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Best Book Publishing Companies in Chicago

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2023, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Journalstone

Horror, Fiction

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://journalstone.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

A Still and Awful Red

Michael Howarth

Blue Hell

Greg Gifune & Sandy DeLuca

The Circle

Bentley Little

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

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

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