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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.

Bonnier Books

Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Self-Help, Picture Book, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Nonfiction, Fiction, Children's

Location - Stockholm, SE

Size - Largest

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://bonnierbooks.com/

💥 Hit titles

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Heather Morris

10 Rules For Talking

Tim Harkness

The Foundling

Stacey Halls

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

Macmillan Publishers

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

Location - New York City, US

Size - Largest

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://macmillan.com/

💥 Hit titles

What Happened to You?

Oprah Winfrey & Bruce D. Perry

Aquarium

Yaara Shehori

Me

Elton John

Allen and Unwin

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, True Crime, Health & Wellbeing, Self-Help, Humor, History, Environmental, Politics, Business, Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery & Crime, Romance, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Medical, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's

Location - Sydney, AU

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries & contests - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Lord of the Rings

J. R. R. Tolkien

Love Objects

Emily Maguire

Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan

Autumn House Press

Literary Fiction, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Location - Philadelphia, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries & contests - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

No One Leaves the World Unhurt

John Foy

American Home

Sean Cho A.

speculation, n.

Shayla Lawz

Europa Editions

Literary Fiction, Diverse Literature, Fiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

My Brilliant Friend

Elena Ferrante

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Muriel Barbery

The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine

Alina Bronsky

Galley Beggar Press

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.galleybeggar.co.uk/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing

Eimear McBride

Ducks, Newburyport

Lucy Ellmann

Mordew

Alex Pheby

Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Literary Fiction, History, Politics, Math & Science, Narrative Nonfiction, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Part of - Macmillan > Farrar, Straus, & Giroux

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://us.macmillan.com/fsg/

💥 Hit titles

Sharks in the Time of Saviors

Kawai Strong Washburn

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Joan Didion

Everything That Rises Must Converge

Flannery O'Connor

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

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

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