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Best Narrative Nonfiction Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2022, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 30 publishers.

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

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

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

We Five

Mark Dunn

Gun Needle Spoon

Patrick O'Neil

In the Event of Contact

Ethel Rohan

New Directions

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

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

The Emissary

Yoko Tawada

A Shock

Keith Ridgway

The Caretaker

Doon Arbus

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

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

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

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

Featherproof Books

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - http://www.featherproof.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

I'm Fine, But You Appear To Be Sinking

Leyna Krow

History In One Act

William M. Arkin

Sunshine on an Open Tomb

Tim Kinsella

2Leaf Press

African-American, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Narrative Nonfiction, Women's Fiction, BIPOC, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - BIPOC, Diverse Literature

Website - https://2leafpress.org/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

After Houses

Claire Millikin

Birds on the Kiswar Tree

Odi Gonzales

Boricua Passport

J. L. Torres

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