Non Fiction

January 9, 2020

Bedazzled Ink: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

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 literary fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books that celebrate the unique and under-represented voices of women and books about women…

January 1, 2020

Haymarket Books: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Haymarket Books is an established nonfiction publisher with excellent distribution. They are interested in publishing manuscripts that are accessible to a wide range of progressive and radical political activists. These books should also be useful to an academic audience. They do not publish dissertations. They have published very established authors, including the journalist Naomi Klein,…

December 25, 2019

John Blake Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

John Blake Books has been publishing bestselling books since 1991. They focus on non-fiction, particularly on mass-market autobiographies/memoirs. They also have a music imprint, a children’s Dinosaur imprint and an imprint dedicated to history, art, humor and gift books. They are a British publisher and an imprint of Bonnier that is open to direct submissions…

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…

November 26, 2019

Schaffner Press: Open to Manuscript Queries

Schaffner is an established press with distribution through IPG. They publish literary fiction, short fiction collections, and crime fiction. They also publish a wide variety of non-fiction including memoir, autobiography, biography, journalistic expose or narrative, true crime, art, culture, pop culture, world history, current events, science, and music. Schaffner Press is owned and managed by…

November 14, 2019

Clash Books: Now Open to Manuscript Submissions

Clash Books started in 2015, they also publish Clash Magazine and the literary journal Trash Panda. They publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Clash Books is a small press but they attend major conferences like AWP and they host readings. They also offer wholesale discounts and they have provisional distribution via Ingram Spark. Their submission guidelines…

October 17, 2019

Blink Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

One of Blink Publishing’s taglines is “From the high profile to the leftfield, we publish across a broad spectrum of tastes and interests.” This does seem rather accurate based on their catalog. They publish a lot of memoirs, by people like Lilly Allen and Ollie Ollerton, yet they also publish books like Traces by Patricia…

September 26, 2019

New Harbinger: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

New Harbinger is an established publisher of self-help books that focus on psychology, health, and personal growth. The books they publish are grounded in science, research, and clinical practice. They have been around for over 35 years. They publish self help books, psychology workbooks, professional books, memoirs, and gift books, all focused on mental health….

September 5, 2019

Microcosm: Accepting Nonfiction Submissions

Microcosm is a Portland-based publisher that specializes in nonfiction DIY (Do-It-Yourself) goods that focus on the reader and teach self-empowerment. They are on Powell’s 24 of Our Favorite Small Presses list. . The authors they publish have to have expertise and lived experience in the subject area they write about. They are looking for work…

August 15, 2019

Agate Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Agate Publishing is a small press located in Evanston Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. They started in 2002 with their Bolden imprint and initially published only African American authors before expanding from there. They have good distribution within the United States. They are only open to queries, which means that you can only send your…

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