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 Kansas City, Missouri, 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 Dallas, Texas, 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 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA: Biography, Cooking, Fitness, Games & Puzzles, Health, Humor, Popular Culture, Sports, Travel, True Crime.
Branden Books Massachusetts, 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 Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Biography, Fiction, Poetry, Pop Culture, Political Analysis, Sports, Travel Guides.
Finney Company Minnesota, 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 Sydney, Australia: Multiple Fiction & Non Fiction Genres.
Indiana University Press Bloomington, Indiana, 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 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.
Interlink Publishing Massachusetts, 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 North Carolina, 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 Sydney, 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 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA: Sports, Fitness, & Outdoor Topics.
Peachtree Publishers Atlanta, Georgia, 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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 Berkley, California, USA: Fiction & Non Fiction – Multiple Genres.
The Countryman Press Vermont, 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.