Sunday, March 24, 2024

Three independent American publishers looking for your manuscripts

Places I've Taken My Body,
by Molly McCully Brown
published by Persea Books

Persea Books

90 Broad Street
Suite 2100
New York, NY 10004

Persea publishes literary fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, essays, biography, literary criticism, books on contemporary issues (multicultural, feminist, LGBTQI+), and Young Adult novels. They also publish poetry and literary and multicultural anthologies that are assigned in secondary and university classrooms. 

Most of all, they are looking for a fresh voice, a clear point of view, and well-written work that will endure. They are pleased to publish debut books. and to continue publishing the authors we take on.

They do not publish genre fiction (romance, fantasy, science fiction, thrillers), self-help, textbooks, or children's books.

Full submission guidelines here.


Note: If you’re interested in getting published, don’t miss our upcoming in-person “How to Get Published” workshop in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Details here.


Andrews McMeel Publishing 

1130 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64106

Andrews McMeel is a leading publisher of poetry, inspiration, humor, and children’s books, plus licensed, popular calendars. They publish as many as 150 books and 200 calendars annually, and they accept unagented submissions.

Full submission guidelines and online submissions form here.



Sanger, California

Familius is a mission-driven company. They believe that happy families are key to a better society and the foundation of a happy life. They recognize that every family looks different and believe in helping all families find greater joy, whatever their situation. 

To that end, they publish books that reflect at least one of their 10 Habits of Happy Families:

Love together
Learn together
Read together
Give together
Play together
Talk together
Laugh together
Eat together
Heal together
and Work together

They publish children’s picture books and board books, parenting, relationships, self-help, family fun, education, cooking, and health and wellness for both adults and young adults. Basically, if your book can help Familius’s mission of helping families be happy, they want to talk to you.

Full submission guidelines here.


See all our upcoming weekly writing classes, one-day workshops, and weekend retreats here.

See more book publishers that don’t require an agent here (and scroll down).

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