Manuscript Publishers

Psychonaut Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Psychonaut Press is currently hosting an open reading period for full-length speculative fiction novels. We do not review brand new publishers without track records, but even though Psychonaut Press has yet to publish any books, it is a new imprint from the editors of Black Ocean and Not a Cult. Sheree Renée Thomas is the acquiring…

Art/Books: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Art/Books is an independent UK based publisher of books on art, architecture, design, photography, and contemporary culture. They were founded in 2012. You can get a feel for what they are currently publishing by visiting this page. It’s important to note that they appear to have published very few books during the peak of the…

Oxford University Press: Now Accepting Proposals and Manuscript Submissions

Oxford University Presses, like most university presses, is open to direct submissions. It has much better distribution systems than most university presses. They publish nonfiction with an academic focus on a wide range of subjects. They are open to proposals and manuscripts. Their website is much more thorough in terms of helping outline how the…

Tin House: Accepting Manuscript Submissions Soon

Tin House is an established and respected small press. They used to be responsible for one of the most respected and established literary journals, although that closed a few years ago. They still run residencies, workshops, and bookstore in Portland, Oregon. They still publish a wide variety of respected and admired books, including some bestsellers….

Enchanted Lion: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Enchanted Lion is a children’s book publisher based in Brooklyn that was founded in 2003. You can learn more about their team here. Their books are well designed, engaging, and have great covers. Many of the books they have published have been featured in the New York Times, and won awards. They are well distributed…

BearManor Media: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals

BearManor Media is a independent press that focuses on publishing nonfiction books about the entertainment industry. This includes work about radio, old movie, or television genre. This is how the founding editor describes what they are currently seeking: We’d love to see books on voice actors, Muppet/Sesame Street performers, Harry Morgan, Victor Buono, Frank Nelson,…

Sword and Silk: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Sword and Silk bills itself as “a small traditional publisher of a variety of genres focused on uplifting and supporting womxn everywhere.” They published their first book in June 2021, so they’ve been actively published work for over a year, both in print and electronic formats. You can get a feel for what they are…

Dancing Lemur Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

UPDATED DEC 19th, 2022: Temporarily closed to submissions due to an influx of submissions from this review and for the upcoming holidays. Dancing Lemur Press is a small US Press that has been actively publishing work since 2009. They are based in North Carolina and seem to regularly participate in local events. They don’t have…

Interlude Press and Duet Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Interlude Press and Duet Books for YA are boutique publishers of award-winning LGBTQ+ fiction. Books they have published have won awards, including Lambda Literary Awards, IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, and Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. They have also gotten lots of press coverage and accolades. They only publish fiction and are interested in…

Orbis Books: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Orbis Books was founded in 1970, and they are the publishing arm Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, a Catholic organization of leaders in religious publishing since 1970. Within that scope they publish a wide range of books on prayer, spirituality, Catholic life, theology, mission and current affairs. The work they publish tries to encompass “the global…

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