Non Fiction

Lion Hudson: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Lion Hudson is an imprint of SPCK Group, which bills itself as “More than a publisher. More than a charity.’” SPCK is the largest Christian publisher in the UK. They describe themselves as being passionate about turning the tide of secularization. Lion Hudson describes itself as “publish(ing) books and other media for children and adults…

Tin House: Accepting Manuscript Submissions Soon

Tin House is an established and respected small press. They used to be responsible for one of the most respected and established literary journals, although that closed a few years ago. They still run residencies, workshops, and bookstore in Portland, Or. They still publish a wide variety of respected and admired books, including some bestsellers….

Woodhall Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Woodhall Press is a small press. They publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They are distributed by IPG. They have a detailed staff page, and some of their staff members do have an excellent track record, albeit in different markets. They seem to actively promote their own books, through events and social media. Their covers are…

City of Light Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

City of Light Publishing is a small press with many imprints, based out of Buffalo, New York. In some ways City of Light is a new press, they only came to be known by this name in 2019, when they started to have more of a national and international reach. Before that, previous iterations were…

Overcup Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Overcup Press is a small independent press based in Portland, Oregon. They say their focus is “on literary nonfiction, art, travel, design, architecture, music, epicurean, and gift titles.” So far they’ve published eight books including two children’s picture books, a cookbook, several books about place, an illustrated biography of Buckminster Fuller, and a book best…

Headpress: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals

Headpress was established in 1991 although the publishing arm wasn’t active till 1992, according to their FAQ. Headpress focuses on publishing nonfiction. The subject matter they publish varies widely. They say “When Headpress first started, much of this was considered the counterculture. Now it is pop culture.” They publish work on cult film, strange music,…

Michael O’Mara Books: Now Accepting Nonfiction Manuscript Queries

Michael O’Mara Books (also known as MOM Books) is a UK based publisher of nonfiction, and publish a wide range of books including history, popular science, language, sport, lifestyle and biography. Outside of traditional books they also publish coloring books, activity and puzzles books, and stationary. You can get a feel for what they publish…

Cardinal Rule Press: Accepting Manuscript Queries Until February 1st, 2022

Cardinal Rule Press is a respected children’s picture book publisher. They are only open to submissions during certain times of year. Their current submission window opened on January 1st and will be open till February 1st 2022. The work they publish hopes to empower children by telling meaningful stories aimed at 4-11 year olds. They…

AK Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

AK Press is a worker-managed, independent publisher and book distributor that focuses on publishing and distributing radical left and anarchist literature. They were founded in Scotland in 1990, but are now largely based in Chico, California. Outside of nonfiction they also publish speculative fiction including science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, horror, and mystery works of 25,000…

Shambhala Publications: Now Accepting Book Proposals & Manuscript Queries

Shambhala Publications is an independent publishing company based in Boulder, Colorado. They are distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher Services. They were founded in 1969 and “is dedicated to creating books, audio, and immersive courses aimed at improving lives—in ways big and small—in the hope of contributing to the development of a thoughtful, kindhearted, and…

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