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Romance, Thriller, Non Fiction Harlequin Harlequin is one of the most famous romance publishers. They have wide distribution, from grocery stores to bookstores. They are everywhere. First you create one account, with that one account you can submit to any of their divisions. After creating an account you fill out a form, upload a synopsis, and a manuscript. If your manuscript is rejected from one division you can always submit it to another. SUBMIT USA
E-books , Fantasy, Audio Books Baen Baen Books is a science fiction and fantasy publisher. It accepts unsolicited manuscripts for all books and prefers electronic submissions through its manuscript-submission form. Baen is very accepting of new authors and has a large e-publishing department. SUBMIT USA
Media, News Dark Chapter Dark Chapter Press aims to find and develop new talent in horror fiction and to guide new authors from manuscript to published work. SUBMIT USA
Books , science fiction and fantasy DAW Books DAW Books is the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Penguin Books. It accepts unsolicited manuscripts and prefers them in paper form. It will respond in about three months and will not consider simultaneous submissions. SUBMIT USA
Book , young adult fiction and nonfiction Peachtree Peachtree Publishers is an independently owned trade book publisher, specializing in quality children's books, from picture books to young adult fiction and nonfiction; consumer references in health, education, and parenting; and regional guide books about the American South, where the company is based. Our mission is to create books that captivate and educate young and old readers alike, with well-crafted words and pictures. SUBMIT USA
Science Fiction. Fantasy. The Universe. And Related Subjects. TOR TOR Books accepts unsolicited manuscripts on a variety of subjects. It is looking mostly for paranormal romance, mainstream and women’s fiction, science fiction or fantasy, chapter books for children and young adults and horror. They are also accepting non-fiction for their blogs. SUBMIT USA
Children’s books Albert Whitman & Company Albert Whitman & Company has been publishing award-winning children’s books since 1919. Best known for the classic series The Boxcar Children® Mysteries, its highly praised picture books, novels, and nonfiction titles succeed in delighting and reaching out to children and teens of all backgrounds and experiences. Albert Whitman’s special interest titles address subjects such as disease, bullying, and disabilities. All Albert Whitman books treat their readers in a caring and respectful manner, helping them to grow intellectually and emotionally. SUBMIT USA
Highlights Press, Boyds Mills Press, Calkins Creek, WordSong Boyds Mills Boyds Mills is a publisher of children’s and young adult books that accepts unsolicited manuscripts. It is looking for fiction, nonfiction and artwork submissions. It prefers submissions by regular mail, rather that email, and says it will respond within three months. SUBMIT USA
children's book, multicultural literature Lee & Low Books Lee & Low Books publishes books for children and young adults with a multicultural theme. All manuscripts must be aimed at children of color, with an authentic voice. They accept submissions from new authors through regular mail. They accept no email submissions. SUBMIT USA
young adult fiction Saguaro Books, LLC is a publisher of middle grade and young adult fiction by first-time authors. They also accept unsolicited manuscripts. SUBMIT USA
Romance RT Book Reviews RT Book Reviews is a magazine for women (and men!) of all ages who love books. Our magazine is dedicated to helping you Read Smarter! Every issue features over 250 reviews from across the many fiction genres, including romance, mystery, paranormal/urban fantasy, science fiction, young adult and more. We also feature author interviews, industry news, trend spotlights and much more both in our print magazine and on our website. SUBMIT USA
picture books, Bridge House, Buster Books Lou Treleaven You can’t get published without an agent, and you can’t get an agent without being published – or so the adage goes. Thankfully, there are still a few children’s book publishers who are happy to wade through the ‘slush pile’, that teetering tower of manuscripts we imagine fill up a corner of the office, each one representing an agent-less writer who is hoping against hope that they might be plucked from obscurity. So in the spirit of writerly comradeship here is my current list of writer-friendly children’s fiction publishers in the UK who still accept unsolicited manuscripts. Check their website guidelines and submit away, but please do correct me if I’ve made any errors or incorrect assumptions. NB Where there is a link, I have endeavoured to take you, the linkee, to the submissions guidelines page of the publisher’s website; where that is not possible I have linked to the main website page. SUBMIT USA
Mysteries, Romance, Thrillers, Detective, Suspense Joffe Books We appreciate the time and hope authors put into their submissions. In a digital age there's no need for the old 3 chapters and a synopsis. Send us your whole manuscript as a word document or PDF with a short (no more than 3 paragraphs) synopsis. We'll enjoy the chance to read what you've poured your heart and soul into. But as we're busy publishing great books, it might take ages to get back to you. SUBMIT USA
Zebra, Brava, Pinnacle, Citadel, Aphrodisia Kensington Publishing Corporation From the list of editors and their areas of interest below, determine which editor would be best suited to or most interested in the type of book you are proposing. Address the submission to that editor’s attention. If an editor passes, it’s a pass for Kensington; do not re-query or re-submit to another editor. SUBMIT USA
all genres of fiction, non-fiction, self-help and young adult fiction. NCM Our reviewing process is a long and lengthy one, and it will help us immensely if our guidelines are followed in order to speed up the process. Please, carefully read the below guidelines for submitting your manuscript. Adherence to these guidelines will ensure your manuscript being reviewed by our acquisitions team. SUBMIT USA
Science Fiction and Fantasy Science Fiction and Fantasy An emerging publishing company specializing in the genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy. At Science Fiction and Fantasy Publications we pride ourselves with publishing great stories from new and unknown authors. We want to take you into the digital age, based on the backbone of tradition. Our authors are regarded as family, not pay checks (Or pay cheques for our Canadian family members). SUBMIT USA
Picture Books, Novels, Other, Illustration Arthur A. Levine Books Before you write a query letter to us, we encourage you to look at a few of our books and determine whether we are indeed the right kind of publisher for your book. Arthur A. Levine Books publishes hardcover literary fiction and nonfiction for children and teenagers (and discerning adults). We look for strong writing, beautiful artwork, authentic emotion, and ideas or perspectives we haven't seen before, and we greatly enjoy working with debut authors and illustrators. SUBMIT USA
Children’s books, Original folktales Adult books August House accepts proposals and editorial inquiries by mail only. Our editorial mission focuses on world folktales and the art and uses of storytelling. Please review the following guidelines before contacting us about publishing your work. SUBMIT USA
children's books Chronicle Books Chronicle Books publishes an eclectic mixture of traditional and innovative children's books. We are looking for projects that have a unique bent—be it in subject matter, writing style, or illustrative technique—and that will lend our list a distinctive flair. We are interested in fiction and nonfiction books for children of all ages as well as board books, decks, activity kits, and other unusual or "novelty" formats. SUBMIT USA
children, teens, parents, educators, counselors, and others Free Spirit Free Spirit Publishing publishes high-quality nonfiction books and learning materials for children, teens, parents, educators, counselors, and others who live and work with young people. SUBMIT USA
Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Gardners and Bertram Sky Azure A small independent publisher based in Cornwall in the United Kingdom. We are a traditional royalty-paying publisher, accepting electronic submissions now from authors, irrespective of previous publication history or genre. SUBMIT UK
children’s books Woodbine House Woodbine House specializes in books about developmental disabilities and chronic illnesses. We are especially receptive to books that are written expressly for parents of children or adults with disabilities, but will also consider books written for individuals with disabilities, professionals, or a general audience. (See separate writer’s guidelines for children’s books below.) SUBMIT USA
Books Charlesbridge A visit from an author or an illustrator is a great way to bring attention to the fun of reading and to your store or library. Attending a book reading or presentation can be fun and exciting for community members, and entertaining for children. Meeting the author or illustrator of a favorite book can result in inspired readers or inspired customers! SUBMIT USA
meeting authors and illustrators Curious Fox Curious Fox is keenly interested in meeting authors and illustrators. In fact, they play an integral role, connecting with our young readers and often deepening the reading experience by interacting with them online. Most of our titles are conceptually developed in-house and written and illustrated by freelance writers and artists. However, we are interested in receiving authors' manuscripts and writing samples, and reviewing artists' portfolios. SUBMIT USA
nature awareness, picture books Dawn Dawn publishes “nature awareness” titles for adults and children. Our picture books are intended to encourage an appreciation for nature and a respectful participation in it. We are seeking to inspire children as well as educate them. An inspired child is a motivated SUBMIT USA
(Children) Books Dial Books For Young Readers Dial Books For Young Readers (Children) SUBMIT USA
family or social situations, Flashlight Flashlight Press To explore and illuminate the touching and humorous moments of family situations and social interactions through captivating writing and outstanding illustrations. Two to four original picture SUBMIT USA
instqnd3, child’s family Kindred Rainbow Books that show how children are equal. For instqnd3, how even though a child’s family is different, he is equal and like others. SUBMIT USA
picture books, fiction, poetry, non-fiction and illustration Phoenix Yard Books Phoenix Yard Books publish picture books, fiction, poetry, non-fiction and illustration for children aged three to thirteen. SUBMIT UK
Non-fiction, Fiction Chapter Books Tall Tails Tall Tails Publishing House is a publisher of children's chapter and picture books. This includes fiction or non-fiction categories. We do not publish any other other genre at this time. Please send only a query letter, no illustrations or manuscript, and address your query to SUBMIT USA
Children’s Picture Books, Wee Creek Wee Creek Press was launched in 2013 by publisher Debra A. Womack in order to publish new children’s books through a royalty-paying, traditional publishing process. SUBMIT USA
cauldron books Broken Jaw Most years we publish three to eight new, almost exclusively Canadian-authored, mostly English-language or multilingual, literary arts titles in trade paperback editions. Additionally, we release a chapbook or two, limited edition hand-bound books, a few a little something... broadsheets and ephemera. Broken Jaw publishes mainly literary works—fiction, poetry, and some creative nonfiction including some local history and arts/artist books. SUBMIT Canada
Books BuschekBooks BuschekBooks publishes poetry, fiction and translations of the highest quality by established and first-time authors and translators. BuschekBooks will also consider non-fiction. SUBMIT Canada
Featured Titles, Ebooks, Browse by Genre, Coach House Books From 1997-2002 the Coach House embarked on an ambitious and unprecedented project: to put the contents of our frontlist books online for free. Led by the then Coach House Web Editor and web developer extraordinaire Damian Lopes, we amassed an impressive collection of over 70 unique online books, representing every title we published over that span. SUBMIT Canada
Children and Young Adult, Novels, Poetry, Drama Creative Book We get several manuscripts daily so please be patient and understanding, we realize you are anxious to talk with Creative about your manuscript, but there is process we must follow for every individual. We hope to hear from you soon. SUBMIT Canada
Books DC Books DC Books does from time to time publish unsolicited manuscripts from Canadian citizens or landed immigrants only. Always query first, providing synopsis, opening chapter (or sample), brief biography including publishing history, and a plan of how you would market your book. If we’re interested, we’ll ask for more. Inquiries should be addressed to the DC Books post office box or e-mail address. Kindly DO NOT provide information in attachments. Due to the volume of inquiries, response may take time. SUBMIT Canada
Biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, and current events, Arts and culture, Business, Genealogy Dundurn Dundurn is not currently accepting fiction submissions, including mysteries or YA, nor is it accepting children’s non-fiction submissions. Submissions in these areas will not be considered. SUBMIT Canada
Poetry and fiction, pop-culture and political analysis, sports books, biography, and travel guides ECW Press Publishers Weekly recognized ECW Press as one of the most diversified independent publishers in North America. ECW Press has published close to 1,000 books that are distributed throughout the English-speaking world and translated into dozens of languages. In the next year we’ll release 50 new titles and will continue to support and promote a vibrant backlist that includes poetry and fiction, pop-culture and political analysis, sports books, biography, and travel guides. Books by writers whose names you know and love — and by those who we’re very pleased to introduce for the first time. Who are we? After three decades, we still get asked about our name, those three little letters: ECW. SUBMIT Canada
Canadian literary fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction on subjects such as art, history, politics, biography, travel, nature, popular culture Goose Lane We are principally interested in submissions from Canadian writers. We only consider submissions from outside of Canada if the author is Canadian and if the book has extraordinary interest to Canadian readers. We publish works by both established and up-and-coming authors. Many of the authors who publish with the Goose have contributed to distinguished literary journals and magazines such as The Fiddlehead, The Antigonish Review, The New Quarterly, The Malahat Review, and Maisonneuve; newspapers such as the Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Telegraph Journal, and the Ottawa Citizen; magazines such The Walrus, MacLean's, Geist, Canada's History, Reader's Digest and Toronto Life; or broadcasters such as CBC, Radio-Canada, and PBS. In sum, many of them have had long and distinguished careers in periodical publishing before they began to publish in book form. SUBMIT Canada
Daughters of Copper Woman; historian Jean Barman, journalist Stephen Hume Harbour The company was established in 1974 and is based on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast. Harbour Publishing is well known for the Raincoast Chronicles, a series of anthologies on BC coast history and culture, of which twenty have now been produced. SUBMIT Canada
Books Insomniac WHILE WE DO ACCEPT UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONS and eventually get around to reading all of them, we are inundated with manuscripts and are working with limited staff and resources. Please be aware that it can take six months or more for us to evaluate unsolicited submissions, as we have to devote most of our time to the books and authors we're already committed to publishing. SUBMIT Canada
Picture Books, Non-fiction, Early Chapter Books, Graphic Novel, First Readers, Novels, Series, eBooks Kids Can Press At Kids Can Press, we are interested in reading quality picture books and nonfiction manuscripts for children, as well as chapter books for ages 7–10. We do not accept young adult fiction or fantasy novels for any age. SUBMIT Canada
Books - General NeWest NeWest publishes outstanding literary works by established and emerging Canadian authors. On average, we publish from 10 to 12 books a year. Our list includes fiction (including mysteries), poetry, drama, and non-fiction works with literary merit; we are especially interested in publishing books by Western Canadian authors or which explore Western Canadian themes. SUBMIT Canada
Ebooks - General Nightwood Editions Nightwood Editions does not accept unsolicited submissions. We do solicit manuscripts once or twice a year, so if your work is unfamiliar to us feel free to email a bio, a synopsis of your manuscript (if applicable) and a 15 -page sample of your work. When we are soliciting manuscripts, we’ll contact you if we want to see more. SUBMIT Canada
Healthy Eating, Fitness. Ulysses Press 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. SUBMIT USA
Dark fantasy fiction. Ghost Pines Publishing 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 fantasy elements. So think of series like The Dresden Files, rather than Harry Potter or Supernatural. They are primarily interested in publishing series, but they are open to stand alone novels, short stories, and novellas. SUBMIT USA
Adult and young adult romantic fiction. Entangled Publishing Entangled Publishing is an independent publisher of adult and young adult romantic fiction. Since its first release in July 2011, Entangled has published more than 970 titles. This number includes 14 titles that have made it onto the New York Times Bestsellers list and 42 titles that have placed on the USA Today Bestsellers list. Some of their more famous books are the The Marriage Bargain, and Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout which has been slated to become a major motion picture to begin production in the Spring of 2017. SUBMIT USA
Sci-fi, fantasy, speculative fiction and non-gore horror novels for adults. Ghostwoods Books Ghostwoods Books is a small publisher that has been around for five years now. They publish books in paperback and e-book editions. They publish sci-fi, fantasy, speculative fiction and non-gore horror novels for adults. SUBMIT USA
Romance and erotica. Siren Bookstrand Siren Bookstrand is a popular publisher of romance and erotica. They only publish books that end happily ever after. They publish many books every year and most authors seem happy with the work that the Siren Bookstrand editors do. They are primarily an electronic publisher but they also have print editions. SUBMIT USA
Children’s books and young adult books. Peachtree Publishers Peachtree Publishers is a well respected independent publisher with good distribution. They are based out of Atlanta Georgia and they specialize in publishing children’s books, young adult books, self help titles for parents and educators and guides to the American south. They also publish books on gardening and cookbooks, but usually only with a southern focus. SUBMIT USA
Young adult and cross genre mysteries. The Poisoned Pencil Poisoned Pencil Press is a publisher of young adult mystery novels. They are an imprint of the respected publisher Poisoned Pen Press, and they are both based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. Poisoned Pencil Press is currently open to unsolicited submissions of manuscripts. They use the same easy to use online system (Submittable) for authors as well as agents. SUBMIT USA
Horror Wicked Tales Wicked Tales are currently accepting applications for horror novels. They focus heavily on plot and are not interested in just Hack and Slash. SUBMIT CAN
Romance and Erotic Romance fiction Totally Bound Publishing Royalty paying, full-service digital first publisher established in 2006. We release approximately 3 books per week. In 2015, Totally Bound Publishing was acquired by Bonnier Publishing, the UK’s fastest growing publisher. SUBMIT USA
GLBTQ Pride Publishing Royalty paying, full-service digital first publisher established in 2006. We release 2-3 books per week. In 2015, Pride Publishing was acquired by Bonnier Publishing, the UK’s fastest growing publisher. SUBMIT USA
YA Finch Books Royalty paying, full-service digital first publisher. Finch Books is an imprint of Totally Entwined Group and was established in 2015. SUBMIT USA
Romance, YA Blue Swan Publishing Looking for Christian/Inspirational Romance, sweet romance, and YA books in all genres. Blue Swan Publishing is a full service, royalty paying eBook Publisher, an imprint of Ten West Publishing. SUBMIT USA

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22 thoughts on “Publishers Currently Accepting Applications

  1. Who is accepting new authors in the field of true crime? I have a 450 page book, including many exhibits, photos etc covering one of the most bizzare cold cases ever! Thank you in advance for your help.

  2. I’m trying to find a publisher who is accepting unsolicited manuscripts for (Erotic Psychological Thriller) – please note that is not (Romance)
    I am also looking for publishers who is accepting unsolicited manuscripts for two very gory horror books.
    Is there any publishers that may be looking for this kind of material? Thanks :)

  3. I am trying to find a publisher who is good for a young adult book whom I am co-author. The book is also with a mermaid princess named Leilani who has powers. What publisher is the right publisher and if they pay you so you don’t pay them.

  4. Hello, I have written a 37,000 word+ Historical Fiction Book. The year is 1292. My book will be great for the movies. The story line is very simple and reading the book is like watching the movie itself. I want to sell the publishing rights and film rights to my work. I am the sole owner. I own the copyrights. Can you help me please!

    Thanks, look forward to hearing from you

    Charlie Richardson

  5. Thanks for this! Just when I thought I’d finished finding all the indie publishers that accept unsolicited submissions, I discovered this list and several more to send my novel to. Now fingers crossed…

  6. Hello. I have a Romantic/Suspense with a psychological twist. I am looking for publishers with open submissions in this genre. I am self-published, seeking a larger market. My book’s address is

    Thank you!

  7. I am looking for a Traditional Publisher or Agent who interested in books on Marriage written from a Christian perspective.

  8. A fantastic resource! Thank you so much. Aside from my own writing, I often ghost write too so can give the heads up to clients. And in addition to that, I present a radio show called Writer’s Block ( where this kind of resource would be fabulous to promote.
    Excellent stuff! Thanks

  9. Wolfpack Publishing is accepting Manuscripts in every genre:

    City Lights Press is accepting manuscripts in Romance/YA/NA:

    CKN Christian Publishing is accepting manuscripts in the Christian Genre:

    Erotic Pleasures Publishing is accepting Erotica genres:

  10. I do not find a prospective publishers for my book on spiritualism titled GOD DID NOT CREATE MAN/MAN CREATED GOD which is a nonfiction work of considerable length, of about 165,000 words divided into 10 chapters. This is an epoch making book likely to change the human society for ever. But, unfortunately, I do not find a publishers for it.

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