Publishing

Nonfiction Publishers that Accept Unagented Book Proposals and Manuscripts

Make sure you read the types of nonfiction works these publishers accept before you submit. Submission guidelines are usually found under “Submissions” or “Contact Us.”

For additional small and independent presses, go to the Poets & Writers free database of Small Presses. Filter by Genre and Subgenre.

Also check the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses free online Directory.

Essays and Articles

For literary magazines and journals that accept creative nonfiction, visit the Poets & Writers free Literary Magazine database. Filter your search by Genre and Subgenre.

Also check the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses free online Directory.

For consumer and trade publications, go to Writer’s Market. This is a subscription website.

Self-Publishing

There are hundreds of commercial POD (print on demand) publishers to choose from, and it can be overwhelming and confusing. I recommend Mark Levine’s The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, 5th (or most current) edition. In his book, he ranks the most-popular POD publishers, grouping them by Outstanding Self-Publishers, Pretty Good Self-Publishing Companies, Publishers Who Are Just Okay, Publishers to Avoid, and The Worst of the Worst.

If, however, you would like to work with someone one-to-one, who will give you personalized attention through all stages of your book’s development and publication, my business partner and I offer a full range of publishing services and can publish your book under our imprint of Scattered Leaves Press. Please visit Warren, Carmack & Associates for more information.