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

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
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
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
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
Tor.com New York: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Vanilla Heart Publishing Washington: Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Mystery, Romance, Speculative, Suspense, Thriller
Zharmae Publishing Washington: Fiction

Non Fiction Book Publishers USA

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
Ambassador Books & Media South Carolina: Christian Literature
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
Barbour Publishing Ohio: Christian Non Fiction
BenBella Books Texas: Business, Cookery, Health & Nutrition, Memoirs & Biographies, Planet Based Living, Politics, Science, Self Help & Advice, Smart Pop & Popular Culture, Social Science, Sports
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
Maven House Press Virginia: Business Titles
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
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

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
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
Bellevue Literary Press New York: Literary Fiction & Narrative Non Fiction At The Intersection Of Arts, Medicine, Sciences
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
By Light Unseen Media Massachusetts: Literary Vampire Themed Fiction & Non Fiction
Character Publishing Mississippi: Children’s ‘Character Trait’ Fiction, Teen, Biography
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
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
Lindesfarne Press Colorado: Non Fiction. Fiction – Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Religious, Romance, Sci Fi, Thriller
Oconee Spirit Press Tennassee: Interesting Fiction & Non Fiction
Pacific Press Idaho: Adult & Children – Seventh-day Adventist & Christian Living & Lifestyle
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
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