Young Adult

September 20, 2018

Versify: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Versify, a new imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, is accepting submissions via email. Versify was started by the Newberry Award winning author Kwame Alexander, who you can learn more about here. The goal of Versify is to publish risky, unconventional books for children. They are looking for novels, non-fiction, picture books,…

August 22, 2018

Tradewind Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Tradewind Books is a small publisher of  books for children and young adults located in British Columbia, Canada. They publish beautifully illustrated books, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and for young adults. They publish primarily fiction but also some poetry. They are not interested in nonfiction. It is important to note that they…

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…

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

Updated March 18th: 2020 – they have not published in over a year. I would consider them defunct. Do not submit. 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,…

January 11, 2018

Filles Vertes Publishing: Now Seeking Submissions

Updated April 2020 – to reflect company updates. Updated February 2019 – They have not been responding to submissions in a timely manner. Filles Vertes Publishing was founded in 2016. They now have a track record of over twenty published books. They have print and electronic versions of all their books. They accept submissions of…

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…

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