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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 quality biographies, children’s books, novels, and short story collections.  They’ve published more than 60 titles, including bestsellers. They have also as sold television rights, and had movies made from their books. They have two imprints. Dark Ink, their horror imprint, has released everything from celebrity…

Alcove Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Alcove Press is a new imprint of the established publisher Crooked Lane (which is owned by Bookspan). Usually we don’t review publishers that have not been actively publishing for over a year, and Alcove released their first book in September 2020, but because they are an imprint, and one that is clearly being invested in,…

Propertius Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Updated July 15th, 2021: They have closed their submission window for 2021, and plan to reopen in January 2022. It may open earlier and I encourage you to follow them on social media to receive notification regarding re-opening. Propertius Press is a small non-profit press located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. They have…

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…

Claret Press: Seeking Manuscript Submissions

Claret Press is a UK based press founded in 2015. It is an independent press that focuses on publishing works of political fiction and creative nonfiction. They publish a minimum of three books a year. Most books are offered in print and digital format. Some also have an audio option. They do not have traditional…

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