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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 September 10, 2018 Parvus Press is a new digital first publisher of science fiction and fantasy novels. They have been around for over two years now. The first book they published one book sold over 4,000 copies. They have now published four books, all four have received good reviews. They have two books currently…

August 24, 2016

Blushing Books: Accepting Submissions

Blushing Books started out as a romance print publisher in the 90’s. It has since shifted entirely into the eBook market. Books are released to all major distributors, including the Barnes and Noble Nook, Kobo, Apple, All Romance Ebooks, and Smashwords. They have a newsletter with over 15,00 subscribers, so they are focused on selling…

August 22, 2016

Cedar Fort: Now Seeking Book Manuscripts

LAST UPDATED JUNE 2018: I would not advise submitting to them at this time. They have started to really focus on promoting their vanity publishing arm. They appear to have sent the following email to everyone who submitted in the last few years and was rejected by them: “Hello! Are you still interested in publishing…

August 11, 2016

Soft Skull Press: Now Seeking Book Manuscripts

Updated November 2018 Soft Skull Press is a small publisher of literary fiction and non fiction based out of California.  They were recently purchased by Black Balloon/Catapult. 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 open to unsolicited…

March 24, 2016

Tor/Forge: Open to Manuscript Submissions

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 publishers. Tor is one of the most established science fiction publishers and they have won the Locus Award for best SF publisher 26 years in a row. They offer advances. Some…

December 2, 2015

Ulysses Press: Submission Guidelines

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 for books on the…

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…

July 17, 2015

Ticonderoga Publications

January 2018 – Update: Because they have not published a new book in a while or reopened submissions we currently consider Ticonderoga Publications to be defunct. Ticonderoga Publications is a small Australian based print publisher that has been around since 1996. They focus on publishing speculative fiction. That means they are open to a wide…

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….

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