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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💥 Hit titles

Indelible in the Hippocampus

Shelly Oria

Of Color

Jaswinder Bolina

The Fire In His Wake

Spencer Wolff

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/

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💥 Hit titles

A Kind of Freedom

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

None But The Righteous

Chantal James

Colorful

Eto Mori

Tin House Books

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

Location - Portland, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC, LGBTQ

Website - https://tinhouse.com/

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💥 Hit titles

Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was A Girl

Jeannie Vanasco

How to Order the Universe

María José Ferrada

More Miracle Than Bird

Alice Miller

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/

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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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💥 Hit titles

We Five

Mark Dunn

Gun Needle Spoon

Patrick O'Neil

In the Event of Contact

Ethel Rohan

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/

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💥 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

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/

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💥 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/

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☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Training School for Negro Girls

Camille Acker

Though I Get Home

YZ Chin

The Living Is Easy

Dorothy West

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/

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💥 Hit titles

After Houses

Claire Millikin

Birds on the Kiswar Tree

Odi Gonzales

Boricua Passport

J. L. Torres

Bellevue Literary Press

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://blpress.org/

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☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Tinkers

Paul Harding

The Wreckage of Eden

Norman Lock

Love Like Water, Love Like Fire

Mikhail Iossel

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