Friday, 17 April 2009


SEE UPDATE: APRIL 30th, 2011

Here's a list of more U.S. publishers who will look at your work:

  • Baen - only Science Fiction & Fantasy. But if you write SF you'd know that already.
  • MacAdam/Cage - though be mindful they have submission windows.
  • Brown Ink Books - keep in mind that their next submission period is Fall 2009.
  • Small Anchor Press - love these guys, you will too. I've decided I want a book crafted, printed and published by them.
And, to finish up, you'll find the submission guidelines to another 5 imprints here.

Don't forget, before you set to with packing up your brilliant MS read these guidelines first:

  • The links posted here will take you straight to the appropriate page on the publisher's website detailing their submissions policy and instructions.
PLEASE read these carefully and do as asked.

  • While on any site browse around a bit and familiarise yourself with the publisher's list, seek out their blog (if they have one) and gather clues on their current acquisitions policy.

  • If the publisher has a newsletter, and seem as though they could be a possible home for your work at some point in the future, then sign up.

PLEASE, don't just smash, grab and send; give careful thought to your query and show consideration.

You know the drill - but if you don't, don't send, otherwise a few more doors may close.


  1. McAdam/Cage is a top-class sct, with great distribution; they've had some bestsellers, including "The Time-Traveler's Wife." Anybody who can hook up with them should. They keep their backlist alive and never stop pushing it.

    Their slush pile gets read, but it's a camel and eye-of-a-needle proposition. (But isn't it always.) Anyone who wants some insight into how sludh is handled should read Pat Walsh's excellent "78 reasons why your book might never get published and 14 reasons why it just might." Walsh was one of the founding editors of MacAdam/Cage.

  2. Very many thanks for the useful information David. I haven't yet read '78 Reasons' - but you've just given me another reason to seek it out. All the best, regards.