Non Fiction

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…

June 25, 2020

Jessica Kingsley Publishers: Open to Proposals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers (JKP) is an established UK Press (with a US office) that was purchased by John Murray Press/Hachette UK in 2017. You can read more about this acquisition here. JKP focuses on publishing high quality books for professional and general readers on a variety of subjects. They are best known for their books…

June 4, 2020

SmartPop Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

SmartPop Books is an imprint of BenBella Books, an established and respected non-fiction publisher. According to their website, SmartPop is “actively looking for smart, quirky, engaging non-fiction titles on television, books, and film.” They are open to anthologies, as well as single author titles. The work could be an official, authorized guide, or an unofficial…

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…

April 30, 2020

Big Sky Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Big Sky Publishing is an Australian based publisher that focuses on publishing nonfiction books for adults. They also publish children’s books, although they are only open to children’s book submissions at certain times. They focus on publishing manuscripts focusing on the following areas: History, Military History, Self-help, Autobiography, Business, Careers, Environment, How to/Practical Guides, Health,…

March 26, 2020

Inanna: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Inanna Publications and Education Inc is a Canadian feminist press that was founded in 1978 and is open to international submissions, they publish fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and essay collections. Some of what they publish is academic, but much of what they publish is not. If you are curious as to how they define the…

March 19, 2020

Open Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

UPDATED MARCH 19TH, 12:30 pm: We just received feedback from an anonymous source that this publisher requires authors to purchase 100 copies of their own book. This is counter to our philosophy that writers should not pay anything to publish their work. We are reaching out to the publisher to learn more. Please proceed with…

March 12, 2020

The Feminist Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

The Feminist Press was established as an independent nonprofit literary publisher in 1970.  The Feminist Press is the oldest women’s publishing house in the world. They are open to submission from female/female identifying, and non binary authors. They publish literary fiction and works of nonfiction. It is easy to get a feel for what they…

January 30, 2020

Familius: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Familius is a newer publisher, established in the last few years, but the head editor is established and has a good track record of working at other publishing companies. They were also recently acquired by the established publisher Workman, which already has a number of other imprints in this market. Workman has excellent distribution. Familius…

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…

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