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Best Book Publishing Companies in Chicago

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2022, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 18 publishers.

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Abe & Fido

Matthew Algeo

Absinthe & Flamethrowers

William Gurstelle

The Admiral and the Ambassador

Scott Martelle

Sourcebooks Fire

Young Adult, Fantasy, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's, Fiction

Part of - Sourcebooks > Sourcebooks Fire

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Bone Witch

Rin Chupeco

The Dark Tide

Alicia Jasinska

It Came From the Sky

Chelsea Sedoti

Featherproof Books

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

I'm Fine, But You Appear To Be Sinking

Leyna Krow

History In One Act

William M. Arkin

Sunshine on an Open Tomb

Tim Kinsella

Agate Surrey

Cookbook, Health & Wellbeing, Nonfiction

Part of - Agate Publishing Group > Agate Surrey

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

Website - https://www.agatepublishing.com/imprints/agate-surrey

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Sourdough Culture

Eric Pallant

Fuel Your Body

Angie Asche

The Self-Care Cookbook

Frank Ardito

Tyndale House

Christian, Nonfiction, Fiction, Children's

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Left Behind

Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

A Lineage of Grace: Five Stories of Unlikely Women Who Changed Eternity

Francine Rivers

Your Brain is Always Listening

Daniel Amen

Cozy Cat Press

Mystery & Crime, Fiction

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Dead Dummy

Douglas Riley & Sheryl Riley

Shepherd by the Sea

Glen Ebisch

Memories of Malice

R.J. Rein

Dramatic Publishing Company

Screenplays, Fiction

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Night Witches

Rachel Bublitz

A Tale of Two Spectators

Peter Manos

Christmas, Virtually

Flip Kobler & Cindy Marcus

Moody Publishers

Christian, Religion & Spirituality, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

The Five Love Languages

Gary Chapman

Jack vs. the Tornado

Amanda Cleary Eastep

Prevailing Prayer

Dwight L. Moody

Kazi Publications

Islam, Art, Architecture, Biographies & Memoirs, Environmental, History, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction, Children's

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Website - https://www.kazi.org/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

What Everyone Should Know About Islam and Muslims

Suzanne Haneef

Guide to Goodness

Dala'il al-Khayrat

Concordance of The Sublime Quran

Laleh Bakhtiar

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

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