Young Adult (YA) and New Adult (NA) are two of the newest mainstream genres that have grown significantly in the past few years.
With blockbuster books like The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Ready Player One, many authors, literary agents, and publishers see YA and NA as a big opportunity for the next great hit. Successful young adult and new adult novels like these also tend to make great movies with big box office numbers as well, so even big distributors and content producers like Amazon and Netflix are extremely interested in the next great high concept YA or NA story for film or TV.
So, if you’ve written a YA or NA novel, you’re in luck, because there are now more eyes than ever for these hot new book genres.
And there are also more publishers seeking young adult and new adult submissions than ever before.
List of Young Adult and New Adult Publishers
Here’s our list of young adult and new adult publishers that are currently open to submissions. Many of these publishers accept unsolicited submissions from unagented authors, so you can read their submission guidelines and submit your manuscript right away.
Some of these publishers only accept submissions from literary agents, so if you want to work with one of those publishers make sure to follow our guide on how to get a literary agent.
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 the Publishing Profits Podcast show where we interview successful authors and publishing industry experts to share their tips for creating a successful writing career.