Fantasy

Brother Mockingbird Publishing: Actively Seeking Manuscript Queries

Updated March 2024 Brother Mockingbird Publishing is a small independent press that describes itself as “committed to the discovery of talented writers with original stories”. They publish a wide range of genres including women’s fiction, historical fiction, romance, mystery (including thrillers and cozies), upmarket, thriller, suspense, science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural, picture books, and young…

Uproar Books: Accepting Submissions

UPDATED July 27th 2022, they have a pretty permanent looking closed to submissions. Uproar Books was founded in 2018 by Rick Lewis, who has a background in marketing, not publishing. Uproar books published its first book in early 2019. They only publish epic fantasy and science fiction for adults and young adults, and they are…

Flame Tree Press: Now Seeking Manuscript Submissions

Update December 8th, 2023: Hachette UK recently announced that they became a shareholder of Flame Tree Publishing. Hachette UK has been the companies distributor for a while now. Flame Tree Press is an imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Flame Tree Press focuses on publishing speculative fiction, science fiction, fantasy, horror and crime fiction. They have…

Aethon Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Updated July 6th, 2023: They recently updated their submission guidelines and are now open to Thrillers of all types, though with an emphasis on Action, Political, and Military Thrillers. Aethon Books is a print and eBook publisher that focuses on Science Fiction and Fantasy. They are open to all sub-genres within these genres including Hard…

Black Spot Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Updated March 22cd, 2019 – They are currently closed to submissions and that part of the site is currently password protected. We will keep tabs on the site and see if/when they re-open to direct submissions. Black Spot Books just celebrated its one-year anniversary. They are a new speculative fiction publisher that considers work in…

Twelfth Planet Press: Now Seeking Novella Submissions

Twelfth Planet Press is a small electronic press focusing primarily on publishing novellas by women and other marginalized writers in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror and more recently, crime. They particularly hope to publish Australian writers but they have had no geographic limits on their recent submission calls. They really want to publish…

DAW: Now Open to Manuscript Submissions

UPDATED September 2022: They have a new webpage no longer directly on the Penguin Random House website (although they are still an imprint): https://astrapublishinghouse.com/imprints/daw-books/. They no longer appear to be open to direct submissions. I will update if that changes. DAW is an imprint of Penguin that is open to manuscript submissions from authors without…

The Parliament House Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

The Parliament House is a small eBook and print press started in 2016.  They specialize in fantasy, including paranormal, contemporary, and urban. They also recently started accepting horror. They publish books aimed at young adults and books aimed at adults. Over the years their website has gotten a little out of date and disorganized. Some…

Roane Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Updated April 2019: Website non-functioning. Consider defunct. Roane Publishing is a romance publisher that focuses on work ranging from sweet to spicy. Roane now also publishes erotica and fantasy. No romance element is required in their fantasy books. They are open to most sub-genres of fantasy including “Epic, Sword and Sorcery, Steampunk, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian,…

Tell-Tale Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Tell-Tale Publishing is a small press founded in 2009. They seem to focus primarily on eBooks but also they have print options (largely print on demand). They publish six imprints which include Dahlia (Romance, and various romance subgenres), Stargazer (fantasy, steampunk), Nightshade (horror), Casablanca (mystery), Thistle (middle school, YA, New Adult), and Deja Vu (reprints…

Talos Press: Now Accepting Submissions

UPDATED March 7th 2024: They have been closed to unagented submissions for some time and I suspect they will remain that way. Talos Press, an imprint of the independent publisher Skyhorse, is open to unagented submissions of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. They have good distribution. There have been problems with their parent company, Skyhorse,…

Gollancz: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

UPDATED April 2019, They have been closed for over a year to new unagented submissions. I am leaving this here for reference only, but removing them from the yearly manuscript guide, and from the updated SF publishers list. Gollancz is an established UK-based publisher of science fiction, fantasy novels, and horror novels. They only publish…

Head of Zeus: Accepting Manuscripts Submissions

Updated August 22, 2023. They appear to be permanently closed to unagented submissions. Head of Zeus is a UK based print publisher that was founded in early 2012. They publish a wide variety of work including non-fiction, literary fiction, general and genre fiction. They have a number of imprints and have good distribution in the…

Jo Fletcher Books: Now Accepting Submissions

Jo Fletcher Books is an imprint of Quercus Publishing, the only imprint that accepts unsolicited submissions. Jo Fletcher Books publishes science fiction, fantasy, and horror books for adults. They are not interested in children’s or young adult books, or in short story collections or novellas. They are established, have distribution, and have published a number…

19 Science Fiction Manuscript Publishers that Accept Submissions (No Agent Required)

Last Updated April 2019 Most of these publishers are interested in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Some publish just one of these genres.  Others publish many genres and types of books, science fiction and fantasy just being one genre among many. Some are small companies, others are imprints of major publishing houses. They are not listed…

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