You’ve written a book and now you need to find a publisher.
This can be an arduous task, but like any big project, it can be made easier by breaking it down into smaller tasks.
Where to Start
My best advice for any author looking for a publisher is to first start with the market guide books available. These books are updated yearly.
- Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market
- Writer’s Market
- Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market
- The Christian Writer’s Market Guide
Many of these guides are available at your local library in the reference department for the most recent issue. Older issues are often available for check out. If your library doesn’t have the book, request they buy it.
Once you’ve picked several publishers that publish the kind of book you’ve written…
- Visit their website and educate yourself about the company
- Study their catalog. If you’re writing non-fiction, look to see if they’ve recently published books on your topic. If they have, they may not be interested in another one.
- Thoroughly read and follow their guidelines
- Submit your manuscript according to their guidelines
7 Publishers Accepting Manuscript Submissions
Here are 7 to get your started on your journey.
White Rose Publishing, a division of Pelican Ventures, LLC, strictly Christian romance, accepts short stories, novelettes, novellas, and novels http://pelicanbookgroup.com/ec/index.php?main_page=page&id=58
Wesleyan Publishing House, https://www.wesleyan.org/wg
Sunpenny Publishing, based in England and Spain, http://www.sunpenny.com/#!submissions
Parsons Publishing House, http://parsonspublishinghouse.com/
Paragon House, http://www.paragonhouse.com/Submission-Guidelines.html
Oak Tara, http://oaktara.com/writersguidelines
Rainbow Publishers & Legacy Press, http://www.rainbowpublishers.com/submissions.aspx