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 young adult 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 USA/International: Art & Photography, Children’s, Fiction, Non Fiction, Picture Books, Teens, Young Adult.
Albert Whitman & Company USA: Children’s Fiction & N/F Picture Books + Middle Grade & Young Adult Fiction Novels.
Algonquin Books New York: Adult & Young/New Adult Literary Fiction & Non Fiction.
Allen & Unwin 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.
Alpine Publications USA: Equine & Dog Books – All Subjects Covered.
Amberjack Publishing New York: Children’s, Creative Non Fiction, Crime & Mystery, Fantasy & Sci Fi, Fiction & Literature, Graphic Novels, Humor, Middle Grade, Poetry Romance, Thriller, Western, Young Adult.
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.
Annick Press Canada: Middle Reader & Teen Non Fiction, Middle Reader Fiction, Teen Fiction.
ArcheBooks Publishing USA: Contemporary/Literature, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, How-To (Including Business), Humor, Mystery/Suspense, Politics & Philosophy, Romance, Science Fiction, Self Help, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult.
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 Faction.
ASJ Publishing Australia: Fiction: Action/Adventure, Christian, Comedy, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Historical, Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult. Non-Fiction: Autobiography/Biography, Inspirational, Religious.
Avon Romance & Impulse (HarperCollins) New York: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Historical Romance, New Adult Fiction, Romantic Suspense.
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.
Behrman House USA: Jewish Educational Themed Fiction & Non Fiction For Adults & Children – Basic Judaism, Bible, Early Childhood, Ethics & Values, Haggadahs, History & Holocaust, Holidays, Life Cycle, Philosophy & Primary sources, Ritual & Liturgy.
BelleBooks/Belle Bridge USA: Civil War, Fantasy, Horror, Mysteries, Women’s, Young Adult.
Bick Publishing House USA: Young Adult, & Teen: Communication Arts, Meditation, Philosophy, Psychology, Science, Science Fiction. Adult: Addictions, Disabilities, Health, Meditation, Mental Illness, Recovery, Wildlife Rehabilitation.
Blazing Star Press USA: Young Adult Fiction.
Bold Strokes Books New York, USA/International: LGBT – Action/Adventure, Crime/Mystery/Intrigue, Literary & Popular Fiction & Non Fiction, Romance, Young Adult & New Adult.
Boyds Mills Press USA: Children’s, Middle Grade, Young Adult: Chapter Books, Narrative Non Fiction, Novels, Picture Books.
Branden Books USA: Children’s, Crime & Law, Fiction, Health & Medical, Italian American, Military, Music, Non Fiction, Reference, Sports, Young Adult.
Castle Gate Press USA: Adult, Young Adult, & New Adult Speculative Fiction – Alternate History, General, Mystery, Romance, Steampunk.
Cave Hollow Press USA: Midwestern Authors/Themed Detective Mysteries & Mainstream Fiction for Adults & Children.
Character Publishing USA: Children’s ‘Character Trait’ Fiction, Teen, Biography.
Chosen Books USA: Christian – Apologetics/World Religions, Autobiography/Biography/Memoir, Bible Study, Children & Youth, Christianity & Culture, Church Life, Living, Family/Marriage/Relationships, Self Help, Spirituality.
Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin) 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.
Dog-Eared Publications USA: Children’s Books.
Entangled Publishing USA: Adult & Teen Romance – Several Sub-Genres.
Etopia Press USA: Adult & Young Adult Romance & Erotica.
Fitzhenry & Whiteside Canada: Adult Non Fiction & Poetry. Children’s & Young Adult Fiction & Non Fiction. Multiple Genres.
Free Spirit Publishing USA: Children’s – Early Childhood, Gifted & Talented, Learning Differences, Parenting, Self Help For Kids, Self Help For Teens, Teaching.
Gibbs Smith USA: Architecture, Arts & Crafts, Children’s Activity & Board Books, Cookbooks, General & Western Humor, Gift Books, Interior Design.
Gollancz UK/International: Dystopia, Fantasy, Horror, Sci Fi, Steampunk, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Crossover Fiction.
Groundwood Books Canada/International: Children’s Literary Fiction & Novels.
Group Publishing Colorado: Christian Adult/Children’s/Women’s/Youth & Young Adult Pastoral & Ministry Resources – Multiple Genres.
Harmony Ink Press USA/International: LGBTQ+ Young Adult Fiction – All Genres.
HarperCollins Australia Australia/New Zealand/International: Fiction – Adult, Commercial Women’s, Erotica, Romance, Young Adult. Non Fiction – Biographies, Illustrated, Memoirs, Narrative History.
Herald Press USA: Christian Anabaptist Titles – Amish Life, Academic Themes, Biblical Studies, Children & Youth, Christian Living, Church Culture/History/Life, Ethics, Faith Related Cookbooks, Justice, Lay Leadership, Meditations, Mennonite Life, Missions, Pastoral Resources, Peace, Personal Experience, Social Issues, Theology.
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.
Jewish Lights Publishing USA: Jewish – History, Life Cycle, Philosophy, Spirituality, Theology, etc.
Kensington New York: Accepting Multiple Fiction & Non Fiction Genres.
Leapfrog Press New York: Adult & Children’s Fiction & Literary Fiction, Non Fiction, Poetry.
Macmillan Australia 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.
Medallion Media Group USA: Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Literary, Mainstream, Paranormal, Romance, Sci Fi, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult.
Merit Press USA: Young Adult Fiction.
Milkweed Editions USA: Fiction, Literary Non Fiction, Poetry Collections, Middle Grade & Young Adult Fiction.
Montag Press USA: Speculative Fiction – Multiple Genres.
OnStage Publishing USA: Children’s, Middle Grade, & Young Adult Fiction.
Orca Book Publishers Canada: Board Books, Graphic Novels, Picture Books, Novels For Children, Middle Readers, Reluctant Readers, Teens & Young Adults.
Pacific Press USA: Adult & Children – Seventh-day Adventist & Christian Living & Lifestyle.
PageSpring Publishing USA: Adult, YA, & Middle Grade Fiction.
Pelican Book Group USA: Christian Fiction – Action-Adventure, Crime Drama, Family Saga, Fantasy, Mystery, Police Procedural, Romance, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Teen, Westerns, Women’s Fiction.
Pemmican Publications Canada/International: Aboriginal Language, Adult & YA Fiction, Children’s Fiction, Non Fiction.
Penner Publishing USA: Romance Sub Genres – Contemporary, Fantasy, Historical, Multicultural/Interracial, Suspense/Thriller, Young/New Adult.
Polis Books USA: Erotica, Fantasy, Horror, Humor/Essays, Mystery, New Adult, Procedural, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Traditional Crime, Women’s Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult.
Pulp Fiction Press Australia: Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci Fi, Speculative.
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.
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.
Reagent Press USA: Illustrated Adult & Children’s Books.
ScienceThrillers Media USA: Realistic Medical/Scientific Themed Fiction. Narrative Non Fiction. YA.
SkyAzure Publishing UK/International: Fiction Adult/Teen/YA. Non Fiction Academic.
Sourcebooks USA: Biography/Memoir, Business, Education, Entertainment, Health & Beauty, History, Love & Relationships, Parenting & Special Needs Parenting, Reference/Study Aids, Romance (All Sub-Genres), Self Help/Psychology, Women’s Issues, Young Adult.
Sweet Cherry Publishing UK/International: Children’s, Teens (Young Adult).
The Poisoned Pencil USA: Young Adult Mystery Fiction.
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. USA: Children/Teen/Young Adult – Adventure, Art/Artists, Biography, Cultures, Environment/Ecology, Family, Friendship, Growing Up/Self Esteem, Illness/Death/Grief, Jewish Interest, Peer Pressure/Bullying, Religion, Social Issues, Values/Character.