Best African American Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2021, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Filter for top publishers by genre, location, and more!

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Atria Publishing Group

Urban Fiction, Women's Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Self-Help, Narrative Nonfiction, Cookbook, Health & Wellbeing, African-American, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction

Part of - Simon and Schuster > Atria Publishing Group

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Website - https://www.atriabooks.biz/

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My Sister's Keeper

Jodi Picoult

The Japanese Lover

Isabel Allende

Lethal Agent

Vince Flynn

Yale University Press

Academic, Photography, Art, Math & Science, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Business, Economics, History, Law, Politics, Religion & Spirituality, African-American, Law, Nonfiction

Location - Hartford, GB

Size - University press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries & book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://yalebooks.yale.edu/

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Atlas of AI

Kate Crawford

Reimagining Time

Tanya Bub & Jeffrey Bub

Radical Vision

Soyica Diggs Colbert

Akashic Books

Politics, Urban Fiction, Literary Fiction, African-American, LGBTQ+, True Crime, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - http://www.akashicbooks.com/

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Bivouac

Kwame Dawes

A Student of History

Nina Revoyr

Addis Ababa Noir

Maaza Mengiste

Chicago Review Press

Middle Grade, Young Adult, African-American, Biographies & Memoirs, DIY, History, Politics, Sports & Outdoors, True Crime, Feminism, Education & Reference, Self-Help, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's, Nonfiction

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.chicagoreviewpress.com/

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Abe & Fido

Matthew Algeo

Absinthe & Flamethrowers

William Gurstelle

The Admiral and the Ambassador

Scott Martelle

Third World Press Foundation

Screenplays, Young Adult, African-American, Middle Grade, Education & Reference, History, Politics, Urban Fiction, Academic, Biographies & Memoirs, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children's

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://thirdworldpressfoundation.org/

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Taught by Women

Haki Madhubuti

Harlem Renaissance Redux

Herb Boyd

Aloneness

Gwendolyn Brooks

University of Illinois Press

African-American, Jewish Literature, Architecture, Art, Business, Environmental, History, Humor, Law, Math & Science, Photography, Religion & Spirituality, Sports & Outdoors, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Nonfiction

Location - Chicago, US

Size - University press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.press.uillinois.edu

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The Revolt of the Black Athlete

Harry Edwards

Illegal

Josรฉ รngel N

Dockworker Power

Peter Cole

2Leaf Press

African-American, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Narrative Nonfiction, Women's Fiction, BIPOC, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - BIPOC, Diverse Literature

Website - https://2leafpress.org/

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After Houses

Claire Millikin

Birds on the Kiswar Tree

Odi Gonzales

Boricua Passport

J. L. Torres

Brown Girl Books

African-American, Romance, Women's Fiction, Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, BIPOC, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Children's

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - BIPOC, Diverse Literature

Website - https://www.browngirlsbooks.com/

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The Perfect Find

Tia Williams

Sister Surrogate

LaChelle Weaver

The Other Twin

Karen Roberts Turner

Black Classic Press

African-American, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, BIPOC, Diverse Literature, Nonfiction, Poetry

Location - Washington DC, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Diversity - BIPOC, Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - http://www.blackclassicbooks.com/

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Literary Garveyism

Tony Martin

African Fundamentalism

Tony Martin

The Graphomaniac's Primer: a Semi-Surrealist Memoir

Walter Mosley

City Lights Publishers

Biographies & Memoirs, Literary Fiction, LGBTQ+, Politics, Women's Fiction, Travel, African-American, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - http://www.citylights.com/

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Howl and Other Poems

Allen Ginsberg

Dispatches from the Race War

Tim Wise

Danger and Beauty

Jessica Hagedorn

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