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A LONG LIST OF REPUTABLE PUBLISHERS THAT ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT REQUIRING A LITERARY AGENT

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A LONG LIST OF PUBLISHERS TO AVOID

(updated September 26, 2022)

Please be aware of the Writers Beware list of disreputable publishers HERE

The Horror Zine includes our own list of disreputable publishers at the bottom of this page.

The first list below is our list of reputable publishers and more small press publishing houses will be added as we are made aware of them. If you are a publisher, or have a publisher that you are happy with, please contact us HERE to be added to the list.

If you have a negative experience with any publisher listed below, please contact us HERE

 

LIST OF REPUTABLE SMALL PRESS PUBLISHERS

4Horsemen (series and multi-book authors) https://4horsemenpublications.com/
Acre Books 
https://acre-books.com/
Aethon Books 
https://aethonbooks.com/
Agora Books 
https://www.agorabooks.co/
Babylon Books (prefers book series) 
https://babylonbooks.net/
Bad Dream Entertainment 
http://www.baddreamentertainment.com/
Baen Books (sci-fi and fantasy) 
https://www.baen.com/
Black Bed Sheets 
https://blackbedsheetbooks.com/
Black Hare Press (Australia based, but world-wide) 
https://www.blackharepress.com/
By Light Unseen (vampire fiction) 
http://bylightunseenmedia.com/
The Book Folks (ebooks; crime, thrillers and mystery) 
https://thebookfolks.com/
Chaosium Fiction (Cthulhu Mythos) 
https://www.chaosium.com/fiction-submissions/
Cemetery Gates 
https://cemeterygatesmedia.com/
Clash Publishing  
https://www.clashbooks.com/
Coffee House Press 
https://coffeehousepress.org/
Creature Publishing (feminist) 
https://creaturehorror.com/about
Crystal Lake Publishing 
https://www.crystallakepub.com/
Dark Hall Press 
https://darkhallpress.com/
Dark Ink 
https://aminkpublishing.com/
Dark Moon Books 
http://www.darkmoonbooks.com/
Dark Moon Rising (also publishes poetry) 
https://www.darkmoonrisingpublications.com/about.html
Death’s Head Press 
https://deathsheadpress.com/
Eibonvale Press 
https://www.eibonvalepress.co.uk/infoforwriters.htm
Flame Tree Press 
https://www.flametreepress.com/
Grinning Skull Press 
https://grinningskullpress.wordpress.com/
Haunt Publishing 
https://www.hauntpublishing.com/
HellBound Books 
https://www.hellboundbookspublishing.com/
Hybrid Sequence Media 
https://hybridsequencemedia.com/
Hydra Publications 
https://hydrapublications.com/
Journey Press (sci-fi) 
https://journeypress.com/
Journalstone 
https://journalstone.com/
Last Waltz Publishing 
https://www.lastwaltzpublishing.com/
Lethe Press (LGBTQ) 
https://www.lethepressbooks.com/#/
Luna Publishing (based in Scotland) 
https://www.lunapresspublishing.com/
Meerkat Press https://meerkatpress.com/

Necro Press (also Bedlam Books) https://necropublications.com/
Penmore Press 
https://www.penmorepress.com/
Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing 
https://perpetualpublishing.com/submissions/
Raw Dog Screaming Press 
https://rawdogscreaming.com/
Scantic Books 
http://scanticbooks.blogspot.com/
Schaffner Press (crime fiction) 
http://www.schaffnerpress.com/submissions
The Seventh Terrace 
https://the-seventh-terrace.com/
Severed Press 
http://www.severedpress.com/
Undertow Publications 
https://undertowpublications.com/
Unnamed Press 
https://www.unnamedpress.com/
Totally Entwined (erotic) 
https://totallyentwinedgroup.com/
Weirdpunk (wants the weird and unusual) 
https://www.weirdpunkbooks.com/about

WARNING! PUBLISHERS TO AVOID

Archebooks Publishing (See Writer Beware HERE)
Archway Publishing (Details HERE)
Atlantic Publishing Group (Vanity Press that wants your money)
Atmosphere Publishing (See Writer Beware HERE)
Austin Macauley Publishers (Vanity Press that wants your money)
Author Solutions aka Author House Books (Details HERE)
Balboa Press (Teamed up with Author Solutions aka Author House Books)
Belle Isle Publishing aka Brandylane Publishing (Not transparent about high costs)
Black Rose Writing (Overpricing author’s books, and see Writer Beware HERE)
Capstone Media Services (See Writer Beware HERE)
Chipmunka Publishing (Details HERE)
Covenant Publishing (Wants an up-front fee)
Dorrance Publishing (Vanity Press with numerous complaints)
Dream Books Distribution (Screenplays; demands a large fee to "register")
Eliezer Tristan Publishing (Not transparent about costs and has numerous complaints)
Europe Books aka Europa (See Writer Beware HERE)
Folio Avenue (Says they are from California but are really from the Philippines)
Gold Touch Press (Vanity Press from the Philippines)
Gruppo Albatros Il Filo (See Writer Beware HERE)
iUniverse (Vanity Press that wants your money)
Month 9 Books (See Writer Beware HERE)
Oak Tree Press (See Writer Beware HERE)
Olympia Publishers (Wants an up-front fee)

Outskirts Press (Vanity Press that wants your money)
Page Turner Press and Media (See Victoria Strauss’ post HERE)
Parchment Global Publishing (Wants you to pay for things you could get elsewhere for free)
Pen Culture Solutions (Not transparent about costs and has numerous complaints)
Prodigy Gold Books (Wants an up-front fee)
Renaissance Publishing House (Vanity Press that wants your money)
Rushmore Press (see Victoria Strauss article HERE)
Silent Spark Press (Wants a monthly fee)
Tate Publishing (Vanity Press that wants your money)
TBM aka Troy Book Makers (Vanity Press that wants your money)
Terror Tract (Non-payment of royalties)
Texas Sisters Press (See how much money they want from you HERE)
Trafford Publishing (Vanity Press that wants your money)
Trilogy Publication (Vanity Press that wants your money)
Union Square (See Writer Beware HERE)
Vantage Press (Vanity Press that wants your money)
Vertigo Publishing House (See Writer Beware HERE)
Xlibris (Vanity Press that wants your money)