Best Narrative Nonfiction 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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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/

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☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Indelible in the Hippocampus

Shelly Oria

Of Color

Jaswinder Bolina

The Fire In His Wake

Spencer Wolff

Two Dollar Radio

Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbook, Narrative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, History, Horror, Humor, Mystery & Crime, Politics, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Westerns, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - Columbus, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://twodollarradio.com/

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💥 Hit titles

A History of My Brief Body

Billy-Ray Belcourt

Whiteout Conditions

Tariq Shah

Found Audio

N.J. Campbell

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

Coffee House Press

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

Location - Minneapolis, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://coffeehousepress.org/

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💥 Hit titles

I Hotel

Karen Tei Yamashita

Indecency

Justin Phillip Reed

Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife

Sam Savage

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

C&R Press

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story

Location - Raleigh, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Selling the Farm

Debra Di Blasi

A History of the Cat in Nine Chapters or Less

Fu Shivani

In the Room of Persistent Sorry

Kristina Marie Darling

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

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

Melville House

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Politics, History, Art, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Cat Out of Hell

Lynne Truss

Debt: the First 5,000 Years

David Graeber

Fiasco

Imre Kertész

Dzanc Books

Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Narrative Nonfiction, Horror, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Nonfiction, Short Story

Location - Raleigh, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Contests - Submit here

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

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☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

We Five

Mark Dunn

Gun Needle Spoon

Patrick O'Neil

In the Event of Contact

Ethel Rohan

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