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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 no geographic limits on their current or upcoming submission calls. They really want to…

July 19, 2018

Black Opal Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

They accept all romance genres, including paranormal and erotic, they also publish YA, Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit, Historicals, Mysteries, and Thrillers.  They also occasionally publish non-fiction. They are a small print on demand and eBook publisher. They do not have great sales records, but have been doing this for a while. They often work with…

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…

January 11, 2018

Filles Vertes Publishing: Now Seeking Submissions

Updated February 2019 – They have not been responding to submissions in a timely manner. Filles Vertes Publishing was founded in 2016. It is a new publisher with only a few books under their belt and a few forthcoming books as well. They have print and electronic versions of all their books. They accept submissions…

November 16, 2017

Head of Zeus: Accepting Manuscripts Submissions

Head of Zeus is a UK based print publisher that was founded in early 2012. They publish a wide variety of work including non-fiction, literary fiction, general and genre fiction. They have a number of imprints and have good distribution in the UK. A number of the books they have published have been subsequently picked…

July 24, 2017

Fiery Seas: Now Accepting Book Manuscripts

Updated February 2019 – They are officially defunct. Authors were not paid. Updated November 23rd, 2018 – They are not paying authors. Learn more here. Authors who have had a good experience in the past are now pulling out.  Do not recommend. Fiery Seas is an eBook and print publisher founded in 2014. They are…

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