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LSU Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries & Proposals

LSU Press was founded in 1953 by Louisiana State University to help support the work of the university. They publish scholarly and general interest books, mostly about Louisiana and the south. According to their site, their current areas of interest include:

Wayne State University Press: Now Accepting Proposals

Wayne State University Press is a publisher committed to supporting its parent institution’s core research, teaching, and service mission by generating high-quality scholarly and general interest works of global importance. They focus on advancing education and serving the local community. Before submitting a proposal to them, you need to verify that your work fits their…

Oxford University Press: Now Accepting Proposals and Manuscript Submissions

Oxford University Press, 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…

Yale University Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions & Book Proposals

Updated March 2024 Yale University Press (YUP), like most university presses, is open to direct submissions and manuscript proposals. Yale University Press was established in 1909 and you can learn more about their history here. You can see their current catalog here. When you submit to YUP, submit to only one editor. The editors are…

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, poetry, 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…

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

UPDATED OCTOBER 2022 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….

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…

Crossroads Publishing

Crossroads Publishing is a large established publisher of Christian and spiritual writing. They should not be confused with other presses with similar names, of which there is at least one. Crossroads has published authors like Mother Teresa, Timothy M. Gallagher, Pope Benedict, and Bernard McGinn. They do not publish fiction. They publish books on prayer,…

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