"All art is quite useless."
- A-R Editions, Inc.
They seem to specialize in music publications.
- Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Specialize in illustrated books. I don't think they take submissions, per se, but they seem to accept freelance designers. Maybe this will help somebody, so I posted the link.
- Addicus Books, Inc.
Very pretty... mmm, yes.
- Algora Publishing
The site looks like it was designed on a Commodore 64, but it's effective.
- Alpine Publications
They are looking for horse trainers and dog breeders who want to write books. Presumably about horse training and dog breeding.
- American Society for Training and Development
I'm still not entirely sure this isn't just a pyramid scheme. They have very vague definitions of just what it is that they actually do there. However, as they are "lead[ing] the field with content that advances new thing (sic), highlights proven practices, and raises awareness of the value of learning and performance", I think they deserve your manuscripts on, say, needlepoint or Morse Code.
- American Society of Civil Engineers Press
For those who enjoy writing light humor about canal dredging.
- William Andrew/Noyes Publishing
Still not clear on whether or not they take electronic submissions, but I will let somebody else figure that out and let me know.
- Avalon Books
They seem to allow electronic submissions. Unfortunately, the e-mail address is hard to find. I assume it's on the website somewhere.
- Baen Books
Something for the sci-fi crowd. You know you are part of the sci-fi crowd if you just yelled, "It's SF, you asshole!" at the screen. Enjoy the site and never talk to me.
- Bay/SOMA Publishing, Inc.
Something for the person who cooks, gardens, and decorates their house and feels the need to tell other people who do those things.
- Baycrest Books
Publishers of fictions.
- Baylor University Press
Just remember it's a Baptist University, so they're probably not going to take gay and lesbian literature. Unless of course, it's Baptist gay and lesbian literature.
- BearManor Media
Serious cheese, but it's a publisher, I guess.
- Bearpaw Publishing
If you were disappointed by the Baylor University Press, then these folks will be more than happy to publish your gay, lesbian, and bisexual literature.
- Frederic C. Beil, Publisher, Inc.
Sure, they prefer hardcopies, but they aren't exactly saying no to email submissions.
- Benoy Publishing
I think they're allowing email proposals. Email them a proposal and find out.
- BNA Books
Some sort of legal type stuff.
- Bookwork, Inc./Blue Star Productions
Ufology, paranormal activities, spirituality, metaphysics, and that sort of thing.
- Breakaway Books
They have a title called Run, Dad, Run! Man alive, I hope it's about divorce...
- Bristol Fashion Publications
"If you are interested in submitting a manuscript concerning boating, railroading or motorcycling." I tried to railroad publishers into publishing a novel. Does that count?
- The Career Press, Inc.
A publisher concerned with, um, career-building information. Oddly, it is somewhat attached to a site concerned with New Age stuff. I'm not sure whether email submissions are allowed, the site is pretty vague.
- Charles River Media
Books by and for us computer dorks.
- Chelsea Green Publishing Co.
Books by and for the environmentalist.
- Child Welfare League of America
The enormous type on their authors' guide PDF is a bit daunting, but you can find some information there.
- Circlet Press, Inc.
Your one stop shot for all your science fiction erotica needs. I am not making this up.
- Clarity Press, Inc.
A human rights publisher. Humans are people too, dammit!
- Cleveland State University Poetry Center
I'd make a Cleveland joke here, but I grew up there and I have to go back occasionally.
- Common Courage Press
Books for informed dissent. Presumably they did not publish Dutch, then.
- Cook Communications Ministries
Don't get your submissions for them and Circlet Press mixed up.
- Craftsman Book Co.
Still not clear on whether they take e-submissions or not. Give it a try. You can write construction manuals! Do not get this submission confused with your submission for Circlet Press, either.
- Dana Press
Health and popular science books about the brain for the general reader. It's what we like to call a "niche market".
- Dead End Street, LLC
Not the happiest name for a publisher, is it? I should have sent all my submissions there, it turned out to be where it was going anyway.
- Duquesne University Press
Oh, Duquesne is in Pittsburgh! I've always wondered that.
- Durban House Publishing Co.
It may be a publishing house, it may be Bombay Company. Only science can tell us.
- Front Street
The only f-publisher. Yeah, well, f-you other guys, too.
- The Graduate Group
I was snoozing by the time I finished reading the blurb about what they publish. I seem to remember that it had something to do with people trying to break into a career in libraries or something.
- Great Potential Press
Books for parents and teachers of gifted children. I think my teachers must have been reading them, I was always considered "special".
- Greenwood Publishing Group
They seem to specialize in women's studies. As a matter of fact, no, I'm not going to make the joke.
- Aldine de Gruyter
Ich kann nicht Deutsch lesen. Koennen Sie?
- Inner Traditions
Specializing in indigenous cultures. I wonder if they would take something about the American Hillbilly.
- Intercultural Press
Books, training, and simulations about crossing cultures. Um, simulations? Can I get those on X-Box?
- InterVarsity Press
No, it's not a publishing opportunity for high school athletes. It's actually a religious publishing company.
- The Invisible College Press
Um, I'm just not going to say anything, fine thanks. You can see for yourself.
- Italica Press
"English translations of Medieval and Renaissance works and English translations of Modern Italian fiction and dual-language poetry." I just cut and pasted, there was no way I was going to remember all that.
- Jain Publishing Co.
I'm not exactly sure if they take e-submissions or not, nor am I even really sure what their specialty is. But they do take some sort of submissions and they do seem to publish books.
- Jist Publishing, Inc.
Helping people find lives and make their jobs better. Hm, that doesn't sound right.
- JoNa Books
They publish, um, books. They aren't too specific. Well, they list a few specialties, but they add up to one big generality.
- Justice House Publishing, Inc.
I think it's led by Superman.
- Kar-Ben Publishing
Yet another place that is very nonspecific on their preferred submissions methods, except this time it is a company that specializes in books for Jewish children and families.
- Koenisha Publications
Founders of the jacketed softcover. Everybody needs their schtick.
- Mage Publishers, Inc.
Something for the displaced Persian. Fortunately, they provide the pronunciation for "mage" right on their front page. Apparently, they think we are pretty stupid. They are probably right.
- Maisonneuve Press
Unfortunately, they did not provide a handy pronunciation guide. I took Spanish in high school, all right!? Anyway, they are all about social change and progressive something-or-another. I lost track in the first paragraph while I was thinking about how to say their name.
- McDonald & Woodward Publishing Co.
Natural and cultural history.
- McFarland & Co., Inc., Publishers
They have a lot of comma-separated titles. They forgot LLC, Sons, and Esq.
- McGraw-Hill Trade
Something for the professional who can't stop talking about work.
- Meadowbrook Press
Yet again, you don't be specific, you get included.
- Medical Physics Publishing
I think you can figure out their specialty.
- Menasha Ridge Press
Hate the outdoors? Then don't write for these folks.
- Merriam Press
Again with the vagueness! Give me something to work with! Anyway, if you want to write about World War II, this is the place.
Are they saying only "questions about submissions", or "questions and submissions"? Not a clue, but you can plug them your book for Junior.
- Naval Institute Press
Not exactly a rousing recommendation for submitting by email, but you can always ask.
- Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.
Health, teaching, and libraries. The three cornerstones of wellness, education, and free books.
- NetImpress Publishing, Inc.
Computer dorks unite! And send these guys your manuscripts.
- New England League of Middle Schools
Middle schools of New England unite! Just doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?
- New England Press, Inc.
Regional stuff. I had this killer idea about a schoolteacher who gets chased by a horseman with no head. I don't know why they didn't go for it.
- New Harbinger Publications
Physician, heal thyself! And use their self-help books to do it! And then tell them to be more specific about their permitted submission formats.
- New Hope Publishers
Part of the Women's Missionary Union. No, they're not going to go on strike.
- New Horizon Press
Sounds like they go for the non-fiction thrillers.
- New York University Press
Prepare for some very, very, very long guidelines.
- No Starch Press, Inc.
Since they are techno-geeks, I assume they allow e-queries.
- W. W. Norton Co., Inc.
I read a few of their books in English classes. Of course, they were anthologies of a great many dead people.
- Oak Tree Press
They say they are the most interesting independent press. I'm willing to wager there are some dissenting opinions out there.
- Oregon State University Press
The Beavers have branched out from dams and are making books now.
- Pacific Press Publishing Association
Religious stuff for the Seventh Day Adventist crowd.
- Paladin Press
I think I bought one or two books off them in my much younger days. I was an angry, very strange child. Considering the name of this website, I guess things haven't changed much.
- Paradise Cay Publications
I'm not sure about these guys, but if you love the foaming, whale-road's course, you should consider becoming a Viking.
- The Pilgrim Press
Something to do with the United Church of Christ. I assume it's some sort of religious organization. Anybody know? No, wait, forget I asked.
- Seal Press
Men need not apply. (Incidentally, we've finally made it into the S's.)
- Seaworthy Publications, Inc.
Ships and shhhhh...stuff. (How many more letters do we have left?)
- Skinner House Books
The Unitarian Universalists agree to disagree. (Seven, I guess, not counting the rest of the letter S).
- Slack, Inc.
Stuff for the medical professional who is not a doctor. (I mean, I realize I have no right to bitch, this is a project I decided to do after all, but damn, this is long.)
- Gibbs-Smith, Publisher
No idea how their books tie together. (Okay, I'm done complaining now. But if this website helps you get published, you should send me loads of money.)
- South End Press
"Books to help you change your world". Um, okay.
- Spinters Ink
They write books about and by women. Presumably for women, as well. I didn't send them anything.
- Stackpole Books
If it's nonfiction, they seem to publish it.
- Swedenborg Foundation Publishers
By and about Emanuel Swedenborg. Though presumably not for Mr. Swedenborg, what with death giving him little time to read.
- Tilbury House, Publishers
Kind of a mishmash of genres. But I'm a big fan of their squishy little mascot. You know, the Tilbury dough boy. Hah! Yeah, I know it's not that funny, but it's late and I'm tired.
- Timberwolf Press, Inc.
Science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other picture postcards.
- Towle House
I'm not too sure they've figured out what they want to publish, so send them something and see what happens. The worst they can do is say, "No", then call you the worst writer they've ever seen, and send six Dallas Cowboys over to your place to kick the crap out of you. What have you got to lose?
- Travelers' Tales
It ain't for books about the Frisbee Olympics.
- Triumph Books
A little vague on the e-sent stuff, but you can try; as long as you are writing about sports in some manner.
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