Four Small Presses Welcome Unagented Works

If you’re a writer seeking publication, take advantage of the summer months to submit your work. These four small publishers welcome unagented submissions of literary novels, mystery, romance, fantasy, and science fiction. (more…)

4 Small Presses Accept Unagented General Fiction, Genres, Nonfiction

FairOaks-Laptop-Computer-CindyFazziPicSpring is not just for spring cleaning and gardening. It’s a great time to submit manuscripts. If you don’t have a literary agent, check out these four publishers that are willing to consider submissions directly from writers. (more…)

6 Small Presses Focus on Regional Fiction and Nonfiction

ManuscriptComputer-CindyFazziPicSmall presses can focus on niche markets, an advantage they have over big publishers. If your novel has a strong sense of place, check out these six publishers that specialize in regional titles. They welcome both agented and unagented submissions. (more…)

Sales of Print Books Rose in 2016

NapaValley-BookSign-CindyFazziPicUnit sales of print books increased slightly (3.3 percent) last year, the third year in a row of growth, according to Publishers Weekly. Print-book sales rose by 2.8 percent in 2015 and 2.4 percent in 2014. (more…)

4 Small Presses in UK Welcome Unagented Submissions

If you’re seeking traditional publication but you don’t have literary representation, look into publishing companies across the pond. These four small presses don’t prohibit non-U.K. submissions on their websites, but if you live outside of the U.K., mention it in your query or submission. (more…)

5 Publishers that Accept Unagented Romance & Other Genre Novels

Fiction Sign-CindyFazziPicThere’s a reason genre fiction is called popular fiction. Those who love genre fiction, from thriller to romance to horror and fantasy, are among the most loyal and voracious readers. If you are a genre novelist without a literary agent, check out the following small presses that welcome unagented submissions. (more…)

Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers Seeking Traditional Publication

"A happy New Year." New York Public Library Digital Collections.

“A happy New Year.” New York Public Library Digital Collections.

As a writer, I have the same New Year’s resolution every year in the past 22 years—to get published traditionally. Some years are more successful than others. In 2014, I signed with my literary agent, whom I admire greatly. In 2015, Lyrical Press published my debut romance book. This time I’m breaking down my New Year’s resolution into five smaller tasks. (more…)

Five of the World’s Biggest Publishers Stay at the Top

fairoakslibrary-bookshelf-cindyfazzipicFive of the world’s biggest publishers, led by Pearson, the U.K.-based educational publishing company, maintained their positions on the Livres Hebdo/Publishers Weekly  annual ranking for 2015. (more…)

Big Five Publishing: At A Glance

books1-9-2015There used to be six big companies in the publishing industry. Now there are five. Though the Big Five is smaller, the group continues to dominate the trade-book publishing industry, with a 34 percent market share in 2015. (more…)

2 Small Presses Seek Contemporary Novels and Genre Fiction

manuscriptplums-cindyfazzipicDo you have an unpublished novel or memoir? The Unnamed Press and the Red Adept Press accept unsolicited manuscripts from unagented writers. (more…)