Manuscript Publishers

May 23, 2019

Carrel Books: Now Seeking Manuscript Submissions

Carrel Books is a non-fiction imprint of Skyhorse Publishing. They have major distribution and while Skyhorse’s past reputation has been a little mixed, they seem to be doing well for a while now. Carrel Books was founded in 2014. It’s an unusual imprint because, while its books are available for purchase from the public, they…

May 16, 2019

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…

May 9, 2019

Eraserhead Press: Open to Submissions of Bizarro Fiction

Eraserhead Press is a small publisher based out of Portland, Oregon that focuses on publishing Bizarro Fiction. Be sure you are familiar with the genre before submitting.  They are not interested in any work cannot be categorized as Bizarro. They are a print and e-Book publisher. Eraserhead Press was established in 1999. They have a…

May 2, 2019

Pan Macmillan Australia: Now Accepting Submissions on the First Monday of Every Month

Pan Macmillan Australia is open to direct submissions. They are the Austalian imprint of Macmillian, one of the big five publishers. This is the only way to submit to Macmillan directly. They have excellent distribution in Australia. They publish commercial fiction including  women’s fiction, romance, thriller, crime, historical, humor, paranormal, fantasy, as well as literary…

April 25, 2019

Shadow Mountain: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Shadow Mountain is an imprint of Deseret Books. Both publishers are Mormon, but  Deseret Books focuses more on producing faith-based content. Shadow Mountain publishes primarily fiction and they have published a number of New York Times bestselling books. Because the company is Mormon run, books have to be approved by in-house censors in order to be published….

April 16, 2019

UNO Press: Now Accepting Book Proposals

UNO (the University of New Orleans) Press publishes fiction, nonfiction, and academic work that focuses on, but is not limited to, the southeastern region of the United States. It is easy to get a feel for what they publish by visiting their store. I do not know who their distributor is, but most university presses…

April 11, 2019

Text Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Text Publishing in an Australian press that has published a wide variety of best sellers. They have won the small publisher of the year award three times. You can get a feel for what they publish here. One of their biggest hits in recent years is the internationally bestselling novel The Rosie Project, by Graeme…

April 4, 2019

Transmundane Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Transmundane Press is a small press that is always open to submissions and publishes print and electronic books. They don’t say a lot about the genre they publish on their site, but based on browsing their back catalog I would say they publish largely genre (paranormal/horror) romance aimed at young adults and adults. I was…

March 28, 2019

Dr Cicero Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Dr Cicero Books is a small press that publishes literary fiction and poetry. They are distributed by Small Press Distribution. Some of the books have great covers, others not so much. The website is visually appealing but it is a little hard to navigate, because it doesn’t have an easy way to switch between pages….

March 20, 2019

Seventh Street Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Seventh Street Books started out as the mystery imprint of the established nonfiction publisher Prometheus Books. But they were recently sold and are now an imprint of Start Media. They publish only mystery and thrillers, but are open to a variety of sub-genres, including legal thrillers. Seventh Street Books has a memorable tag line: “Where…

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