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 sports publishers see my non 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.
Andrews McMeel Publishing USA: Cartoon Collections, Cookery/Food & Drink, Crafts, Gift Books, Health & Fitness, Humor, Illustrated Middle Grade Fiction, Parenting, Pets, Pop Culture, Puzzles/Games, Self Help, Sports, Travel, Young Adult.
BenBella Books USA: Business, Cookery, Health & Nutrition, Memoirs & Biographies, Planet Based Living, Politics, Science, Self Help & Advice, Smart Pop & Popular Culture, Social Science, Sports.
Barron’s Educational Series New York: Adult/Young Adult/Children’s Fiction & Non Fiction, Art Instruction, Business, Cookery, Crafts, Fashion, Financial Advice, Foreign Language Study, New Age, Parenting, Sports, Study Guides.
Blue River Press USA: Biography, Cooking, Fitness, Games & Puzzles, Health, Humor, Popular Culture, Sports, Travel, True Crime.
Branden Books USA: Children’s, Crime & Law, Fiction, Health & Medical, Italian American, Military, Music, Non Fiction, Reference, Sports, Young Adult.
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.
ECW Press Canada: Biography, Fiction, Poetry, Pop Culture, Political Analysis, Sports, Travel Guides.
Finney Company USA: Educational Titles For Adults & Children – Agriculture & Co-ops, Animals & Insects, Cycling Guides & Narratives, Career Materials, Environment, Fishing & River Guides, Gardening & Plants, General Fiction & Non Fiction, History, Marine Life, Minnesota Regional, Shop & Tractor Safety, Technical Education.
Hachette Australia: Multiple Fiction & Non Fiction Genres.
Indiana University Press USA: African American Studies, African Studies, American Studies, Animation, Anthropology, Art & Photography, Asian Studies, Bioethics & Medicine, Biography & Memoir, Bloomington, Business & Economics, Caribbean/Latin America/South America, Children’s, Civil War, Classics, Cookery/Cooking/Food, Cultural Studies, Environment/Ecology, Education, Eurasian Studies, Fiction, Field Guides, Film, Media, & Performance Studies, Gardening, Gender, Global Studies, History, Holocaust Studies, Indiana & The Midwest, Jazz, Jewish Studies, Journalism, Language, Linguistics & Semiotics, Law, Literature & Literary Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Mythology & Folklore, Nature, Philanthropy, Philosophy, Poetry, Politics, Popular Music, Railroads & Transportation, Reference, Religion, Russian & East European Studies, Science/Paleontology, Social Science, Sociology, Sports, Theater/Drama, Travel.
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.
Interlink Publishing USA: Art, Cooking, Film Studies, Gift Books, International Travel, Music & Dance, Paranormal, Photography, Politics & History, Recreation & Sports, Reference, Textiles, World Literature, Travel.
John F. Blair Publisher USA: 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.
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.
MVP Books USA: Sports, Fitness, & Outdoor Topics.
Peachtree Publishers USA: American South Guides, Children’s Fiction & Non Fiction Picture Books, Self Help, Middle Grade & Young Adult Fiction & Non Fiction. Other Genres Occasionally Considered.
Penguin Random House South Africa: Fiction & Non Fiction – 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.
Quirk Books USA: Adult, Young Adult, Middle Grade Fiction, Food & Drink, Guy/Girl Stuff, History, How To, Humor, Literature, Parenting, Pets, Pop Culture, Pets, Reference, Sports.
Soft Skull Press USA: Fiction & Non Fiction – Multiple Genres.
The Countryman Press USA: Biking, Cooking & Food, Country Living, Crafts & Hobbies, Cultural & Lifestyle, Fishing, Hiking, History/Shakers, Home & Garden, Memoir, Mystery, National Parks, Natural History, Nature, Paddling, Photography & Gift, Regional Interest, Travel, Walking.