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Guernica Editions: Now Open to Manuscript Submissions

Updated March 12th: In spite of not stating this on their website, Guernica makes it clear that they need additional funds to publish books by international authors, either through pre-agreed book purchases, and/or “external funding”. They say this is to make up for the money they would lose by not receiving funding by the Canadian…

Pelican Publishing Company: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Updated January 2022 Pelican Publishing Company is a publisher based out of New Orleans. They have been around for a long time and they published William Faulkner’s first trade paperback book. They have a back list of over 2,500 titles. They publish around 30 titles a year. They focus on publishing art/architecture books, cooking/cookbooks, motivational,…

Artisan Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

UPDATE: As of July 2022 they are closed to unsolicited submissions. It is not clear if they plan to reopen. Artisan focuses on publishing visual-heavy nonfiction books. The visuals themselves vary between photography, illustration, or graphic design, but the idea is that these books communicate ideas and lessons because of their strong visual components. Most…

Gibbs Smith: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Updated September 26, 2018 Gibbs Smith is an established publisher with good distribution and a focus on cook books, interior design and architecture books, and board books for children. They have published a number of bestsellers, including a board book version of Pride & Prejudice. For small children they publish activity books, picture books, and…

The Quarto Publishing Group: Now Accepting Book Proposals

The Quarto Publishing Group is an international publishing house known for its illustrated books. They publish most of their work through a number of niche imprints each with their own focus. All of their US imprints are distributed by Hachette. Their imprints are all nonfiction. They publish a lot of cookbooks and gift books. They…

Page Street Publishing: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Page Street Publishing is a publisher of full color, mostly hardcover, gift books, cookbooks, and craft-books. Most of them have an important visual component. To get a good feeling for what they have published in the past you can go here. They are distributed through Macmillan in every country but Canada (where they have a…

Peachtree Publishing Company Inc.: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Updated October 8th, 2020 – Closed to unsolicited submissions for the foreseeable future. Peachtree Publishers is a well respected publisher with good distribution. They are based out of Atlanta Georgia and they specialize in publishing children’s books, young adult books, self help titles for parents and educators and guides to the American south. They also …

Chronicle Books: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Last Updated April 14th 2022 Chronicle is an established and respected publisher of children’s books, cookbooks, gift books,  anthologies, and various other books, most containing a strong visual element. They are based out of San Francisco. Their books receive a lot of positive attention and acclaim.  Many of the top cookbooks in the past five…

Andrews McMeel Publishing: Open to Submissions

UPDATED OCTOBER 2020 Andrews McMeel is a large publishing house that publishes up to 150 books a year. They are one of the largest publishers that will read proposals by authors that have not been previously published and do not have an agent. Andrews McMeel Publishing is a leading publisher of general nonfiction trade books,…

Adams Media: Accepting Book Manuscript Proposals

Permanently Closed: Adams Media in late 2016 was purchased by Simon & Schuster. They are no longer accepting direct submissions Adams Media is open to proposal submissions. They will consider any proposal, even ones by first time authors and authors who do not have an agent. They publish a wide variety of books including cookbooks,…

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