Fiction

September 19, 2019

The Permanent Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

The Permanent Press is an established small press. They only publish adult fiction with a focus on mystery and general/literary fiction. They have published a number of successful, ongoing mystery series. They are run by a husband and wife team, Judith & Martin Shepard. The covers of the work they publish range from good to…

August 29, 2019

Agora Books: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Agora Books (UK) is linked to the established literary agency Peters, Fraser & Dunlop. It is very important not to confuse this Agora Books with the one based in Canada, which is a vanity press we do not recommend. Agora Books is a digital first publisher of fiction and nonfiction. They were established in 2015…

August 15, 2019

Agate Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Agate Publishing is a small press located in Evanston Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. They started in 2002 with their Bolden imprint and initially published only African American authors before expanding from there. They have good distribution within the United States. They are only open to queries, which means that you can only send your…

July 19, 2019

Flame Tree Press: Now Seeking Manuscript Submissions

Flame Tree Press is an imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Flame Tree Press focuses on publishing speculative fiction, science fiction, fantasy, horror and crime fiction. They have been around for a couple years now and have good distribution in the US and the UK. I have seen their books at brick and mortar bookstores on…

June 27, 2019

Penmore Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Penmore is an Arizona-based independent publisher of fiction and nonfiction from emerging and established authors. They are open to most genres of fiction, according to their site, but based on their current releases I would say they lean solidly towards historical fiction (and nonfiction). Their website is aimed at readers, not writers, which is always…

June 6, 2019

Histria Books: Accepting Submissions

Histria Books was founded in 1997 as an academic press, it has since become an independent one. It is now based out of Palm Beach and Las Vegas. They publish general interest books, fiction and literature, and children’s books, as well as scholarly books in broad range of categories. Starting June 1st they have an…

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…

March 7, 2019

Biblioasis: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Biblioasis is a literary press based in Windsor, Ontario. They publish poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. They publish short story collections and translated works. The books they publish have beautiful covers. Within Canada they have good distribution. Unlike most Canadian presses they accept international submissions, however they use the term “select”. If you are submitting internationally…

February 14, 2019

aunt lute: Accepting Submissions

aunt lute is a multicultural women’s press. Their priority is to publish work by women, both transgender and cisgender, particularly women of color. They publish both fiction and nonfiction. They also publish poetry but only as part of an anthology or a larger prose work. They were founded in 1982. They are distributed by Small…

October 10, 2018

Wundor Editions: Now Seeking Manuscript Submissions

A ‘wundor’ is a miracle or a powerful feat of creativity. It is also a monster or a strange creature. It is an Old English word which runs the breadth of the artistic imagination and its unlimited potential. “Wundor Editions is committed to publishing innovative and challenging literature and images, working with new and established…

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