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.
Antartic Press Texas: Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anthology Contributions.
Baen Books North Carolina: Fantasy, Science Fiction.
BelleBooks/Belle Bridge Tennessee: Civil War, Fantasy, Horror, Mysteries, Women’s, Young Adult.
Blazing Star Press USA: Young Adult Fiction.
Blushing Books Publications Virginia: Romance & Erotica.
Castle Gate Press Missouri: Adult, Young Adult, & New Adult Speculative Fiction – Alternate History, General, Mystery, Romance, Steampunk.
Cave Hollow Press Missouri: Midwestern Authors/Themed Detective Mysteries & Mainstream Fiction for Adults & Children.
Dark Regions Press Oregon: Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction.
Dreamspinner Press 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 Tennessee: Adult & Young Adult Romance & Erotica.
Harmony Ink Press Florida: LGBTQ+ Young Adult Fiction – All Genres.
Loose Id California: Erotic Romance – Multiple Sub Genres.
Masque Books Maryland: Fantasy, Science Fiction (Mainstream & Romantic).
Medallion Media Group Illinois: Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Literary, Mainstream, Paranormal, Romance, Sci Fi, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult.
Merit Press Massachusetts: Young Adult Fiction.
Montag Press California: Speculative Fiction – Multiple Genres.
OnStage Publishing Alabama: Children’s, Middle Grade, & Young Adult Fiction.
PageSpring Publishing Ohio: Adult, YA, & Middle Grade Fiction.
Pelican Book Group 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 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 Massachusetts: Romance/Erotica Novels & Short Stories – Anthologies, Contemporary, Futuristic, Gay, Historical, Menage, Paranormal, Suspense.
Raven Tree Press Illinois: Children’s Picture Books.
Reagent Press Washington: Illustrated Adult & Children’s Books.
Siren BookStrand 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 Arizona: Young Adult Mystery Fiction.
Top Publications 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 Washington: Fiction.
ABC-CLIO Greenwood 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 Pennsylvania: 20th Century Land-Based Military History.
Abingdon Press Tennessee: N/F Biblical, Christian, Religious Titles. Multiple Genres.
Adams Media Massachusetts: Careers, Cookery, Humor, New Age, Parenting, Relationships, Self Help.
Alpine Publications Colorado: Equine & Dog Books – All Subjects Covered.
Ambassador Books & Media South Carolina: Christian Literature.
ASM Press 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 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 Ohio: Christian Non Fiction.
Barricade Books 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 Missouri: Christian Care, Ministry Resources, Spiritual Formation.
BenBella Books 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 Indiana: Biography, Cooking, Fitness, Games & Puzzles, Health, Humor, Popular Culture, Sports, Travel, True Crime.
Chelsea Green Publishing 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 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 Wisconsin: Nature Appreciation Books Primarily For Children.
Duquesne University Press Pennsylvania: Ethics, Interdisciplinary Works, Literary Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion & Theology.
Franciscan Media 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 Colorado: Native American History & Culture, Nature & Environment, Public Policy, Western Gardening, Western History & Culture.
Georgetown University Press Washington: Bioethics, International Affairs, Languages, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Management, Religion & Ethics.
Gibbs Smith Utah: Architecture, Arts & Crafts, Children’s Activity & Board Books, Cookbooks, General & Western Humor, Gift Books, Interior Design.
Group Publishing Colorado: Christian Adult/Children’s/Women’s/Youth & Young Adult Pastoral & Ministry Resources – Multiple Genres.
HarperCollins Christian Publishing (Zondervan) Nashville: Biblical Studies, Commentaries, Church History, Handbooks, Encyclopedias, Ministry & Pastoral Resources, Theology.
Harvard University Press Massachusetts: Behavioral Sciences, Classics, Education, Economics, History, Law, Life Sciences, Literature, Philosophy, Public Policy, Reference, Religion, Sciences.
Herald Press 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 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 Massachusetts: Art, Cooking, Film Studies, Gift Books, International Travel, Music & Dance, Paranormal, Photography, Politics & History, Recreation & Sports, Reference, Textiles, World Literature, Travel.
Jossey-Bass California: Business, Education, Health Management, Human Resources, Leadership, Management, Psychology, Public & Nonprofit Sectors, Religion.
Maven House Press Virginia: Business Titles.
MVP Books Minneapolis: Sports, Fitness, & Outdoor Topics.
No Starch Press 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 Ohio: True Crime, General Non Fiction.
Praeger Publishers California: Business, Crime, Current Events, Education, Health, History, Military & Security Issues, Politics, Popular Culture, Psychology, Religion.
Princeton University Press 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 Jersey: American Studies, Anthropology, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Film & Media Studies, Health & Medicine, Jewish Studies, Sociology, Latin American Studies, Women’s Studies.
The Countryman Press 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 Connecticut: Dance, Film, Media & TV Studies, Local Studies, Music & Culture, Science Fiction Studies.
Wisdom Publications Massachusetts: Buddhist Adult & Children’s.
Yale University Press 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
Action Publishing California: Art & Photography, Children’s, Fiction, Non Fiction, Picture Books, Teens, Young Adult.
Albert Whitman & Company Illinois: Children’s Fiction & N/F Picture Books + Middle Grade & Young Adult Fiction Novels.
Algonquin Books North Carolina: Adult & Young/New Adult Literary Fiction & Non Fiction.
AMG Publishers Tennessee: Christian & Religious Fiction & Non Fiction Titles For Adults, Young Adults, & Teens.
Andrews McMeel Publishing 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 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 Maryland: All Fiction & Non Fiction Genres.
Behrman House 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 Connecticut: Young Adult, & Teen: Communication Arts, Meditation, Philosophy, Psychology, Science, Science Fiction. Adult: Addictions, Disabilities, Health, Meditation, Mental Illness, Recovery, Wildlife Rehabilitation.
BLVNP California: Fiction, Non Fiction.
Boyds Mills Press Pennsylvania: Children’s, Middle Grade, Young Adult: Chapter Books, Narrative Non Fiction, Novels, Picture Books.
Branden Books Massachusetts: Children’s, Crime & Law, Fiction, Health & Medical, Italian American, Military, Music, Non Fiction, Reference, Sports, Young Adult.
By Light Unseen Media Massachusetts: Literary Vampire Themed Fiction & Non Fiction.
Character Publishing Mississippi: Children’s ‘Character Trait’ Fiction, Teen, Biography.
Charlesbridge 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 Oregon: Fiction, Non Fiction.
Dawn Publications 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 Massachusetts: Hypertext – Fiction, Non Fiction, Poetry.
Finney Company 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 Minnesota: Children’s – Early Childhood, Gifted & Talented, Learning Differences, Parenting, Self Help For Kids, Self Help For Teens, Teaching.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Massachusetts: Children’s & Young Readers – Fiction, Non Fiction, Picture Books.
Indiana University Press 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 Virginia: Alien Abduction, Atlantis, UFO’s, Conspiracy Theories, Secret Societies, The Paranormal.
Jewish Lights Publishing Vermont: Jewish – History, Life Cycle, Philosophy, Spirituality, Theology, etc.
John F. Blair Publisher 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 Ohio: Children’s Educationally Focused Chapter Books, Fiction, & Non Fiction.
Kar-Ben Publishing Minnesota: Jewish Themed – Activity & Board Books, Bible & Folk Tales, Holiday, Jewish Family, Life-Cycle Stories.
Lighthouse Trails Publishing 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 Colorado: Non Fiction. Fiction – Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Religious, Romance, Sci Fi, Thriller.
Meadowbrook Press 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 Minnesota: Fiction, Literary Non Fiction, Poetry Collections, Middle Grade & Young Adult Fiction.
Oak Tree Press California: Children’s, Crime Fiction, Memoir, Mysteries, Paranormal, Police Procedurals, Public Safety (Personnel), Romance, Suspense, Westerns, Other Genres Also Considered.
Oconee Spirit Press Tennassee: Interesting Fiction & Non Fiction.
Pacific Press Idaho: Adult & Children – Seventh-day Adventist & Christian Living & Lifestyle.
Peachtree Publishers 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 Virginia: Fiction, Non Fiction, Poetry.
Quirk Books 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 Alabama: Reflecting The South & Southern Literature – Fiction, Non Fiction, Short Story Collections.
RR Books Pennsylvania: Children’s Fiction & Non Fiction.
ScienceThrillers Media California: Realistic Medical/Scientific Themed Fiction. Narrative Non Fiction. YA.
See Sharp Press Arizona: Social Science Fiction / Non Fiction – Anarchism, Atheism, Music Instruction, Reference & Theory, Religious Exposes.
Small Beer Press Massachusetts: Fiction & Non Fiction.
Soft Skull Press California: Fiction & Non Fiction – Multiple Genres.
Sourcebooks 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 Washington: Selected Genres.
WhiteFire Publishing 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 California: Humor, Horse Training, Marketing, Marriage/Sex/Parenthood, Recovery, Self-Help/Motivational, Self Improvement, Spiritual/Psychological Growth.
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 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.