7 Publishers Accepting Manuscripts

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.

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.

What’s Next?

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  (8-7-15, reports of no contact with company, advise you avoid)

Rainbow Publishers & Legacy Press, http://www.rainbowpublishers.com/submissions.aspx

Inclusion here does not constitute endorsement. Examine any company you consider doing business with and carefully read any contract.

Want to get published but don’t know where to start?

Maybe you have a finished manuscript or just an idea stuck in your head. Email me today at Deb [at] DebraLButterfield [dot] com, and let's discuss how I can help you reach your dream of publication.

Comments

  1. chadhollins@ymail.com says:

    Hi Debra! This is Chad Hollins auther of “The Ark, The story of Clara Hamilton.” I spoke with you on the phone a few months ago and told you my story was being published by Tate Publishing. I took the advice you gave me and I am trying to make sure they do what they say they will do. But I need your help. We are in the editing process now but I would like for you to take a look at it to make sure the book reads easy and well. I think I have a good story but would like your opinion about it. Let me know if you have the time to help me
    and the cost.

    Thanks again.

    Chad

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