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Monkfish: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Monkfish is an independent press that focuses on publishing religious, spiritual, and literary books from a diverse range of perspectives. They have published memoirs, fiction, scholarly works, and wisdom literature, which you can get a better feel for by downloading the catalog here. They publish debut authors, as well as backlist work. They are based…

McFarland & Company Inc.: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals

McFarland & Company Inc. is an academic and nonfiction publisher that markets primarily to libraries. They have much more expensive cover prices because of this, and do not have good distribution in brick-and-mortar bookstores, but are widely available at libraries throughout North America. They also have a good reputation among librarians, which is a plus….

Princeton University Press: Now Open to Book Proposals

Princeton University Press is an established academic press with excellent distribution. Not only are they currently open to proposals but they just started a Supporting Diverse Voices Development Grant hoping to support historically excluded scholars from around the world with the grant. This is how the grant will work: “In close partnership with four book…

Sunbury Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

January 28TH UPDATE: They are now charging 2.95 cents for submissions, to cover their submittable fee. They no longer fall in line with Authors Publish Guiding principles, even though the fee is small and understandable in this situation. This review is left up for posterity’s sake. Sunbury Press is a small publisher of hardcover, trade…

Veritas Publishing: Open to Book Proposals

Veritas is Ireland’s leading religious publisher. They also are a retailer, with stores across Ireland. They publish over 40 books each year in the areas of theology, scripture, prayer, spirituality, parenting, counselling, children’s issues, social commentary, and liturgical resources. They also publish religious educational text for use in Irish schools. To get a good feel…

Haymarket Books: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Haymarket Books is an established nonfiction publisher with excellent distribution. They are interested in publishing manuscripts that are accessible to a wide range of progressive and radical political activists. These books should also be useful to an academic audience. They do not publish dissertations. They have published very established authors, including the journalist Naomi Klein,…

UNO Press: Now Accepting Book Proposals

UNO (the University of New Orleans) Press publishes fiction, nonfiction, and academic work that focuses on, but is not limited to, the southeastern region of the United States. It is easy to get a feel for what they publish by visiting their store. I do not know who their distributor is, but most university presses…

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing: Accepting Submissions

Founded in 1911 and located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company is an independent publisher of religious books. They have a large range, including academic books and reference works in theology, biblical studies, and religious history to popular titles in spirituality, social and cultural criticism, as well as literature. They are primarily…

Barron’s Educational Services: Now Accepting Book Manuscript Submissions

Updated January 2019 – They do not seem to be open to direct submissions any longer. They also don’t really have a website. They have a stub of one that links to Amazon. Most people who have studied for a test like the SAT or the GRE own a book published by Barron’s, if only…

Speaking Volumes: Now Seeking Book Queries

UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 27TH –  Some Submissions to Speaking Volumes are now being re-directed to two hybrid imprints where authors are required to pre-purchase 75 copies.  This is a real issue because the business’s are not separated. A traditional publisher should never re-route you to a hybrid imprint of that same press. We are recommending…

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