Historical Fiction

Filles Vertes Publishing: CLOSED

Updated August 2020-  Writers Beware Posted an Update about the situation with FVP. You can read it here. FVP ended up closing it’s doors as of the 27th of August. Do not Submit. Updated February 2019 – They have not been responding to submissions in a timely manner. Filles Vertes Publishing was founded in 2016….

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…

Crooked Cat: Now Accepting eBook Submissions

Updated February 2019 – An author contacted us with information about them that made it clear that the contract they have authors signs contains some unfair clauses. They are also now a hybrid publisher. We do not recommend submitting. Updated September 2018 – They have declared themselves closed to submissions. They still appear to be…

Harlequin: Now Accepting Submissions.

Update November 2022:  HarlequinPublishing is renaming their main romance imprint, HQN Books, as Canary Street Press and relaunching it to reflect a “a greater variety of modern, commercial love stories.” You can learn more here. Harlequin is easily the most famous romance only publisher out there. In fact, their name was synonymous with romance novel…

Five Star: Now Accepting Genre Novel Manuscripts

Last Updated April 15th, 2016 Five Star is an imprint of the publisher Gale which is a part of  the large academic company Cengage Learning. Cengage Learning, Five Star, and Gale, are all respected publishers, with established track records, good distribution and many ties to schools, colleges, universities, and libraries. They are a large company…

Boroughs Publishing: Now Accepting Romance Manuscript Submissions

Updated June 15th, 2022: Based on their listing with California Secretary of State website – they have had a history of issues in the past, but they always seem to return to good standing. This may or may not be a red flag. Boroughs Publishing Group is an e-publisher that focuses on publishing romance novels,…

Fireship Press: Open To Submissions

Updated April 2019: Fireship Press changed ownership and there have been some issues since the transition. You can read more here. I would not recommend them at this time. Fireship Press is a small press that focuses on publishing books with a nautical theme, historical fiction, and history books. Fireship press publishes about 15 books…

Oneworld Publishing: Accepting Book Proposals

Updated October 2020 Oneworld Publishing is an independent print publisher. They were founded in 1986 by husband and wife team Juliet Mabey and Novin Doostdar, at the time they only published non-fiction. Now they publish over 100 books a year. They still publish non-fiction, but they also publish literary fiction.  Their books are widely available…

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