Best Bipoc 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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Bywater Books

LGBTQ+, Romance, Young Adult, Women's Fiction, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Humor, Biographies & Memoirs, Science Fiction, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - Detroit, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries & book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

96 Hours

Georgia Beers

Beowulf for Cretins

Ann McMan

Compass Rose

Anna Burke

Lee & Low Books

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, African-American, Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

I'll Build You a Bookcase

Jean Ciborowski Fahey

The Wind Called My Name

Mary Louise Sanchez

I Am Alfonso Jones

Tony Medina

Microcosm Publishing

Self-Help, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Nonfiction

Location - Portland, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

Website - https://microcosmpublishing.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Making Stuff and Doing Things

Kyle Bravo

Unf*ck Your Grief

Faith G. Harper

The Practical Witch's Almanac

Friday Gladheart

Rosen Publishing

African-American, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Picture Book, Politics, History, Sports & Outdoors, Math & Science, Biographies & Memoirs, Law, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Nonfiction, Children's

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

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💥 Hit titles

Climate Change

Char Light

Will the Word Eater

Roger Rosen

The Geography of South Asia

Rachael Morlock

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

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Revolt of the Black Athlete

Harry Edwards

Illegal

José Ángel N

Dockworker Power

Peter Cole

Kensington Publishing

Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, African-American, History, Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Historical Fiction, Romance, Urban Fiction, Westerns, True Crime, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

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

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☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Crimson Phoenix

John Gilstrap

After Francesco

Brian Malloy

Plain Jane

Fern Michaels

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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☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Literary Garveyism

Tony Martin

African Fundamentalism

Tony Martin

The Graphomaniac's Primer: a Semi-Surrealist Memoir

Walter Mosley

Arte Publico Press

History, Politics, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Nonfiction

Part of - University of Houston > Arte Publico Press

Location - Houston, US

Size - University press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries & manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://artepublicopress.com/

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

We Were Always Here

Ricardo Chavira

Trust Me

Richard Z. Santos

Pioneer of Mexican-American Civil Rights

Cynthia E. Orozco

Annick Press

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Education & Reference, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

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💥 Hit titles

Yara's Spring

Jamal Saeed & Sharon E. McKay

Salma the Syrian Chef

Danny Ramadan

The Ghost Collector

Allison Mills

Lyrical Press

Romance, Thriller & Suspense, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Urban Fiction, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Fiction, Novella

Part of - Kensington Publishing > Lyrical Press

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

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

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☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

One Thing Leads to a Lover

Susanna Craig

A Pumpkin Spice Killing

Lynn Cahoon

Holding On

Stacy Finz

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