Manuscript Publishers

Pelican Children’s Books: Now Accepting Book Queries

Pelican Children’s Books has always been an imprint of Pelican Publishing. In 2019 Arcadia Publishing purchased Pelican Publishing, and now Pelican Children’s Books is an imprint of Arcadia. Pelican Children’s Books is based in New Orleans, as it always has been, and they’ve published a lot of regional children’s books, although they are open to…

Red Dog Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Red Dog Press is a print and digital publisher based in Cheshire UK. All the books they publish are available in both formats. They are a small press that specializes in publishing thrillers, crime stories, and mysteries. They are also open to select Romance and Sci-Fi stories, but only if the story breaks traditional molds….

Interpret Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Interpret Magazine is a unique bilingual French and English literary journal that publishes fiction and poetry. What makes them so unique is not just that your work will be printed in English and French, but they are also open to submissions in any language from anywhere in the world. According to their guidelines, “Our editors…

Lion Hudson: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Lion Hudson is an imprint of SPCK Group, which bills itself as “More than a publisher. More than a charity.’” SPCK is the largest Christian publisher in the UK. They describe themselves as being passionate about turning the tide of secularization. Lion Hudson describes itself as “publish(ing) books and other media for children and adults…

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, Or. They still publish a wide variety of respected and admired books, including some bestsellers….

Sourcebooks Horror: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

We’ve reviewed Sourcebooks before here, and their Romance imprint here. However recently they’ve have started a horror imprint that is consistently open to submissions. Because so many small horror presses open and close in a matter of years, this new imprint stood out, because of the overall stability of Sourcebooks. I checked on the page…

Woodhall Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Woodhall Press is a small press. They publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They are distributed by IPG. They have a detailed staff page, and some of their staff members do have an excellent track record, albeit in different markets. They seem to actively promote their own books, through events and social media. Their covers are…

City of Light Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

City of Light Publishing is a small press with many imprints, based out of Buffalo, New York. In some ways City of Light is a new press, they only came to be known by this name in 2019, when they started to have more of a national and international reach. Before that, previous iterations were…

Overcup Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Overcup Press is a small independent press based in Portland, Oregon. They say their focus is “on literary nonfiction, art, travel, design, architecture, music, epicurean, and gift titles.” So far they’ve published eight books including two children’s picture books, a cookbook, several books about place, an illustrated biography of Buckminster Fuller, and a book best…

Severn River Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

According to their website Severn River Publishing “was founded by military veterans and family members who shared a love of story.” They were founded in 2018, and focus on publishing thrillers and mysteries, but are also open to submissions of historical fiction. All of the works of historical fiction they’ve published so far, focus on…

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