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Prestel: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Prestel is an imprint of Penguin Random House that focuses on art, architecture, design, and photography. If you’ve been to more than one major art gallery opening in the past decade in North America, chances are you’ve encountered one of their many exhibit catalogues. Their logo was immediately familiar to me for this reason. The…

Stone Pier Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Stone Pier Press is a niche publisher that describes themselves as “an environmental publishing company with a food focus.” They are a San Francisco based non-profit focused towards a climate-friendly food system. They say they do this by “publishing good books about good food and producing solutions-oriented news and tips. Much of our focus is…

Cider Mill Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals

Cider Mill Press is an independent publisher of cookbooks,  humor books, children’s books and a variety of nonfiction related to alcohol.  Most of what they publish could be loosely categorized as “gift books”. They are based out of the Maine in the United States. They do not accept unsolicited fiction submissions, but are open to…

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 October 2022 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 board…

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 …

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