Manuscript Publishers

Creston Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Creston Books is small press focused on publishing picture books and select novels. They were founded in 2013 by Marissa Moss, the author of the Amelia’s Notebook series. Creston Books was established to fill a gap in the picture book market and to focus on diverse books. They have published many award-winning and banned books…

Delphinium Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Delphinium Books was founded in 1986 by Cecile Engel and Lori Milken. Their first anthology featured a wide range of authors including E.L. Doctorow, Grace Paley and Russell Banks. Today they focus on publishing literary fiction and the occasional work of nonfiction. You can get a feel for what they have recently published here. If…

Aqueduct Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Aqueduct Press was founded in 2004. Their motto is “Bringing Challenging Feminist Science Fiction to the Demanding Reader.” They go into more details in their mission statement that you can read here. You can get a feel for what they publish by going to their home page here. Their focus is very much on promoting…

The Evil Cookie Publishing: Accepting Submissions

The Evil Cookie is a micropress focused on publishing “gore-infested, fast-paced novels/novellas and anthologies.” It is run by K. Trap Jones, an extreme horror author. The publisher’s tagline is “publishing the goriest books around”. This is a niche press focusing on a niche audience, and so it should go without saying that you should not…

One More Chapter: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

UPDATE March 19th, 2024: After significant submission cap issues the portal is up and running again. One More Chapter, HarperCollins UK’s award-winning digital-first publisher, is currently open to submissions. They focus on publishing commercial fiction. Because they are a digital-first publisher, even though they are based in the UK, their eBooks and audiobooks are accessible…

Agape Editions: Accepting Submissions

Agape Editions started out as an imprint of Sundress Publishing. In 2017 it was announced that they would be becoming a sister press to Sundress Publications in this post. Since then any formal continued relationship between the two presses has been unclear. Agape’s masthead is here and it includes a number of established and active…

Baobab Press: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Baobab Press is a small press that publishes a wide variety of material. Full disclaimer, even before we get into the review proper, they charge for submissions in some genres currently, this includes adult fiction and poetry manuscripts. As part of our guiding principles we don’t cover presses that charge overall, but as they are…

Entrepreneur Press: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Entrepreneur Press is part of Entrepreneur Media that focuses publishing books with “actionable solutions to help you excel in all your business”. The books they publish fall into three categories: Starting a business, running a business, and growing that business. They have been around for the last 40 years and now publish print, digital, and…

Black Beacon Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Black Beacon Books is a small press that was established in 2013. It was founded in Australia, but since then has moved to Brittany, France. They publish mysteries, suspense, horror, and post-apocalyptic fiction. They have a Patreon, and regularly publish anthologies. In fact, they have two open calls for anthologies right now which you can…

The Book Folks: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

This London-based publisher specializes in crime fiction, thrillers and mysteries. They do also publish other genres, but more rarely, including: women’s fiction, literary fiction and romance. Clearly they know the most about publishing and marketing crime fiction, thrillers, and mysteries as that makes up the bulk of their site, and they appear to generally sell…

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