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.
1. TCK Publishing
2. 8th House Publishing
3. Able Muse
4. Absey & Company
5. Academy Chicago Publishers
Submission guidelines: www.chicagoreviewpress.com/information-for-authors–amp–agents-pages-100.php
6. Acre Books
7. Algonquin Books
Submission guidelines: www.workman.com/work-with-us/author-submissions#algonquin
8. Artemis & Co.
9. Aunt Lute
10. Belle Lutte Press
11. Whiskey Tit
12. Winedale Publishing
13 Writers’ Representatives, LLC
14. Wundor Editons
15. Cedar Fort
16. City Lights Publishers
Submission guidelines: www.citylights.com/publishing/?fa=publishing_manuscripts
17. Coffee House Press
19. Douglas & McIntyre
20. Fairlight Books
21. Fireside Fiction
22. Tramp Press
23. Harvard Square Editions
24. Manic D Press
25. Mary Evans Inc.
27. The Siren Press
28. Mirador Publishing
29. Persea Books
30. Platypus Press
32. Red Hen Press
33. Regal Crest Enterprises
34. Seven Stories Press
35. Simon & Schuster
Submission Guidelines: www.simonandschuster.biz/c/biz-manuscript-submissions
36. Skylight Press
37. Sobel Weber Associates Inc.
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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