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 fiction publishers see my children’s, Christian, fantasy, graphic novel, horror, picture, poetry, romance, young adult, and top lists in the sidebar menu.
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 Glendale, California: Art & Photography, Children’s, Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books, Teens, Young Adult.
Algonquin Books Chapel Hill North Carolina: F & N/F Adult & Young/New Adult Literary.
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, Nonfiction, Picture Books, Young Adult. Nonfiction – 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.
Amberjack Publishing New York: Children’s, Creative Nonfiction, Crime & Mystery, Fantasy & Sci Fi, Fiction & Literature, Graphic Novels, Humor, Middle Grade, Poetry Romance, Thriller, Western, Young Adult.
AMG Publishers Chattanooga, Tennessee: Christian & Religious F & N/F Titles For Adults, Young Adults, & Teens.
Anvil Press Vancouver, Canada: Art/Drama/Photography Books, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry.
Arcade Publishing New York: Adventure & Travel, Arts, Business, Current Events, Fiction, Food & Wine, History, Literary Nonfiction, Memoir, Military History, Nature & Science.
ArcheBooks Publishing Cape Coral, Florida: Contemporary/Literature, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, How-To (Including Business), Humor, Mystery/Suspense, Politics & Philosophy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Self Help, Women’s, Young Adult.
Arthur A. Levine Books New York: Anthology, Biography, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Illustrated Picture Books, Illustrated Novels, Middle Grade Novels, F & N/F Picture Books, Young Adult.
ASJ Publishing Victoria, Australia: Fiction: Action/Adventure, Christian, Comedy, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Historical, Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult. Nonfiction: Autobiography/Biography, Inspirational, Religious.
Avon Romance & Impulse (HarperCollins) New York: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Historical Romance, New Adult Fiction, Romantic Suspense.
Baen Books Wake Forect, North Carolina: Fantasy, Sci-Fi.
Bancroft Press Baltimore, Maryland: All F & N/F Genres.
Barron’s Educational Series New York: Adult/Young Adult/Children’s F & N/F, Art Instruction, Business, Cookery, Crafts, Fashion, Financial Advice, Foreign Language Study, New Age, Parenting, Sports, Study Guides.
BelleBooks/Belle Bridge Memphis, Tennessee: Civil War, Fantasy, Horror, Mysteries, Women’s, Young Adult.
Bellevue Literary Press New York: Literary Fiction & Narrative Nonfiction At The Intersection Of Arts, Medicine, Sciences.
Bick Publishing House Branford, Connecticut: Young Adult, & Teen: Communication Arts, Meditation, Philosophy, Psychology, Science, Sci-Fi. Adult: Addictions, Disabilities, Health, Meditation, Mental Illness, Recovery, Wildlife Rehabilitation.
Blushing Books Publications Charlottesville, Virginia: Romance & Erotica.
BLVNP Walnut, California: Fiction, Nonfiction.
Bold Strokes Books New York: LGBT – Action/Adventure, Crime/Mystery/Intrigue, Literary & Popular F & N/F, Romance, Young Adult & New Adult.
Branden Books Wellesley, Massachusetts: Children’s, Crime & Law, Fiction, Health & Medical, Italian American, Military, Music, Nonfiction, Reference, Sports, Young Adult.
Bundoran Press Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Sci Fi – Military/Zombie, Political/Social, Mystery, Soft & Hard. Cyber/Biopunk, Scientific Steampunk, Space opera.
By Light Unseen Media Pepperell, Massachusetts: Literary Vampire Themed F & N/F.
Castle Gate Press St. Louis, Missouri: Adult, Young Adult, & New Adult Speculative Fiction – Alternate History, General, Mystery, Romance, Steampunk.
Cave Hollow Press Warrensburg, Missouri: Midwestern Authors/Themed Detective Mysteries & Mainstream Fiction for Adults & Children.
Corvallis Press Albany, Oregon: Fiction, Nonfiction.
Dark Regions Press Portland, Oregon: Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi.
DAW Books New York: Fantasy, Sci-Fi.
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.
Douglas & McIntyre British Columbia, Canada: Aboriginal Art, Architecture, Art, Atlases, Autobiography, Biography, Business, Canadian Culture, Children’s, Cultural Studies, Current Affairs, Environment, Fiction, First Nations, Fishing, Food & Wine, Games, General Nonfiction, Guidebooks, Health & Fitness, History, Hockey, Humour, Memoir (Personal), Military History, Natural History, Nature, Photography, Politics, Religion, Science, Sports & Recreation, Travel, Urban Planning.
Dreamspinner Press Tallahassee, Florida: Gay Male – BDSM, Coming Of Age, Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Historical, Holiday Stories, Mystery/Suspense, Paranormal, Romance, Sci-Fi, Transgender, Westerns.
Eastgate Watertown, Massachusetts: Hypertext – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry.
ECW Press Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Biography, Fiction, Poetry, Pop Culture, Political Analysis, Sports, Travel Guides.
Entangled Publishing USA: Adult & Teen Romance – Several Sub-Genres.
Etopia Press Oak Ridge, Tennessee: Adult & Young Adult Romance & Erotica.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Macmillan) New York: Children, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry.
Finney Company Apple Valley, Minnesota: Educational Titles For Adults & Children – Agriculture & Co-ops, Animals & Insects, Cycling Guides & Narratives, Career Materials, Environment, Fishing & River Guides, Gardening & Plants, General F & N/F, History, Marine Life, Minnesota Regional, Shop & Tractor Safety, Technical Education.
Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ontario, Canada: Adult Nonfiction & Poetry. Children’s & Young Adult F & N/F. Multiple Genres.
Ghostwoods Books London, UK: Adventure, Dark Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Sci Fi, Suspense, Thriller.
Gollancz London, UK: Dystopia, Fantasy, Horror, Sci Fi, Steampunk, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Crossover Fiction.
Guernica Editions Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry.
Hachette Sydney, Australia: Multiple F & N/F Genres.
Harlequin New York: Romance.
HarperCollins Australia & New Zealand: Fiction – Adult, Commercial Women’s, Erotica, Romance, Young Adult. Nonfiction – Biographies, Illustrated, Memoirs, Narrative History.
Imajin Books Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Fiction – Chick Lit, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller. Nonfiction – Business, Inspirational, Money, Self Help.
Insomniac Press Ontario, Canada: Black Studies, Business, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Environment, Fiction, Food & Drink, Gardening, Gay & Lesbian, Graphic Novels, Health, Humor, Immigration, Literary Criticism, Music, Mystery, Parenting, Personal Finance, Poetry, Politics, Pop Culture, Reference, Self Help, Sexuality, Short Stories, Spirituality, Sports, Travel, True Crime.
Invisible College Press Woodbridge, Virginia: Alien Abduction, Atlantis, UFO’s, Conspiracy Theories, Secret Societies, The Paranormal.
Jewish Lights Publishing Woodstock, Vermont: Jewish – History, Life Cycle, Philosophy, Spirituality, Theology, etc.
John F. Blair Publisher Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Southeastern Regional Focus – African American History & Culture, American History, Appalachian Culture & History, Biography, Carolina Coastal Culture & History, Civil War History, Cookbooks, Folklore, Mysteries, Native American Culture & History, North Caroliniana, Outdoors, Sports, Travel, Women’s Issues.
Kensington New York: Accepting Multiple F & N/F Genres.
Knopf New York: Fiction, Nonfiction.
Leapfrog Press New York: Adult, Children’s & Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry.
Lighthouse Trails Publishing Eureka, Montana: Christian – 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.
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.
Lindesfarne Press Aurora, Colorado: Nonfiction. Fiction – Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Religious, Romance, Sci Fi, Thriller.
Loose Id California: Erotic Romance – Multiple Sub Genres.
Macmillan Sydney, Australia: Fiction – Children’s, Crime, Fantasy, Historical, Humor, Junior/Middle Grade, Paranormal, Thriller, Women’s, Young Adult/Crossover. Nonfiction – Biography, Cookery, Diet, Health, History, Memoir, Mind/Body/Spirit, Self Help, Sport, Travel.
Magabala Books Western Australia: Indigenous F & N/F Literature For Adults, Young Adults, Middle Grade, & Children – Biography, Culture, History, Mind Body & Spirit, Picture Books, Poetry.
Martin Brown Publishers International: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry.
Masque Books Germantown, Maryland: Fantasy, Sci-Fi (Mainstream & Romantic).
Meadowbrook Press Minnetonka, Minnesota: Adult Humor, Baby Names, Baby & Childcare, Business Travel, Children’s Activities, Children’s Poetry, Children’s/Juvenile Fiction/Novels, Party Planning, Pregnancy & Childbirth.
Medallion Media Group Aurora, Illinois: Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Literary, Mainstream, Paranormal, Romance, Sci Fi, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult.
Milkweed Editions Minneapolis, Minnesota: Fiction, Literary Nonfiction, Poetry Collections, Middle Grade & Young Adult Fiction.
Montag Press Oakland, California: Speculative Fiction – Multiple Genres.
Morgan James Publishers New York: Children’s, Faith, Fiction, Nonfiction.
Oak Tree Press Hanford, California: Children’s, Crime Fiction, Memoir, Mysteries, Paranormal, Police Procedurals, Public Safety (Personnel), Romance, Suspense, Westerns, Other Genres Also Considered.
Obrake Books New York: Fiction – African & African American Novels, Ethnic, Horror, Literary Fiction, Multicultural, Romance, Sci Fi, Short Story Collections, Suspense. Nonfiction – Biography, Business, Health & Nutrition, How To/Guides, Medicine, Politics & Government, Science, Self Help, Sexual Health.
Oconee Spirit Press Nashville, Tennassee: Interesting F & N/F.
Pacific Press Nampa, Idaho: Adult & Children – Seventh-day Adventist & Christian Living & Lifestyle.
PageSpring Publishing Columbus, Ohio: Adult, YA, & Middle Grade Fiction.
Peachtree Publishers Atlanta, Georgia: American South Guides, Children’s F & N/F Picture Books, Self Help, Middle Grade & Young Adult F & N/F. Other Genres Occasionally Considered.
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.
Pemmican Publications Winnipeg, Canada: Aboriginal Language, Adult & YA, Children’s Fiction, Nonfiction.
Penguin Books Melbournre, Victoria, Australia: Multiple F & N/F Genres.
Penguin Random House Auckland, New Zealand: Multiple F & N/F Genres.
Penguin Random House South Africa: F & N/F – 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.
Reagent Press East Olympia, Washington: Illustrated Adult & Children’s Books.
Studio E International: F & N/F.
The Permanent Press New York: Literary Fiction.
Permuted Press Franklin, Tennessee: Apocolyptic/Survival – Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci Fi, Thriller, Prepper.
Polis Books USA: Erotica, Fantasy, Horror, Humor/Essays, Mystery, New Adult, Procedural, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Traditional Crime, Women’s, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult.
Prolific Press Harborton, Virginia: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry.
Pulp Fiction Press Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci Fi, Speculative.
Quirk Books Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 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 Sydney, Australia: Children’s/Teen/Adult Fiction – Fantasy, Sci Fi, Thrillers. Nonfiction – Biography, Cooking, Health, Lifestyle, Memoirs, Mind/Body/Spirit, Narrative, Parenting, Pop Culture, Popular N/F, Self Help, Soft Business, Travel.
Ravenous Romance Beverly, Massachusetts: Romance/Erotica Novels & Short Stories – Anthologies, Contemporary, Futuristic, Gay, Historical, Menage, Paranormal, Suspense.
River City Publishing Montgomery, Alabama: Reflecting The South & Southern Literature – Fiction, Nonfiction, Short Story Collections.
ScienceThrillers Media Sacramento, California: Realistic Medical/Scientific Themed Fiction. Narrative Nonfiction. YA.
See Sharp Press Tucson, Arizona: Social Sci-Fi / Nonfiction – Anarchism, Atheism, Music Instruction, Reference & Theory, Religious Exposes.
Siren BookStrand Austin, Texas: Erotic Romance, Mainstream Romance. Multiple Sub-Genres.
SkyAzure Publishing Cornwall UK/International: Fiction Adult/Teen/YA. Nonfiction Academic.
Small Beer Press Easthampton, Massachusetts: F & N/F.
Soft Skull Press California: F & N/F – Multiple Genres.
Sourcebooks Naperville, 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.
Stormy Night Publications USA: BDSM/Spanking Themes – Adventure, Age-Play, Contemporary, Fantasy, Fem Dom, Gay/Lesbian, Historical, Master/Slave, Paranormal, Romantic, Sci-Fi, Time Travel, Westerns.
Top Publications Dallas, Texas: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci Fi, Suspense, Thriller.
Tor.com New York: Fantasy, Sci-Fi.
Unbridled Books Colorado & Missouri: Commercial Literary Fiction.
Vanilla Heart Publishing Washington: Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Mystery, Romance, Speculative, Suspense, Thriller.
WhiteFire Publishing Cumberland, Maryland: Christian – Fiction: Contemporary Romance, Historical/Romance, Suspense/Romance, Speculative, Supernatural Thriller, Women’s. Nonfiction: Academic, Autobiography, Biography, Christian Living, Inspirational, Narrative N/F.
Wilshire Book Company Chatsworth, California: Humor, Horse Training, Marketing, Marriage/Sex/Parenthood, Recovery, Self-Help/Motivational, Self Improvement, Spiritual/Psychological Growth.
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Grand Rapids, Michigan: 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.
Zharmae Publishing Spokane, Washington: Fiction.