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The Big Book of Small Presses and Independent Publishers: Small Presses, Book Contests, University Presses, and Independent Publishers for Unagented Authors

The Big Book of Small Presses and Independent Publishers: Small Presses, Book Contests, University Presses, and Independent Publishers for Unagented Authors

by Marylee MacDonald


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Have you tried and failed to find a literary agent? Grown tired of pitch sessions and query letters?

The Big Book of Small Presses and Independent Publishers lists over 350 small presses, book contests, university presses, and independent publishers that take "unagented" submissions.

This book is for you if you have:

  • finished writing your book;
  • given up on finding an agent;
  • waiting months for an agent to call you back;
  • longed for an editor to validate your creativity
  • recoiled at the thought of self-publishing.

In this essential reference, you'll discover publishers for romance, women's fiction, historical fiction, sci fi, fantasy, poetry, literary fiction, history, self-help, spirituality, politics, sports, thrillers, Christian fiction, young adult fiction, and children's books. Best of all, the publishers in this book aren't vanity presses. They don't charge a fee to consider your manuscript. If they like your story, they will proofread your book, create a stunning cover, and upload your book into the online bookstores. Finally, when people ask where they can buy your book, you'll have an answer.

Isn't it time to transform your manuscript from a file on your hard drive into a finished book? Get started on your journey to becoming a published author. Buy The Big Book of Small Presses and Independent Publishers today!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781951479190
Publisher: Marylee MacDonald
Publication date: 03/20/2020
Pages: 386
Sales rank: 203,688
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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18thWall Productions

4RV Publishing


Abuzz Press

Academy Chicago Publishers

Acre Books

Adelaide Books

Ad Lumen Press

Alaska Literary Series

Alban Lake Publishing

Albert Whitman & Company

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

Alice James Books

All Things That Matter Press

Allen & Unwin

Amphorae Publishing Group

Anaiah Press

Analog Science Fiction & Fact

Anhinga Press

Antrim House

Apex Press

Aqueduct Press

Arcade Publishing

Arc Pair Press

Arsenal Pulp Press

Arte Público Press

Artemesia Publishing

Ashton Publishing Group

Astrophil Press

Autonomous Press

Autumn House Fiction and Poetry Contests

Avon Romance

Ayin Press

Baen Books

Bancroft Press

Baobab Press

Barrow Street Press Book Contest

Beacon Press

Beaufort Books

Bella Books

Belle Lutte Press

Bellevue Literary Press

Bellwether Prize/PEN


Big Table Publishing

Big Wonderful Press

Big Yes Press

Birds LLC

BkMk Press

Black Balloon Publishing

Black Heron Press

Black Lawrence Press

Black Rose Writing

BlazeVOX Books


Bloomsday Literary

Blue Skirt Press

BOA Short Fiction Prize


Bottom Dog Press

Braddock Avenue Books

Brandt Street Press

Brash Books

Breakaway Books

Brick Mantel Books

Bright Hill Press

Broadstone Books

Burrow Press

C & R Press

Candlemark & Gleam

Carbon Books

Carnegie Mellon University Press

Caroline Wren Press and Blair Publishing

Casagrande Press

Catapult Books/Soft Skull Press

CavanKerry Press


CHBB Publishing

Cider Press Review

Cinco Puntos

Circling Rivers

City Lights Books

Clarity Press

Coffeehouse Press

Comma Press

Conari Press

Copper Canyon Press

Cornerstone Press

Creative Nonfiction Book Award

Crooked Lane

Curiosity Quills Press

DAOwen Publications


Deep Vellum Publishing

Divertir Publishing


Dreaming Big

Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Dzanc Books

EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing

Elixir Press Fiction Award

Eludia Award

Emily Books

Engine Books

ENO Publishers

Entangled Publishing

eTreasures Publishing

Etruscan Press

Evolved Publishing

Falstaff Books


Featherproof Books

Felony & Mayhem Press

Fernwood Publishing (Canadian)

Filter Press

Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction

Fleur-de-Lis Press

Floris Books’ Kelpies Prize

Fomite Press

Founders House Publishing

Four Way Books

Fugue State Press

Gival Press

Golden Fleece Press

Goldline Press Chapbook Competition

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