Mystery

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…

July 3, 2019

Fahrenheit Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Fahrenheit Press is a publisher that focuses on publishing thrillers and crime novels. They are not interested in any books outside of these genres. They are a print and eBook Publisher. It is important to note that they don’t mind re-publishing self-published books, as long as all the rights belong to the author. They are…

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…

December 17, 2018

Polis Books: Now Accepting Book Queries

Polis Books is an independent publisher of fiction and nonfiction, founded in 2013. Their focus is on publishing new voices. They are a technologically driven company. They publish print and digital books. Polis Books was founded by Jason Pinter. Mr. Pinter had over a decade of experience in editorial, marketing and publicity for a variety…

August 16, 2018

Twelfth Planet Press: Now Seeking Novella Submissions

Twelfth Planet Press is a small electronic press focusing primarily on publishing novellas by women and other marginalized writers in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror and more recently, crime. They particularly hope to publish Australian writers but they have had no geographic limits on their recent submission calls. They really want to publish…

July 19, 2018

Black Opal Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

UPDATED JULY 30TH, 2019 – They have gone through some recent upheval in terms of new ownership and employees. I cannot disclose details at this time, but I would not advise anyone to approach them at this time. I will update as soon as I hear more. They accept all romance genres, including paranormal and…

June 27, 2018

Crooked Lane: Now Accepting Submissions

Crooked Lane was established in 2014 as a press specializing in crime books. They have an experienced staff and have managed to publish some well known authors already. They publish a range of mysteries that lean towards the cozy, and they are not opposed to publishing a series of books. You can see their catalog…

May 3, 2018

Stairway Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Stairway Press publishes and markets literary books in a variety of genres including science, science fiction, short stories, political essays, literary thrillers and adventure books. They are not interested in young adult or children books. Their main focus is quality writing. Although a number of the books I looked at I would not describe as…

March 1, 2018

Tell-Tale Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Tell-Tale Publishing is a small press founded in 2009. They seem to focus primarily on eBooks but also they have print options (largely print on demand). They publish six imprints which include Dahlia (Romance, and various romance subgenres), Stargazer (fantasy, steampunk), Nightshade (horror), Casablanca (mystery), Thistle (middle school, YA, New Adult), and Deja Vu (reprints…

January 18, 2018

Carina Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Updated February 15th, 2019 Carina Press is Harlequin’s digital-first adult fiction imprint, publishing first in digital, and then depending on the numbers releasing audio and print versions as well. Unlike most of Harlequin’s imprints they don’t just focus on romance, although they are open to all subgenres of romance, including contemporary, paranormal, LGBTQ+, and science…

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