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.
Digital line from USA publisher Avon. They’re looking for ‘big, high concept historical and contemporary romances! Primarily, inclusive and diverse romances that reflect our world–all sexualities, races, ethnicities, religions, genders, body types, disabilities, and ages!’
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 They do not publish children’s books, YA or poetry.
EBook press of Harlequin.
Choc Lit & Ruby Fiction
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.
The Crowood Press
If you have an idea for a book that is within one of their subject areas, the best approach is by letter, fax or email initially. Please do not send your complete manuscript or photographs at this stage. If they are interested in the idea they will ask for more information.
Publisher of romance – say they bridge the gap between trad publishing and indie publishing.
Harlequin Romance stories are all about real, relatable women and strong, deeply desirable men experiencing the intensity, anticipation and sheer rush of falling in love. Get swept away by these emotional, glamorous and uplifting romances!
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, LLC is a royalty paying publisher of romance and erotic romance fiction primarily. However, we also publish self-help, mainstream fiction, urban fiction, fantasy and science fiction, and thriller/suspense fiction.
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.
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.
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.
Whiskey Creek Press
Established eBook publisher in a number of genres.