Non Fiction

Upper Room: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals

Upper Room is a Christian press that focuses on “Christian spiritual formation.” The work they publish is designed to appeal to both clergy and lay people. It is designed with individuals and small groups in mind. They “seek writers who offer insights and guidance on these topics: prayer and other spiritual practices, spiritual formation, Advent…

Wesleyan University Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals on Dance and Music

Wesleyan University Press focuses on poetry, music, dance, science fiction studies, film-TV, and Connecticut history and culture. They have been actively publishing since 1957. Books they have published have won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. They are an established and respected university press. Currently they are accepting proposals for books in the…

Codhill Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Founded in 1998 by David Appelbaum, then editor of Parabola Magazine, Codhill Press has always focused on publishing books for the “serious seeker”, and most books contain a spiritual element, many are still rooted in Buddihism. This includes work of fiction, poetry (including a chapbook series), and creative nonfiction. Their mission statement from the start…

Apollo Publishers: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Apollo Publishers was founded in 2016 and published their first books in 2018. You can learn more about Apollo Publishers’ start here. A number of the editors and employees are experienced in the publishing industry, which is always a good sign. You can learn more about the current team behind Apollo Publishers here. Apollo Publishers…

New Village Press: Accepting Queries

New Village Press was established in 2005. Since then they have focused on publishing transdisciplinary books in urban sociology, community cultural development, and healthy city design. Most of their books are actively focused on community building and change making. Some of the books they publish are academic, and others are aimed at a general audience….

McFarland & Company Inc.: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals

McFarland & Company Inc. is an academic and nonfiction publisher that markets primarily to libraries. They have much more expensive cover prices because of this, and do not have good distribution in brick-and-mortar bookstores, but are widely available at libraries throughout North America. They also have a good reputation among librarians, which is a plus….

PM Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Updated June 25th 2022: They are currently closed to submissions.  Please do not query or submit. PM Press is an independent, radical publisher of books and media. It was founded in 2007 by AK Press founder Ramsey Kanaan and several other members of AK Press. The goal of PM Press is to amplify the voices…

Able Muse: Seeking Manuscript Submissions Until July 15th

Able Muse is a small literary press that has one free reading period every year, from 1st May through 15th July. They also publish a literary journal, and they host a number of contests every year. They publish poetry and fiction primarily, and they will consider non-fiction as long as you query first. Most of…

Grub Street: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Grub Street is a small UK-based press, not to be confused with the creative writing center in Boston. Grub Street publishes nonfiction, but only in two niche markets. The books they publish are either on Cookery (recipes), or Military Aviation history. They are not interested in any nonfiction outside of these areas, or fiction at…

Fayetteville Mafia Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Fayetteville Mafia Press is a small press that  specialize in pop culture, true crime, and sports books. Books they have published include A Screenwriters Companion, A World of Demons: The Villains of Doctor Who, and Cracking the Wire During Black Lives Matter. The press was founded in 2018, and they publish six to eight books…

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