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 fantasy publishers see my fiction 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.
Allen & Unwin Australia: 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.
ArcheBooks Publishing USA: 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 Fiction.
ASJ Publishing Australia: Fiction: Action/Adventure, Christian, Comedy, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Historical, Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult. Non-Fiction: Autobiography/Biography, Inspirational, Religious.
Baen Books USA: Fantasy, Science Fiction.
BelleBooks/Belle Bridge USA: Civil War, Horror, Mysteries, Women’s, Young Adult.
Blushing Books Publications USA: Romance & Erotica.
Bundoran Press Canada: Sci Fi – Military/Zombie, Political/Social, Mystery, Soft & Hard. Cyber/Biopunk, Scientific Steampunk, Space opera.
Dark Regions Press USA: Horror, Science Fiction.
DAW Books New York: Fantasy, Science Fiction.
EDGE Canada: Fantasy, Science Fiction.
Entangled Publishing USA: Adult & Teen Romance – Several Sub-Genres.
Etopia Press USA: Adult & Young Adult Romance & Erotica.
Ghostwoods Books UK: Adventure, Dark Fiction, Romance, Sci Fi, Suspense, Thriller.
Gollancz UK/International: Dystopia, Horror, Sci Fi, Steampunk, Young Adult Crossover Fiction.
Hachette Australia: Multiple Fiction & Non Fiction Genres.
Hot Key Unlocked UK: Fantasy, Romance Fiction.
Imajin Books Canada: Fiction – Chick Lit, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller. Non Fiction – Business, Inspirational, Money, Self Help.
Kensington New York: Accepting Multiple Fiction & Non Fiction Genres.
Lindesfarne Press USA: Non Fiction. Fiction – Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Religious, Romance, Sci Fi, Thriller.
Loose Id USA: Erotic Romance – Multiple Sub Genres.
Macmillan 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.
Masque Books USA: Fantasy, Science Fiction (Mainstream & Romantic).
Medallion Media Group USA: Historical, Horror, Literary, Mainstream, Paranormal, Romance, Sci Fi, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult.
Montag Press USA: Speculative Fiction – Multiple Genres.
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.
PageSpring Publishing USA: Adult, YA, & Middle Grade Fiction.
Pelican Book Group USA: Christian Fiction – Action-Adventure, Crime Drama, Family Saga, Fantasy, 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 USA: Apocolyptic/Survival – 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, Young Adult.
Pulp Fiction Press Australia: Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci Fi, Speculative.
Random House Australia: Children’s/Teen/Adult Fiction – 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 USA: Illustrated Adult & Children’s Books.
Siren BookStrand USA: Erotic Romance, Mainstream Romance. Multiple Sub-Genres.
Soft Skull Press USA: Fiction & Non Fiction – Multiple 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.
Top Publications USA: Mystery, Romance, Sci Fi, Suspense, Thriller.
Tor.com New York: Fantasy, Science Fiction.
Vanilla Heart Publishing USA: Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Mystery, Romance, Speculative, Suspense, Thriller.