Literary fiction is a term used to describe books with “literary merit” that are not categorized as a thriller, romance, or fantasy.
Most of the prestigious awards given for fiction every year go to literary fiction books. If you get the right mix of agent, editor, and publisher in your corner, then the next award might be yours.
Literary Fiction Publishers
Here’s our list of 38 literary fiction publishers who can help get your book into readers’ hands.
You might also like to read our full
guide to finding a literary agent. Also, make sure you do your research before writing a query letter or contacting any literary agents. 1. TCK Publishing
Website: www.tckpublishing.com Submission guidelines: www.tckpublishing.com/submission-guidelines/ 2. 8th House Publishing
Website: www.8thhousepublishing.com Submission guidelines: www.8thhousepublishing.com/submissions 3. Able Muse
Website: www.ablemuse.com Submission guidelines: www.ablemuse.com/submit 4. Absey & Company
Website: www.absey.biz Submission guidelines: www.absey.biz/submission.php 5. Academy Chicago Publishers
Website: www.chicagoreviewpress.com Submission guidelines: www.chicagoreviewpress.com/information-for-authors–amp–agents-pages-100.php 6. Acre Books
Website: www.acre-books.com Submission guidelines: www.acre-books.com/about-us/submissions/ 7. Algonquin Books
Website: www.algonquin.com Submission guidelines: www.workman.com/work-with-us/author-submissions#algonquin 8. Artemis & Co.
Website: www.artemispublishingco.com Submission guidelines: www.artemispublishingco.com/SUBMISSIONS1.pdf 9. Aunt Lute
Website: www.auntlute.com Submission guidelines: www.auntlute.com/submissions 10. Belle Lutte Press
Website: www.bellelutte.com Submission guidelines: www.bellelutte.com/submit 11
. Whiskey Tit
Website: www.whiskeytit.com Submission guidelines: www.whiskeytit.com/submission-guidelines/ 12. Winedale Publishing
Website: www.winedalebooks.com Submission guidelines: www.winedalebooks.com/contact.html 13 Writers’ Representatives, LLC
Website: www.writersreps.com Submission guidelines: www.writersreps.com/faq.aspx 14. Wundor Editons
Website: www.wundoreditions.com Submission guidelines: www.wundoreditions.com/contact.html 15. Cedar Fort
Website: www.cedarfort.com Submission guidelines: www.cedarfort.submittable.com/submit 16. City Lights Publishers
Website: www.citylights.com Submission guidelines: www.citylights.com/publishing/?fa=publishing_manuscripts 17. Coffee House Press
Website: www.coffeehousepress.org Submission guidelines: www.coffeehousepress.org/pages/submissions 18. Waywiser
Website: www.waywiser-press.com Submission guidelines: www.waywiser-press.com/about-us/submissions/ 19. Douglas & McIntyre
Website: www.douglas-mcintyre.com Submission guidelines: www.douglas-mcintyre.com/submissions 20. Fairlight Books
Website: www.fairlightbooks.co.uk Submission guidelines: www.fairlightbooks.co.uk/submissions/ 21. Fireside Fiction
Website: www.firesidefiction.com Submission guidelines: www.firesidefiction.com/submissions 22. Tramp Press
Website: www.tramppress.com Submission guidelines: www.tramppress.com/submissions/ 23. Harvard Square Editions
Website: www.harvardsquareeditions.org Submission guidelines: www.harvardsquareeditions.org/contact-page-2/ 24. Manic D Press
Website: www.manicdpress.com Submission guidelines: www.manicdpress.com/submissions.html 25. Mary Evans Inc.
Website: www.maryevansinc.com Submission guidelines: www.maryevansinc.com/submissions.html 26. McSweeney’s
Website: www.mcsweeneys.net Submission guidelines: www.mcsweeneys.net/pages/submission-guidelines 27. The Siren Press
Website: www.sirenpresspublishing.com Submission Guidelines: www.sirenpresspublishing.com/submissions.html 28. Mirador Publishing
Website: www.miradorpublishing.com Submission guidelines: www.miradorpublishing.com/send-us-manuscript/ 29. Persea Books
Website: www.perseabooks.com Submission guidelines: www.perseabooks.com/contact 30. Platypus Press
Website: www.platypuspress.co.uk Submission guidelines: www.platypuspress.co.uk/submit 31. Publerati
Website: www.publerati.com Submission guidelines: www.publerati.com/submissions.html 32. Red Hen Press
Website: www.redhen.org Submission guidelines: www.redhen.org/contact-2/submission-guidelines/ 33. Regal Crest Enterprises
Website: www.regalcrest.biz Submission guidelines: www.regalcrest.biz/submissions/ 34. Seven Stories Press
Website: www.sevenstories.com Submission guidelines: www.sevenstories.com/pg/resources-rights 35. Simon & Schuster
Website: www.simonandschuster.com Submission Guidelines: www.simonandschuster.biz/c/biz-manuscript-submissions 36. Skylight Press
Website: www.skylightpress.co.uk Submission guidelines: www.skylightpress.co.uk/submissions.html 37. Sobel Weber Associates Inc.
Website: www.sobelweber.com Submission guidelines: http://www.sobelweber.com/submission-guidelines Find Your Publisher
Finding a good publisher is almost as important as writing itself. When you have an excellent publisher to help you with the production, distribution, and marketing of your book, you’ll see the results in your sales.
Make sure you research each publisher’s submissions guidelines and follow them carefully so you can have a better shot at finding the right partnership.
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Joana Regulacion is a proud wife, mother, and furparent. Joana enjoys researching about different topics to write blogs for TCK and sees it as a way to learn and discover new things. She still occasionally conducts lectures for aspiring teachers who are reviewing for the Licensure Examination for Teachers, but enjoys working from home to be closer with her family