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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 104 publishers.

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

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

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

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

Future Tense Books

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

Location - Portland, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - https://futuretensebooks.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Excavation

Wendy C. Ortiz

Liar

Rob Roberge

User Not Found

Felicity Fenton

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

Ensorcellia Publishing

Literary Fiction, Fiction, Novella, Short Story, Poetry

Part of - Odyssey Books > Ensorcellia

Location - Wellington, NZ

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

When No One Is Watching

Linathi Makanda

How to Wake a Butterfly

Loic Ekinga

The Universe Made the Stars And Then Made You

Kylie Gifis

Stairway Press

Math & Science, Science Fiction, Politics, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Self-Help, Environmental, Biographies & Memoirs, Fantasy, Fiction, Nonfiction, Short Story

Location - Phoenix, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Website - https://stairwaypress.com

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

In Global Warming We Trust: Too Big to Fail

Anthony Sadar

Failure To Fracture

Anthony Garone

Cyberwarfare

Larry Bell

And Other Stories

Literary Fiction, Fiction

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Divorce

César Aira

What You Could Have Won

Rachel Genn

Barn 8

Deb Olin Unferth

Atria Publishing Group

Urban Fiction, Women's Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Self-Help, Narrative Nonfiction, Cookbook, Health & Wellbeing, African-American, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction

Part of - Simon and Schuster > Atria Publishing Group

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Website - https://www.atriabooks.biz/

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

My Sister's Keeper

Jodi Picoult

The Japanese Lover

Isabel Allende

Lethal Agent

Vince Flynn

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