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 New South Wales, 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 Cape Coral, 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 Fiction.
ASJ Publishing Victoria, Australia: Fiction: Action/Adventure, Christian, Comedy, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Historical, Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult. Non-Fiction: Autobiography/Biography, Inspirational, Religious.
Baen Books Wake Forest, North Carolina: Fantasy, Science Fiction.
BelleBooks/Belle Bridge Memphis, Tennessee: Civil War, Horror, Mysteries, Women’s, Young Adult.
Blushing Books Publications Charlottesville, Virginia: Romance & Erotica.
Bundoran Press Ontario, Canada: Sci Fi – Military/Zombie, Political/Social, Mystery, Soft & Hard. Cyber/Biopunk, Scientific Steampunk, Space opera.
Dark Regions Press Portland, Oregon: Horror, Science Fiction.
DAW Books New York: Fantasy, Science Fiction.
EDGE Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Fantasy, Science Fiction.
Entangled Publishing USA: Adult & Teen Romance – Several Sub-Genres.
Etopia Press Tennessee: Adult & Young Adult Romance & Erotica.
Ghostwoods Books London, UK: Adventure, Dark Fiction, Romance, Sci Fi, Suspense, Thriller.
Gollancz UK/International: Dystopia, Horror, Sci Fi, Steampunk, Young Adult Crossover Fiction.
Hachette Sydney, NSW, Australia: Multiple Fiction & Non Fiction Genres.
Hot Key Unlocked London, UK: Fantasy, Romance Fiction.
Imajin Books Edmonton, Alberta, 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 Aurora, Colorado: Non Fiction. Fiction – Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Religious, Romance, Sci Fi, Thriller.
Loose Id California: Erotic Romance – Multiple Sub Genres.
Macmillan Sydney, NSW, 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 Germantown, Maryland: Fantasy, Science Fiction (Mainstream & Romantic).
Medallion Media Group Aurora, Illinois: Historical, Horror, Literary, Mainstream, Paranormal, Romance, Sci Fi, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult.
Montag Press Oakland, California: 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 Columbus, Ohio: Adult, YA, & Middle Grade Fiction.
Pelican Book Group Aztec, New Mexico: 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 Franklin, Tennessee: 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 Queensland, Australia: Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci Fi, Speculative.
Random House Sydney, New South Wales, 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 East Olympia, Washington: Illustrated Adult & Children’s Books.
Siren BookStrand Austin, Texas: Erotic Romance, Mainstream Romance. Multiple Sub-Genres.
Soft Skull Press Berkley, California: 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 Dallas, Texas: 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.