Manuscript Publishers

July 29, 2021

Blair: Now Seeking Manuscript Submissions

Blair is a nonprofit press combining the lists of Carolina Wren Press and John F. Blair, Publisher. To learn more about the history of both presses which merged in 2018, go here. Based in the South, with roots in North Carolina, they strive to publish quality writing with a focus on authors and subjects historically…

July 22, 2021

Duckworth Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Emily Harstone’s author’s note: My copy editor brought Virginia Woolf’s personal history to my attention after the review was written. I am very grateful for S’s diligent work, now and always. I went back and forth on publishing this review at all, and it is likely the only review I will ever publish that is…

July 15, 2021

Small Town Girl: Actively Seeking Manuscript Queries

Brother Mockingbird Publishing is a small independent press committed to discovering writers from the American South, but they are also open to good fiction, regardless of where the author is based. They were founded in 2018. They publish a wide range of genres including women’s fiction, historical fiction, romance, mystery (including thrillers and cozies), upmarket,…

July 8, 2021

Young Dragons: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Young Dragons is a division of Oghma Creative Media. It is a traditional independent publisher with three imprints. Little Dragons (Lee Press) focuses on publishing picture books and middle grade readers. Fledgling Dragons (Fife Press) focuses on young adult fiction. Inquisitive Dragons (Arbroath Abbey) focuses on publishing non-fiction resources for parents and educators. As far…

Soft Skull Press: Accepting Submissions till July 20th

Updated July 27th, 2021: They have annonced “We will reopen unagented manuscript submissions on Submittable beginning Tuesday, August 3rd at 12:01am ET (9:01pm PT on 8/2), and ending Wednesday, August 4th at 11:59pm ET/8:59pm PT.” Updated: July 19th 2021.  They have closed early to submissions without announcing any change on their website, or their Twitter…

July 1, 2021

Affirm Books: Accepting Submissions on the First Monday of Every Month

Affirm Books is a Melbourne, Australia based publisher of local and international authors that is open to direct submissions. They publish a broad range of non-fiction work and have a smaller more focused fiction list for adults and children. They have good national and international distribution. You can get a good feel for their staff…

June 24, 2021

Abingdon Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals

Founded in the 1920s, Abingdon Press is a cross-denominational religious publisher. They are an imprint of The United Methodist Publishing House, which as been in operation since 1789.  They offer a wide variety of products, including books (Christian living, academic, leadership), church supply items, church program resources, curriculum resources, and a host of other print…

June 17, 2021

AM Ink: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

AM Ink is a Western Massachusetts based press that publishes quality biographies, children’s books, novels, and short story collections.  They’ve published more than 60 titles, including bestsellers. They have also as sold television rights, and had movies made from their books. They have two imprints. Dark Ink, their horror imprint, has released everything from celebrity…

June 10, 2021

Nightfire (Tor): Accepting Submissions June 15th -22nd

Every year Nightfire, an imprint of Tor, opens to submissions for a limited window of time. This year it’s June 15th through the 22nd. The opportunity opens and closes at 9 AM EST. Because it’s such a limited window, and because it’s an excellent opportunity, we try and promote it a little in advance so…

June 3, 2021

Pavilion Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals

Pavilion Books is an independent London-based publisher that specializes in illustrated books. They have international distribution. They have a number of imprints and between them they publish 150 books per year. Much of what they publish has to do with craft, cooking, children, and textile art. You can learn more about the different imprints here….

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