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.
Action Publishing California, USA/International: Art & Photography, Children’s, Fiction, Non Fiction, Picture Books, Teens, Young Adult.
Albert Whitman & Company Illinois, USA: Children’s Fiction & N/F Picture Books + Middle Grade & Young Adult Fiction Novels.
Algonquin Books New York: Adult & Young/New Adult Literary Fiction & Non Fiction.
Allen & Unwin New South Wales, Australia/International: Literary & Commercial Adult Fiction. Academic – Anthropology, Asia & Pacific Studies, Australian Studies, Cultural & Media Studies, Defence Studies, Education, Health Sciences & Nursing, History & Archaeology, Indigenous Studies, Politics & Public Policy, Science, Social Work, Sociology, Study Skills. Children’s – Fiction, Non Fiction, Picture Books, Young Adult. Non Fiction – Australiana, Biography, Business, Cooking, Current Affairs, Environment, Food,Health, How To/Practical, Humour, Lifestyle, Military History, Mind Body Spirit, Natural History, Popular Science, True Crime.
Alpine Publications Colorado, USA: Equine & Dog Books – All Subjects Covered.
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.
Andrews McMeel Publishing Missouri, USA: 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.
Annick Press Ontario, Canada: Middle Reader & Teen Non Fiction, Middle Reader Fiction, Teen Fiction.
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.
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.
Behrman House New Jersey, USA: 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, USA: Young Adult, & Teen: Communication Arts, Meditation, Philosophy, Psychology, Science, Science Fiction. Adult: Addictions, Disabilities, Health, Meditation, Mental Illness, Recovery, Wildlife Rehabilitation.
Boyds Mills Press Pennsylvania, USA: Children’s, Middle Grade, Young Adult: Chapter Books, Narrative Non Fiction, Novels, Picture Books.
Branden Books Massachusetts, USA: Children’s, Crime & Law, Fiction, Health & Medical, Italian American, Military, Music, Non Fiction, Reference, Sports, Young Adult.
Cave Hollow Press Missouri, USA: Midwestern Authors/Themed Detective Mysteries & Mainstream Fiction for Adults & Children.
Character Publishing Mississippi, USA: Children’s ‘Character Trait’ Fiction, Teen, Biography.
Charlesbridge Massachusetts, USA: 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.
Dawn Publications California, USA: Children’s Nature Awareness Titles – Animals & Habitat, Biographies, Birds & Birding, Cycles & Nature, Climate Change, Earth & Space, Nature Stories, Nature Education & Teacher Guides For Adults.
Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin) New York: Literary Fiction For Children, Middle Grade, & Young Adults.
DK International: Arts/Crafts/Hobbies, Business, Children’s, Dating/Relationships, Education, Fitness & Sport, Food & Drink, Gaming, Gardening, Health & Beauty, History, House & Home, Language Guides/Courses, Music, Popular Culture, Pregnancy/Parenting, Reference, Science & Nature, Travel.
Dog-Eared Publications Wisconsin, USA: Nature Appreciation Books Primarily For Children.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Macmillan) New York: Children’s, Fiction, Non Fiction, Poetry.
Finney Company Minnesota, USA: 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.
Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ontario, Canada: Adult Non Fiction & Poetry. Children’s & Young Adult Fiction & Non Fiction. Multiple Genres.
Free Spirit Publishing Minneapolis, USA: Early Childhood, Gifted & Talented, Learning Differences, Parenting, Self Help For Kids, Self Help For Teens, Teaching.
Fulcrum Colorado, USA: Native American History & Culture, Nature & Environment, Public Policy, Western Gardening, Western History & Culture.
Gibbs Smith Utah, USA: Architecture, Arts & Crafts, Children’s Activity & Board Books, Cookbooks, General & Western Humor, Gift Books, Interior Design.
Groundwood Books Ontario, Canada/International: Children’s Literary Fiction & Novels.
Group Publishing Colorado, USA: Christian Adult/Children’s/Women’s/Youth & Young Adult Pastoral & Ministry Resources – Multiple Genres.
Herald Press Virginia, USA: 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.
Holiday House New York: Children To Young Adult – Multiple Fiction & Non Fiction Genres Within The Broader Themes Of Character, Concepts, Cultural Diversity, Education, General, History, Holidays & Celebrations, Math.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Massachusetts, USA: Children’s & Young Readers – Fiction, Non Fiction, Picture Books.
Indiana University Press Indiana, USA: 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.
Infobase New York: Ancient History, Biography, Criminology & Law, Culture & Geography, Current Issues, Economy & Business, Education & Careers, Entertainment & Sports, Government & Politics, Guidance & Character Education, Health & Medical, Language Reference, Literature, Mathematics, Military & War, Multicultural Studies, Nature & Animals, Paranormal & Mythology, Reference, Religion & Philosophy, Science & Technology, The Arts, U.S. History, Women’s Studies, World History, Young Readers (Gr 2-5).
Jewish Lights Publishing Vermont, USA: Jewish – History, Life Cycle, Philosophy, Spirituality, Theology, etc.
Kaeden Books Ohio, USA: Children’s Educationally Focused Chapter Books, Fiction, & Non Fiction.
Leapfrog Press New York: Adult & Children’s Fiction & Literary Fiction, Non Fiction, Poetry.
Lion Hudson Oxford, UK: Christian – Arts, Biography, Business/Management/The Workplace, Children’s, Christianity & Religion, Picture Books, Christmas, Gift & Humour, Easter, Fiction, Health & Self Help, History, Literature, Philosophy.
Macmillan Australia New South Wales, Australia: Fiction – Children’s, Crime, Fantasy, Historical, Humor, Junior/Middle Grade, Paranormal, Thriller, Women’s, Young Adult/Crossover. Non Fiction – Biography, Cookery, Diet, Health, History, Memoir, Mind/Body/Spirit, Self Help, Sport, Travel.
Magabala Books Western Australia: Indigenous Fiction & Non Fiction Literature For Adults, Young Adults, Middle Grade, & Children – Biography, Culture, History, Mind Body & Spirit, Picture Books, Poetry.
Meadowbrook Press Minnesota, USA: Adult Humor, Baby Names, Baby & Childcare, Business Travel, Children’s Activities/Poetry, Children/Juvenile Fiction/Novels, Party Planning, Pregnancy & Childbirth.
Milkweed Editions Minnesota, USA: Fiction, Literary Non Fiction, Poetry Collections, Middle Grade & Young Adult Fiction.
Morgan James Publishers New York: Children’s, Faith, Fiction, Non Fiction.
No Starch Press California, USA: Business, Computing, Computer Security, Digital Art & Design, Early Access, Hardware & DIY, LEGO/Mindstorms, Linux/BSD/Unix, Mac, Manga, Programming, Science & Math, System Administration.
Nosy Crow London, UK/International: Parent Friendly Fiction & Non Fiction For Children (0-14).
Oak Tree Press California, USA: Children’s, Crime Fiction, Memoir, Mysteries, Paranormal, Police Procedurals, Public Safety (Personnel), Romance, Suspense, Westerns, Other Genres Also Considered.
OnStage Publishing Alabama, USA: Children’s, Middle Grade, & Young Adult Fiction.
Orca Book Publishers British Columbia, Canada: Board Books, Graphic Novels, Picture Books, Novels For Children, Middle Readers, Reluctant Readers, Teens & Young Adults.
Pacific Press Idaho, USA: Adult & Children – Seventh-day Adventist & Christian Living & Lifestyle.
PageSpring Publishing Ohio, USA: Adult, YA, & Middle Grade Fiction.
Pemmican Publications Manitoba, Canada/International: Aboriginal Language, Adult & YA Fiction, Children’s Fiction, Non Fiction.
Penguin Random House South Africa: Fiction & Non Fiction – African Interest, Auto/Biography, Business, Children’s Cookery, Current Affairs, Environmental Issues, Gardening, Health, History, Memoir, Military History, Nature & Environment, Politics, Sport, Travel & Heritage, Travel Writing.
Quirk Books Pennsylvania, USA: Adult, Young Adult, Middle Grade Fiction, Food & Drink, Guy/Girl Stuff, History, How To, Humor, Literature, Parenting, Pets, Pop Culture, Pets, Reference, Sports.
Random House New South Wales, Australia: Children’s/Teen/Adult Fiction – Fantasy, Fiction, Sci Fi, Thrillers. Non Fiction – Biography, Cooking, Health, Lifestyle, Memoirs, Mind/Body/Spirit, Narrative, Parenting, Pop Culture, Popular N/F, Self Help, Soft Business, Travel.
Reagent Press Washington USA: Illustrated Adult & Children’s Books.
Red Rock Press New York: Adult & Children’s Gift Books.
RR Books Pennsylvania, USA: Children’s Fiction & Non Fiction.
SkyAzure Publishing Cornwall, UK/International: Fiction Adult/Teen/YA. Non Fiction Academic.
Sweet Cherry Publishing Leicester UK/International: Children’s, Teens (Young Adult).
Wisdom Publications Massachusetts, USA: Buddhist Adult & Children’s.
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Michigan, USA: 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.