Top 20 Publishers for New Authors:

The Top 20 Publishers for New Authors

Written by Emily Harstone | May 8, 2015
Bio: Emily Harstone is the pen name of an author whose work has been published internationally by a number of respected journals. She is a professional submissions adviser. You can follow her on Facebook here:https://www.facebook.com/emilyharstone/ne/

Updated February 29th 2016

If you are a new author with very little previous publication experience the writing market can seem overwhelming. However, the following publishers are open to publishing new authors. They do not require literary agents. You can submit to these publishers directly.

These publishers all have good distribution and clear marketing strategies. They are not vanity presses or self-publishers. They are established publishing houses with good reputations.

Some of the publishers listed below are imprints of the “Big 5” publishers. None of the “Big 5” Publishers accept submissions directly, but some of their imprints do. Others are independent companies, some based in the United States and others based in the UK or elsewhere. However, all the publishers listed below are open to authors regardless of nationality. Most of the publishers focus on publishing a particular genre or genres of books. The publishers are listed in no particular order.

Our full reviews of the publishers include more detailed submission information and links to the publishing companies websites and submission guidelines. Not all of them are open submissions at this time, but many are. It is good to bookmark the websites of publishers you are interested in that are not currently open to submissions, and to check back regularly, if they do not overtly state when they will re-open to submissions.

 

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The Top 20 Publishers for New Authors

1. Chronicle Books
Chronicle is a large independent San Francisco based publisher that publishes highly acclaimed children’s books, bestselling cook books, gift books, and a variety of non-fiction. Most have a strong visual element. Their books are beautifully made. To learn more, read our full review here.

2. Five Star
An imprint of Gale Publishing, a division of Cengage Learning, Five Star currently focuses on publishing mystery books, westerns, and frontier fiction. They are a large company with excellent distribution and their books are easy to find in stores and libraries. To learn more read our full review here.

3. Daw
DAW is an imprint of Penguin books. They publish science fiction and fantasy books. DAW has published authors such as Marion Zimmer Bradley and Roger Zelazny. DAW has published many bestselling books and they have published Hugo award winning books. Read the full review here. .

 

 

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