Book Publishers USA

Below is a list of advance paying book publishers in the USA.

All of these publishers are accepting submissions, and are offering an advance against royalties whether an author is represented by an agent or not.

They are divided into three main categories: Fiction, Non Fiction, and Fiction & Non Fiction.

Genres should be used as a guide only. Click on the link of each publisher for full details of the particular subject matter they are interested in.

For more advance paying publishers who are accepting submissions in the United States see my Global list.

Click Here For The Latest US Book Publishers Who Are Paying Advances

Fiction Book Publishers USA

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: 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
Dog-Eared Publications Wisconsin: Children’s Books
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
PageSpring Publishing Ohio: Adult, YA, & Middle Grade 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
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 Permanent Press New York: Literary Fiction
The Poisoned Pencil Arizona: Young Adult Mystery Fiction
Top Publications Texas: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci Fi, Suspense, Thriller New York: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Unbridled Books Colorado & Missouri: Commercial Literary Fiction
Vanilla Heart Publishing Washington: Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Mystery, Romance, Speculative, Suspense, Thriller
Zharmae Publishing Washington: Fiction

Non Fiction Book Publishers USA

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
Allworth Press New York: Art, Book Arts, Business, Crafts, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Performing Arts, Photography, Theatre, Web Design
Alpine Publications Colorado: Equine & Dog Books – All Subjects Covered
Ambassador Books & Media South Carolina: Christian Literature
Amherst Media New York: Photography Instruction: Adobe Photoshop, Beginners, Business, Cameras/Equipment, Children/Family, Commercial, Fine Art, Glamour/Nude, Lighting, Nature, Portrait, Posing, Wedding
Apress New York: Apple/Mac, ApressOpen, At Work, Big Data, Business, Databases, Game Programming, Google, Graphics, HTML5, IOUG Press, IT, Java, Media, Microsoft, Mobile, Networking, Office, Open Source, Oracle, Programming, Robots, Security, Servers, Springer, Swift, User Guides, Web Development, Windows 8, WinRT, XAML
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
Bluebridge Books New York: Biography, Culture, History, Inspiration, Nature, Science, Self Help
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
Columbia University Press New York: Animal Studies, Asian History/Literature/Philosophy/Politics, Biological Sciences, Business, Criminology, Culinary & Food History/Science/Studies, Current Affairs, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Film & Media Studies, Finance, Global History, Health Policy, International Affairs, Journalism, Literary Affairs, Middle East Studies, NYC History, Paleontology, Philosophy, Political Theory, Psychology, Religion, Science Policy,Social Work, U.S. History
Cornell University Press New York: Anthropology, Art history, Asian Studies, Biological Sciences, Classics, Cultural Studies, History, Industrial Relations, Literary Criticism & Theory, Medieval Studies, Natural History, NYC & State, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations, Security Studies, Slavic & Eurasian Studies, Sociology, Urban Studies
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
Georgetown University Press Washington: Bioethics, International Affairs, Languages, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Management, Religion & Ethics
Herald Press Virginia: Anabaptist Christian Titles
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
Jewish Lights Publishing Vermont: Jewish – History, Life Cycle, Philosophy, Spirituality, Theology, etc.
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
Prometheus Books New York: Atheism, Critical Thinking, Current Events, Health & Medicine, History, Humanism, Islamic Studies, Philosophy, Popular Science, Psychology, Religion, Self Help, Social Science, True Crime
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

Fiction & Non Fiction Book Publishers USA

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/New York: Adult & Young/New Adult Literary Fiction & Non Fiction
Amberjack Publishing New York: Children’s, Creative Non Fiction, Crime & Mystery, Fantasy & Sci Fi, Fiction & Literature, Graphic Novels, Humor, Middle Grade, Poetry Romance, Thriller, Western,Young Adult
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
Arcade Publishing New York: Adventure & Travel, Arts, Business, Current Events, Fiction, Food & Wine, History, Literary Non Fiction, Memoir, Military History, Nature & Science
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
Arthur A. Levine Books New York: Anthology, Biography, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Illustrated Picture Books, Illustrated Novels, Middle Grade Novels, Fiction & Non Fiction Picture Books, Young Adult Fiction & Non Faction
Bancroft Press Maryland: All Fiction & Non Fiction Genres
Barron’s Educational Series New York: Adult/Young Adult/Children’s Fiction & Non Fiction, Art Instruction, Business, Cookery, Crafts, Fashion, Financial Advice, Foreign Language Study, New Age, Parenting, Sports, Study Guides
Bellevue Literary Press New York: Literary Fiction & Narrative Non Fiction At The Intersection Of Arts, Medicine, Sciences
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
Bold Strokes Books New York: LGBT: Action/Adventure, Crime/Mystery/Intrigue, Literary & Popular Fiction & Non Fiction, Romance, Young Adult & New Adult
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
Eastgate Massachusetts: Hypertext – Fiction, Non Fiction, Poetry
Invisible College Press Virginia: Alien Abduction, Atlantis, UFO’s, Conspiracy Theories, Secret Societies, The Paranormal
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
Knopf New York: Fiction, Non Fiction
Kar-Ben Publishing Minnesota: Jewish Themed – Activity & Board Books, Bible & Folk Tales, Holiday, Jewish Family, Life-Cycle Stories
Kensington New York: Accepting Multiple Fiction & Non Fiction Genres
Leapfrog Press New York: Adult & Children’s Fiction & Literary Fiction, Non Fiction, Poetry
Lindesfarne Press Colorado: Non Fiction. Fiction – Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Religious, Romance, Sci Fi, Thriller
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
Obrake Books New York: Fiction – African & African American Novels, Ethnic, Horror, Literary Fiction, Multicultural, Romance, Sci Fi, Short Story Collections, Suspense. Non Fiction – Biography, Business, Health & Nutrition, How To/Guides, Medicine, Politics & Government, Science, Self Help, Sexual Health
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
Reagent Press Washington: Illustrated Adult & Children’s
Red Rock Press New York: Adult & Children’s Gift Books
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