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Best Literary Fiction Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2022, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 106 publishers.

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

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

Tin House Books

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

Location - Portland, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC, LGBTQ

Website - https://tinhouse.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was A Girl

Jeannie Vanasco

How to Order the Universe

María José Ferrada

More Miracle Than Bird

Alice Miller

Melville House

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Politics, History, Art, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Cat Out of Hell

Lynne Truss

Debt: the First 5,000 Years

David Graeber

Fiasco

Imre Kertész

Severn House

Horror, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Horror, Fiction

Part of - Canongate Books > Severn House

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - http://severnhouse.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Murder Ink

Betty Hechtman

Best Laid Plans

Gwen Florio

A Choir of Crows

Candace M. Robb

Copper Canyon Press

Literary Fiction, Poetry

Location - Seattle, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

The Book of Questions

Pablo Neruda

Crushing It

Jennifer L. Knox

Water I Won't Touch

Kayleb Rae Candrilli

New Directions

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

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

The Emissary

Yoko Tawada

A Shock

Keith Ridgway

The Caretaker

Doon Arbus

Crown Publishing

Cookbook, Art, Biographies & Memoirs, Business, DIY, Health & Wellbeing, Sports & Outdoors, History, Humor, Politics, Self-Help, Religion & Spirituality, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Nonfiction, Fiction

Part of - Penguin Random House > Random House > Crown Publishing

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://crownpublishing.com/

💥 Hit titles

Becoming

Michelle Obama

A Promised Land

Barack Obama

Devil in the White CIty

Erik Larson

Seven Stories Press

Literary Fiction, Politics, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Fiction, Poetry

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

The Pandemic Pivot

John Feffer

The Involuntary Sojourner

S. P. Tenhoff

The New Handbook for a Post-Roe America

Robin Marty

Unnamed Press

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

Location - Los Angeles, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries & queries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Border of Paradise

Esmé Weijun Wang

The Confession of Copeland Cane

Keenan Norris

A Certain Hunger

Chelsea G. Summers

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