January 16, 2020

Farrar, Straus and Giroux: Open to Submissions

Updated on April 21st, 2020 – They have closed to unsolicited submissions. We will update if this changes at any point, but I don’t think this is a temporary change. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG) is open to direct submissions. They are an imprint of Macmillan, one of the Big Five publishers. They focus on…

July 19, 2018

Black Opal Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

UPDATED NOVEMBER 15, 2021 – They are still in operation, but everything I’ve heard from authors has made it clear that their serious issues are ongoing. They are not listed in the manuscript guide and I keep this article up as a reference point. UPDATED JULY 30TH, 2019 – They have gone through some recent…

June 18, 2018

Pelican Publishing Company: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Pelican Publishing Company is a publisher based out of New Orleans. They have been around for the 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 between 40 and 70 new titles yearly. They focus on publishing art/architecture books, cooking/cookbooks, motivational,…

May 18, 2017

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…

September 3, 2015

Osprey Publishing: Book Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Osprey Publishing is a company that focuses on a niche market and has good distribution. I have seen and purchased a number of their books in brick and mortar bookstores. Osprey publishes non-fiction books, focusing on military history. They also produce historical themed military adventure games. They are currently only accepting unsolicited proposals for manuscripts…

December 11, 2014

Barricade Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Update: As of OCTOBER 2017 they are no longer in business.

September 17, 2014

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…

September 4, 2014

Seven Stories Press: Open To Book Submissions

UPDATED October 6th 2020: They are no longer open to unsolicited submissions. Seven Stories Press is an independent publisher that has been around for twenty years. They have published a number of highly respected books. Their books are distributed by Random House. Seven Stories Press primarily publishes fiction and non-fiction as well as the occasional…

July 2, 2014

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…

June 12, 2014

Arcadia Publishing: Open to Book Proposals

Updated Dec 11, 2019: They had an issue over a year ago where the re-directed an author trying to publish traditionally to their self publishing imprint. Thankfully that self publishing imprint has now shut down and they seem to be legitimate again. Arcadia Publishing is an unusual kind of publishing company. In fact, the first…

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