Manuscript Publishers

Publishing Genius Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Updated: May 29th, 2023: They are temporarily closed to submissions because of the amount of submissions they received. They plan to re-open but do not have a date at this time. This small literary press was founded in 2006 in Baltimore. It has since relocated to the Adirondack mountains. Originally when they started out, according…

Gryphon House: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Gryphon House is a nonfiction publisher that focuses on publishing resources that “address top current issues in early childhood and help teachers, administrators, teacher-educators, policymakers, caregivers, and parents enrich the lives of children from birth through age 8.” Anything outside of this scope is not a good fit for them, neither are books aimed directly…

Cemetery Gates Media: Seeking Debut Authors of Horror Novel Series’

Cemetery Gates Media was founded in 2015 by longtime friends John Brhel and Joe Sullivan and focuses on publishing fantasy and supernatural fiction. Cemetery Gates Media is based in Binghamton, New York. They have published a number of anthologies that seemed to do well, and they have paid all contributors. The anthologies reflect a wide…

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….

Wildhouse Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Wildhouse Press (WHP) is a small press based in Boston, that started actively publishing work in 2021. Their tagline is “Adventurous Spirituality – for unconventional people.” According to the website the press was founded by Wesley J. Wildman. They currently have published seven works of nonfiction, and one work of fiction, and have clear plans…

Farrago: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Farrago is an imprint of Duckworth Publishing (please read if you’re considering submitting to Farrago). Farrago’s tagline is “fiction to make you smile”. All of the work they publish, from mysteries to science fiction, have humor at the core.  They do not publish memoir. You can get a good feel for what they publish here….

Blue River Press: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Blue River Press is a publisher based in Indianapolis. They released their first book in 2004 and have now published over 200 titles, mostly nonfiction, and now appear to be open to fiction submissions. They have distribution through the Cardinal Publishers Group, and their books are available in bookstores, libraries, as well as gift shops….

Three Ravens Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Three Ravens Publishing is a fiction publisher focused on genre work, particularly science fiction and fantasy, but are open to other genres as well.  They are active on social media, and attend various conventions, both good signs. They also appear to obtain part of their funding from Patreon, which is unusual, but hopefully indicates a…

Avon Books UK: Accepting Submissions

Avon Books UK, an imprint of Harper Collins, is one of the rare imprints open to direct submissions that focuses on commercial fiction. This is how they define what they are looking for in terms of Commercial fiction: “Commercial fiction is usually plot-driven. It follows specific formulas and tropes for a certain genre (for instance, enemies…

Castle Bridge Media: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Castle Bridge Media is an independent publisher that focuses on genre fiction, particularly horror, science fiction, thriller, and fantasy. They accept direct submissions and also submissions from agents. They appear to list most of their agented deals on Publishers Marketplace, so if you’re interested in seeing what they’ve accepted recently, and have a Publishers Marketplace…

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