Black Spot Books is a publisher of the fantastic, specializing in "dark literature" titles that include work in thrillers, speculative, science fiction, and fantasy. We primarily publish novel-length work in these genres, however we occassionally also consider novellas as well.
If we love your manuscript and offer you a contract, we will provide editing, advice and direction (if you need it), the services of our art department to create your book cover, like-minded authors to blurb your book, and a printed galley for your review. We are known for our prompt replies and turnaround, because we know how hard it is to wait!
We prefer working with authors and poets who have a professional, up-to-date website, and who are active in their writing community and on social media.
Beacon Publishing Group is an award-winning, independent publisher of books and audio books headquartered in NYC. Beacon has a broad array of titles in fiction & non-fiction, including business, young adult, history, romance, mystery, horror, comedy, childrens, health & wellness and more. Beacon Publishing Group continues to expand their titles by acquiring innovative content from existing and debut authors worldwide.
Awst Press publishes a wide range of work across perspectives, genres, and subjects. In addition to full-length books, we also host an annual essay series and our Pocketbooks series features small texts with big impact. To understand our aesthetic and literary interests, read the work we've published. A wealth of stories, poems, and essays are available for free at awst-press.com. As of 2019, the Awst Press Book Prize is open for submissions Feb. 15th - May 15th.
Ashland Creek Press is a small, independent publisher of books for a better planet. Our mission is to publish a range of books that foster an appreciation for worlds outside our own, for nature and the animal kingdom, and for the ways in which we all connect. We award a prize for environmental literature, The Siskiyou Prize (www.siskiyouprize.com), and publish anthologies in both fiction and nonfiction (Among Animals and Writing for Animals).
Please read our submission guidelines and study our current titles to get a feel for what we publish. In all genres, we have a strong focus on the environment and animal protection. We are open to unsolicited submissions during two reading periods per year. (Please note that we don't currently publish poetry or books for children.)
Regal House seeks works of literary fiction, historical fiction, memoirs, short story collections, and poetry collections. Our imprint Fitzroy Books publishes Young Adult, New Adult, and Middle Grade fiction; our imprint Pact Press publishes fiction, poetry, short story collections that feature themes such as racism, discrimination, homelessness, social justice, immigration, religious and gender issues, as well as LGBTQIA concerns. Pact Press also published a series of anthologies, the net proceeds of which benefit charitable organizations.
Please direct submissions to our Submittable platform, accessed from our submissions page:
As a highly selective press, we publish only 2-4 full-length works a year. Owl House Books specializes in genre fiction. We seek works of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and thriller.
Our primary focus is in the following genres of fiction: Commercial, Sci-Fi/Fantasy (LitRPG included), YA (all genres), Military, Bizarre
We will consider when the stars align, dogs and cats start living together, etc.: Magical Realism, Historical Fiction, Funny/Satirical Cozy Mysteries
Thirty West covers primarily poetry, yet have indulged in fiction and nonfiction. We've published literary work as well as speculative, cross-genre, and work derived from mental illness and recovery.
Aside from our annual chapbook contest (typically runs between Mar-Apr), we accept unsolicited manuscripts from September until the end of the year. 80% of our authors come from unsolicited submissions and are both first-time and established.