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10 Small Press Publishers Seeking Manuscripts from Book Authors


The following is a current list of small press publishers who are actively seeking submissions from authors.

Bibliomotion is looking for top-notch and provocative content with mainstream interest. The press specializes mainly in the trade business category, with sub-categories in leadership and management, innovation, learning & development, finance, and more. In addition to the above subjects, the editors are also accepting nonfiction submission in parenting, self-help, health, and pets. Submit a book proposal first for consideration. Erika Heilman serves as publisher. [ submission guidelines ]

Lee & Low Books has posted submission guidelines for its imprint TU BOOKS, which publishes speculative fiction for children and young adults. Books feature unique people of color set in worlds inspired by non-Western mythology or culture. The imprint is accepting fantasy, science fiction, and mystery manuscripts for both middle grade (ages 8-12) and young adult (ages 12-18) readers. [ submission guidelines ]

Parallax Press (est. 1986) is a nonprofit publisher of books on “mindfulness in daily life.” The publisher has an active list of 125 titles in print, and its bestselling books have sold over 100,000 copies. The imprint’s purpose is to publish gorgeous, well-crafted books that nurture peace of mind and reveal the link between the inner and outer work for peace and justice. The publisher publishes books for adults and children and accepts nonfiction and fiction book proposals from individual authors and literary agents. [ submission guidelines ]

U.K. publisher Ghostwoods Books (est. 2011) is still accepting complete manuscripts for a new horror anthology titled, Cthulhu Lies Dreaming. The publisher is seeking short cosmic horror stories influenced by the style of H.P. Lovecraft but with a contemporary taste. The overall theme will center around how Cthulhu’s dreams interact with the real world, either in the past or present. What horrors would Cthulhu imagine? If the meaning of Cthulhu’s dreams manifested in the world, what could happen? Word length: 3K-8K words. Pays a small advance plus an author share per story of 50% of the proceeds from the book. [ submission guidelines ]

Anaiah Press is a Christian digital-first publisher that publishes quality faith-based fiction and nonfiction books. Currently, the editors are seeking finished manuscripts for their imprints, which include: 1) romance and women’s fiction; 3) genre fiction for teens; 4) books for children, with age-appropriate themes; and 5) inspirational nonfiction, including memoirs, biographies, and devotionals. As a Christian press, the company publishes books with a compelling theme and/or a meaning of faith. Query first. [ submission guidelines ]

Cobalt Press (est. 2011) is currently reviewing manuscripts of fiction and creative nonfiction for publication in June and/or December of 2015. The publisher plans to release 3-4 books annually by various authors, in an assortment of genres (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction). [ submission guidelines ]

Rooster & Pig Publishing (R & P) is a small press publisher focusing on mainstream, YA, Children’s and erotic fiction. The editors now accept partial manuscripts, as well as finished manuscripts, in all genres. The publisher pays 50% royalty rates on total net sales for novels and short stories. [ submission guidelines ]

With more than 50 years of publishing experience, ABC-CLIO has attained an unrivaled track record for publishing the best reference works in the fields of history and social studies. Its imprint, Greenwood Press, has expanded the company’s titles to include other popular interests, including Race and Ethnicity, and Popular Culture. The company is currently seeking authors for other high-interests fields, such as business, economics, health, and psychology. Authors are paid competitive royalty rates. [ submission guidelines ]

Crescent Moon Press (est. 2007), a boutique publisher of high quality fantasy, futuristic, and paranormal fiction, is seeking both novel and novella-length submissions. The editors will consider urban fantasy, dystopian, futuristic sci-fi, steampunk, mind-bending time travel, space operas, mythological as well as historical retellings with a twist, epic high fantasy, and the paranormal. They are also interested in paranormal categories. Novel length submissions are between 60K and 120K, and novellas are between 20K and 40K words. [ submission guidelines ]

Omnific Publishing (est. 2009), an independent publisher of romantic fiction, is seeking submissions in all subgenres of romance, including Contemporary, Paranormal, Historical, Young Adult, New Adult, and Erotic Romance. Suggested word length is 60K and over for novels, and under 10K words for novellas and short stories. [ submission guidelines ]

– Compiled by Brian Scott,

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