Literary Fiction

September 24, 2020

Coffeetown Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Coffeetown Press is a literary and non-fiction imprint owned by Epicenter Press. They primarily publish non-fiction, as well as memoir, literary fiction, and historical fiction. They have good local distribution in the Pacific Northwest where they are based, but outside of that region their distribution is more limited. Their books do tend to sell well…

July 2, 2020

Ig Publishing: Now Open to Manuscript Queries

Ig Publishing is a New York based small press that focuses on publishing literary fiction and progressive political nonfiction. The books they’ve published have won or been honorable mentions for many major awards, and are frequently mentioned on “best of” year end lists. While they are not open to unsolicited manuscripts they do accept unsolicited…

May 14, 2020

Owl Canyon Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Owl Canyon Press is an independent publisher based out of Boulder, Colorado. They were founded in 2011. They publish fiction, nonfiction, young adult fiction, and works in translation. It’s easy to get a feel for what sort of work they publish by browsing their catalog. They have local distribution, but outside of Colorado, I suspect…

February 27, 2020

Brother Mockingbird Publishing: Actively Seeking Manuscript Queries

Brother Mockingbird Publishing is a small independent press committed to discovering writers from the American South, but they are also open to good fiction, regardless of where the author is based. They recently celebrated their two year anniversary, so they are a new press.  They publish a wide range of genres including women’s fiction, historical…

February 13, 2020

Fairlight Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Fairlight Books is a publisher of literary fiction based in Oxford. They were founded in 2017 and started publishing in 2018. The company is run by an ex-energy chief, Louise Boland. Their goal is to promote literary fiction, particularly by new authors, in the UK. You can learn a little bit more about that here….

January 16, 2020

Farrar, Straus and Giroux: Open to Submissions

Updated on April 21st, 2020 – They have closed to unsolicited submissions. We will update if this changes at any point, but I don’t think this is a temporary change. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG) is open to direct submissions. They are an imprint of Macmillan, one of the Big Five publishers. They focus on…

January 9, 2020

Bedazzled Ink: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Updated January 31st 2020: They have temporarily closed to submissions. Check their website (link at the bottom) for updates.  They are a small press that focuses on publishing women and women-identifying authors. The books they publish are on female protagonists and the female perspective. Their mission statement is as follows: “Bedazzled Ink is dedicated to…

December 12, 2019

Unnamed Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Unnamed Press is an independent publisher of literary fiction and nonfiction, based in Los Angeles and founded in 2014. They have excellent distribution, their books have been reviewed in most major publications, and they know how to promote the books they publish. The books they publish focus on challenging conventions and assumptions. They’ve published a…

December 5, 2019

Blue Moon Publishers: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Blue Moon is a boutique Canadian Publisher. They focus on publishing Literary Fiction and Women’s Fiction, as well as Young Adult and Middle Grade works. The stories they publish span various genres including contemporary, historical, mystery, science fiction, and fantasy. Blue Moon also doesn’t really have distribution. They work with Ingram, which means that their…

November 21, 2019

Three Rooms Press: Open to Submissions

Three Rooms Press is an independent press that is inspired by “Dada, Punk, and Passion”. They were founded in 1994. They have good distribution. As one can see by their tagline, they have a very clear sense of what they like and what they are interested in publishing. They publish fiction, nonfiction (including memoirs), and…

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