Non Fiction

Blue Star Press: Accepting Proposals

Blue Star Press is based out of Bend, Oregon, and is distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher Services. The work they publish includes work focused “on the arts, creative processes, wellness, and witty non-fiction”. They were founded in 2015 in San Antonio Texas, and you can learn more about the company and their imprints here….

Repeater Books: Open to Manuscript Submissions

Repeater Books was founded in 2014 by Mark Fisher, Tariq Goddard, Etan Ilfeld, and others, as an imprint of Watkins publishing, which has been around since 1983. You can learn more about them and their former and current staff here. You can get a feel for the books they publish here. On Watkins Media’s main…

G Editions: Now Accepting Book Proposals

G Editions is a small press that focuses on publishing books in the following areas of interest: fine art and popular culture, fashion and photography, architecture and design, cooking and gardening, children’s interests, and lifestyle. Their website is beautiful, easy to use, and well organized. It is focused on selling books, and you can get…

Gingko Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Updated June 23, 2023 Gingko Press is a nonfiction publisher that has published work by a number of well known authors and brands. They are the official publisher of Marshall McLuhan and they have worked with his estate since 1999. You can read more about their other partnerships and imprints here. They were founded in…

Gryphon House: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Gryphon House is a nonfiction publisher that focuses on publishing resources that “address top current issues in early childhood and help teachers, administrators, teacher-educators, policymakers, caregivers, and parents enrich the lives of children from birth through age 8.” Anything outside of this scope is not a good fit for them, neither are books aimed directly…

Tin House: Accepting Manuscript Submissions Soon

Updated March 5th, 2024 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, Oregon. They still publish a wide variety of respected and admired…

Wildhouse Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Wildhouse Press (WHP) is a small press based in Boston, that started actively publishing work in 2021. Their tagline is “Adventurous Spirituality – for unconventional people.” According to the website the press was founded by Wesley J. Wildman. They currently have published seven works of nonfiction, and one work of fiction, and have clear plans…

Blue River Press: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Updated March 1st 2024: It’s hard to tell because of the organization of their website and the second edition of books but I don’t think they have acquired a new book in years. I would not submit for that reason. Blue River Press is a publisher based in Indianapolis. They released their first book in…

Artemesia Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals

Artemesia Publishing was founded in 2004, and they describe themselves as a micro-publisher. Although based on the titles section of their website they publish work at the rate of one title per month, which is actually a lot more than many other small presses. They started out focused on nonfiction, particularly inspirational stories, but have…

Dover Publications: Accepting Nonfiction Submissions

Based in New York, Dover Publications was founded in 1941. They publish a wide range of books including fiction but are only open to unsolicited nonfiction submissions. They are not open to submissions of fiction, music, or poetry. All submissions must be made by post and they only respond to submissions if interested. They cannot…

Saraband: Now Accepting Nonfiction Submissions

Saraband is an independent publisher that was founded in 1994 in Norwalk, Connecticut. In 2000 they relocated to Glasgow, Scotland and they have since relocated to Manchester, England. Their focus has always been on nature, history, art and the mind/body connection. On their website now, they divide their nonfiction into two categories, nature and culture….

Wayne State University Press: Now Accepting Proposals

Wayne State University Press is a publisher committed to supporting its parent institution’s core research, teaching, and service mission by generating high-quality scholarly and general interest works of global importance. They focus on advancing education and serving the local community. Before submitting a proposal to them, you need to verify that your work fits their…

Psychonaut Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Update August 2023, they now charge 5 dollars to submit, so they no longer qualify for a listing with us. Psychonaut Press is currently hosting an open reading period for full-length speculative fiction novels. We do not review brand new publishers without track records, but even though Psychonaut Press has yet to publish any books,…

Oxford University Press: Now Accepting Proposals and Manuscript Submissions

Oxford University Press, like most university presses, is open to direct submissions. It has much better distribution systems than most university presses. They publish nonfiction with an academic focus on a wide range of subjects. They are open to proposals and manuscripts. Their website is much more thorough in terms of helping outline how the…

BearManor Media: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals

BearManor Media is a independent press that focuses on publishing nonfiction books about the entertainment industry. This includes work about radio, old movie, or television genre. This is how the founding editor describes what they are currently seeking: We’d love to see books on voice actors, Muppet/Sesame Street performers, Harry Morgan, Victor Buono, Frank Nelson,…

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