All of these publishers are accepting submissions whether an author is represented by an agent or not, and are offering an advance against royalties.
Genres should be used as a guide only. Click on the links for full details of the particular subject matter each are interested in.
Abingdon Press USA: N/F Biblical, Christian, Religious Titles. Multiple Genres.
Adams Media USA: Careers, Cookery, Humor, New Age, Parenting, Relationships, Self Help.
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.
Baker Academic USA: Academic – Autobiography/Biography/Memoir, Apologetics, Bible Study, Culture, Living, Church Life, Family/Marriage/Relationships, Self Help, Spiritual, World Religions.
Barricade Books USA: African American Interest, Biography, Business, Careers, Celebrity Life, Cultural Studies, Current Events, Dance, Fiction/Literature, Food/Wine, Gaming, Gay/Lesbian, Health & Wellness, History, Holocaust Studies, Humor, Journalism, Jewish Interest, Love/Relationships/Sex, Martial Arts, Memoirs, Music, New Age, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Recovery, Reference, Regional Interest (Cleveland, Detroit, Las Vegas, New York, Palm Springs, Pennsylvania), Religion, Self Help, Sexuality, True Crime, Underground, Women’s Studies.
Chosen Books USA: Christian – Apologetics/World Religions, Autobiography/Biography/Memoir, Bible Study, Children & Youth, Christianity & Culture, Church Life, Living, Family/Marriage/Relationships, Self Help, Spiritual.
Franciscan Media USA: Catholic Non Academic: Applied Scripture, Identity/Church Teaching, Inspiration, Family Faith, Franciscan, Marriage, Pastoral Ministry & Parish Life, Prayer, Saints & Spiritual Role Models, Self Help/Personal Growth, Spirituality.
Impact Publishers USA: Addictions/Recovery, Anger/Aggression, Anxiety/Panic/Agoraphobia, Assertiveness, Career, Life Choices, Children/Teens, Communication, Counseling, Child Custody, Depression, Disappointment, Divorce/Separation, Emotional Pain/Healing, Expectations, Family/Parenting, Grief & Loss, Happiness, Intimacy/Love/Marriage, Meditation, Mental Health, Personal Growth, Professional Psychology, Relationships, Relaxation, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Step Families, Stress, Therapy, Women’s Issues.
Jewish Lights Publishing USA: Jewish – History, Life Cycle, Philosophy, Spiritual, Theology, etc.
Lighthouse Trails Publishing USA: 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.
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.
Magabala Books Australia: Indigenous Fiction & Non Fiction Literature For Adults, Young Adults, Middle Grade, & Children – Biography, Culture, History, Mind Body & Spirit, Picture Books, Poetry.
Random House Australia: Children’s/Teen/Adult Fiction – Fantasy, 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.
Soft Skull Press USA: Fiction & Non Fiction – Multiple Genres.
Wilshire Book Company California: Humor, Horse Training, Marketing, Marriage/Sex/Parenthood, Recovery, Self-Help/Motivational, Self Improvement, Spiritual/Psychological Growth.
Wisdom Publications USA: Buddhist Adult & Children’s.