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Best Historical Fiction Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2022, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 45 publishers.

Carnation Books

Romance, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Novella

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - http://carnationbooks.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Alien Eyes

Storm Caywood

Dreams and Machines

Berlynn Wohl

Everywhere With You

Clara W. Barrow

Fledgling Press

Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Horror, Mystery & Crime, Romance, Women's Fiction, Action & Adventure, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Short Story, Children's

Location - Edinburgh, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

Website - https://www.fledglingpress.co.uk/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Whirligig

Andrew James Greig

When We Get To The Island

Alex Nye

Board

David C. Flanagan

Second Story Press

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, History, Politics, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Feminism, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Jewish Literature, Health & Wellbeing, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://secondstorypress.ca/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Birds That Stay

Ann Lambert

The Butterfly Effect

Eve Zaremba

The Abortion Caravan

Karin Wells

Judaica Press

Jewish Literature, Historical Fiction, Picture Book, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Education & Reference, Self-Help, Health & Wellbeing, Religion & Spirituality, Cookbook, Nonfiction, Short Story, Fiction, Children's

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

613 Torah Avenue

Cheryle Knobel

The Tannaim and Amoraim

Nosson Wiggins

Full Circle

Gita Gordon

Hachette Australia

Literary Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Horror, Action & Adventure, Self-Help, Historical Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Mystery & Crime, History, Business, Travel, Women's Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Architecture, Art, Cookbook, Humor, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's, Poetry, Short Story

Location - Sydney, AU

Size - Largest

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://www.hachette.com.au/

💥 Hit titles

Sooley

John Grisham

The Night Train

Clyde Edgerton

The Warsaw Orphan

Kelly Rimmer

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

One Thing Leads to a Lover

Susanna Craig

A Pumpkin Spice Killing

Lynn Cahoon

Holding On

Stacy Finz

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

Dafina

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

Part of - Kensington Publishing > Dafina

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Public Enemy #1

KiKi Swinson

Mrs. Wiggins

Mary Monroe

All the Things I Meant to Tell You

Tiffany L. Warren

Big Sky Publishing

History, True Crime, Self-Help, Health & Wellbeing, Business, Biographies & Memoirs, Humor, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Nonfiction, Fiction

Location - Sydney, AU

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries & book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.bigskypublishing.com.au/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Between Five Eyes

Anthony R. Wells

The Art of Sacrifice

George Petrou

Murder At The Fort

Bob Marmion

Sapere Books

Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction, Action & Adventure, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://saperebooks.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Dagger Dance

Elizabeth Bailey

The Fallen Eagles

Geoffrey Davison

Death in Delft

Graham Brack

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