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Publishers' Online Guidelines - publishers accepting queries, proposals, submissions

Abingdon Press - United Methodist Church
Adams Media - non-fiction topics including business, careers, cooking, exam prep, health, history, hobbies, home improvement, inspiration, kids' books, new age, parenting, pets, personal finance, reference, self-help, sports, travel, weddings and writing. No e-subs.
Addicus Books consumer health, self-help, psychology, business, economics, investing, and books of regional interest -- true crime
Addison Wesley & Benjamin Cummings - computing, economics, finance, mathematics, science, and statistics
Albert Whitman & Company - children's books. fiction & nonfiction including multicultural. holiday.
Allen & Unwin - Australia. No children's or YA. No Fiction.
Allyn & Bacon - social science, education, and humanities disciplines
Amulet Books - middle-grade and teen readers. nonfiction only.
AMC (Appalachian Mountain Club) - outdoor recreation guides and nonfiction books
Avalon - hardcover romances, historical romances, mysteries, and westerns for the library market
Avalon Travel Publishing
Avon Romance - Harper Collins

Baen Books - SF&F. No e-mail submission. Use online submission form.
Barefoot Books - high quality picture books
Barrons - from test-prep and college guides to children's books and New Age gift books.
Bleak House - We don't do cozies, sci-fi, westerns, thrillers, suspense, horror, paranormal, vampires, or children's. We do hardboiled/noir books with real type protagonists who are usually quite flawed, maybe not even always "good" guys/girls.
BowTie Press - accurate and fun-to-read books about companion animals

Career Press - "nonfiction books for adult readers seeking practical information to improve themselves in careers, college, finance, parenting, retirement, spirituality, and other related topics."
Cengage Learning
Chronicle Books - cookbooks; fine art, design, photography, and architecture titles; full-color nature books; award-winning poetry and literary fiction; regional and international travel guides; and gift and stationery items. We will accept unsolicited manuscripts in each of these subject areas
Clarion Books (HoughtonMifflin) - picture bks, nonfiction, fiction: infant - grade 12
Conari Press (a div of Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC) - Spirituality, Personal Growth, Parenting, and Social Issues.
Coteau Books publishes "primarily poetry, fiction, drama, children's and young adults "chapter books" (with the exception of picture books), and non-fiction work with literary merit. Coteau publishes only authors who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents."

DAW Books (PenguinPutnam) - science fiction & fantasy
Dorchester Publishing We are currently acquiring only the following: romance, horror, Westerns, and thrillers

Eakin Press history and culture of the Southwest, especially Texas and Oklahoma. also ethnic studies. publish very little fiction, other than for children.
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - picture books, middle reader and young adult fiction, and nonfiction for the general trade, school, and library markets

Farrar Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers. Does not accept manuscript submissions via email.
Fortress Press We are the ministry of publishing within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Front Street - books for children and young adults. E-sub or snail sub.
Fulcrum Publishing - Colorado publisher specializing in nonfiction trade books on gardening, Native American and Hispanic cultures, travel and outdoor activity guidebooks, essays of place, history, biography, the world of ideas, women of the West, natural history and the environment

Genesis Press - groundbreaking romance publisher, pioneering in African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and interracial fiction. please make sure your submission fits one of our imprints
Globe Pequot Press - travel guides, nature titles, cookbks, home-based business, recreation, regional history
Graywolf Press. a literary press.
Greenwood Press - reference books for academic, school, and public libraries

Harlequin & Silhouette romances
Harper Collins - Avon Romance. see Avon Romance - Harper Collins
Hatherleigh Press health, wellness, fitness, living with chronic diseases, etc. No fiction. No first person accounts of living with illness.
Hawthorne Books No genre fiction or academic nonfiction.
Health Communications, Inc. - books promoting recovery, personal growth, and the enrichment of mind, body and soul (incl. Chicken Soup)
Holiday House Children's books only.
Houghton Mifflin - Children's Books Select "submissions" from the menu.
Hunter House Publishers - NO FICTION. Health, personal growth & family, community resources.

ImaJinn Books - vampire, werewolf and shapeshifter romance novels
Infobase Publishing - the definitive source for authoritative, award-winning, and curriculum-based reference and nonfiction material, both print and online, for the school and library markets
Information Today, Inc. - ITI publishes four primary book lines: ITI Books (library and information science titles), CyberAge Books (popular titles for business and professional users of online information and the Internet, distributed to the book trade by Independent Publishers Group), the ASIST Monograph series (scholarly titles in the field of information science and technology), and ASI Books (indexing guides and reference books).

Judson Press - American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. - no fiction

Kensington Books - No poetry. QUERY ONLY by e-mail.

Lark Books At present, our list is composed primarily of reference and how-to books with step-by-step instructions on practical subjects including: ceramics; crafts; pets; and other lifestyle topics.
Lee & Low Books - multicultural literature for children. No e-mail or FAX submissions.
Leisure Books (Dorchester Publishing)
Lerner Publications
Lonely Planet - "travel guidebooks to cities, regions, countries and continents; City Maps; Best of… Guides; Healthy Travel guides; travel narratives; Phrasebooks; Pictorials; Pre-departure guides; walking, cycling and wildlife- watching guides; and World Food cuisine guides"
Love Spell (Dorchester Publishing)
Lyons Press - practical and literary books: fishing, hunting, adventure, history, military history, horses, sports, memoirs, narrative nonfiction, reference, and survival.

MacAdam/Cage Publishing [PDF] (SF/Denver). quality fiction and non-fiction
Marion Street Press - books for writers
Meadowbrook Press Please note that we are not currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts or queries for the following genres: adult fiction, adult poetry, humor, and children's fiction. Also note that we do not currently publish picture books for children, travel titles, scholarly, or literary work
Midnight Ink Books. "a fresh new voice in mystery fiction."
Mills & Boon (UK) [Harlequin]
Mundania Press LLC Preditors & Editors recommended publisher. SF & F, horror, mystery/detective/thriller, romance (all subgenres, except erotica). No historicals, westerns, poetry, childrens or tweens (YA is acceptable), inspirational fiction, non-fiction, stories based on someone else's work, screenplays.

New Canaan Publishing children’s books, selected Christian works for all ages, and humor books confronting current trends and issues

O'Reilly & Associates - the premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies

Peachpit Press - graphic design, desktop publishing, multimedia, Web publishing, and general computing
Poisoned Pen Press. Mysteries
Praeger Publishers general-interest books in Psychology, Education, Health, Politics, Current Events, History, Pop Culture, Business, Literature, Criminology, and Religion

Quill Driver Books / Word Dancer Press - nonfiction only. no poetry, children's books, or fiction.

Red Wheel/Weiser - Spunky Self-Help, Self-Help/Inspiration, and Spirituality/Self-Help
Running Press illustrated adult and juvenile non-fiction

Scholastic Books - accepts unsolicited ideas in the area of Professional Books only
Sierra Club Books - nature, ecology, travel, environment. Not currently accepting any unsolicited manuscripts or proposals for children's books.
Soho Press we are generally unenthusiastic about publishing formula fiction, young adult dramas, stock romances, juvenile literature, short story collections, cookbooks, how-to books, self-help, fantasy, and anything that might recommend itself as a "quick read."
Sourcebooks - Fiction/nonfiction. Not currently publishing children's books.
Sterling Publishing Company At present, the Sterling list is composed primarily of topics such as: art & art technique, parenting & family, diet & health, relationships, history, light reference business, math & science, sports, gardening and cookery.

Ten Speed Press - Celestial Arts - Crossing Press
Tilbury House - children's books. new adult books limited to non-fiction about Maine or the Northeast, particularly books that are documentary or about Maine's history. Please do not send us fiction, short stories, memoirs, or poetry.
Tor Tor/Forge Books: SF & fantasy and mainstream
Tricycle Press - children's books

Walker Books for Young Readers
Watson-Guptill Publications (Watson-Guptill, Amphoto Bks, Back Stage Bks, Billboard Bks, Whitney Library of Design) - America's foremost publisher of lavishly illustrated art & art instruction titles and reference books on performing and visual arts.
Whispering Pine Press - specializes in multicultural themes
White Wolf Games - games and fiction based in their game worlds - RPG
Wiley - adult non-fiction
Wizards of the Coast

Zondervan - Christian. E-sub Academic, reference, ministry resources. No snail-sub. For all other categories, submit via ECPA Manuscript Service $98 fee for using ChristianManuscriptSubmissions.COM

Publishers not accepting submissions or with restricted submissions

Abrams - Unfortunately, due to the volume of submissions we have received, Abrams does not accept unsolicited book proposals at this time.
Allison & Busby - London only considers submissions which come via a literary agent
Andrews McMeel Publishing - requires that you submit any materials through a literary agent
Hatchette Book Group Publishers in the Hachette Book Group (including Grand Central Publishing, Business Plus, FaithWords, Center Street, Mystery, Orbit, Little, Brown and Company, Back Bay Books, Bulfinch, Springboard Press, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) are not able to consider unsolicited manuscript submissions and unsolicited queries.
Azro Press - picture bks and easy readers w/ southwestern flavor. NOT ACCEPTING ANY NEW SUBMISSIONS AT THIS TIME. PLEASE TRY BACK AGAIN SOON.

Bethany House - no longer able to accept unsolicited manuscripts, proposals or queries by mail, telephone, e-mail, or fax.

Candlewick Press - juvenile books. unable to accept unsolicited manuscripts at this time
Crabtree Books children's nonfiction. Does not accept unsolicted manuscripts
Crippen & Landru Publishers We are not currently accepting manuscripts or new submissions, and cannot supply a date when we shall do so.

Da Capo Press (Perseus Books Group) - Does not accept unsolicited submissions.
Del Rey (Random House) - no longer accepting unsolicited manuscripts
DK: Dorling Kindersley - doesn't accept unsolicited manuscripts

HarperCollins - not reading unsolicited manuscripts or proposals: including Zondervan, Access Press, Amistad Press, Ecco, Eos, Fourth Estate, Perennial, PerfectBound, Quill, Rao, ReganBooks, William Morrow, Greenwillow Books, Joanna Cotler Books, Laura Geringer Books, Tempest
Henry Holt">Henry Holt, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Metropolitan Books, Times Books - no unsolicited manuscripts, proposals and queries.
HoughtonMifflin Adult Fiction and Nonfiction - not accepting unsolicited manuscripts
Hyperion Books (Disney) - does not accept unsolicted manuscripts

Ig Publishing Does not accept unsolicited manuscripts
Intrigue Press - mysteries, thrillers, suspense. [3/2009: not currently open to submissions]

Kensington Books - "We are not accepting manuscripts unless submitted by an agent."

WW Norton Norton is no longer able to accept unsolicited submissions

PenguinPutnam - most imprints do not read unsolicited manuscripts: Paperback: Berkley Books, Jove, Ace, Riverhead Books, Perigee, Prime Crime, Boulevard, HP Books, Price Stern Sloan, Inc. Hardback: G.P. Putnam's Sons, Riverhead Books, Jeremy P. Tarcher, Grosset/Putnam, Ace/Putnam, Boulevard, Putnam, Price Stern Sloan, Inc.

Random House (Ballantine Publishing Group) - only accepts manuscripts submitted by an agent
Thomas Nelson - Christian publisher. does not accept or review any unsolicited queries, proposals, or manuscripts

Simon & Schuster (except for Star Trek) - not accepting unsolicited manuscripts
St. Martin's Press, Thomas Dunne, and Minotaur Books Do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.

Walker Books - nonfiction adult - only consider manuscripts and proposals submitted to us through literary agents.
Westview Press - (Perseus Books Group) do not accept unsolicited manuscripts or book proposals

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