All of these publishers are accepting submissions whether an author is represented by an agent or not, and are offering an advance against royalties.
For more Christian publishers see my spiritual list.
Genres should be used as a guide only. Click on the links for full details of the particular subject matter each are interested in.
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.
Abingdon Press USA: N/F Biblical, Christian, Religious Titles. Multiple Genres.
Ambassador Books & Media USA, Ireland, UK: Literature.
AMG Publishers USA: Fiction & Non Fiction Titles For Adults, Young Adults, & Teens.
ASJ Publishing Australia: Action/Adventure, Christian, Comedy, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Historical, Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult. Non-Fiction: Autobiography/Biography, Inspirational, Religious.
Baker Academic USA: Academic – Autobiography/Biography/Memoir, Apologetics, Bible Study, Culture, Living, Church Life, Family/Marriage/Relationships, Self Help, Spiritual, World Religions.
Barbour Publishing USA: Non Fiction.
Barricade Books USA: 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 USA: Christian Care, Ministry Resources, Spiritual Formation.
Behrman House 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.
Chosen Books USA: 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.
Duquesne University Press USA: Ethics, Interdisciplinary Works, Literary Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion & Theology.
Franciscan Media USA: 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 USA: Bioethics, International Affairs, Languages, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Management, Religion & Ethics.
Gibbs Smith USA: Architecture, Arts & Crafts, Children’s Activity & Board Books, Cookbooks, General & Western Humor, Gift Books, Interior Design.
Group Publishing USA: Adult/Children’s/Women’s/Youth & Young Adult Pastoral & Ministry Resources – Multiple Genres.
Harlequin New York: Romance.
HarperCollins Christian Publishing (Zondervan) USA: Biblical Studies, Commentaries, Church History, Handbooks, Encyclopedias, Ministry & Pastoral Resources, Theology.
Harvard University Press USA: Behavioral Sciences, Classics, Education, Economics, History, Law, Life Sciences, Literature, Philosophy, Public Policy, Reference, Religion, Sciences.
Herald Press USA: Anabaptist Titles – Amish Life, Academic Themes, Biblical Studies, Children & Youth, Living, Church Culture/History/Life, Ethics, Faith Related Cookbooks, Justice, Lay Leadership, Meditations, Mennonite Life, Missions, Pastoral Resources, Peace, Personal Experience, Social Issues, Theology.
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 USA: Jewish – History, Life Cycle, Philosophy, Spirituality, Theology, etc.
Jossey-Bass USA: Business, Education, Health Management, Human Resources, Leadership, Management, Psychology, Public & Nonprofit Sectors, Religion.
Kar-Ben Publishing USA: Jewish Themed – Activity & Board Books, Bible & Folk Tales, Holiday, Jewish Family, Life-Cycle Stories.
Life Cycle Books Canada: Pro-Life Titles.
Lighthouse Trails Publishing USA: 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 USA: Non Fiction. Fiction – Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Religious, Romance, Sci Fi, Thriller.
Lion Hudson UK: Arts, Biography, Business/Management/The Workplace, Children’s, Christianity & Religion, Picture Books, Christmas, Gift & Humour, Easter, Fiction, Health & Self Help, History, Literature, Philosophy.
Morgan James Publishers New York: Children’s, Faith, Fiction, Non Fiction.
Oxford University Press UK/International: Archaeology, Arts & Architecture, Biography, Biological Sciences, Business & Management, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Computing & Computer Science, Dictionaries, Earth Sciences, Engineering Science, Finance & Economics, Geography, Health & Medicine, History, Language & Linguistics, Law, Lifestyle & Leisure, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Policing, Politics, Psychology & Neuroscience, Reference, Religion & Bibles, Society, Environment, & Culture.
Pacific Press USA: Seventh-day Adventist & Christian Living & Lifestyle For Adults & Children.
Pearson Canada: School – 21st C Learning, Aboriginal Resources, AP & IB Resources, Arts, Assessment, Business, Catholic Resources, Computer & Vocational, Early Learning, French As A Second Language, Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Professional Learning. Higher Education – Anatomy & Physiology, Anthropology, Art, Astronomy & Physics, Biology & Microbiology, Business, Chemistry, Communication/Science & Disorders, Computer Science, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Culinary/Hospitality/Travel/Tourism, Deaf Studies & Education, Economics, Education, EMS & Fire Service, Engineering, English, Environmental Science, Fashion & Interior Design, Geography & Oceanography, Health & Kinesiology, History, IT, Interdisciplinary Studies, Legal & Paralegal Studies, Mathematics, Music, Nursing, Nutrition, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Family Therapy/Human Services/Social work, Sociology, Statistics, Student Success/Career Development, Trades & Technology, World Languages.
Pelican Book Group USA: Action-Adventure, Crime Drama, Family Saga, Mystery, Police Procedural, Romance, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Teen, Westerns, Women’s Fiction.
Praeger Publishers USA: Business, Crime, Current Events, Education, Health, History, Military & Security Issues, Politics, Popular Culture, Psychology, Religion.
Princeton University Press USA: 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 USA: American Studies, Anthropology, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Film & Media Studies, Health & Medicine, Jewish Studies, Sociology, Latin American Studies, Women’s Studies.
SAGE UK: Business, Humanities, Science, Social Science, Technology, Medicine.
Soft Skull Press USA: Fiction & Non Fiction – Multiple Genres.
WhiteFire Publishing USA: Contemporary Romance, Historical/Romance, Suspense/Romance, Speculative, Supernatural Thriller, Women’s. Non Fiction: Academic, Autobiography, Biography, Living, Inspirational, Narrative N/F.
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. USA: 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.
Yale University Press USA: Art & Architecture, Biography, Business, Classics, Economics, Health & Medicine, History, Language, Law, Literary Studies, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Reference, Religion, Science, Social Science.