Manuscript Publishers

October 28, 2021

Hydra Publications: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Hydra Publications is based in Indiana, and should not be confused with Random House’s Hydra imprint, or Hydra House, a Pacific Northwest based publisher of speculative fiction. Hydra Publications started out publishing a wide variety of genres, but now publish mainly speculative fiction, with a few imprints outside of that. Hydra also has a number…

October 21, 2021

Llewellyn: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Llewellyn is the oldest and largest publisher specializing in books for body, mind, and spirit. They were founded in 1901. They publish books as well as other items, like tarot card decks. They accept submissions on a wide variety of topics, listed below. They try to focus on the practical and self-help aspect of this…

October 14, 2021

JournalStone: Accepting Manuscript Submissions through October 31st

JournalStone is a horror publisher that bills themselves as “your link to artistic talent”. They also run a number of magazines, websites and presses, including Dark Discoveries and Horror World.  You can get a good feel for what they publish here. They have a slick, easy-to-navigate, well-designed website that focuses on promoting books. It is…

October 8, 2021

Sourcebooks Casablanca: Now Seeking Manuscript Queries

Sourcebooks is a major independent publisher in the US whom we have reviewed here. Sourcebooks was founded in 1987, and in 1996 Sourcebooks Casablanca joined the family.  Three other imprints followed. They have major distribution and good covers. While their other fiction imprints open and close to unagented submissions, they are almost always open  to…

October 7, 2021

Outpost19: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Outpost19 Books is a publisher of novels, memoirs, biographies, short fiction and essay collections, reportage and innovative hybrids. They are based in San Francisco and were established in 2011 as a digital only publisher. They have since expanded to print. Their covers vary from excellent to amateurish. Many have received some press coverage, which is…

September 30, 2021

Reycraft Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Their mission is to create books of interest for all children. Founded by Sera Reycraft, a Korean who immigrated to the United States as a child, they mostly focus on publishing diverse books from underrepresented communities, particularly by #ownvoices authors. What they publish covers an interesting and vibrant range, from the story of a girl…

September 16, 2021

Thread: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Thread is a new non-fiction imprint from Bookouture which is owned by Hachette. We never review presses that are less than two years old but we are open to reviewing new imprints of established presses and Thread very much falls into that category. Thread was launched in March 2020. Thread focuses on a wide range of…

September 9, 2021

Cardinal Rule Press: Accepting Submissions Until February 1st, 2022

ADD IMAGE FOR NEW DATE! This is a respected children’s picture book publisher that is only open to submissions during certain times of year. Their current submission window opened on January 1st and will be open till February 1st 2021. The work they publish hopes to empower children by telling meaningful stories aimed at 4-11…

September 2, 2021

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….

August 19, 2021

Rowman & Littlefield: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Roman & Littlefield is a independent publisher based outside of Washington, DC. They focus on educational publishing, academic publishing with a focus on Humanities and Social Sciences, and well as publishing government and official data. Some of what they publish is very specific and niche, while other work is clearly intended for a broad audience….

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