Mystery

July 6, 2016

Tule Publishing: A Romance and Mystery Publisher

Updated April 7th, 2019 Tule Publishing started out as Romance Publisher with multiple imprints. Many of their books have sold well on Amazon. Most books they have published have at least 25 positive reviews. They have published bestselling and award winning authors. They publish a wide variety of romance including western, paranormal, and holiday. They…

June 2, 2016

Speaking Volumes: Now Seeking Book Queries

UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 27TH –  Some Submissions to Speaking Volumes are now being re-directed to two hybrid imprints where authors are required to pre-purchase 75 copies.  This is a real issue because the business’s are not separated. A traditional publisher should never re-route you to a hybrid imprint of that same press. We are recommending…

December 16, 2015

WiDo Publishing: Book Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Last Updated November, 2017 A small family run publisher, WiDo publishes fiction and nonfiction books. They are currently particularly interested in science fiction, fantasy, mystery/suspense, and nonfiction essay collections and memoirs. They added a vanity publishing arm last year, but said they initially said they would not redirect submissions from the traditional publisher to the…

December 10, 2015

Henery Press: Book Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Updated October 16th, 2018. They are no longer accepting unaganted submissions with three exceptions. Henery Press is a small publisher that focuses on publishing mystery and chick lit. Their mysteries are generally on the cozier side. They publish print and electronic editions of their books. A number of their books have sold well on Amazon….

October 8, 2015

The Poisoned Pencil: Now Accepting YA Manuscript Submissions

Poisoned Pencil Press is a publisher of young adult mystery novels. They are an imprint of the respected publisher Poisoned Pen Press, and they are both based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. Poisoned Pencil Press is currently open to unsolicited submissions of manuscripts. They use the same easy to use online system (Submittable) for authors as…

August 26, 2015

WITNESS Impulse: Now Accepting Book Manuscripts

Updated January 2019 – They have been closed to direct submissions for over a year now. The link to their submission guidelines is broken. WITNESS Impulse is a digital first imprint of Harper Collins. They publish a wide variety of mystery novels, including digital editions by some of the most famous mystery writers of all…

July 15, 2015

Hard Case Crime: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Hard Case Crime is a well respected and established niche publisher of hard boiled crime novels. The publisher has been featured in a number of respected publications including Time Magazine and The Stranger. They re-issue books that were previously published and they also publish new books. They are open to manuscript queries. They focus on…

June 11, 2015

Crooked Cat: Now Accepting eBook Submissions

Updated February 2019 – An author contacted us with information about them that made it clear that the contract they have authors signs contains some unfair clauses. Updated September 2018 – They have declared themselves closed to submissions. They still appear to be publishing new books. Crooked Cat is a multi-genre e-book publisher, that has…

March 19, 2015

Brash Books: Crime Publisher Now Accepting Submissions

Brash Books is a company that specializes in publishing crime novels. Lee Goldberg and Joel Goldman, both best-selling, Edgar nominated authors, started the company. The books they publish have electronic and print editions. Brash Books publishes psychological thrillers, murder mysteries, international espionage, and police procedurals. The website has a cocky, over-confident tone, and it focuses…

February 9, 2015

Black & White Publishing: Accepting Submissions

Black & White Publishing was founded in 1995 and is now one of the largest Scottish publishers. They currently have over 200 books in print.  They are based in Scotland but they are open to publishing work by authors of any nationality or current geographic location. They have good distributor and are starting to break…

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