11 publishers who accept unsolicited adult fiction and non-fiction.

Once you have your manuscript finished, what next? If you don’t have an agent, finding places- to submit your work can be overwhelming.  But you can still submit to publishers without an agent as long as they accept unsolicited manuscripts, like these ones!

This is a list of publishers who accept unsolicited adult fiction and/or non-fiction (click here for children’s publishers). Please be sure to read their submission guidelines thoroughly, editors like it better when you follow them 😉

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  1.  Chicago Review Press (click here): 

    They do not publish fantasy, sci-fi, short stories, novellas, or YA fiction.

  2.  Baen (click here):

    Only science fiction and fantasy, and the reply time is between 9-12 months.

  3. Dream Big Publishing (click here):

    They do not accept: Non-Fiction, Horror, Thrillers, Self Help, Religious and Poetry.

  4. Skyhorse Publishing (click here):

    This publishing house only accepts non-fiction.

  5.  Sterling Publishing (click here): 

    The Sterling list covers a broad range of subject areas including current events, diet and health, parenting, pop culture, reference, history, art, music, and everything in between. Sterling Epicure focuses on food, wine, and spirits. Sterling Ethos is a rich list encompassing all aspects of body, mind, and spirit. Lark Crafts publishes books on crafting, decorating, creativity, and outdoor living. Puzzle and game books—including crosswords, cryptograms, sudoku, logic puzzles, and I.Q. builders—are published under the Puzzlewright Press imprint.

  6.  NCM Publishing (click here):

    They accept Fiction, Non fiction and some Young Adult.

  7. Joffe Books (click here):

    They do not accept sci-fi, non-fiction, conspiracy theories, or erotic.

  8. HUB City Press (click here):

    If your book takes place in the southern part of America, this is the press for you., but they do accept books in other settings too.

  9.  Woodbine House (click here):

    Keep in mind they need books written for children and adults with disabilities, but written at an appropriate reading level.

  10. Chronicle Books (click here):

    They do not accept fiction, but they do accept various non-fiction topics such as “cookbooks, fine art, design, photography, pop culture, craft, fashion, beauty, home décor, relationships, lifestyle, and innovative formats such as interactive journals, kits, decks, stationery, and much, much more.” (scroll down page to Adult section)

  11. Kensington (click here):

    Established in 1974, Kensington, America’s independent publisher, located in New York City, is the foremost independent publishing house in the United States publishing in hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market. We publish over 600 books annually in both fiction and non-fiction. Kensington has sweeping and diverse imprints, including Kensington, Zebra Books, Pinnacle Books, Lyrical Press, Dafina Books, and Citadel Press. These imprints are well-known for popular commercial fiction, mysteries and thrillers, African-American titles, multicultural fiction, nonfiction, as well as true crime and Westerns. Kensington continues to be the foremost American publisher of romance novels.

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