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Best Lgbtq+ Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2023, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 58 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

Annick Press

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Education & Reference, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Yara's Spring

Jamal Saeed & Sharon E. McKay

Salma the Syrian Chef

Danny Ramadan

The Ghost Collector

Allison Mills

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

Kids Can Press

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Franklin the Turtle

Paulette Bourgeois

111 Trees

Rina Singh & Marianne Ferrer

If You Were Night

Muon Thi Van

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

Literary Wanderlust

LGBTQ+, Romance, Women's Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction

Location - Denver, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Mermaid Broker

Sue Hinkin

States of Grace

Mandy Miller

Heat Index

Deborah Kelly

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/

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☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Crimson Phoenix

John Gilstrap

After Francesco

Brian Malloy

Plain Jane

Fern Michaels

Ylva Publishing

Romance, LGBTQ+, Diverse Literature, Fiction

Location - Frankfurt, DE

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.ylva-publishing.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Sing for My Baby

Jenn Matthews

The Lily and the Crown

Roslyn Sinclair

A Heart to Trust

A.L. Brooks

Supposed Crimes

LGBTQ+, Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Westerns, Diverse Literature, Fiction

Location - Raleigh, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Website - https://supposedcrimes.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Penumbra

Dan Ackerman

How to Steal a Star

Geonn Cannon

For by Grace

Adrian J Smith

Persea Books

Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Politics, Feminism, LGBTQ+, Literary Fiction, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Children's, Fiction, Nonfiction, Short Story, Poetry, Novella

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Town Crier

Sarah Matthes

Gateway to Paradise

Matthew Vollmer

Dispatch Poems

Cam Awkward-Rich

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