18 Publishers Who Accept Unsolicited Manuscripts

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Send me to a publisher.  Send me. Send me. I’m ready!

“18 Publishers Who Accept Unsolicited Manuscripts” by Joan Y. Edwards

It’s okay if in the past you didn’t submit your work, as many times as you desired. Forget about the past. Right now is a different time. Focus on this month. Check the guidelines for the publisher you’ve chosen. Look at the books they published. Do you like the illustrations on the covers? Are the books appealing to you?

If you’re like me, one of your finished works says, “Send me to a publisher. Send me. Send me. I’m ready!” about 3 times a day (See picture above). It’s waited anxiously for submission for days, months, or years. Now is the time to submit it. How can you turn down a sweet manuscript?

You’ve decided to do it now. Hurray! It’s important to follow the very latest guidelines on the publisher’s website. Does this publisher accept unsolicited manuscripts?  Do they want paper or online submissions? Are there certain months, they don’t accept submissions? My finished manuscripts beg me constantly to submit them, so I made a list of all the publisher guidelines (current as of today’s post).  I shared the results with you below:.


1. Baen Books

  • Baen Books is a science fiction and fantasy publisher. It accepts unsolicited manuscripts for all books and prefers electronic submissions through its manuscript-submission form. Baen is very accepting of new authors and has a large e-publishing department.

2. DAW Books

  • DAW Books is the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Penguin Books. It accepts unsolicited manuscripts and prefers them in paper form. It will respond in about three months and will not consider simultaneous submissions.

3. NCM Publishing

  • NCM Publishing publishes all genres of fiction, non-fiction, self-help and young adult fiction.


Adults and Children

4. 4RV Publishing

  • 4RV Publishing says no Picture Books until 2015. All other genres welcome.

5. Chronicle Books (Adults and Children)

  • Chronicle Books were not recommended by Preditors and Editors. I think it wise to research the internet for complaints and decide  for yourself before placing judgment.

6. Dawn Publications (Adults and Children)

  • Dawn publishes “nature awareness” titles for adults and children. Our picture books are intended to encourage an appreciation for nature and a respectful participation in it. We are seeking to inspire children as well as educate them. An inspired child is a motivated

7. Free Spirit Publishing (Adults and Children

  • Free Spirit Publishing publishes high-quality nonfiction books and learning materials for children, teens, parents, educators, counselors, and others who live and work with young people

8. Peachtree (Adults and Children)

  • For children’s picture books, send full manuscript.
  • For all others, send either full manuscript OR table of contents plus three sample chapters.
  • Peachtree does not accept query letters where no manuscript is included.
  • Peachtree currently publishes the following categories:
  • Children’s fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, middle readers, young adult books
  • Education, parenting, self-help, and health books of interest to the general trade

9. Peak City Publishing (Adults and Children)

  • Peak City Publishing is a New Publisher

10. TOR Books (Adults and Children)

  • TOR Books accepts unsolicited manuscripts on a variety of subjects. It is looking mostly for paranormal romance, mainstream and women’s fiction, science fiction or fantasy, chapter books for children and young adults and horror. Manuscripts should be mailed, no query letter required.



11. Albert Whitman & Company

  • Picture book manuscripts for ages 2-8.
  • Novels and chapter books for ages 8-12.
  • Young adult novels.
  • Nonfiction for ages 3-12 and YA.
  • Art samples showing pictures of children.

12. Boyds Mills

  • Boyds Mills is a publisher of children’s and young adult books that accepts unsolicited manuscripts. It is looking for fiction, nonfiction and artwork submissions. It prefers submissions by regular mail, rather that email, and says it will respond within three months.

13. Charlesbridge

14. Curious Fox (New Publisher)

  • Curious Fox does not publish picture books

15. Flashlight Press

  • Flashlight accepts only picture books.

16. Lee & Low Books

  • Lee & Low Books publishes books for children and young adults with a multicultural theme. All manuscripts must be aimed at children of color, with an authentic voice. Submissions are accepted from new authors through regular mail; no email submissions are accepted. Little

17. Little Tiger Press, UK

  • Little Tiger Press has three imprints for children of different ages
  1. Little Tiger Press, UK
  2. Stripes Publishing, UK
  3. Caterpillar Books, UK

18. Phoenix Yard Books, UK

  • Phoenix Yard Books publish picture books, fiction, poetry, non-fiction and illustration for children aged three to thirteen.


EXTRA Publisher

19. Wee Creek Press

  • Children’s Picture Books (ages 3-7, 24 -32 pages)
    These titles will be four-color, fully illustrated.
  • Middle Grade (ages 8-12, 10,000 – 40,000 words)
    These titles may have limited illustrations in black and white.
  • Young Adult / Teens (ages 13-17, 40,000 – 80,000 words)
    There are no illustrations with these titles.

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Your Manuscript and Query Letter

Listing of Publishers: Includes two that readers recommended that I didn’t include in the above information.


Romance Publishers

  1. Karen Fox. “(Romance) Publishers:” http://www.karenafox.com/publishers.htm (worldwide)
  2. RTBookReviews. “Seven (Romance) Publishers Now Accepting Manuscripts:” http://www.rtbookreviews.com/rt-daily-blog/seven-publishers-now-accepting-manuscripts

Adults and Children

  1. Missouri.org. “Book Publishers in Missouri:” http://books.missouri.org/book/export/html/394
  2. Pauline Rowson. “(UK) Publishers Who Accept Unsolicited Submissions:”  http://authorsonlineworkshop.blogspot.com/p/publishers-who-accept-unsolicited.html
  3. MuseItUp Publishing:
    • Romance - everything from: romantic comedy, contemporary romance, fantasy romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, western romance, sweet romance, sci-fi romance, time travel romance
    • Paranormal – Fantasy -  we love vampires, ghosts, witches, werewolves and shape shifters…and dragons
    • Mystery – Suspense -Thriller - captivate us with the pacing of your novel. Hint: we love cozy mysteries
    • Young Adult - we’re big fans of the Potter & Twilight series but seeking a unique voice for this target group
    • MuseItYoung – this division is for our tween crossover chapter books for 10 – 14 year olds - NO PICTURE BOOKS
    • Horror & Dark Fiction - scare the living daylights out of us with your settings, dialogue, and characters – not with blood and gore and missing human parts. Use the power of your writer’s voice to draw images that will leave readers sitting at the edge of their seats.
    • Science Fiction - do you have a fantasy/romance/paranormal/etc. set in another planet? Fleshed out your otherly world? Then give us a shout.


  1. About.com. “Children’s Books: About Publishers and Getting Published:”http://childrensbooks.about.com/od/publishers/Publishers_and_Getting_Published.htm
  2. L. A. Speedwing. “Children’s Publisher Accepting Submissions (in UK):” http://laspeedwing.blogspot.com/2011/10/childrens-publishers-accepting.html
  3. Linda Williams. Webjunction.org. “Children’s Book Publishers:” http://www.webjunction.org/documents/connecticut/Children_039_s_Book_Publishers.html
  4. Lou Treleaven. “Children’s Publishers Accepting Unsolicited Manuscripts:”http://loutreleaven.wordpress.com/2010/07/21/childrens-publishers-accepting-unsolicited-manuscripts/ lots of publishers listed – UPDATED MARCH 2013.
  5. Saguaro Books is a publisher of middle grade and young adult fiction by first-time authors. They also accept unsolicited manuscripts. http://www.saguarobooks.com/query.php Please visit http://www.saguarobooks.com for more information.

77 Responses

  1. Thank you for including 4RV Publishing.

    • Dear Vivian,
      You’re very welcome. 4RV Publishing is a quality publisher. I’m glad you are publishing “Joan’s Elder Care Guide.” I plan to send you other works, too.
      Celebrate you and your gift to writers and illustrators!
      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  2. Joan,
    What a great idea to list publishers who accept unsolicited manuscripts. I love the submission envelope and humorous character. He reminds me of “Mr. Peanut.”

    • Dear Linda,
      Thank you for writing. I’m glad that you like my list of publishers who accept unsolicited manuscripts. It’s great that you love the submission envelope and humorous character that reminds you of “Mr. Peanut.” I thought it might work. I looked through my stash of images and found it. I tried to find one that called me to do something. One that looked like he was begging. I’m glad it worked for you.
      Celebrate you and all you have accomplished!
      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  3. Thank you for this wonderful listing of publishers that accept unsolicited manuscripts. I shall bookmark this for future reference.

    • Dear Amelia,
      Thanks for writing. I’m glad you think the list of publishers that accept unsolicited manuscripts is wonderful. What a nice compliment! I hope it empowers and motivates you to submit one of your manuscripts this month.

      Celebrate your gift of writing
      Submit your manuscript
      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  4. You have done a great deal of work in order to produce this list. We all owe you a debt of gratitude, and it wouldn’t hurt to actually make a submission while we are at it. Thank you Joan!

    • Dear Katherine,
      Thanks for writing. You are right. I did do a great deal of work in order to produce the list. My other list and guidelines needed updating. I needed this updated list to send off manuscripts. If it helps you get a submission off, too that will be a double blessing.
      That’s what I’m hoping for, to help myself and others to get published.
      Celebrate you!
      Submit that manuscript
      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  5. Thanks for this list. I’ll be sharing this with my classes.

    • Dear Carol,
      Thanks for writing. I’m honored that you’re going to share this post with your classes. That’ll be great. Perhaps it’ll give the students courage to send out their manuscripts.

      Celebrate you and your gift of sharing you knowledge and skills with your students!

      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  6. Wow, this was generous for you to share. Thanks.

    • Dear Kristina,
      Thanks for your kind words. You’re welcome for my sharing. I hope it helps inspire you to submit your manuscript!

      Celebrate your gift of writing
      Submit One of Your Manuscripts
      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  7. Thank you for this helpful information, Joan!

    • Dear Mary,
      Thank you for writing. You’re welcome. I’m glad you believe it’s helpful information.

      Celebrate your love of writing
      Submit your manuscript
      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  8. What a helpful and excellent post, Joan! You are always so kind ton pass along valuable information. Interesting to see new publishers, too–!

    • Dear Maureen,
      Thank you for writing. I appreciate your compliment saying that it was a helpful and excellent post. I enjoy sharing with others. Celebrate you and your ability to make others feel great!

      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  9. Joan, WOW! Another great one. How do you find the time???

    I’ll be sharing this.

    • Dear Karen Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. You are very loyal. I appreciate your reading my blog. Thanks for the compliment. I am glad it Wowed you. Thanks for sharing it.

      Celebrate you. Submit your manuscript. Never Give Up Joan Y. Edwards

  10. Great list, Joan! I’d love to add your post to my Top Twos-Day…if you don’t mind, I’ll link to it! :)

    • Dear Roxie,
      Thank you for writing. I am glad that you like my post. I’d be honored for you to put a link to my post on your blog tomorrow. Celebrate you.

      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  11. Hi Joan,
    Thanks for sharing this worthy post.
    I’m curious as to why your Elder Care book won’t be out until 2015?
    Congratulations by the way. Very cool.
    Love the clipart. I’ll be saving this post for future reference. :-)

    • Dear Tracy,
      Thank you for writing and for saying my post is worthy. 4RV Publishing is a small publisher. They only had the money to publish a certain number of books a year. I knew it would be that long when I signed the contract. They are working to try to release it sooner.

      Celebrate your caring for others,
      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  12. [...] One of the blogs I subscribe to is my friend Joan Edwards’s NEVER GIVE UP site. A recent post caught my eye titled, 18 PUBLISHERS WHO ACCEPT UNSOLICITED MANUSCRIPTS. This great resource is worth your time, not just for this piece, but she’s chock full of writing suggestions, encouragement, and support. Read more… [...]

    • Dear Roxie,
      Thanks for posting a link to my post “18 Publishers Who Accept Unsolicited Manuscripts” on your blog that is chock full of information for writers. I appreciate you very much. Celebrate your ability to bring people together.

      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  13. Hi Joan,
    Thank you again for such a good posting. I am thankful for you and all the work you do in checking out information for us and letting us know your condensed versions. They are most helpful to us who are new to the business and don’t know the terminology. I especially appreciate the publishers listing in this post.

    Bless you today, Barbara

    • Dear Barbara,
      Thanks for writing. I’m glad you found this post helpful to you. You are a great writer. I hope this list leads you to publishing home for your manuscript(s).

      Celebrate you and your love of people all over the world,
      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  14. Thank you , Joan, for the gift of this list. I can’t wait to check these all out. You give me HOPE!!!

    • Dear Karen,
      Thank you for writing. You’re welcome for this post. I hope that two or three of these publishers inspire you to submit your work.

      Celebrate you and your wonderful sense of humor
      Never Give UP
      Joan Y. Edwards

  15. I published with Albert Whitman and can assert that it is a wonderful company. Everyone I worked with there was patient, professional, and completely devoted to children’s literature.

    • Dear Mike,
      Thank you very much for reading my blog and staying a while to leave a comment. I am so excited that you are published with Albert Whitman and assert that it is a wonderful company. It is wonderful that those you work with there are patient, professional, and completely devoted to children’s literature. Thanks for sending encouragement to me and all the readers of my blog. Hip Hip Hooray for those who fill us with hope. Good luck in finding publishers for all of your works.

      Celebrate you and your gift of compassion and understanding
      Never Give Uphttp://joanyedwards.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php?p=6545&approved=1#comments-form
      Joan Y. Edwards

      • Thanks for the kind words!

        Keep up the great work, Joan. I won’t be a stranger.

        • Dear Mike,
          Thanks for writing. I’m glad you’ll come back to my blog again. Thanks for honoring me that way. I appreciate the compliment.

          Celebrate you and your love of people!
          Never Give Up
          Joan Y. Edwards

  16. Joan, Thank you for your post, you always have wonderful and valuable information. You are always encouraging!

    • Dear Annamaria,
      Thank you for writing. I’m glad you believe the information I give is valuable. What a sweet compliment! Thank you.

      Celebrate your gift of writing humor
      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  17. lucky that i found this. thanks.

    • Dear Richard,
      Thank you for writing and for following my blog. You’re welcome for the publishers list. I read a little of your biography on your blog. I taught school for 35 years. I understand some of the problems you faced as a teacher. I’m proud of you for pursuing your writing dreams. Celebrate you.

      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

      • thanks. that was very kind of you to take a moment to do that and to extend good wishes. and you may have seen, i’m working on a new novel, finishing chapter 10 today of a likely 30 total chapters, and a likely 85,000 words. i have five others finished, but i’m greatly intimidated about querying. it’s one of those things for which you have to just jump in the water. good luck to all of us.

        • Dear Richard,
          Thanks for writing me again. I am honored. Wow! You’ve done a bunch of writing. The more you write, the better you’ll get at it. I have a few blog posts to help with querying. The Pub Subber Week 1, 2, 3, will help you get it all in line. The tabs for those are at the top of my blog.
          Thanks for your good luck wishes for everyone. You are right. You have to jump in the water. Believe in yourself. You can do it.

          Celebrate you.
          Never Give Up
          Joan Y. Edwards

          • thanks. i wish i could hire someone to do the agent/query part and give them a percentage of whatever happens. just like you give an agent a percentage of whatever happens also.

            i wonder if anyone does that.

            • Dear Richard,
              Thanks for writing. What you want is a Pre-Agent? I agree that would be great. If you write your query right, you can be your own Pre-Agent. Pay yourself! That keeps the money in the family. I hope you liked my touch of humor here. Sometimes Literary Agencies have contests. Keep trying and believe in you and your writing!

              Celebrate your love of writing
              Take a chance on you.
              Never Give Up
              Joan Y. Edwards

              • a pre-agent. yeah, that’s what i want. ;) thanks for your encouragement.

  18. Dear Richard,
    It is fun to chat with you here. Do you think that writing a query letter for a random lucky person who would be a great prize to offer from my next blog post? It sounds like fun to me. Please let me know what you think?

    Never Give Up
    Joan Y. Edwards

  19. Thank you for this blog, not only informative, but inspiring.
    (Never giving up!)


    • Dear Marcia,
      Thank you for writing. I am glad that you believe my blog to be not only informative, but inspiring. I am glad you are Never Giving Up.
      I hope you’ll visit my blog again. Be sure and subscribe by email for a free gift.

      Celebrate you
      Joan Y. Edwards

  20. Were is the best place or website to send my written and typed story’s..plots manuscripts ?
    I am a creative writer…I’m always looking websites to send my notarized manuscripts

    • Dear Champ,
      Thanks for writing. I’ve been out of town. Thank you also for calling me. You don’t have to have your manuscripts notarized. Are you possibly talking about getting them copyrighted? Anything you write is copyrighted to you the minute you write it. Make sure you put the date on it and your name. I’d print a copy.

      Choose a publisher that matches the manuscript you’ve written. If it’s a manuscript for children, make sure the publisher accepts queries or manuscripts for that type of writing. If you have an agent, he will submit your work. Many writers do not have agents. I don’t yet. If I can help you more, please write again or call me again. I’ll be glad to see if I can help you more.

      Never Give Up
      Celebrate you
      Joan Y. Edwards

  21. Hello there! What a wonderful blog, I will be sure to subscribe. I am a young emerging author who has done a lot of reserach on getting an agent but I think its wise to spend more time writing. I try to write as much as possible and have had my manuscript peer reviewed as much as possible. I am almost done with my novel which is a romance-fantasy-thriller. Which company do you suggest I solicit do being that I don’t have an agent? Your insight is most appreciated.

    • Dear Maryam,
      Thank you very much for writing. I would submit it to a Romance Publisher. Make sure your ending is “they live happily ever after.”
      Look through the publishers listed who accept unsolicited manuscripts or other publishers who who are not on my list who accept unsolicited manuscripts. This means you do not need an agent.
      Good luck with your submission.

      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  22. Very interesting post. I thought that you’d also be interested in a new publishing house as well. People can submit short stories, poetry, art, or editorials to us at Brine Books Publishing or BrineBooks.com

    We are actively seeking for submissions and are doing our best to raise awareness so as to raise funds for human rights organizations and charities around the world

    • Dear Admin at Brine Books Publishing,
      Thank you for writing. I will check out your website. Do you pay royalties like traditional publishers?

      Celebrate you and all you do to help others.

      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

      • Unfortunately we cannot afford to pay royalties at this time, as a good portion of our funds go toward the non-profits and charities including of what would normally go toward us — the publishers.
        As we grow, however, we hope to be capable of offering programs to help writers as we can afford to do so. But to make up for this, we require no exclusivity and wish to find ways to talk up and promote anyone that contributes. And we don’t publish novels, as our business model would not be fair to those that submit if we did. We do not mind if writers take the work of theirs, after copyediting, and then resubmit elsewhere. It is our hope for writers to succeed in what they do.

  23. Looking for a publisher who will read an educational book that is written for adults. Both my husband and I are Special Education teachers and we have written a book that is about special needs children and the obstacles they have overcome. The book is fiction, but most of the events and techniques are not. We have used them in our classrooms and they work!

    Can’t seem to get a publisher to publish the work. Some have written back to us, after reading sample chapters, that the book is good, but not what they want. Others have ignored us. The e-book people are like vultures. They want a fee. We were willing to pay a fee, thought we found a reputable company,but the company turned out to be a complete scam. Fortunately, we got out without having to pay. We had to block a credit card and eventually cancelled the credit card.It could
    have been a lot worse.

    Any advice is welcome.

    • Dear Barbara and William Johnson,
      Thanks for writing. What a bummer that you haven’t been able to find a publisher for your book about special needs children and their obstacles. Try Woodbine House. Woodbine House mostly publishes books for parents of special needs, but said they would look at submissions for children’s books, too.
      http://www.woodbinehouse.com/submission_guide.asp and/or Jason and Nordic.


      Both of them publish books about and for special needs children.

      Good luck. Please let me know how it goes.

      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

    • Hello,

      May I suggest trying Kindred Rainbow Publishing? They have accepted my book for publication, and without revealing too much, lets just say it is not your typical book for children :) Also they are not a vanity publisher so will not ask for any money from you either.

      Good luck with the search!



      • Dear Jo,
        Thank you very much for writing. I’ll check out Kindred Rainbow Publishing. Congratulations on the contract for the publication of your children’s book. Hurray for you and Kindred Rainbow Publishing. Their website is not up yet as of January 16, 2014. There is no information on Preditors and Editors that list good and not so good publishers. When I have more information, I will post it. I don’t know enough about them to recommend them.

        Good luck with your publication. Please keep me informed. Let me know how it goes with Kindred Rainbow Publishing.
        Never Give Up
        Joan Y. Edwards

      • Hi jo. I have had interest from kindred rainbow but couldn’t find any information from them online. Have they ever published anything before? Couldn’t find a single book they’ve published and so find it all a bit weird. Any info would be great!

        • Dear Liz,
          Someone else suggested Kindred Rainbow Publishing. It is a brand-new publisher. Their website is not even up yet. They are taking submissions. They are not listed on the Preditors and Editors list on line. Have a good lawyer read over your contract before you sign or Wait until you see what kind of quality books they are going to come out with. You will have to use your own personal judgment.

          Thanks for reading my blog and for writing.
          Joan Y. Edwards

  24. Dear Joan,
    Thank you so much for this list! I love the detail and the information! It has given me a little hope for submission!

    Thank you again,

    • Dear Laura,
      Thank you for writing. You are welcome for my list. I’m glad the 18 Publishers list has given you hope for submission and publication! Go, Laura, go.

      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  25. I am an illustrator interested do illustrations for children please look my works http://sajianim.blogspot.in/

    • Dear Sajianim,
      Thank you for writing. You’ll have to contact a publisher or agent for that. I listed these resources to help you find one that you believe will be interested in your work.

      Celebrate you.
      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

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    • Dear Dr. Bob,
      Thank you for interviewing me and putting a link to my post 18 Publishers who accept unsolicited manuscripts.

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  27. Thanks Joan, I really like your blog. It will help me in promoting my dreams to writing a nature awareness book. I will surely take a look at Dawns Publisher. Regards Kingsley

    • Dear Kingsley,
      Thank you for writing. I’m glad you really like my blog. Please let me know when you reach your dream of writing a nature awareness book. I wish you good luck in getting it published, too.

      Please let me know if there’s a topic you’d like for me to write about.

      Celebrate you
      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

  28. Please add us to your list. We are SkyAzure Publishing, a small Independent Publisher based in Cornwall in the United Kingdom. We are a traditional royalty paying publisher, accepting electronic submissions now from authors, irrespective of previous publication history or genre. Submission guidelines and contact details are on our website at http://www.skyazure.co.uk

    • Thank you for sending me information to add you to my list of publishers who accept unsolicited submissions. On behalf of all writers, I appreciate you for giving unagented writers a chance.

      Celebrate you and what you do to help others.

  29. hi, i have been trying to get a publisher to publish my collection of poems a 100 in total in my hometown kashmir which is ravaged by conflict, i want ppl to know about my land. but it seems to fall on deaf years.. any suggestions?

    • Dear Asad,
      I am sorry about the conflict in your hometown of Kashmir. I pray that the conflict is over soon and peace fill your hearts and those of others there. There are publishers who publish poetry collections.
      http://www.pw.org/small_presses – many of these small presses publish poetry. You’d have to read and follow their guidelines.

      Good luck to you.
      Thanks for writing.

      Never Give Up

  30. Reblogged this on Domica On Paper and commented:

    This is an invaluable list. I’ve already chosen 3 of the list to submit some of my work to. So helpful…. Enjoy:)

    • Dear Domica,
      Thank you for writing. I’m glad that you believe my post with 18 Publishers Who Accept Unsolicited Manuscripts is invaluable. What a nice compliment! I appreciate your reblogging it.

      Celebrate you
      Never Give Up

  31. Joan…I appreciate the information you provided to all of us aspiring writers. I’ve read each publisher’s submission criteria and will “never give up,” on my desire to be published. Many thanks.

    • Dear Carole,
      Thanks for writing. I’m glad that you have found the information in 18 Publishers Who Accept Unsolicited Manuscripts helpful to you. I am especially happy that you will “NEVER GIVE UP on your desire to get published. You’re very welcome.

      Celebrate you.
      Never Give UP

  32. Here’s a letter I received from Krystal Russell Tall Tails Publishing Company
    Good evening Ms. Edwards,
    I came across your blog and thought your readers might be interested in submitting manuscripts to Tall Tails Publishing House. We’re a small independent children’s press, and we’re expanding our catalog with two new imprints this year. One is for non-fiction and reference, and the other is for fiction chapter books. I have included our wish list below, but other genres may be considered.
    Non-fiction and reference:
    • Writing guides and reference books
    • Biographies of (often overlooked) historical figures
    • Accounts of historical events using primary sources, especially from a child’s POV
    • Oklahoma history and biographies, especially from a child’s POV
    • Science and technology guides, tutorials, and reference materials
    Fiction Chapter Books:
    • Legends, myths, or fairy tales—with a twist!
    • Science Fiction set in outer space
    • Post-Apocalyptic stories (remember the audience!)
    • Stories featuring multicultural or non-traditional family groups, especially during the holidays or special events
    • Scary chapter books
    Our current response time is about six weeks, but if an author doesn’t hear from us in that time frame, they can send us an email. Please read our Submission Guidelines carefully before submitting.
    If you would like further information about Tall Tails Publishing House, please let me know.
    Thank you!

    Krystal Russell
    Tall Tails Publishing House
    tel: 918-770-9923

    • Here’s the letter I sent in reply:
      Dear Krystal,
      Thank you very much for sending me the information about Tall Tails Publishing House. I plan to do an update on my 18 publishers blogpost. I’ll add yours when I do.

      Celebrate you and all you do for readers and writers
      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards

      Never Give Up
      Joan Y. Edwards
      My Books:
      Flip Flap Floodle, even mean ole Mr. Fox can’t stop this little duck
      Paperback, Kindle and Nook
      Joan’s Elder Care Guide, Release 2014 by 4RV Publishing

  33. I have written the 1st 4 chapters of a book. This is a book for teens and older.
    how do I get my book published? I know I can go through Amazon but I would rather not at this time.


    Tiffany Robinson

    • Dear Tiffany,
      Thank you for writing. I suggest that you finish your book and then submit it according to the guidelines of one of the publishers that is suitable on this blog post. Good luck.

      Celebrate you.
      Never Give Up

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