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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BOA Editions

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

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Contests - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Joytime Killbox

Brian Wood

The Year of the Dog

Deborah Paredez

The OK End of Funny Town

Mark Polanzak

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

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

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

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

Penguin Random House

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

Location - New York City, US

Size - Largest

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

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

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Testaments

Margaret Atwood

Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens

The Guardians

John Grisham

Knopf Doubleday

Cookbook, Architecture, Art, Biographies & Memoirs, Business, Historical Fiction, History, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Environmental, Politics, Math & Science, Religion & Spirituality, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Self-Help, Comics & Graphic Novels, Nonfiction, Fiction

Part of - Penguin Random House > Knopf Doubleday

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - http://knopfdoubleday.com/

💥 Hit titles

Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Secret History

Donna Tartt

Norwegian Wood

Haruki Murakami

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

Tramp Press

Literary Fiction, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Short Story

Location - Dublin, IE

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://tramppress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Line

Niall Bourke

Solar Bones

Mike McCormack

Orange Horses

Maeve Kelly

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

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