Young Adult

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…

March 1, 2018

Tell-Tale Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Tell-Tale Publishing is a small press founded in 2009. They seem to focus primarily on eBooks but also they have print options (largely print on demand). They publish six imprints which include Dahlia (Romance, and various romance subgenres), Stargazer (fantasy, steampunk), Nightshade (horror), Casablanca (mystery), Thistle (middle school, YA, New Adult), and Deja Vu (reprints…

February 15, 2018

Sleeping Bear Press: Now Accepting Submissions

Sleeping Bear Press is a well regarded publisher of board books, picture books, middle grade readers, and young adult fiction. They offer advances to some authors. They have good regional distribution in the Midwest and ok distribution in North America. Their books have won a wide variety of awards, all of them are listed here….

January 25, 2018

Clean Teen Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Clean Teen Publishing is a small publisher started a number of years ago. They publish print and electronic versions of books. All of the books they publish are aimed at teens. Their selling point, and the reason they are named what they are, is that all books come with a really clear rating system, that…

January 11, 2018

Filles Vertes Publishing: Now Seeking Submissions

Updated February 2019 – They have not been responding to submissions in a timely manner. Filles Vertes Publishing was founded in 2016. It is a new publisher with only a few books under their belt and a few forthcoming books as well. They have print and electronic versions of all their books. They accept submissions…

October 4, 2017

Gibbs Smith: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Updated September 26, 2018 Gibbs Smith is an established publisher with good distribution and a focus on cook books, interior design and architecture books, and board books for children. They have published a number of bestsellers, including a board book version of Pride & Prejudice. For small children they publish activity books, picture books, and…

July 20, 2017

PYR: Now Accepting Book Manuscripts

UPDATED January 2018: They are now closed to unagented submissions. PYR is a science fiction and fantasy publisher. They are now an imprint of Prometheus Publishing. They have published a number of well known genre books and have good distribution. In fact it is worldwide, and their Canadian distributor is Penguin. In 2014 the founding…

June 8, 2017

Flux: Now Seeking Young Adult Book Manuscripts

Updated January 2018 – reports of questionable actions on part of another North Star Editions Imprint has me suggesting caution when interacting with Flux. You can learn more on our review of Jollyfish (another recently acquired imprint of North Star). Flux is an imprint of North Star Editions that publishes exclusively young adult fiction. Their…

April 20, 2017

Page Street Publishing: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Page Street Publishing is a publisher of full color, mostly hardcover, gift books, cookbooks, and craft-books. Most of them have an important visual component. To get a good feeling for what they have published in the past you can go here. They are distributed through Macmillan in every country but Canada (where they have a…

February 23, 2017

Diversion Books: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Diversion Books was started by Scott Waxman of Waxman Literary Agency. He said that it started as an experiment of sorts to publish books that the agency represented that they had a hard time finding “Big 5” publishers to accept. That was seen as conflict of interest, and writers were initially very leery. However, after…

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