Best Literary Fiction Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2021, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Filter for top publishers by genre, location, and more!

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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

Catapult

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

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Website - https://books.catapult.co/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

All You Can Ever Know

Nicole Chung

The Manningtree Witches

A.K. Blakemore

Lean Fall Stand

Jon McGregor

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

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

Tilted Axis Press

Literary Fiction, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Manaschi

Hamid Ismailov

Black Box

Shiori Ito

Strange Beasts of China

Yan Ge

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

Soho Press

Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Short Story

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://sohopress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Fame Thief

Timothy Hallinan

Clark and Division

Naomi Hirahara

Blue Skinned Gods

SJ Sindu

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

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

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

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