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 picture book publishers see my children’s 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.
Action Publishing California, USA/International: Art & Photography, Children’s, Fiction, Non Fiction, Picture Books, Teens, Young Adult.
Albert Whitman & Company Park Ridge, Illinois, USA: Children’s Fiction & N/F Picture Books / Middle Grade & Young Adult Fiction Novels.
Allen & Unwin NSW, Australia/International: 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.
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.
Boyds Mills Press Pennsylvania, USA: Children’s, Middle Grade, Young Adult: Chapter Books, Narrative Non Fiction, Novels, Picture Books.
Charlesbridge Massachusetts, USA: Children’s Fiction & Non Fiction – Art & Music, Diversity, Early Readers, Growing Up, Holidays, Math & Counting, Middle Grade, Multicultural, Nursery Rhymes, People & Places, Poetry, Science & Nature, See & Learn, Social Studies.
Dawn Publications Nevada City, California, USA: Children’s Nature Awareness Titles – Animals & Habitat, Biographies, Birds & Birding, Cycles & Nature, Climate Change, Earth & Space, Nature Stories, Nature Education & Teacher Guides For Adults.
Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ontario, Canada: Adult Non Fiction & Poetry. Children’s & Young Adult Fiction & Non Fiction. Multiple Genres.
Free Spirit Publishing Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA: Children’s – Early Childhood, Gifted & Talented, Learning Differences, Parenting, Self Help For Kids, Self Help For Teens, Teaching.
Gibbs Smith Utah, USA: Architecture, Arts & Crafts, Children’s Activity & Board Books, Cookbooks, General & Western Humor, Gift Books, Interior Design.
Holiday House New York: Children To Young Adult – Multiple Fiction & Non Fiction Genres Within The Broader Themes Of Character, Concepts, Cultural Diversity, Education, General, History, Holidays & Celebrations, Math.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Boston, Massachusetts, USA: Children’s & Young Readers – Fiction, Non Fiction, Picture Books.
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.
Magabala Books WA, Australia: Indigenous Fiction & Non Fiction Literature For Adults, Young Adults, Middle Grade, & Children – Biography, Culture, History, Mind Body & Spirit, Picture Books, Poetry.
Orca Book Publishers Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: Board Books, Graphic Novels, Picture Books, Novels For Children, Middle Readers, Reluctant Readers, Teens & Young Adults.
Pacific Press Nampa, Idaho, USA: Adult & Children – Seventh-day Adventist & Christian Living & Lifestyle.
Pemmican Publications Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada/International: Aboriginal Language, Adult & YA Fiction, Children’s Fiction, Non Fiction.
Raven Tree Press Illinois, USA: Children’s Picture Books.
Reagent Press Washington, USA: Illustrated Adult & Children’s Books.
RR Books Pennsylvania, USA: Children’s Fiction & Non Fiction.