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MSS Publishers

These companies publish entire manuscripts.  See their submission pages for details!

11:11 Press

11:11 Press is now accepting full-length manuscripts of fiction, poetry, and hybrid work.  This includes novel-length fiction, short story collections, full-length poetry collections as well as works that do not easily fall into these categories.

5 Prince Publishing

Please submit Romance MSS of varying genres.

Abingdon Press

Abingdon Press provides resources that meet the needs of people who seek and would serve God. We produce and deliver resources for use in ministry and for individual faith development. Among these products are books (Christian living, academic, leadership), church supply items, church program resources, curriculum resources, and a host of other print and digital media.

Able Muse Press

Small poetry and fiction press.

Acre Books

To submit to Acre Books, use the contact form below. Please attach TEN PAGES only (they need not be the first ten pages) and tell us a bit about you and your book (include the title!). PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY ONE BOOK AT A TIME. We will respond to your submission whether or not we are interested in reading more. 

Affirm Press

We look at all genres as long as the book is a good fit with what we do.  For non-fiction, we are interested in most subjects that have a market as long as the manuscript is entertaining, engaging and likely to leave readers (and the world, even a teeny bit) better off for having existed.  For fiction, we will consider literary and genre fiction.  If your book idea is non-narrative, just send us a pitch with some sample material and impress the hell out of us.

Alcove Press

Alcove Press is focused on publishing upmarket Book Club fiction that “explores family, friendship, and community”.

All Things That Matter Press

We accept manuscripts by email submission only and only from the author (no agents).  For short story anthologies & poetry submissions include the entire manuscript. Poetry must be a minimum of 35,000 words.

Allen & Unwin

Seeking Adult Fiction, Non-fiction and Illustrated Submissions, Children's and Young Adult Submissions, and
New Zealand Submissions.

Allium Press of Chicago

Allium Press of Chicago publishes literary fiction, historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers, and middle grade/young adult fiction.  To date, all of our titles have a strong Chicago connection.

Allworth Press

We are open to receiving submissions for proposed books in a multitude of categories.

Amble Press

Contemporary General Fiction, Crime Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Historical Fiction, Action/Adventure,  Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Cli-Fi/Spec Fiction/Steampunk, Graphic Novels, Young Adult/New Adult, Romance' Narrative nonfiction Memoirs/Biographies 

Andrews McMeel

Andrews McMeel Publishing is a leading publisher of poetry, inspiration, humor, and children’s books and licensed, popular calendars.

Apocalypse Party

We are seeking imaginative and challenging books that push boundaries. We are as interested in mood, sensation, and altered states of perception as we are in the story. We like stories with the ethereal quality of memory filtered through a psychedelic kaleidoscope. We want darkly peculiar narratives that are compelling and have a range of emotion. We want daring work that keeps us on edge, waiting for the next ghost to materialize. Surprise us. Most of all, we want books that take risks. Show us something we've never seen before

Apollo Publishers

We are exclusively publishing timely and topical nonfiction for adult trade audiences. Topics may cover a broad spectrum as long as they are relevant today and are likely to be relevant in the years to come.

April Gloaming

Considers submissions of poetry, fiction, CNF, and graphic novels.

Arcade Publishing

We are open to receiving submissions for proposed books in the following categories: Adventure and Travel, Fiction, History, Literary Nonfiction, Business, Memoir, Arts, Nature & Science, Food & Wine, and Current Events.


If you are planning to write or have written a book on any of the areas in which we publish and would like us to consider it for publication, please email a summary of the project to Please note that we accept only written submissions and cannot discuss unsolicited proposals via the telephone. If we think that Art / Books may be the right home for your idea, we may ask you to submit a more detailed outline.

Arte Público Press

Books for adult and general readers. Please become familiar with our publications before submitting a manuscript, and send only material relevant to our publishing needs. We only consider electronic submissions. Please do not mail manuscripts. Please do not call our offices for instructions or to discuss submissions. We recommend that writers include an introductory sample of the manuscript instead of sending the entire manuscript.  Manuscripts, queries, synopses, outlines, proposals, introductory chapters, etc. are considered in either English or Spanish, although the majority of our publications are in English.  Response time is 2-4 months for queries and proposals and 3-6 months for manuscripts.  We also publish children's books.

Bala Kids

We are looking for picture books for children ages 0-8, in the categories of Buddhism, mindfulness, meditation, and yoga.


Bancroft Press

We publish trade fiction and non-fiction, and we publish what we like.  Virtually every genre is represented by one of our fine authors; this is owed to their individual ability to tell a good story. From classic literature to political memoirs, from illustrated picture books to gripping suspense thrillers – the key is in the quality.

Bear Manor Media

If you're a writer with a manuscript, or are working on something in the radio, old movie, or television genre, please get in touch if you're seeking a publisher. BearManor Media produces quality books, reasonably priced, that will never go out of print. Feel free to get in touch with us to chat about particulars.

Black & White Publishing

Looking for fiction and non-fiction manuscripts 

Black Beacon Books

Send us your best mystery. We want excellent writing, evocative settings, intriguing characters, and, most importantly, a clever puzzle complete with clues, red herrings, foreshadowing, and twists. Your protagonist can be a police detective, private investigator, journalist, or a new take on Miss Marple, just so long as he or she is at the heart of the narrative and ends up cracking the case. 

Black Shuck Books: It was all a dream

We’re inviting submissions that use clichés to do something interesting, that invert or recreate the cliché or catch us by surprise. Please use the list below for guidance, but if there’s a cliché missing please query and we’ll add it if it fits. Submissions MUST use the central idea of the cliché as a central theme, but we encourage you think creatively about the best way to do that. We’re happy to look at stories or poems of any length up to 7500 (query for over) and encourage submissions from people of all cultures and backgrounds.

Blackwater Press

We seek fiction, non-fiction, essay, short story collection, novella, and memoir manuscripts that are unique, compelling, and well-written. Both agented and non-agented manuscripts receive full consideration. We do not accept erotica or genre fiction. For book-length titles, we prefer manuscripts to be over 30,000 words. For short story collections, we ask you to ensure that the majority of the work is unpublished. Both completed manuscripts and opening chapters will be considered. 


BlazeVOX [books] presents innovative fiction and wide-ranging fields of contemporary poetry. Our books push at the frontiers of what is possible with our innovative poetry, fiction, and select non-fiction and literary criticism. Our fundamental mission is to disseminate poetry, through print and digital media, both within academic spheres and to society at large.

Blind Eye Books

Blind Eye Books publishes science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and romance novels featuring LGBTQ protagonists.

Blue Star Press

Blue Star Press publishing focuses on the arts, creative processes, wellness, and witty non-fiction. We collaborate with wildly creative authors and independent artists. Our team of thinkers, designers, and wordsmiths brings talent and hard work to every project, with a deep commitment to publishing Bold Fine Print in service of our mission to inspire wellness through creative expression.  Use CONTACT link to submit

Bluemoose Books

We do not publish children's books, YA or poetry. Please send the first three chapters and a synopsis. We can’t get back to you straightaway but we will do our best to let you know if we want to see the full manuscript hopefully within 24 weeks. 

BOA Editions

Submit only one book-length, complete manuscript at a time. If two manuscripts are sent, both will be recycled.
The manuscript should be a minimum of 48 pages maximum of 100 pages of poetry.

Bold Strokes Books

As an LGBTQ+ publisher, Bold Strokes Books strives to ensure that our list of authors represents the cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints of our world. 

Brash Books

We publish the best crime novels in existence — thrillers, whodunits, cozies, psychological suspense, espionage, and police procedurals.

Broadleaf Books

Our editorial staff actively seeks books that engage religion, spirituality, culture, social justice, history, relationships, and personal growth (among other categories) with credibility and authenticity. While we primarily work with literary agents, we are open to unsolicited submissions at this time. 

Broken Sleep Books

Broken Sleep Books is a small, innovative press, that publishes a range of pamphlets and collections, from a range of writers. We particularly wish to encourage more working-class writers, LGBTQ+, and BAME writers to submit. Politically we are left-leaning and have no interest in misogynists, racists, sexists, the alt-right, or dickheads in general.

CamCat Books

We’re looking for quality fiction: from fantasy to mystery to romance, with a little of everything in between. 

Camel Press

Strong voices in genre fiction: mystery/suspense, cozy mystery, mystery thrillers, romantic suspense, and romance (contemporary and historical). We also consider general fiction, historical fiction, and  Westerns particularly if you have a strong promotional plan. Your story must have likable characters and a happy or at least hopeful ending. 

Cardinal Rule Press

Our focus is on children’s picture books that empower children through meaningful stories for readers, age 4-11.

Carina Press

Genres we acquire: 

  • Contemporary romance
  • Erotic romance
  • Paranormal & urban fantasy romance
  • Science fiction & fantasy romance
  • Romantic suspense
  • Historical romance
  • Mystery (with or without romance/romantic elements)

Cemetary Gates

We’re looking for submissions for 40k+ word manuscripts from authors who’ve never published a novel. Paying $500 signing bonus + $500 advance upon publication and a 60% (author) royalty share on physical and electronic editions of the book.

You’re welcome to submit (1) a complete, original, and unpublished 40k+ word manuscript to if you have at least (2) paid horror writing credits and have never published a novel. If you have novellas and short story collections in print, you’re still eligible.

Champagne Book Group

Champagne Book Group (CBG) has been open and publishing electronic fiction since 2004 and started as a Canadian publisher. Since 2017, under a new owner, CBG reformed as a United States publisher with the goal and vision to deliver to readers quality books crafted with care and infused with passion that transports readers into imagination.

Charlesbridge Publishing

Charlesbridge publishes high-quality books for young people with the goal of creating lifelong readers and learners.
We believe that books for children should offer accurate information, promote a positive worldview, and embrace a child’s innate sense of wonder and fun. To this end, we seek new voices, new visions, and new directions in children’s literature.

Chicago Review Press

We are interested in publishing high-quality nonfiction that will sell year after year. We look for books with a well-defined, passionate target audience.

Chronicle Books

We accept unagented submissions of any projects suited to our list, from brilliant books to innovative gift products.
Before sending projects to us, please read the guidelines carefully.

Cider Mill Press

Before you submit your idea to Cider Mill Press, please familiarize yourself with our publishing program. To get a better understanding of our publishing program, please examine our books in a bookstore, or library, or browse our website. Cider Mill Press specializes in high-quality, entertaining gift books that are coupled with bold graphic design. Please note: We do not accept original fiction at this time.

City Lights

Fiction, essays, memoirs, translations, poetry, and books on social and political issues. They do not publish New Age, self-help, children’s literature, how-to guides, or genre works such as romance, westerns, or science fiction.

The City of Light Publishers

They have six imprints, all with separate submission guidelines.

Clash Books

We are looking for strong, fresh voices & POV's in any genre. Fiction, nonfiction, & poetry. Especially looking for unique voices of female-identifying, LGBTQ & POC from all over the world. CLASH Books is about global perspectives, contrasts, & juxtapositions. If you are unsure about whether what you have is for us, I recommend you check out our catalogue & our IG & Twitter @clashbooks

Cleis Press

WHAT WE ACCEPT: LGBTQ+ nonfiction.  Nonfiction on the topic of sex and sexuality (self-help, sexual guides, LGBTQ+ and/or women’s studies, feminism, dating and relationships, sexual health, memoir).  Erotic fiction (erotica/romance).

Codhill Press

Codhill Press is now accepting submissions. We read all submissions within ninety days, and will contact you if we’re interested in publishing your material. If you have not heard from us within ninety days, please assume that we will not be able to publish your manuscript.

Coffee House Press

Coffee House Press publishes literary novels, full-length short story collections, poetry, creative nonfiction, book-length essays, and essay collections. CHP does not accept submissions of anthologies or books for children or young adults.

Coffeetown Press

What we’re looking for: Strong voices in nonfiction—including memoir—literary fiction, and historical fiction.  We prefer the word count to be between 70,000 and 100,000, but books between 50,000 and 70,000 words will still be considered. Most of our memoirs concern growing up in other cultures or have a strong theme that will appeal to a specific audience. We only consider literary fiction with a strong story and a distinctive voice.

Cornerstone Press

Cornerstone Press seeks book-length manuscripts in poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction and makes publishing decisions based on the clarity of thought and the marketability of the manuscripts submitted. We read and evaluate manuscripts throughout the year. We only consider original material not previously published in book form for our fiction/nonfiction series, though we do consider “collected” or “selected” poetry manuscripts from established poets for our poetry series on a case-by-case basis. We do not publish chapbooks of poems.

Dancing Lemur Press

We are currently seeking: 
Science fiction: Prefer adventure/space opera and military genres. 
Fantasy - Paranormal: Prefer paranormal, open to others. 
Middle Grade: Most genres but must have a historical slant. No picture books - chapter books only.
Christian: Inspirational and contemporary fiction.


DAW accepts unsolicited submissions of science fiction and fantasy novels. We cannot consider short stories, short story collections, novellas, or poetry. The average length of the novels we publish varies but is almost never fewer than 80,000 words.

Deep Desires Press

Deep Desires Press is a publisher of erotica and high-heat-level erotic romance. We focus on quality rather than quantity – we would much rather have a handful of top-notch stories than a full catalog of mediocre books. Our main goal is to excite the reader, to take their imagination into the most erotic of scenarios. We are currently seeking submissions in the categories listed below.

Deep Vellum

Deep Vellum is nonprofit, and they explain why using these words: “Instead of selecting a book for publication exclusively because of its sales potential, our nonprofit status allows us to choose books for their artistic and social value.

Driftwood Press

Driftwood Press is an independent publisher & press. We publish chapbooks, full-length poetry collections, comics, novellas, and a robust literary magazine yearly. We're also a paying market for both our press authors and those who place work in our magazine.

Duckworth Books

Thank you for your interest in Duckworth Books Ltd. Our current areas of focus are memoir and biography, popular science, psychology, history and historical fiction. At the moment we aren’t accepting submissions that don’t adhere to our publishing areas.

ECW Press

ECW accepts fiction and poetry submissions by Canadians only; there are no citizenship restrictions on writers submitting non-fiction.

Familius Press

Familius is a mission-driven company. We believe that the family is the fundamental unit of society, and all of our books reflect at least one of our 10 Habits of Happy Families. Our categories include children’s picture books and board books, parenting, relationships, self-help, family fun, education, cooking, and health and wellness for both adults and young adults. Basically, if your book can help us achieve our mission of helping families be happy, we want to talk to you.

Fahrenheit Press

We're not too bothered if the books have been published before, if you have an agent, if you're an established author, or if you're an absolute beginner. All we need is for the stories to be great and the subject matter to be commercial.

Fair Winds Press

Publishing Categories: Cooking, Transportation, Stationery & Gifts, and Kids & Teens.  Please send your completed proposal (including all required elements listed below, along with the signed submission agreement) to the appropriate submission email address.

Farrago Books

Please send your submissions to including:
A one-page synopsis
Two to three sample chapters, or better yet the completed manuscript
Your CV outlining your writing experience

Fayetteville Mafia Press

 We focus on nonfiction books in three genres: pop culture, sports, and true crime. Please familiarize yourself with our catalog before submitting your proposal.

Felony & Mayhem

We are happy to receive your submissions and guarantee to look at whatever you send, though we may not be able to do this as quickly as you might like. In order for us to review your submission, we must ask you to follow some guidelines. They are few in number but absolute: We are not able to review submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines, nor are we able to contact you to explain why we haven’t reviewed your submission and what we need you to do in order for us to review it.

Fiction Attic Press

Welcome to Fiction Attic Press, a small, independent publisher dedicated to publishing works of exceptional literary merit. We publish flash fiction, short stories, and memoir here and on our Medium site. The goal of Fiction Attic Press is to promote well-written, thought-provoking fiction and nonfiction with a fair dose of “elegant wit.” We refer you to the meaning of attic, which explains pretty much everything:

Flame Tree Press

We are a trade-publishing house (that is, we publish books for general readers which are made available through all channels in the book trade). We are generally interested in SF, fantasy, horror, and crime fiction.

Flyaway Books

We publish picture books only. We do not consider fiction or nonfiction for middle-graders and teens, early readers, or original board books.

Flying Eye Books

We will require a full synopsis and sample of writing with brief written character studies with principal character sketches.
If you are an illustrator/author or an illustrator and author duo, you should supply a minimum of ten finished pages in the pitch to give us a taste of the ‘look and feel’ of the proposed book.

Future House

Future House publishes adult science fiction and fantasy, as well as middle-grade adventure books that embrace community, liberty, and family.

G Editions

We will review book proposals in the fields of fine art and popular culture, fashion and photography, architecture and design, cooking and gardening, children's interests, and lifestyle.

Game Over Books

Game Over Books is looking to publish work that is entertaining and thought-provoking, cheery, dark, or otherwise. The type of work that makes you say “oh shit!” and you have to pause and look around to make sure no one actually heard you say that out loud.

Gibbs Smith

Gibbs Smith does not accept paper submissions through the mail. All unsolicited queries, submissions, and correspondence will be via e-mail. Due to the number of submissions we receive, please note that it is our policy to only respond if we are interested in exploring your project. We will not return materials and are not responsible for any loss or damage for items submitted.  We are NOT accepting poetry submissions at this time. We are NOT accepting fiction submissions at this time

Gingko Press

Gingko Press seeks to keep its publishing program surprising and dynamic. As such, we are open to reviewing author submissions in a variety of forms. You are welcome to mail in printed materials or to submit an electronic proposal.

The Good Book Company

The Good Book Company produces Bible-centered resources to promote encourage and equip people to serve our Lord and Master Jesus Christ.

Green Bottle Press

Green Bottle Press is looking for work by poets who write in English and who have not yet published a pamphlet or full collection, though we occasionally consider new work by more established poets.

Grendel Press

We are accepting novellas and novels from 25,000 to 120,000 words.

Gryphon House

If you have an idea for a book, we’d like to hear about it. At Gryphon House, our goal is to publish resources that address top current issues in early childhood and help teachers, administrators, teacher-educators, policymakers, caregivers, and parents enrich the lives of children from birth through age 8.

Hard Case Crime

If  you are an author or artist interested in submitting your work, please send a query to You can also use this address if you want to propose a favorite novel as a candidate to be reprinted — we welcome suggestions

Harlequin Romance

Harlequin is always on the lookout for talented writers—from established authors to those just starting their writing careers. We publish a wide range of stories and welcome writers from all backgrounds, cultures and communities to submit to the romance line best suited to their unique voice and story.

Hatherleigh Publishing

We do not publish fiction!

  • Fitness and exercise
  • Health & Wellness
  • Living with chronic diseases and medical
  • Self-help and inspirational
  • Sustainability and Green Living

Haymarket Books

We are interested in manuscripts that are accessible to a wide range of progressive and radical political activists, while also being useful to an academic audience.   


If you have a nonfiction book proposal or ideas that you think we may be interested in, please get in touch via the General & Editorial email below.At this stage submit a brief outline of the propsal plus other relevant info, and a short text sample within the body of the email. Do not include attachments.  Allow four weeks for a reply (send a gentle reminder if you haven’t heard from us in that time).  Note: Headpress isn’t publishing fiction, prose or poetry.

Hera Books

We're looking for crime and thriller, romance, saga, and general fiction. Please note we are not publishing non-fiction, young adult or children’s fiction, poetry, science fiction, and fantasy or short stories. Please send a one-page synopsis, the whole manuscript as a Word document, and contact details to

High Plains Press

High Plains Press is a regional book publishing company specializing in books about the American West, with special interest in things relating to Wyoming. We publish about four books a year and have been in business since 1986

Holiday House

Holiday House is a publisher of children’s books only. We specialize in quality hardcovers, from picture books to young-adult, both fiction and nonfiction.  We publish children’s books for ages four and up. We do not publish mass-market books, including, but not limited to, pop-ups, activity books, sticker books, coloring books, or licensed books.

Holy Cow! Press

Thank you for your interest in Holy Cow! Press. We welcome the opportunity to consider your work for publication. We currently publish between two and five books a year and receive a high volume of poetry manuscripts during that time. Although we welcome new work, the process of selection is very competitive.

Hub City Press

Hub City Press publishes books of literary fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, regional nonfiction, nature, and art. We are seeking new and extraordinary voices from the American South. Well-crafted, high-quality works by new and established authors.

Hydra Publications

Hydra Publications’ main imprint is currently open for submissions.  The manuscript must be 70,000 words or longer (we would like LitRPG to be closer to 100,000)
Speculative fiction genres are all desired and include thriller, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, steampunk, dystopian, and all reasonable sub-genres thereof.

Interlude Press

We seek well-crafted original novels featuring diverse casts with lead characters from across the LGBTQ+ spectrum and welcome and encourage manuscripts written by authors from all backgrounds.

Invisible Publishing

Invisible publishes contemporary literary fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. All narrative works with contemporary themes will be considered, however, we are not interested in children’s or YA projects, historical fiction, memoirs, or self-help books.

Jo Fletcher Books

We only accept submissions that can be categorized as Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror. If your novel does not fall into any of these genres it will not be considered.

Joffe Books

Our favourite genres are crime fiction, mysteries, psychological thrillers, cosy crime, police procedurals, chillers, suspense and domestic noir. We will also consider women’s fiction, historical fiction and romance novels

Lantern Publishing

Please submit your proposal using our guidelines.

Laurence King

We don’t publish fiction.

Do you have a brilliant idea? If so, please get in touch. Our commissioning team is always pleased to hear from authors, illustrators or agents with proposals for books or gift products for adults, students and children. Areas of particular interest for us are art and design, architecture, fashion and beauty, film, photography, practical art including painting and drawing, music and popular culture, nature and popular science.


Our goal is to meet the need for books that address children and teens of color by providing culturally authentic titles that all readers can enjoy. 

Legend Press

Please keep an eye on our website and social media for news and updates as to when this will reopen. We aim to respond to all existing submissions so please do bear with us! 

Level Best Books

We are seeking crime fiction novels in the following categories: mystery, thriller, suspense, historical, traditional, and contemporary. We are also interested in non-fiction works related to the mystery and crime writing community, or collections of short stories or multi-authored anthologies. Both authors represented by agents and un-agented writers are welcome to submit.

Levine Querido

The books we are in search of will be characterized by great storytelling, undeniably powerful and beautiful artwork, and a fearless commitment to telling deep truths. 

Lit Hub

We’re looking for stories about literary life and culture. We’re interested in the ways that books or their authors fit into the culture at large, and we enjoy rigorous criticism for a general audience.

Literary Wanderlust

We are currently open to unsolicited submissions but do not accept previously published manuscripts. Primarily adult fiction.

Llewellyn Publishing

Llewellyn is the oldest and largest publisher specializing in books for body, mind, and spirit. We accept submissions directly from authors (including first-time authors) and from literary agents.

Lyrical Press

We are looking for fresh stories in a variety of categories including all romance genres (specifically suspense and historicals with unique settings), compelling psychological suspense fiction, thrillers, women’s fiction, new adult, and cozy mysteries. We’re hoping to find edgy and daring voices that readers will love. We welcome novellas, serials, and full-length novels as long as they tell a satisfying and well-written story.

Mad Creek Books

Mad Creek Books is the literary trade imprint of The Ohio State University Press. With a mission to foster creativity, innovate, and illuminate, Mad Creek Books champions diverse and creative literary nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.

Magination Press

Magination Press publishes books relating to social-emotional learning, mental health and wellness, and psychological topics for children and teens. Most of our books are written by PhD or PsyD-level psychologists, school counselors, or other mental health professionals. Although doctorate-level credentials are not a requirement, the author should have expertise in the topic area

McFarland & Company Inc

McFarland is a leading independent publisher of academic and nonfiction books. We are especially known for covering topics of popular appeal in a serious and scholarly fashion and for going to great lengths to manufacture our books to the highest standards and library specifications.

Michael O’Mara Books

We are always open to hearing about new and wonderful non-fiction ideas from authors, compilers and illustrators. However, before you submit your idea or art to Michael O’Mara Books, please familiarize yourself with our titles as this will save time and effort on both sides. We do not accept fiction submissions.


Monkfish publishes fiction and nonfiction books related to the subjects of spirituality and religion.


The Nightfire team is looking for novels and novellas for adults across the breadth of the horror genre—from the cosmic and Lovecraftian to the beloved undead tropes of zombies, ghosts, and slashers and the more uncanny and internal terrors of isolation, lost love, and aging.

No Starch Press

No Starch Press has long had a reputation for publishing unique books on technology, with a focus on open source, security, hacking, programming, alternative operating systems, LEGO®, science, and math.

Nourish Books

Watkins Publishing Ltd specialises in books for Mind, Body & Spirit (under our Watkins Publishing imprint), and Food & Drink (under our Nourish imprint).

Odyssey Books

We’re changing the direction of our primary imprint to focus on speculative fiction genres only – fantasy, sci-fi, horror, etc. It’s what we best enjoy reading and promoting, and better reflects our ethos that books are an adventure. We will also continue to publish poetry, spec-fic novellas, and illustrated books for adults under our Publisher Obscura and Ensorcellia imprints.

One More Chapter

We pride ourselves on publishing the very best commercial fiction globally across ebook, print, and audio formats.  
We’re all about the books you can’t put down, the books you carry around with you, and the books you return to after a long day.  If you’re an unagented author, you write unputdownable fiction, and you would like to work with us, please submit your novel.

Oneworld Press

Thank you for choosing to submit your book proposal to Oneworld. We aim to respond to as many submissions as possible; however, due to the sheer number we receive each day, we cannot always guarantee that we will be able to reply to each one. Many proposals are rejected because they do not contain enough information or because they do not give the right sort of information; in order to give your project the greatest chance of being considered for publication, please read the notes of guidance below carefully and use them to structure what you write:

Orbis Books

To submit a proposal to Orbis Books please supply:

  1. Cover letter with the working title, subject, intended audience, and any other information that you think would be helpful in assessing your work, e.g., how your book compares to similar titles, what gaps it fills, what special appeal it has for readers, any reader endorsements.
  2. Sample chapter and Table of Contents, if available.
  3. Curriculum vitae or brief summary of your qualifications, e.g., previous publication(s), affiliations, teaching or other experience.

Outpost19 Books

We publish exceptional fiction and engaged nonfiction. Take a look at our list and read a few of our titles to get a sense of what makes sense for us.

Oxford University Press

If you have a book proposal or an idea you would like to discuss, the first step is to contact the editor responsible for your subject area (see the list of OUP’s academic, professional, or reference publishing editors) by emailing them directly, or through our website. To avoid confusion, please send your query to one editor only.

Page Street Publishing

We publish young adult (YA) fiction (for ages 12 and up), in all genres, and a variety of nonfiction books in such categories as cooking, sports, science, nature, interior design, crafts, and parenting. 

Parliament House

Looking for Adult and YA books in various categories

Pavilion Books

We are happy to accept unsolicited submissions, but due to the high volume of proposals we receive, are unable to acknowledge receipt. Please take time to read the submission guidelines below and check the subject matters published by our imprints.

Pelican Children’s Books

We believe that ideas have consequences. One of the consequences is that they lead to best-selling books.  
We ask that you study Pelican’s books and lists. Our latest catalog is posted on, and a look through it will help you understand where our interests lie. We will consider almost any well-written work by an author who understands promotion. We do not accept national topics, adult fiction, poetry, reference, or periodicals. 

Perennial Press

We have three different types of submission opportunities. The first is for collaborative releases we are working on, such as anthologies, which will usually have a specific theme and strict deadline. The second is chapbook submissions, which are for collections of fiction or poetry by one author that are around 30 pages. And the third is manuscript submissions, which are for complete novels or collections (48 pages+). 

Persea Books

We are pleased to receive query letters via email from authors and literary agents. We no longer accept physical query letters or submissions. We publish literary fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, essays, biography, literary criticism, books on contemporary issues.

Plough Publishing

Cover letter including an explanation of why you think your book fits into Plough’s publishing program. Sample chapter and table of contents.  The prospectus, which should include: working title, subject, author bio, qualifications (why are you the right person to write this book?), manuscript completion date, intended audience, special features or benefits (what gap does your book fill?), marketing strategies, potential endorsers.

Press Pause Press

We aim to publish art and words for the future by artists and writers who believe they're carrying, on their hunched-over-computer shoulders, a pretty heavy yet very pretty burden—to offer us all a way into ourselves so that we may come back out with the wisdom required for positive change as individuals, and as a society. 

Princeton Architectural Press

Princeton Architectural Press welcomes book proposals for general and professional audiences in the following categories: architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, graphic design, visual culture, photography, craft, and gardening. We do not accept technical manuals or books of purely academic interest, such as unaltered master’s or doctoral theses.

Quarto Publishing Group, The

Please send your completed proposal (including all required elements listed below along with the signed submission agreement) to the appropriate submission email address.  See the extensive list on their submissions page.

Quirk Books

We love smart, original, cool, and fun books!  

Really Serious Literature

Poetry, hybrid, and experimental collections of any length.  

Red Adept Publishing

We are currently only accepting the following genres: Women’s Fiction, Romance (General, Clean, Paranormal, Suspense), Chick-Lit, Mystery (General, Police, Cozy), and Thriller-Suspense.

Red Deer Press

Red Deer Press is looking for quality writing for children across the ages, from picture books to young adult fiction and non-fiction.

Red Dog Press

If you write thrillers, crime stories or mysteries with a unique voice, we want to hear from you. We'd love to find characters we haven't seen before and new angles on traditional crimes.

Reycraft Books

Our imprint is primarily focused on developing books by authors and illustrators from underrepresented communities. We are actively seeking #OwnVoices contributors. We have an open submissions policy and are interested in looking at the following materials for children ages 5–12.

Roman & Littlefield Publishing

Your prospectus should include a description of the book; a statement regarding what makes it important, timely, or unique; an analysis of competing or similar books (including publishers and dates of publication); a description of your target audience (general readers? undergraduate or graduate students? scholars? professionals?); an indication if any of the material in the book has been previously published, and, if so, when and where and whether republication rights are available; the length of the manuscript in word count; and, if the manuscript is not complete, an estimation of when it will be finished.

Roxane Gay Books

 I am going to publish books I love from interesting writers. That could, of course, mean anything. I am looking for beautifully written, compelling books that challenge, delight, and entertain readers. I love literary fiction but your story has to have an interesting plot.

Santa Monica Press

Biography & Memoir, California, Film, Theater, & TV, Humor,
Music, Pop Culture, Reference & Social Sciences, Sports, Travel, Young Adult Fiction (Historical Fiction only), 
Young Adult Narrative Non-Fiction (Both Contemporary and Historical Narrative Non-Fiction)

Sapere Books

We are looking for full-length Historical Fiction (including Crime, Mysteries, Thrillers, and Sagas), Action and Adventure (Military, Naval, and Aviation Fiction), Crime Fiction, Mysteries, Thrillers, and History.


For non-fiction submissions, please email your book description, table of contents and a sample chapter together with a brief CV relevant to your writing to .

Schaffner Press

 Fiction: literary adult fiction, short fiction collection, historical with socially relevant content, crime fiction,
Non-fiction: a memoir, autobiography, biography, Journalistic Expose or Narrative, True Crime, Art, Culture, pop culture, World History, current events, science, arts and letters, US history, military history, music, are some of the preferred categories.

Scribe Publishing

Fiction and nonfiction.  No agent needed.

Seventh Street Press

Seventh Street Books® publishes only mystery and thriller fiction. We are not currently looking for short story collections, anthologies, novellas, or nonfiction.

Severed Press

What we want: Killer sea creatures or monstrous kaiju fiction, Dinosaurs, Military horror/sci-fi, Stories that explore the end of the world or life after it, stories where characters are transported or trapped wAdd Content/Layoutsithin an online game. 

Severn River Publishing

We are accepting submissions in the THRILLER, MYSTERY, and HISTORICAL FICTION genres.

Shambhala Publications

We aim to publish books that are authentic, timeless, and transformational. As an independent publisher distributed by Penguin Random House, we offer both the personalized publishing experience of a small press and the unmatched sales reach of one of the world’s largest publishers.

Skyhorse Publishing

We are open to receiving submissions for proposed books on many subjects, check the list on our submission page.    

Small Beer Press

We publish 6-10 books per year. We pay a small advance and standard royalties. Our ebook royalty rate is 40% of net receipts. Please be familiar with our books first to avoid wasting your time and ours, thank you.

Soft Skull Press

Soft Skull Press is a home for projects that dissolve categories and hierarchies, provide an alternative to dominant narratives, and make room for new and unexpected ideas and feelings. We aim to create lasting and transformative relationships with writers and to continually reimagine how a book can be written, published, and sold.

Source Books

We are actively acquiring agented and unagented Romance fiction for our Casablanca imprint including Own Voices, marginalized voices, inclusive and diverse romances. We look for strong writers of all ethnicities, races, sexualities, gender identities, abilities, and ages, who are excited about marketing their books and building their community of readers, and whose stories have something fresh to offer in the genre of Romance.

Steerforth Press

Steerforth Press is exclusively considering works of narrative nonfiction, such as investigative or literary journalism, true crime, and history for a general audience.

Stone Pier Press

We're looking for good books about good food. Books that inspire support for climate-friendly, agriculturally sustainable, and good-for-us eating. We tilt toward stories that feature solutions and problem-solvers. Our focus is on helping people make sounder choices about how we grow, eat, and dispose of food.  

Sword & Silk Books

Sword and Silk Books is a small traditional publishing company, celebrating women of all walks of life

TCK Publishing

TCK Publishing accepts nonfiction book proposals and completed manuscript submissions for nonfiction and fiction from authors with or without a literary agent. We only accept submissions for original works. All manuscripts are run through advanced plagiarism checking software to certify originality.  We publish both fiction and nonfiction titles, so our submission guidelines are broken down separately for fiction and nonfiction:

Tell-Tale Publishing

Check Imprints for Content Guidelines!

Dahlia: Romance: Romantic Suspense, Gothic Suspense,
Regency, Single Title Contemporary
Stargazer: Fantasy: Paranormal, High Adventure Fantasy,
Urban Fantasy, Steampunk
Nightshade: Horror
Casablanca: Mystery
Thistle: Middle School, Young Adult, New Adult    
Déjà Vu: Republication from all genres 

Thames & Hudson

We are always open to suggestions and submissions from authors, photographers, designers and illustrators with new proposals for books, so do get in touch.

Thread Publishing

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Three Ravens Publishing

Three Ravens Publishing is a fiction publisher focused on genre work, particularly science fiction and fantasy, but are open to other genres as well.

Tilted House

Tilted House is a New Orleans-based book press that spans the spectrums of class, race, locale, generational and educational milieus—and wants to hear from everyone. 
We get off on the dirty effervescence of this city’s great artists. Through this outfit, we strive to cultivate a creative and communal unit from and for the city. And while the door is wide open for New Orleans’ minds, it remains open for the rest of the world’s. Everyone is encouraged to submit. 

Timber Press

Timber Press is devoted to sharing the wonders of the natural world by publishing books from experts in the fields of gardening, horticulture, and natural history. Our list includes gardening how-to, garden design, popular science, nature, garden literature, and both regional and national field guides. We consider new book ideas from authors and agents.

Tin House

We are looking to publish a writer’s true debut, so for these submission periods, you can’t have previously published a book in any genre (previously published chapbooks are okay though)

Tiny Fox Press

Our primary focus is in the following genres of fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (LitRPG included), and Y/A

Tradewind Books

Tradewind Books is a publisher of books for children and young adults. Please review our online catalog to see our books.  We are especially interested in authors and illustrators of diverse backgrounds

Tule Publishing

Interested in writing romance or mystery for Tule Publishing? Come check out our imprints and find which suits your story best!

Turner Books

If you are contacting us to submit a manuscript for consideration, please email
And please note that due to the volume of submissions we receive, we cannot provide any replies or information on the receipt or evaluation of the submission. If we are interested in publishing the work, we will contact you.

Twilight Times Books

We need to place our resources behind authors who know how to promote their books. You don't necessarily need a national platform, a regional one will do. If you have demonstrated annual sales of 5k to 15k books, please consider placing your next novel or non-fiction book with Twilight Times Books or Paladin Timeless Books. We will pay a small ($100 - $500) advance on royalties for each manuscript accepted for publication from an established author.

Two Plums Press

Please send queries of any kind.  We publish slim volume books.

Ugly Duckling Press

We will consider projects of any length (for chapbooks and full-length books) in any of the following genres: poetry, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, books by artists, and work in translation, particularly from languages not widely represented in US-based English translations.

Ulysses Press

Our publishing program seeks to move along the cultural cutting edge. We stay ahead of the competition by publishing books at the forefront of emerging trends and by finding unique angles on established topics unexplored by other publishers.

Underland Press

The press is always keen on previously unpublished works of science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy, horror, and noir mystery with a tinge of otherworldliness. In regards to horror, we prefer psychological and strange to straight-up blood-drenched narratives.

Upper Room Books

Upper Room Books guides readers in Christian spiritual formation, inviting them to create daily life with God. Upper Room Books resources speak to the needs of laypersons and clergy, both individuals and small groups. 

Vine Leaves Press

Submit your book to us for consideration. It's free to submit, and you will receive a 40% net royalty on all eBook and print sales. We are looking for: novels and novellas (all genres accepted but with a literary bent), memoirs/biographies/autobiographies, creative nonfiction, writing/publishing reference books, short story collections, and vignette collections. For shorter works, such as poetry and vignettes, we will not accept anything shorter than 60 pages.

Wayne State University Press

Before submitting a proposal to us, please consider whether your project is appropriate for our list. We are actively acquiring books in African American studies; fairy-tale studies; film, television, and media studies; health humanities; Jewish studies; labor studies; and regional studies: books about the state of Michigan, the city of Detroit, and the Great Lakes region. We also acquire books of short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry written by Michigan authors in our Made in Michigan Writers Series.


Check this website for the type of titles we publish. We do not wish to consider proposals for poetry or academic books. 

Woodhall Press

Woodhall Press is committed to publishing diverse voices and welcomes submissions from underrepresented writers of Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction.

Workman Press

The Workman imprint publishes exclusively nonfiction books for children and adults, as well as calendars. We do not publish novels, short stories, or poetry. We also do not accept unsolicited picture book submissions.

Yale University Press

If you would like to submit a book proposal or a manuscript to Yale University Press, please send it, along with the following information, by mail or e-mail to only one editor. Choose the editor most appropriate for the subject of your work. Because of the volume of submissions received, we regret that we cannot confirm receipt of your submission. If you would like confirmation of receipt, we recommend sending your submission via a traceable mailing method such as UPS or Federal Express. 

Zondervan Books

We currently accept unsolicited book proposals for the following imprints only:

Zondervan Reflective books aim to be good, engaging reads that encourage deep reflection, inspire action, and call for a response.

Zondervan Academic books seek to show the breadth and diversity—both theologically and globally—of Christianity in its broadly evangelical expression.


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