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Best Literary Fiction Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2023, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 108 publishers.

Small Beer Press

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story

Location - Boston, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

Website - https://smallbeerpress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Never Have I Ever

Isabel Yap

Terra Nullius

Claire G. Coleman

In Other Lands

Sarah Rees Brennan

Dundurn Press

Art, Architecture, Biographies & Memoirs, Business, Health & Wellbeing, History, Humor, Middle Grade, Mystery & Crime, Politics, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, True Crime, Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children's

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Persephone's Children

Rowan McCandless

Lost Shadow

Claire Gilchrist

Nothing Will Be Different

Tara McGowan-Ross

Coffee House Press

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story

Location - Minneapolis, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://coffeehousepress.org/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

I Hotel

Karen Tei Yamashita

Indecency

Justin Phillip Reed

Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife

Sam Savage

Counterpoint Press

Politics, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Narrative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

A Kind of Freedom

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

None But The Righteous

Chantal James

Colorful

Eto Mori

Hachette Livre

Literary Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Biographies & Memoirs, Politics, Cookbook, Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Novella, Children's

Location - New York City, US

Size - Largest

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

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

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Talking to Strangers

Macolm Gladwell

The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt

I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai

Algonquin Books

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Nonfiction

Part of - Workman Publishing > Algonquin Books

Location - Raleigh, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Audiobooks, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Water for Elephants

Sara Gruen

An American Marriage

Tayari Jones

The Drunken Botanist

Amy Stewart

Comma Press

Literary Fiction, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Short Story

Location - Manchester, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Website - https://commapress.co.uk/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

You Should Come With Me Now

M. John Harrison & Lara Pawson

Thirteen Months of Sunrise

Rania Mamoun

The Well of Trapped Words

Sema Kaygusuz

Dzanc Books

Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Narrative Nonfiction, Horror, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Nonfiction, Short Story

Location - Raleigh, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Contests - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

We Five

Mark Dunn

Gun Needle Spoon

Patrick O'Neil

In the Event of Contact

Ethel Rohan

Ventura Press

Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Business, Health & Wellbeing, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - Sydney, AU

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

The Night Letters

Denise Leith

The Cubs Roar

Blanche d'Alpuget

The Women's Circle

Karyn Sepulveda

McSweeney's Books

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Humor, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://store.mcsweeneys.net/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Indelible in the Hippocampus

Shelly Oria

Of Color

Jaswinder Bolina

The Fire In His Wake

Spencer Wolff

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