Not all publishers demand submissions through agents. This page contains a list of those who will consider direct approaches. We update the list and check links every few months – see the date above to know when we last did this.
HarperCollins Australia is opening their doors to direct submissions from writers all over the world on Wednesdays only. (Click HERE for more details.)
Pan Macmillan Australia accepts electronic manuscript submissions directly from writers between 10am and 4pm the first Monday of every month as part of its manuscript submission process.
Others to try
Always looking for novels and collections of short stories that can be categorized as crime fiction from established authors and fresh new voices.
2 Leaf Press
Looking for strikingly unconventional manuscripts and book proposals. A well-written novella, an off-beat memoir, a cool book of photography, an epic poem, or a book of photography and crazy illustrations – submissions closed until January 2016.
Digital line from USA publisher Avon.
Bellevue Literary Press is devoted to publishing literary fiction and nonfiction at the intersection of the arts and sciences.
Bluemoose Books is an independent publisher based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. They do not publish children’s books, YA or poetry.
Bookstrand publishes mainstream romance, Siren publishes erotic romance. Siren-Bookstrand also publish menage romance.
EBook press of Harlequin.
A British publisher who will consider unagented work. Contemporary and historical romance.
A publisher, gallery and event space, and bookstore interested in ‘linguistic and visual interventions in contemporary global culture’ and actively looking for work by writers and artists who are typically under-represented in such venues or media outlets.
Publisher of romance, erotic romance and romantica.
Publisher of romance – say they bridge the gap between trad publishing and indie publishing.
Harlequin Historicals Undone
Highly sensual historical romance novellas, 10-15000 words in length. Will look at unagented work
Three month submission window until March 2017 – especially interested in BAME writers.
They accept submissions from agents and authors, with a special focus on contemporary fiction, suspense and mystery, young adult, and non-fiction.
Leap of Faith Publishing
Leap of Faith Publishing are very new. They are looking mainly for romance but some mainstream, too, including thrillers and suspense, mainstream and self-help. They take short stories as well – 1000 to 2000 words.
Legend Press has a commitment to quality and originality. Its list varies from commercial crime to quirky cult titles.
Metatron is an independent publisher located in Montreal & specialized in contemporary literature & titles by new or rising authors.
Independent publisher that welcomes new and original submissions from both established and first-time writers.
Muse It Up Publishing
Canadian eBook and POD publisher.
My Weekly Pocket Novel Guidelines
My Weekly Pocket Novel. UK publisher of romance seeking novels of 50,000 words.
Interested in novels, short fiction collections, essays, memoirs, reportage and innovative hybrids of all stripes.
Non-fiction and literary fiction, plus new crime imprint, Point Blank.
They say they publish books that are smart, original, cool, and fun.
Robert Hale Publishers
A British publisher who will consider unagented work. Likes crime, thrillers, sagas, romantic suspense, westerns.
USA eBook publisher. Romance and erotic romance of many genres, also horror.
September publishes extraordinary lives and expert insight. Non fiction submissions are welcome.
UK publisher. Mainstream. Will consider unagented work.
Sourcebooks will consider romance submissions without an agent.
The Wild Rose Press
USA eBook publisher of many kinds of romance.
Fantasy and science fiction publishers who will take unagented submissions.
UK publisher of erotic romance.
EBook publisher taking a wide range of genres.
Whiskey Creek Press
Established eBook publisher in a number of genres.
An independent publishing collective dedicated to the production of small run and limited edition books. Our mission is to promote underrepresented voices in literature and art.