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 California: Art & Photography, Children’s, Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books, Teens, Young Adult.
Algonquin Books North Carolina: F & N/F Adult & Young/New Adult Literary.
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, 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 Tennessee: Christian & Religious F & N/F Titles For Adults, Young Adults, & Teens.
Anvil Press 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 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 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 North Carolina: Fantasy, Sci-Fi.
Bancroft Press 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 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 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 Virginia: Romance & Erotica.
BLVNP 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 Massachusetts: Children’s, Crime & Law, Fiction, Health & Medical, Italian American, Military, Music, Nonfiction, Reference, Sports, Young Adult.
Bundoran Press Canada: Sci Fi – Military/Zombie, Political/Social, Mystery, Soft & Hard. Cyber/Biopunk, Scientific Steampunk, Space opera.
By Light Unseen Media Massachusetts: Literary Vampire Themed F & N/F.
Castle Gate Press Missouri: Adult, Young Adult, & New Adult Speculative Fiction – Alternate History, General, Mystery, Romance, Steampunk.
Cave Hollow Press Missouri: Midwestern Authors/Themed Detective Mysteries & Mainstream Fiction for Adults & Children.
Corvallis Press Oregon: Fiction, Nonfiction.
Dark Regions Press 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 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 Florida: Gay Male – BDSM, Coming Of Age, Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Historical, Holiday Stories, Mystery/Suspense, Paranormal, Romance, Sci-Fi, Transgender, Westerns.
Eastgate Massachusetts: Hypertext – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry.
ECW Press Canada: Biography, Fiction, Poetry, Pop Culture, Political Analysis, Sports, Travel Guides.
Entangled Publishing USA: Adult & Teen Romance – Several Sub-Genres.
Etopia Press Tennessee: Adult & Young Adult Romance & Erotica.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Macmillan) New York: Children, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry.
Finney Company 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 Canada: Adult Nonfiction & Poetry. Children’s & Young Adult F & N/F. Multiple Genres.
Ghostwoods Books London: Adventure, Dark Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Sci Fi, Suspense, Thriller.
Gollancz London: Dystopia, Fantasy, Horror, Sci Fi, Steampunk, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Crossover Fiction.
Guernica Editions Canada: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry.
Hachette 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 Canada: Fiction – Chick Lit, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller. Nonfiction – Business, Inspirational, Money, Self Help.
Insomniac Press 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 Virginia: Alien Abduction, Atlantis, UFO’s, Conspiracy Theories, Secret Societies, The Paranormal.
Jewish Lights Publishing Vermont: Jewish – History, Life Cycle, Philosophy, Spirituality, Theology, etc.
John F. Blair Publisher 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 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 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 Colorado: Nonfiction. Fiction – Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Religious, Romance, Sci Fi, Thriller.
Loose Id California: Erotic Romance – Multiple Sub Genres.
Macmillan 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 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 Maryland: Fantasy, Sci-Fi (Mainstream & Romantic).
Meadowbrook Press 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 Illinois: Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Literary, Mainstream, Paranormal, Romance, Sci Fi, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult.
Milkweed Editions Minnesota: Fiction, Literary Nonfiction, Poetry Collections, Middle Grade & Young Adult Fiction.
Montag Press California: Speculative Fiction – Multiple Genres.
Morgan James Publishers New York: Children’s, Faith, Fiction, Nonfiction.
Oak Tree Press 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 Tennassee: Interesting F & N/F.
Pacific Press Idaho: Adult & Children – Seventh-day Adventist & Christian Living & Lifestyle.
PageSpring Publishing Ohio: Adult, YA, & Middle Grade Fiction.
Peachtree Publishers 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 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 Canada: Aboriginal Language, Adult & YA, Children’s Fiction, Nonfiction.
Penguin Books Australia: Multiple F & N/F Genres.
Penguin Random House 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 Washington: Illustrated Adult & Children’s Books.
Studio E International: F & N/F.
The Permanent Press New York: Literary Fiction.
Permuted Press 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 Virginia: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry.
Pulp Fiction Press Australia: Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci Fi, Speculative.
Quirk Books 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 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 Massachusetts: Romance/Erotica Novels & Short Stories – Anthologies, Contemporary, Futuristic, Gay, Historical, Menage, Paranormal, Suspense.
River City Publishing Alabama: Reflecting The South & Southern Literature – Fiction, Nonfiction, Short Story Collections.
ScienceThrillers Media California: Realistic Medical/Scientific Themed Fiction. Narrative Nonfiction. YA.
See Sharp Press Arizona: Social Sci-Fi / Nonfiction – Anarchism, Atheism, Music Instruction, Reference & Theory, Religious Exposes.
Siren BookStrand Texas: Erotic Romance, Mainstream Romance. Multiple Sub-Genres.
SkyAzure Publishing UK/International: Fiction Adult/Teen/YA. Nonfiction Academic.
Small Beer Press Massachusetts: F & N/F.
Soft Skull Press California: F & N/F – Multiple Genres.
Sourcebooks 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 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 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 California: Humor, Horse Training, Marketing, Marriage/Sex/Parenthood, Recovery, Self-Help/Motivational, Self Improvement, Spiritual/Psychological Growth.
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 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 Washington: Fiction.