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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.

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

Comma Press

Literary Fiction, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Short Story

Location - Manchester, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Website - https://commapress.co.uk/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

You Should Come With Me Now

M. John Harrison & Lara Pawson

Thirteen Months of Sunrise

Rania Mamoun

The Well of Trapped Words

Sema Kaygusuz

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

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

Feminist Press

Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Politics, Women's Fiction, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Training School for Negro Girls

Camille Acker

Though I Get Home

YZ Chin

The Living Is Easy

Dorothy West

Haymarket Press

Art, Biographies & Memoirs, Environmental, Feminism, History, Literary Fiction, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Flying Kites

Stranford Graphic Novel Project

Songlands

John Feffer

Smoking Lovely

Willie Perdomo

Sunbury Press Books

Self-Help, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Art, Sports & Outdoors, Politics, Religion & Spirituality, Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Education & Reference, Nonfiction, Fiction

Location - Philadelphia, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Ghost of the Past

Mark Mitten

Happiness is in the Kitchen

Giulio Alberoni

Capital Murder

Chris Papst

Verso Books

Literary Fiction, Environmental, History, Art, Politics, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Females: A Concern

Andrea Long Chu

Betraying Big Brother

Leta Hong Fincher

Silicon Values

Jillian York

Mariner Books

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

Part of - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt > Mariner Books

Location - Boston, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://www.hmhbooks.com/imprints/mariner-books

💥 Hit titles

Life of Pi

Yann Martel

Fun Home

Alison Bechdel

On the Plain of Snakes

Paul Theroux

Pan Macmillan India

Literary Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Horror, Action & Adventure, Self-Help, Historical Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Mystery & Crime, History, Business, Travel, Women's Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Architecture, Art, Cookbook, Humor, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's, Poetry, Short Story

Location - New Delhi, IN

Size - Largest

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - http://www.panmacmillan.co.in/

💥 Hit titles

An Unfinished Revolution

Kishalay Bhattacharjee

My Father Drank My Lover and Other Stories

Ashok Banker

The CEO Who Lost His Head

Aditya Sinha

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