Manuscript Publishers

July 12, 2018

DAW: Now Open to Manuscript Submissions

UPDATED July 2018 DAW is an imprint of Penguin that is open to manuscript submissions from authors without an agent. This is unusual and a great opportunity. DAW is a highly respected publisher of Science Fiction and Fantasy. DAW has published authors such as Marion Zimmer Bradley and Roger Zelazny. DAW has published many bestselling…

Able Muse: Seeking Manuscript Submissions Until July 15th

Able Muse is a small literary press that has one free reading period every year, from 1st May through 15th July. They also publish a literary journal, and they host a number of contests every year. They publish poetry and fiction primarily, and they will consider non-fiction as long as you query first. Most of…

July 4, 2018

The Parliament House Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

The Parliament House is a small eBook and print press started in 2016.  They specialize in fantasy, including paranormal, contemporary, and urban. Their website is well designed and the covers are well designed and market appropriate. They seem active on social media and more focused on recruiting readers than writers. The fantasy novels they tend…

June 27, 2018

Crooked Lane: Now Accepting Submissions

Crooked Lane was established in 2014 as a press specializing in crime books. They have an experienced staff and have managed to publish some well known authors already. They publish a range of mysteries that lean towards the cozy, and they are not opposed to publishing a series of books. You can see their catalog…

June 18, 2018

Pelican Publishing Company: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Pelican Publishing Company is a publisher based out of New Orleans. They have been around for the a long time and they published William Faulkner’s first trade paperback book. They have a back list of over 2,500 titles. They publish between 40 and 70 new titles yearly. They focus on publishing art/architecture books, cooking/cookbooks, motivational,…

June 14, 2018

Artisan Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Artisan focuses on publishing visual-heavy nonfiction books. The visuals themselves vary between photography, illustration, or graphic design, but the idea is that these books communicate ideas and lessons because of their strong visual components. Most of the books, including Artisan’s first bestseller The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller, include all three components. They are…

May 30, 2018

Cobblestone Press: Now Accepting Submissions

A small  print on demand and romance ePublisher with an attention to detail. They publish sensual & erotic romance stories and short story erotica.  They have different guidelines and expectations for each of these categories. They release five to eight titles a month in a variety of eFormats. They are open to most subgenres and…

May 23, 2018

Bright Sky Press: Accepting Submissions

UPDATED MAY 30TH, 2018 – We are advising authors to proceed with caution regarding this press. We have received reports from authors and illustrators with their traditional publishing  arm that have not received payment for extended period of time, and authors who have been offered second print runs with strings attached. Bright Sky Press is…

May 17, 2018

Regal Crest Enterprises: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Regal Crest Enterprises historically specialized in publishing books of interest to lesbian readers but now their focus has expanded to include gay readers. They mostly publish popular fiction, but they have also published short stories, essays, and anthologies. They have a non-fiction imprint as well. Writers who have worked with them have generally good things…

May 10, 2018

Sinful Press: Now Accepting Romance Submissions

Sinful Press focuses on publishing erotica. They primarily publish eBooks but most are also offered in paperback format (through print on demand publishing). Sinful Press is based in the UK. They are a relatively new publisher and so far their Amazon sales have not been stellar, but what they have published has largely been well…

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