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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…

March 23, 2017

Parvus Press: Accepting Full Manuscript Submissions

Updated August 25, 2020 – They are taking this summer to re-assess their strategies and decide which route to take forward. They will not be responding to submissions till early fall. Do not submit to them during this time. Parvus Press is a new digital first publisher of science fiction and fantasy novels. They have…

August 11, 2016

Soft Skull Press: Now Seeking Book Manuscripts

Updated March 2020 Soft Skull Press is a small publisher of literary fiction and nonfiction currently based in New York. They publish a wide variety of quirky and well written work. They have published a number of well-known authors, including Maggie Nelson. They are a niche press. Their distributor is Publishers Group West. They are now…

March 24, 2016

Tor/Forge: Open to Manuscript Submissions

September 30th 2020: They are closed to general submissions due to COVID-19, but plan to reopen. Also they’ve held novella submissions during this time, so the site is still worth checking. Tor/Forge publishes science fiction and fantasy books. Run by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, Tor/Forge is an imprint of Macmillan, one of the big five…

December 2, 2015

Ulysses Press: Submission Guidelines

Updated March 13th 2020 Ulysses Press is an independent publisher that has been around for almost a decade. They focus on publishing non-fiction books aimed at niche markets.  It is a good idea to go through their catalog before submitting to see if your work is a good fit for their press. They are looking…

November 5, 2015

Ghost Pines Publishing: Submission Guidelines (Dark Fantasy)

UPDATE: They have gone out of business. Ghost Pines Publishing is an independent press dedicated to dark fantasy fiction. They go to great length to define the term dark fantasy, but the main points appear to be that dark fantasy is sympathetic to the monsters themselves and it is set in a contemporary setting with…

December 9, 2014

Tyrus Books: Now Accepting Book Pitches

UPDATE: Tyrus Books permenently closed its doors as of April 7th 2017. This was after they became an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Tyrus Books is a publisher of crime and literary fiction. All the work they publish leans towards literary. They offer advances to authors. They have a good distributor and a good reputation….

BenBella Books: Now Accepting Non-Fiction Pitches

BenBella is a niche publishing company run by Glen Yeffeth. Yeffeth has a marketing background but he is also a lover of books. They have a good distributor and are a marketing-oriented company. The editors receive high praise for their ability to edit books. They only publish works of non-fiction. They publish between 30-40 books…

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