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Publishes poetry in two formats: ebook and audio.


Adams Media

Publishes general nonfiction, and specializes in business, finance, careers, how-to, self-help, parenting, and women's issues.


Aldine Transaction

Publishes on major figures and trends in the fields of social work, anthropology, and economics. It has recently extended its editorial stream into fields of sociobiology and cognitive psychology.


Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill A Division of Workman Publishing Company

Publishes literary fiction and nonfiction. International Representation includes: Melia Pub Services (UK), Hardie Grant (AUS), Bookreps NZ Ltd (NZ), Thomas Allen (CAN).


AMACOM Division of American Management Association

Publishes trade and professional business books on a full range of aspect topics for the industries. 


Andrews McMeel Publishing

Specializes in cartoon and humor books, gift lines, self-help/inspiration, popular culture, and calendars. AMP is the publishing division of Andrews McMeel Universal.


Aquarius Press

Publishes poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction in paperback and ebook formats.


Artisan A Division of Workman Publishing Company

Publishes trade illustrated books and calendars in the genres of cooking, gardening, interiors, sports, nature, art, and photography.


Association of Educational Publishers

Represents print and digital publishers in the pre-K to grade 12 education market. Members produce reading, science, and math materials; English language programs and materials; children's literature and periodicals; and reference books and e-learning resources.


Assouline Publishing

Publishes high quality illustrated books on fashion, photography, art, and design. Books in French and English-limited editions.


Baen Books Submission Guidelines

Publishes only science-fiction and fantasy.


Book Surge.Com (Soon to become Create Space)

A full service self-publishing company that offers services to authors as well as publishers.


Boyds Mills

Publishes award-winning fiction, nonfiction, and picture books for children and young adults.


Beaufort Books

Specializes in self-help, body/mind/spirit, commercial and literary fiction, and general nonfiction titles. They offer an alternative to the traditional publishing model. The company works with authors to find ways of reaching their particular audience.


Berghahn Books

Publishes books and journals in anthropology & archaeology, history, politics and economics, international relations, cultural and Jewish studies, and the growing field of migration & refugee studies.


Berkshire Publishing Group

Publishes an extensive print and online coverage of world history, international relations, sports, community, religion and society, popular culture and environmental issues - all with a uniquely global perspective.


Beyond Words Publishing, Inc.

Publishes self-help, personal growth, metaphysical/new age, mind/body/spirit, women, pets, animals, and high-quality photography books.


Bloomsbury USA and Walker & Co.

Publishes high-quality fiction and nonfiction. The children's list was launched in 2001 by Walker & Company, a division of Bloomsbury USA.


BowTie Press

Publishes high-quality books in a wide range of categories, including pet, equine, transportation, farm, gift, and humor. Imprint Kennel Club Books produces the world's largest series of dog-breed books.


Coffee House Press

Publishes poetry and literary fiction, and is nonprofit.


Copper Canyon Press

Founded in 1972, this company publishes poetry, and is nonprofit. 


Creative Publishing International

Publishes high-quality photographic, books on crafts, home improvement, cooking, hunting, fishing, history, collectibles, equine, and healthy lifestyles. They also own NorthWord Press and Two Can, a children's book company.


DAW Books

Publishes science-fiction and fantasy novels. They do not accept short stories, short story collections, novellas, or poetry. The novels they publish vary in size, but is almost never less than 80,000 words.


Dover Publications

Publishes clip-art books and other inexpensive trade paperbacks on almost any subject.


Fantagraphics Books

Specializes in graphic novels and comics.


Fulcrum Publishing

Specializes in gardening, travel, nature, history, Native American studies, and children's genres.


Graywolf Press

Specializes in fiction, poetry, short stories, and literary essays, and is a nonprofit publisher.


Hachette Book Group

Publishes science-fiction and fantasy, teens, children's, and numerous other topics. Hachette Book Group comprises imprints Little, Brown and Company, Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books), and Orbit.


HarperCollins Publishing

Publishes books in a range of topics from romance to spirituality.


Hohm Press

Specializes in holistic health, alternative lifestyles, spirituality, psychology, women's books, poetry, and children's books.


Illumination Arts

A children's book publisher focusing on new-age topics.


Larson Publications

Specializes in new-age and global wisdom books.


Lee & Low Books

Publishes books for readers 5-12 years of age.



Is a full service self-publishing company. You can do everything on your own, or choose to have LuLu do parts of the process for you.


New Directions

Specializes in poetry, as well as avant-garde fiction and nonfiction. Almost a nonprofit publisher, but is still a strong literary publisher.


Nova Publishing

Specializes in consumer law titles.


Overlook Press

Specializes in fiction, children's books, art, design, and popular culture.


Penguin Group

Publishes numerous and varied topics. Imprints and publishers in the Penguin Group include Ace Books, Alpha Books, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, Avery, Berkley Books, Blue Rider Press, Current, Dial Books for Young Readers, Dutton Books, Dutton Children's Books, Firebird, Frederick Warne Co., Gotham Books, G.P. Putnam's Sons, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, Grosset & Dunlap, HP Books, Hudson Street Press, Jove Books, NAL, Pamela Dorman Books, Penguin, The Penguin Press, Perigee Books, Philomel Books, Plume, Portfolio, Prentice Hall Press, Price Stern Sloan, Puffin Books, Razorbill, Riverhead Books, Sentinel, Speak, Tarcher, The Viking Press, Viking Children's Books.


Permanent Press

Also Second Chance Press. Specializes in quality fiction.


Prometheus Books

Specializes in real science, debunking of pseudoscience, human rights, social issues, psychology, exposés, science-fiction, and fantasy. Launched a new imprint, Humanity Books, to publish books on philosophy and social science novels.


Publishers Global.Com

Is a listing board of publishers divided into categories, such as "country," and/or genres for easy access to the appropriate information.


Pudding House Publications

Publishes mostly poetry anthologies and chapbooks. Company Ideal: “Our decision to publish is based on how we value the manuscript and not whether we think it will make money.”


Quail Ridge Press

Publishes cookbooks, the Mississippi mystery series, and some children's books.


Quill Driver Books

Also Word Dancer Press. Specializes in regional, history, and writing.


Random House, Inc.

Publishes a multitude of topics from A to Z: African-American interest to true crime.Imprints include: The Crown Trade Group, Knopf Doubleday Publishing, Random House, Inc., Random House Audio Publishing Group, Random House Children's Books, Random House Information Group, Random House International, and Random House Large Print Publishing.



Is a full service self-publishing company with editors and illustrators at the author's disposal. 


Seven Locks Press

Specializes in contemporary issues, coffee table books, gift books, celebrities, and Native American.


Shambhala Publications

Specializes in Buddhism, new-age titles, Eastern philosophy, holistic health, psychology, yoga, and martial arts.


Simon and Schuster

Publishes a wide range of topics from African - American interest to teen novels.


Sourcebooks Inc.

Specializes in general, children's, romance, beauty, fiction, and multimedia. Imprints: Casablanca Press, Hysteria, and Sphinx Publishing.


Sterling Publishing

Publishes numerous topics including children's, history, biography, and classic fiction.


TOR Books

Publishes science-fiction and fantasy.


Wisdom Publications

Specializes in new-age, metaphysics, and psychology.

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