, authors are taking on a few risks when signing with them, because they have no proven record, however they are taking on the same risk if you are a previously unpublished author….

June 26, 2014

Omnific Publishing: Accepting Book Synopsis

Omnific Publishing is romance publishing company that publishes digital books. Omnific started in 2009. At first it seemed like they faced a learning curve to a certain degree. However, they have turned into a successful publishing company, regularly landing books on the Kindle bestsellers lists. Also, a number of their books have been picked up…

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…

April 3, 2014

Alloy Entertainment: Accepting Manuscript Queries

Note: This article was initially published in April, 2014, updates were made in January and February 2015. The Latest update was April 2017 Alloy Entertainment is a large company that has been responsible for a number of successful books, including The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and the Gossip Girl series. The books they publish…

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…

February 10, 2014

Clean Reads: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Astrea Press officially launched in 2010 and published it’s first e-book in early 2011. It was founded because the owner, Stephanie Taylor saw a gap in the e-book market when it came to “wholesome” mainstream romance novels. Astrea does not publish anything erotic. To this end in the last year they seem to have re…

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…

December 11, 2013

Jupiter Garden Press: Accepting Manuscript Excerpts

Update July 2016: Jupiter Gardens is out of buisness as of August 2016 Jupiter Garden Press was started in 2007 by Mary K. Wilson. It started out as a metaphysical press that also sold other items, such as crystals. A lot has changed since then. Their main publication, Jupiter Gardens Press, is mainly non-fiction focused…

November 7, 2013

Adams Media: Accepting Book Manuscript Proposals

Permanently Closed: Adams Media in late 2016 was purchased by Simon & Schuster. They are no longer accepting direct submissions Adams Media is open to proposal submissions. They will consider any proposal, even ones by first time authors and authors who do not have an agent. They publish a wide variety of books including cookbooks,…

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