All of these publishers are accepting submissions whether an author is represented by an agent or not, and are offering an advance against royalties.
Genres should be used as a guide only. Click on the links for full details of the particular subject matter each are interested in.
Fiction Book Publishers
Antartic Press San Antonio, Texas: Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anthology Contributions.
Baen Books Wake Forest, North Carolina: Fantasy, Science Fiction.
BelleBooks/Belle Bridge Memphis, Tennessee: Civil War, Fantasy, Horror, Mysteries, Women’s, Young Adult.
Blazing Star Press USA: Young Adult Fiction.
Blushing Books Publications Charlottesville, Virginia: Romance & Erotica.
Castle Gate Press St. Louis, Missouri: Adult, Young Adult, & New Adult Speculative Fiction – Alternate History, General, Mystery, Romance, Steampunk.
Cave Hollow Press Warrensburg, Missouri: Midwestern Authors/Themed Detective Mysteries & Mainstream Fiction for Adults & Children.
Dark Regions Press Portland, Oregon: Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction.
Dreamspinner Press Tallahassee, Florida: Gay Male – BDSM, Coming Of Age, Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Historical, Holiday Stories, Mystery/Suspense, Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction, Transgender, Westerns.
Entangled Publishing USA: Adult & Teen Romance – Several Sub-Genres.
Etopia Press Oak Ridge, Tennessee: Adult & Young Adult Romance & Erotica.
Harmony Ink Press Tallahassee, Florida: LGBTQ+ Young Adult Fiction – All Genres.
Loose Id California: Erotic Romance – Multiple Sub Genres.
Masque Books Germantown, Maryland: Fantasy, Science Fiction (Mainstream & Romantic).
Medallion Media Group Aurora, Illinois: Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Literary, Mainstream, Paranormal, Romance, Sci Fi, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult.
Merit Press Massachusetts: Young Adult Fiction.
Montag Press Oakland, California: Speculative Fiction – Multiple Genres.
OnStage Publishing Madison, Alabama: Children’s, Middle Grade, & Young Adult Fiction.
PageSpring Publishing Columbus, Ohio: Adult, YA, & Middle Grade Fiction.
Pelican Book Group Aztec, New Mexico: Christian Fiction – Action-Adventure, Crime Drama, Family Saga, Mystery, Police Procedural, Romance, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Teen, Westerns, Women’s Fiction.
Penner Publishing USA: Romance Sub Genres – Contemporary, Fantasy, Historical, Multicultural/Interracial, Suspense/Thriller, Young/New Adult.
Permuted Press Franklin, Tennessee: Apocolyptic/Survival – Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci Fi, Thriller, Prepper.
Polis Books USA: Erotica, Fantasy, Horror, Humor/Essays, Mystery, New Adult, Procedural, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Traditional Crime, Women’s Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult.
Ravenous Romance Beverly, Massachusetts: Romance/Erotica Novels & Short Stories – Anthologies, Contemporary, Futuristic, Gay, Historical, Menage, Paranormal, Suspense.
Raven Tree Press McHenry, Illinois: Children’s Picture Books.
Reagent Press East Olympia, Washington: Illustrated Adult & Children’s Books.
Siren BookStrand Austin, Texas: Erotic Romance, Mainstream Romance. Multiple Sub-Genres.
Stormy Night Publications USA: BDSM/Spanking Themes – Adventure, Age-Play, Contemporary, Fantasy, Fem Dom, Gay/Lesbian, Historical, Master/Slave, Paranormal, Romantic, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Westerns.
The Poisoned Pencil Scottsdale, Arizona: Young Adult Mystery Fiction.
Top Publications Dallas, Texas: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci Fi, Suspense, Thriller.
Unbridled Books Colorado & Missouri: Commercial Literary Fiction.
Vanilla Heart Publishing Washington: Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Mystery, Romance, Speculative, Suspense, Thriller.
Zharmae Publishing Spokane, Washington: Fiction.
Non Fiction Book Publishers
ABC-CLIO Greenwood Santa Barbara, California: American History, Business, Crime, Current Events & Issues, Economics, Environment, Gay & Lesbian Studies, Geography & World Cultures, Government/Law/Politics, Health & Wellness, Military History, Mythology, Popular Culture, Psychology, Race & Ethnicity, Religion, Science, Security Studies, The Arts.
Aberjona Press Bedford, Pennsylvania: 20th Century Land-Based Military History.
Abingdon Press Nashville, Tennessee: N/F Biblical, Christian, Religious Titles. Multiple Genres.
Adams Media Avon, Massachusetts: Careers, Cookery, Humor, New Age, Parenting, Relationships, Self Help.
Alpine Publications Crawford, Colorado: Equine & Dog Books – All Subjects Covered.
Ambassador Books & Media Greenville, South Carolina: Christian Literature.
ASM Press Birmingham, Alabama: Applied & Industrial Microbiology, Bacterial Pathogenesis, Clinical Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Food Microbiology, Fungi & Fungal, Genomics & Bioinformatics, Immunology, Industrial Microbiology, Microbial Genetics, Molecular Biology, Pathogenesis, Viruses & Viral Pathogenesis.
Baker Academic Ada, Michigan: Christian Academic – Autobiography/Biography/Memoir, Apologetics, Bible Study, Christianity & Culture, Christian Living, Church Life, Family/Marriage/Relationships, Self Help, Spiritual, World Religions.
Barbour Publishing Uhrichsville, Ohio: Christian Non Fiction.
Barricade Books Fort Lee, New Jersey: African American Interest, Biography, Business, Careers, Celebrity Life, Cultural Studies, Current Events, Dance, Fiction/Literature, Food/Wine, Gaming, Gay/Lesbian, Health & Wellness, History, Holocaust Studies, Humor, Journalism, Jewish Interest, Love/Relationships/Sex, Martial Arts, Memoirs, Music, New Age, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Recovery, Reference, Regional Interest (Cleveland, Detroit, Las Vegas, New York, Palm Springs, Pennsylvania), Religion, Self Help, Sexuality, True Crime, Underground, Women’s Studies.
Beacon Hill Press Kansas City, Missouri: Christian Care, Ministry Resources, Spiritual Formation.
BenBella Books Dallas, Texas: Business, Cookery, Health & Nutrition, Memoirs & Biographies, Planet Based Living, Politics, Science, Self Help & Advice, Smart Pop & Popular Culture, Social Science, Sports.
Blue River Press Indianapolis, Indiana: Biography, Cooking, Fitness, Games & Puzzles, Health, Humor, Popular Culture, Sports, Travel, True Crime.
Chelsea Green Publishing White River Jct., Vermont: Sustainability – Agriculture/Gardening/Permaculture, Environment & Nature, Food & Health, Green Building, Politics & Social Justice, Renewable Energy, Science, Socially Responsible Business, Transition & Simple Living.
Chosen Books Ada, Michigan: Christian – Apologetics/World Religions, Autobiography/Biography/Memoir, Bible Study, Children & Youth, Christianity & Culture, Church Life, Living, Family/Marriage/Relationships, Self Help, Spirituality.
Dog-Eared Publications Middleton, Wisconsin: Nature Appreciation Books Primarily For Children.
Duquesne University Press Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Ethics, Interdisciplinary Works, Literary Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion & Theology.
Franciscan Media Cincinnati, Ohio: Catholic Non Academic: Applied Scripture, Identity/Church Teaching, Inspiration, Family Faith, Franciscan, Marriage, Pastoral Ministry & Parish Life, Prayer, Saints & Spiritual Role Models, Self Help/Personal Growth, Spirituality.
Fulcrum Golden, Colorado: Native American History & Culture, Nature & Environment, Public Policy, Western Gardening, Western History & Culture.
Georgetown University Press Washington DC: Bioethics, International Affairs, Languages, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Management, Religion & Ethics.
Gibbs Smith Layton, Utah: Architecture, Arts & Crafts, Children’s Activity & Board Books, Cookbooks, General & Western Humor, Gift Books, Interior Design.
Group Publishing Loveland, Colorado: Christian Adult/Children’s/Women’s/Youth & Young Adult Pastoral & Ministry Resources – Multiple Genres.
HarperCollins Christian Publishing (Zondervan) Nashville, Tennessee: Biblical Studies, Commentaries, Church History, Handbooks, Encyclopedias, Ministry & Pastoral Resources, Theology.
Harvard University Press Cambridge, Massachusetts: Behavioral Sciences, Classics, Education, Economics, History, Law, Life Sciences, Literature, Philosophy, Public Policy, Reference, Religion, Sciences.
Herald Press Harrisonburg, Virginia: Christian Anabaptist Titles – Amish Life, Academic Themes, Biblical Studies, Children & Youth, Christian Living, Church Culture/History/Life, Ethics, Faith Related Cookbooks, Justice, Lay Leadership, Meditations, Mennonite Life, Missions, Pastoral Resources, Peace, Personal Experience, Social Issues, Theology.
Impact Publishers Atascadero, California: Addictions/Recovery, Anger/Aggression, Anxiety/Panic/Agoraphobia, Assertiveness, Career, Life Choices, Children/Teens, Communication, Counseling, Child Custody, Depression, Disappointment, Divorce/Separation, Emotional Pain/Healing, Expectations, Family/Parenting, Grief & Loss, Happiness, Intimacy/Love/Marriage, Meditation, Mental Health, Personal Growth, Professional Psychology, Relationships, Relaxation, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Step Families, Stress, Therapy, Women’s Issues.
Interlink Publishing Northampton, Massachusetts: Art, Cooking, Film Studies, Gift Books, International Travel, Music & Dance, Paranormal, Photography, Politics & History, Recreation & Sports, Reference, Textiles, World Literature, Travel.
Jossey-Bass San Fransisco, California: Business, Education, Health Management, Human Resources, Leadership, Management, Psychology, Public & Nonprofit Sectors, Religion.
Maven House Press Palmyra, Virginia: Business Titles.
MVP Books Minneapolis: Sports, Fitness, & Outdoor Topics.
No Starch Press San Fransisco, California: Business, Computing, Computer Security, Digital Art & Design, Early Access, Hardware & DIY, LEGO/Mindstorms, Linux/BSD/Unix, Mac, Manga, Programming, Science & Math, System Administration.
Post Mortem Press Cincinnati, Ohio: True Crime, General Non Fiction.
Praeger Publishers Santa Barbara, California: Business, Crime, Current Events, Education, Health, History, Military & Security Issues, Politics, Popular Culture, Psychology, Religion.
Princeton University Press Princeton, New Jersey: American History, American Literature, Anthologies/Reference Works, Anthropology, Applied Science & Engineering, Archaeology & Ancient History, Art & Architecture, Asian & Asian American Studies, Astronomy & Cosmology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biophysics, Birds & Natural History, British Literature, Chemistry, Classics, Cognitive Science, Collected Works & Papers, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Economics, European History, Film Studies, Finance, Gender Studies, Higher Education, History Of Science & Medicine, International Relations, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Law, Literature: Primary Letters & Works, Mathematics, Middle Eastern Studies, Mind, Body, & Spirit, Music, Philosophy, Philosophy Of Science, Photography, Physics, Poetry, Political Philosophy & Science, Post Colonial Studies, Psychology, Religion, Self Help, Sociology, World & Comparative History.
Rutgers University Press New Brunswick, New Jersey: American Studies, Anthropology, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Film & Media Studies, Health & Medicine, Jewish Studies, Sociology, Latin American Studies, Women’s Studies.
The Countryman Press Woodstock, Vermont: Biking, Cooking & Food, Country Living, Crafts & Hobbies, Cultural & Lifestyle, Fishing, Hiking, History/Shakers, Home & Garden, Memoir, Mystery, National Parks, Natural History, Nature, Paddling, Photography & Gift, Regional Interest, Travel, Walking.
Wesleyan University Press Middletown, Connecticut: Dance, Film, Media & TV Studies, Local Studies, Music & Culture, Science Fiction Studies.
Wisdom Publications Somerville, Massachusetts: Buddhist Adult & Children’s.
Yale University Press New Haven, Connecticut: Art & Architecture, Biography, Business, Classics, Economics, Health & Medicine, History, Language, Law, Literary Studies, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Reference, Religion, Science, Social Science.
Fiction & Non Fiction Book Publishers
Action Publishing Glendale, California: Art & Photography, Children’s, Fiction, Non Fiction, Picture Books, Teens, Young Adult.
Albert Whitman & Company Park Ridge, Illinois: Children’s Fiction & N/F Picture Books + Middle Grade & Young Adult Fiction Novels.
Algonquin Books Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Adult & Young/New Adult Literary Fiction & Non Fiction.
AMG Publishers Chattanooga, Tennessee: Christian & Religious Fiction & Non Fiction Titles For Adults, Young Adults, & Teens.
Andrews McMeel Publishing Kansas City, Missouri: Cartoon Collections, Cookery/Food & Drink, Crafts, Gift Books, Health & Fitness, Humor, Illustrated Middle Grade Fiction, Parenting, Pets, Pop Culture, Puzzles/Games, Self Help, Sports, Travel, Young Adult.
ArcheBooks Publishing Cape Coral, Florida: Contemporary/Literature, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, How-To (Including Business), Humor, Mystery/Suspense, Politics & Philosophy, Romance, Science Fiction, Self Help, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult.
Bancroft Press Baltimore, Maryland: All Fiction & Non Fiction Genres.
Behrman House Springfield, New Jersey: Jewish Educational Themed Fiction & Non Fiction For Adults & Children – Basic Judaism, Bible, Early Childhood, Ethics & Values, Haggadahs, History & Holocaust, Holidays, Life Cycle, Philosophy & Primary sources, Ritual & Liturgy.
Bick Publishing House Branford, Connecticut: Young Adult, & Teen: Communication Arts, Meditation, Philosophy, Psychology, Science, Science Fiction. Adult: Addictions, Disabilities, Health, Meditation, Mental Illness, Recovery, Wildlife Rehabilitation.
BLVNP Walnut, California: Fiction, Non Fiction.
Boyds Mills Press Honesdale, Pennsylvania: Children’s, Middle Grade, Young Adult: Chapter Books, Narrative Non Fiction, Novels, Picture Books.
Branden Books Wellesley, Massachusetts: Children’s, Crime & Law, Fiction, Health & Medical, Italian American, Military, Music, Non Fiction, Reference, Sports, Young Adult.
By Light Unseen Media Pepperell, Massachusetts: Literary Vampire Themed Fiction & Non Fiction.
Character Publishing Pass Christian, Mississippi: Children’s ‘Character Trait’ Fiction, Teen, Biography.
Charlesbridge Watertown, Massachusetts: Children’s Fiction & Non Fiction – Art & Music, Diversity, Early Readers, Growing Up, Holidays, Math & Counting, Middle Grade, Multicultural, Nursery Rhymes, People & Places, Poetry, Science & Nature, See & Learn, Social Studies.
Corvallis Press Albany, Oregon: Fiction, Non Fiction.
Dawn Publications Nevada City, California: Children’s Nature Awareness Titles – Animals & Habitat, Biographies, Birds & Birding, Cycles & Nature, Climate Change, Earth & Space, Nature Stories, Nature Education & Teacher Guides For Adults.
Eastgate Watertown, Massachusetts: Hypertext – Fiction, Non Fiction, Poetry.
Finney Company Apple Valley, Minnesota: Educational Titles For Adults & Children – Agriculture & Co-ops, Animals & Insects, Cycling Guides & Narratives, Career Materials, Environment, Fishing & River Guides, Gardening & Plants, General Fiction & Non Fiction, History, Marine Life, Minnesota Regional, Shop & Tractor Safety, Technical Education.
Free Spirit Publishing Minneapolis, Minnesota: Children’s – Early Childhood, Gifted & Talented, Learning Differences, Parenting, Self Help For Kids, Self Help For Teens, Teaching.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Boston, Massachusetts: Children’s & Young Readers – Fiction, Non Fiction, Picture Books.
Indiana University Press Bloomington, Indiana: African American Studies, African Studies, American Studies, Animation, Anthropology, Art & Photography, Asian Studies, Bioethics & Medicine, Biography & Memoir, Bloomington, Business & Economics, Caribbean/Latin America/South America, Children’s, Civil War, Classics, Cookery/Cooking/Food, Cultural Studies, Environment/Ecology, Education, Eurasian Studies, Fiction, Field Guides, Film, Media, & Performance Studies, Gardening, Gender, Global Studies, History, Holocaust Studies, Indiana & The Midwest, Jazz, Jewish Studies, Journalism, Language, Linguistics & Semiotics, Law, Literature & Literary Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Mythology & Folklore, Nature, Philanthropy, Philosophy, Poetry, Politics, Popular Music, Railroads & Transportation, Reference, Religion, Russian & East European Studies, Science/Paleontology, Social Science, Sociology, Sports, Theater/Drama, Travel.
Invisible College Press Woodbridge, Virginia: Alien Abduction, Atlantis, UFO’s, Conspiracy Theories, Secret Societies, The Paranormal.
Jewish Lights Publishing Woodstock, Vermont: Jewish – History, Life Cycle, Philosophy, Spirituality, Theology, etc.
John F. Blair Publisher Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Southeastern Regional Focus – African American History & Culture, American History, Appalachian Culture & History, Biography, Carolina Coastal Culture & History, Civil War History, Cookbooks, Folklore, Mysteries, Native American Culture & History, North Caroliniana, Outdoors, Sports, Travel, Women’s Issues.
Kaeden Books Rocky River, Ohio: Children’s Educationally Focused Chapter Books, Fiction, & Non Fiction.
Kar-Ben Publishing Minneapolis, Minnesota: Jewish Themed – Activity & Board Books, Bible & Folk Tales, Holiday, Jewish Family, Life-Cycle Stories.
Lighthouse Trails Publishing Eureka, Montana: Christian – Biographies, Contemplative/Spiritual Formation, Creation/Evolution, Defending The faith, Emerging Church, Evangelism, False Signs & Wonders, Fiction & Novels With A Message, Native Spirituality, New Age Understanding, Protecting Children, Purpose Driven Paradigm, Remembering The Holocaust, The Persecuted Church, Youth & Family.
Lindesfarne Press Aurora, Colorado: Non Fiction. Fiction – Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Religious, Romance, Sci Fi, Thriller.
Meadowbrook Press Minnetonka, Minnesota: Adult Humor, Baby Names, Baby & Childcare, Business Travel, Children’s Activities, Children’s Poetry, Children’s/Juvenile Fiction/Novels, Party Planning, Pregnancy & Childbirth.
Milkweed Editions Minneapolis, Minnesota: Fiction, Literary Non Fiction, Poetry Collections, Middle Grade & Young Adult Fiction.
Oak Tree Press Hanford, California: Children’s, Crime Fiction, Memoir, Mysteries, Paranormal, Police Procedurals, Public Safety (Personnel), Romance, Suspense, Westerns, Other Genres Also Considered.
Oconee Spirit Press Nashville, Tennessee: Interesting Fiction & Non Fiction.
Pacific Press Nampa, Idaho: Adult & Children – Seventh-day Adventist & Christian Living & Lifestyle.
Peachtree Publishers Atlanta, Georgia: American South Guides, Children’s Fiction & Non Fiction Picture Books, Self Help, Middle Grade & Young Adult Fiction & Non Fiction. Other Genres Occasionally Considered.
Prolific Press Harborton, Virginia: Fiction, Non Fiction, Poetry.
Quirk Books Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Adult, Young Adult, Middle Grade Fiction, Food & Drink, Guy/Girl Stuff, History, How To, Humor, Literature, Parenting, Pets, Pop Culture, Pets, Reference, Sports.
River City Publishing Montgomery, Alabama: Reflecting The South & Southern Literature – Fiction, Non Fiction, Short Story Collections.
RR Books Reading, Pennsylvania: Children’s Fiction & Non Fiction.
ScienceThrillers Media Sacramento, California: Realistic Medical/Scientific Themed Fiction. Narrative Non Fiction. YA.
See Sharp Press Tucson, Arizona: Social Science Fiction / Non Fiction – Anarchism, Atheism, Music Instruction, Reference & Theory, Religious Exposes.
Small Beer Press Easthampton, Massachusetts: Fiction & Non Fiction.
Soft Skull Press Berkley, California: Fiction & Non Fiction – Multiple Genres.
Sourcebooks Naperville, Illinois: Biography/Memoir, Business, Education, Entertainment, Health & Beauty, History, Love & Relationships, Parenting & Special Needs Parenting, Reference/Study Aids, Romance (All Sub-Genres), Self Help/Psychology, Women’s Issues, Young Adult.
Steward House Publishers Port Orchard, Washington: Selected Genres.
WhiteFire Publishing Cumberland, Maryland: Christian – Fiction: Contemporary Romance, Historical/Romance, Suspense/Romance, Speculative, Supernatural Thriller, Women’s. Non Fiction: Academic, Autobiography, Biography, Christian Living, Inspirational, Narrative N/F.
Wilshire Book Company Chatsworth, California: Humor, Horse Training, Marketing, Marriage/Sex/Parenthood, Recovery, Self-Help/Motivational, Self Improvement, Spiritual/Psychological Growth.
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Adult – Biblical Studies, Church & Ministry, Commentaries, Ethics, History, Humanities, Life & Faith, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Science & Religion, Social Sciences, Society & Religion, Theology. Children/Teen/Young Adult – Adventure, Art/Artists, Biography, Cultures, Environment/Ecology, Family, Friendship, Growing Up/Self Esteem, Illness/Death/Grief, Jewish Interest, Peer Pressure/Bullying, Religion, Social Issues, Values/Character.