Young Adult

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 April 13, 2018: They are now permanently closed. Do not submit! 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…

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 February 2018   Adding a strong note of caution to this review! Things really seem to be changing since North Star Editions took over. Authors have reporting unfair practices on Twitter here and you can learn more here. JollyFish Press was started in 2012. They are based out of Provo, Utah. Jollyfish has a…

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

UPDATED FEBRUARY 2018: They are permanently closed to business. 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…

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