All of these top publishers and their imprints are accepting submissions, and are offering an advance against royalties whether an author is represented by an agent or not.
Genres should be used as a guide only. Click on the links for full details of the particular subject matter each are interested in.
Pearson Canada Ontario, Canada: School – 21st C Learning, Aboriginal Resources, AP & IB Resources, Arts, Assessment, Business, Catholic Resources, Computer & Vocational, Early Learning, French As A Second Language, Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Professional Learning. Higher Education – Anatomy & Physiology, Anthropology, Art, Astronomy & Physics, Biology & Microbiology, Business, Chemistry, Communication/Science & Disorders, Computer Science, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Culinary/Hospitality/Travel/Tourism, Deaf Studies & Education, Economics, Education, EMS & Fire Service, Engineering, English, Environmental Science, Fashion & Interior Design, Geography & Oceanography, Health & Kinesiology, History, IT, Interdisciplinary Studies, Legal & Paralegal Studies, Mathematics, Music, Nursing, Nutrition, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Family Therapy/Human Services/Social work, Sociology, Statistics, Student Success/Career Development, Trades & Technology, World Languages.
Elsevier International: Accounting, Business & Management, Agricultural & Biological Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Science, Built Environment, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Decision Sciences, Dentistry, Drug Recovery, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Energy & Power, Engineering & Technology, Environmental Sciences, Finance & Economics, Forensics, Health Professions, Immunology, Life Science, Materials Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Microbiology & Virology, Neuroscience, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, Physics, Psychology, Social Sciences, Toxicology, Veterinary Medicine & Science.
Penguin Random House
DAW Books New York: Fantasy, Science Fiction.
Dial Books for Young Readers New York: Literary Fiction For Children, Middle Grade, & Young Adults.
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.
Knopf New York: Fiction, Non Fiction.
Penguin Books Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Multiple Fiction & Non Fiction Genres.
Penguin Random House Auckland, New Zealand: Multiple Fiction & Non Fiction Genres.
Penguin Random House South Africa Johannesburg, 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.
Random House Sydney, Australia: 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.
Hachette Sydney, Australia: Multiple Fiction & Non Fiction Genres.
Jossey-Bass San Fransisco, California, USA: Business, Education, Health Management, Human Resources, Leadership, Management, Psychology, Public & Nonprofit Sectors, Religion
Wiley International: Agriculture, Arts & Architecture, Behavioral & Social Sciences, Business & Management, Chemistry, Computing, Culinary & Hospitality, Earth, Space & Environmental Sciences, Education, Engineering & Materials Science, Humanities, Law & Criminology, Life Sciences & Lifestyle, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine, Nursing & Dentistry, Physics & Astronomy, Reference, School, Veterinary Medicine, World Languages.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Boston, Massachusetts, USA: Children’s & Young Readers – Fiction, Non Fiction, Picture Books.
Avon Romance & Impulse New York: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Historical Romance, New Adult Fiction, Romantic Suspense.
HarperCollins Sydney, Australia & New Zealand: Fiction – Adult, Commercial Women’s, Erotica, Romance, Young Adult. Non Fiction – Biographies, Illustrated, Memoirs, Narrative History.
HarperCollins Christian Publishing (Zondervan) Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Biblical Studies, Commentaries, Church History, Handbooks, Encyclopedias, Ministry & Pastoral Resources, Theology.
Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press Oxford, UK/International: Archaeology, Arts & Architecture, Biography, Biological Sciences, Business & Management, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Computing & Computer Science, Dictionaries, Earth Sciences, Engineering Science, Finance & Economics, Geography, Health & Medicine, History, Language & Linguistics, Law, Lifestyle & Leisure, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Policing, Politics, Psychology & Neuroscience, Reference, Religion & Bibles, Society, Environment, & Culture.
Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press International: Academic, Educational, ELT/ESL, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Science, Social Sciences, Technology.