Find the perfect editor for your next book

1 million authors trust the professionals on Reedsy, come meet them.

Reedsy Professionals

Best Book Publishing Companies in Chicago

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

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

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

Inter-Varsity Press

Christian, Academic, Nonfiction

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://ivpbooks.com/

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Cross of Christ

John Stott

Meeting God

J.I. Packer

The Faithful Creator

Ron Highfield

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

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

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Taught by Women

Haki Madhubuti

Harlem Renaissance Redux

Herb Boyd

Aloneness

Gwendolyn Brooks

Haymarket Press

Art, Biographies & Memoirs, Environmental, Feminism, History, Literary Fiction, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Flying Kites

Stranford Graphic Novel Project

Songlands

John Feffer

Smoking Lovely

Willie Perdomo

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

ABA Books

Law, Nonfiction

Part of - The American Bar Association > ABA Books

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

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

💥 Hit titles

The Federal Information Manual

P. Stephen Gidiere III

Zero Tolerance

Gregory S Chiarello et al

Criminal Law Forms

Kenneth A. Vercammen

Albert Whitman & Company

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Fantasy, Art, History, Historical Fiction, Environmental, Math & Science, Action & Adventure, Humor, Science Fiction, Diverse Literature, Children's, Fiction, Nonfiction, Novella

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries & book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Boxcar Children

Gertrude Chandler Warner

Dust of Eden

Mariko Nagai

We Want to Go to School!

Maryann Cocca-Leffler & Janine Leffler

Save publishers to shortlist them