The Big Book of Small Presses and Independent Publishers

Small Presses, book contests, university presses, and independent publishers for unagented authors



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;
    • waited months for an agent to call you back;
    • longed for an editor to validate your creativity;
    • or, 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!

Here’s what the reviewers are saying!

“…a valuable resource for authors without an agent. The info is clear, concise and provides helpful guidance on what to include for each submission. Well done!”–Becky Parker Geist, President of Bay Area Independent Publishers Assn., chapter leader of NonFiction Authors Assn., and CEO of Pro Audio Voices Inc.
“As a basic reference of publisher contacts in the small-to-medium press world, The Big Book of Small Presses & Independent Publishers can’t be beat. It holds all the basics necessary to appeal to authors who eschew self-publishing and agents, and who want to approach that segment of the publishing industry particularly willing to work with new authors.” — Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer for Midwest Book Review
“In an era when traditional publishing feels unattainable to so many people, this book is a beacon of hope.” — Annie Tucker, Writing Coach
“MacDonald’s confident prose and great summaries and organization give readers that same empowered feeling to go out and seek publication themselves, without having to rely on or feel judged by an old fashioned middle man.” — K.C. Finn, for Readers’ Favorites