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…)

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…)

Two Small Presses Accept Literary Fiction from Unagented Writers

ManuscriptredRoses-CindyFazziPhotoTwo small publishers welcome novels of literary merit from unagented writers. Both publishers don’t accept electronic submissions, so be prepared to send your work the old-fashioned way. (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manuscriptplums-cindyfazzipicDo you have an unpublished novel or memoir?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…)

Small Presses: 2 Publishers Accept Nonfiction Submissions

Manuscript&FruitBowl-CindyFazziPicDo you have a specialty or expertise you want to write about? From health and fitness to travel and adventure to science and business, there’s a wide array of topics for nonfiction writers. BenBella Books and Skyhorse Publishing are open to unagented and unsolicited submissions of nonfiction manuscripts. (more…)

Small Presses: Two Opportunities for Women Writers

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Calling all women writers! Bedazzled Ink is looking for unpublished literary novels and nonfiction manuscripts that celebrate diverse voices of women, while And Other Stories is dedicating 2018 to publishing female writers. (more…)

Small Presses: 3 Publishers Accept Fiction and Nonfiction Submissions

Folsom Library-Fiction SignThe days are shorter, but the weather is nicer. It’s fall—are you ready to submit your manuscript? Check out these three small publishers that are open to fiction and nonfiction submissions. (more…)

Two Small Presses Unagented Writers Should Know About

Manuscript&Flowers-CindyFazzipicIf you’re a writer with a finished novel or memoir but no publisher or literary agent, take note of these two small presses: Two Dollar Radio and Black Balloon Publishing. They might be the right fit for you. (more…)

Small Presses: Three Publishers Welcome Unagented Submissions

Manuscript&Plant-CindyFazziMost unpublished writers consider the two obvious publishing paths available—traditional publishing with the Big Five and self-publishing. They should also consider small presses as a viable third path. Harvard Square Editions, Salvo Press, and Split Lip Press are small publishing houses that accept unagented and unsolicited manuscripts. (more…)

Small Presses: 2 Publishers Open to Unagented Submissions

ManuscriptPic1-CindyFazziSmall and independent publishers often cater to an alternative market not targeted by big publishers. They are usually more flexible about accepting unsolicited manuscripts from unagented writers. If you’re looking for a traditional publisher, check out these two small presses. (more…)