Historical fiction is a tried-and-true genre that spans the test of time.
There’s always great demand for a good historical novel. Even though historical fiction is not a “hot” genre like young adult or paranormal romance, there’s still a very large market of readers for the genre, and there are always good publishing deals to be had for the best historical novelists.
Writing a great historical fiction novel often requires extensive research into the history of the time period, culture of that time, and important events of the time. Because historical fiction requires so much research, you should make sure you’ve double checked your research before submitting your historical novel to a literary agent or publisher.
If you submit a historical novel to a literary agent or publisher without solid fact checking, there’s a good chance your submission will get rejected.
List of Historical Fiction Publishers
Here’s our list of 47 publishers that currently publish historical fiction.
Some of these publishers accept unsolicited manuscript submissions from unagented authors, while others only work with literary agents. So, if you need a literary agent, make sure to read our guide on
how to get a literary agent.
You can also see our
list of historical fiction literary agents. 1. TCK Publishing
TCK Publishing is a mass market small press that publishes books in many fiction genres including historical fiction and historical romance.
Submission Guidelines: www.tckpublishing.com/submissions 2. Harper’s Impulse
Submission Guidelines: www.harperimpulseromance.com/submissions 3. Pelican Publishing Company
Submission Guidelines: www.pelicanpub.com/submissions 4. Mystic Publishers
Submission Guidelines: www.mysticpublishersinc.com/submissions 5. Fairlight Books
Submission Guidelines: www.fairlightbooks.co.uk/submissions 6. Two Dollar Radio
Submission Guidelines: www.twodollarradio.com/submissions 7. Allium Press
Submission Guidelines: www.alliumpress.com/submissions 8. Seven Stories Press
Submission Guidelines: www.sevenstories.com/submissions 9. Bellevue Literary Press
Submission Guidelines: www.blpress.org 10. City Lights Publishers
Submission Guidelines: www.citylights.com/submissions 11. Manic D Press
Submission Guidelines: www.manicdpress.com/submissions 12. Entangled Publishing
Submission Guidelines: www.entangledpublishing.com/submissions 13. Pank Books
Submission Guidelines: www.pankmagazine.com/submissions 14. Tule Publishing
Submission Guidelines: www.tulepublishing.com/submissions 15. Amphorae Publishing Group
Submission Guidelines: www.amphoraepublishing.com/submissions 16. Douglas & McIntyre
Submission Guidelines: www.douglas-mcintyre.com/submissions 17. Red Hen Press
Submission Guidelines: www.redhen.org/submissions 18. Cedar Fort
Submission Guidelines: www.cedarfort.com/submissions 19. Skyhorse Publishing
Submission Guidelines: www.skyhorsepublishing.com/submissions 20. Random House Inc.
Submission Guidelines: www.randomhousebooks.com/submissions 21. ASJ Publishing
Submission Guidelines: www.asjpublishing.com/submissions 22. The History Press Ireland
Submission Guidelines: www.thehistorypress.ie/submissions 23. Rivershore Books
Submission Guidelines: www.rivershorebooks.com/submissions 24. Open Books Press
Submission Guidelines: www.openbookspress.com/submissions 25. Salt Publishing
Submission Guidelines: www.saltpublishing.com/submissions 26. Armida Publications
Submission Guidelines: www.armidabooks.com/submissions 27. Mirador Publishing
Submission Guidelines: miradorpublishing.com/submissions 28. Alfresco Press
Submission Guidelines: www.alfrescopress.com/submissions 29. Stringybark Publishing
Submission Guidelines: www.stringybarkstories.net/submissions 30. Sacristy Press
Submission Guidelines: www.sacristy.co.uk/submissions 31. Writer’s Sanctum Publishing
Submission Guidelines: www.writerssanctumpublishing.co.uk/submissions 32. Ravenswood Publishing
Submission Guidelines: www.ravenswoodpublishing.com/submissions 33. Christopher Matthews Publishing
Submission Guidelines: www.christophermatthewspub.com/submissions 34. Sapere Books
Submission Guidelines: www.saperebooks.com/submissions 35. Turner Publishing
Submission Guidelines: www.turnerpublishing.com/submissions 36. Pegasus Books
Submission Guidelines: www.pegasusbooks.com/submissions 37. Tanglewood Publishing
Submission Guidelines: www.tanglewoodbooks.com/submissions 38. Baker Publishing Group
Submission Guidelines: www.www.bakerpublishinggroup.com/submissions 39. Austin Macauley Publishers
Submission Guidelines: www.austinmacauley.com/submissions 40. Casemate Publishers
Submission Guidelines: www.casematepublishers.com/submissions 41. Baraka Books
Submission Guidelines: www.barakabooks.com/submissions 42. Stonehouse Publishing
Submission Guidelines: www.stonehousepublishing.ca/submissions 43. Ylva Publishing
Submission Guidelines: www.ylva-publishing.com/submissions 44. The Margret McBride Literary Agency
Submission Guidelines: www.mcbrideliterary.com/submissions 45. Peachtree Publishers
Submission Guidelines: www.peachtree-online.com/submissions 46. Wolfpack Publishing
Submission Guidelines: www.wolfpackpublishing.com/submissions 47. Dessert Breeze Publishing
Submission Guidelines: www.desertbreezepublishing.com/submissions
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Tom Corson-Knowles is the founder of TCK Publishing, and the bestselling author of 27 books including Secrets of the Six-Figure author. He is also the host of
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