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Welbeck Publishing Group: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Welbeck Publishing Group was formerly known as the Carlton Publishing Group. It is a London-based independent book publisher of fiction, non-fiction, gift and children’s books. It was established in 2019. They have good international distribution and a large team, you can learn more about here. An independent publisher, they have four main focuses, which you…

Quirk Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

This Philadelphia based press publishes just 25 books a year in a whole range of genres, from children’s books to nonfiction to science fiction. Unlike most publishers that tackle a large range of topics, Quirk Books has a clear marketing plan and to a certain degree their books have a cohesive feel, because they all…

TCK Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

TCK Publishing was founded in 2011 by Tom Corson-Knowles. Tom Corson-Knowles is also an author and has published a number of his own books through TCK Publishing. It’s not clear if he started TCK Publishing as a way to self-publish, but it is clear that TCK has moved past that, publishing many books, on a…

Amble Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Amble Press is an imprint of Bywater Books. Both presses are based in Ann Arbor Michigan. Bywater Books focuses on publishing lesbian-and feminist-themed fiction and narrative nonfiction. They are currently closed to submissions. Amble Press publishes fiction and narrative nonfiction from people who identify as a writer of color, as well as “those writing across…

AM Ink: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

AM Ink is a Western Massachusetts based press that publishes biographies, children’s books, novels, and short story collections.  They’ve published more than 60 titles, including bestsellers. They have two imprints. Dark Ink, their horror imprint, has released everything from celebrity biographies like Kane Hodder, to novels and short story collections. Most of what they publish…

Alcove Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Alcove Press is a new imprint of the established publisher Crooked Lane (which is owned by Bookspan). Alcove Press is focused on publishing upmarket Book Club fiction that “explores family, friendship, and community”. They are actively trying to publish debut authors as well as established ones. You can see the books they’ve published so far…

Propertius Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

UPDATED October 1st, 2022: We have been informed that Porpertius Press had not paid royalties to a number of their authors for an extended periods of time. This is not ethical behaviour and as such we highly recommend you do not submit work to them. Propertius Press is a small non-profit press located in the…

Vine Leaves Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Vine Leaves Press is an international press with staff in the United States, Germany, Greece, England, and beyond. They were founded in 2011 as a literary journal and started publishing vignette collections in 2014. Vine Leaves Press publish books in a variety of genres including memoirs, coming of age, literary and multi-genre novels, poetry and…

Blue Moon Publishers: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Updated March 26, 2021: Their website is still operating but they have not published a new book in almost a year, I would not recommend submitting to them. Blue Moon is a boutique Canadian Publisher. They focus on publishing Literary Fiction and Women’s Fiction, as well as Young Adult and Middle Grade works. The stories…

Three Rooms Press: Open to Submissions

Three Rooms Press is an independent press that is inspired by “Diversity, Dada, Punk, and Passion”. They were founded in 1994. They have good distribution and I’ve encountered their books in libraries and bookstores. You can learn more about their history here. As one can see by their tagline, they have a very clear sense…

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