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Best Lgbtq+ Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2022, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 57 publishers.

Bold Strokes Books

Romance, LGBTQ+, Mystery & Crime, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Unrivaled

Radclyffe

Bet the Farm

Fiona Riley

Give In To Me

Elle Spencer

Ig Publishing

Literary Fiction, Environmental, History, LGBTQ+, Politics, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Missile Paradise

Ron Tanner

Pleasantview

Celeste Mohammed

Sweeney on the Rocks

Allen Morris Jones

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Crimson Phoenix

John Gilstrap

After Francesco

Brian Malloy

Plain Jane

Fern Michaels

City Lights Publishers

Biographies & Memoirs, Literary Fiction, LGBTQ+, Politics, Women's Fiction, Travel, African-American, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - Small press

Formats - , Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries -

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Howl and Other Poems

Allen Ginsberg

Dispatches from the Race War

Tim Wise

Danger and Beauty

Jessica Hagedorn

Sleeping Bear Press

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's

Part of - Cherry Lake Publishing > Sleeping Bear Press

Location - Detroit, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://sleepingbearpress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

A Cape!

Marty Kelley

A Teacher Like You

Frank Murphy & Barbara Dan

Don't Call Me Fuzzybutt!

Robin Gorman Newman

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

Cleis Press

Romance, Self-Help, Feminism, Biographies & Memoirs, Health & Wellbeing, LGBTQ+, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://cleispress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

A Dirty Word

Steph Auteri

A Is For Amour

Alison Tyler

A (Not So) Lonely Partner

Karina Kennedy

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

Interlude Press

Historical Fiction, Romance, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Young Adult, LGBTQ+, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Short Story

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries & book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://interludepress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Not Your Sidekick

C.B. Lee

The King and the Criminal

Charlotte Ashe

Black Dust

Lynn Charles

Forever Yours

Romance, Women's Fiction, LGBTQ+, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Novella

Part of - Hachette > Grand Central Publishing > Forever Yours

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Website - https://www.read-forever.com/

💥 Hit titles

Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs

Annie Rains

A Wedding on Lavender Hill

Annie Rains

Life's Too Short

Abby Jimenez

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