I love it when I spot publishers who want to hear from writers. Here are a few of the ones that I’ve read about recently. They won’t work for me, but maybe they are perfect for you.
Fig Tree Books
This new publisher wants books about the diverse American Jewish experience. It is currently looking for a variety of materials including both young-adult and graphic-novel manuscripts. They accept books from both agents and authors so this is a good one to look into if you don’t have an agent. Find out more here.
Is a digital imprint seeking, among other things, New Adult contemporary, historical, and paranormal romantic fiction. “We are looking for any length & really want writers who want to push the boundaries in terms of storytelling – whether that be mashing genres, experimenting with length etc.” This is a digital only imprint with a focus on readers and their devices although where their authors and readers reside is wide open. “We are global and we want authors from everywhere and anywhere because we are going to reach readers everywhere and anywhere – all they need is a reading device and we can send them our books!” To find out more, see their guidelines here.
Pelican Publishing Company
If you don’t know this name than you should. This is the largest independent trade publisher in the American South. As always, they are looking for children’s queries. Yes, you have to query first.
For books slanted to readers ages 5 to 8 years, queries include a brief letter, a list of the author’s credits, the full manuscript and a SASE. I know. I don’t consider it a query if you include the full manuscript but I’m not going to quible if they are willing to look at the manuscript.
For older readers, include a query, a list of the author’s credits, an outline and a chapter or two as well as a SASE. For more information, see here.
Hopefully one of these markets is perfect for your and your manuscript. If not, maybe we’ll find the perfect market soon!