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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Hawthorne Books

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Fiction, Nonfiction

Part of - Dzanc Books > Hawthrone Books

Location - Portland, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - http://hawthornebooks.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

California Calling

Natalie Singer

Whirlaway

Poe Ballantine

Narrow River, Wide Sky

Jenny Forrester

Persea Books

Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Politics, Feminism, LGBTQ+, Literary Fiction, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Children's, Fiction, Nonfiction, Short Story, Poetry, Novella

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Town Crier

Sarah Matthes

Gateway to Paradise

Matthew Vollmer

Dispatch Poems

Cam Awkward-Rich

Odyssey Books

Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery & Crime, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Urban Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Christian, Cookbook, Young Adult, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's

Location - Paraparaumu, NZ

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - http://www.odysseybooks.com.au/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Court of the Grandchildren

Greg Finlayson & Michael Muntisov

Esme's Gift

Elizabeth Foster

Bernice Takes a Plunge

Ann Harth

Milkweed Editions

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Location - Minneapolis, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Contests - Submit here

Website - https://milkweed.org/

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☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Braiding Sweetgrass

Robin Wall Kimmerer

World of Wonders

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

The Milk Hours

John James

Fitzcarraldo Editions

Narrative Nonfiction, History, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Website - https://fitzcarraldoeditions.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Ash Before Oak

Jeremy Cooper

Fifty Sounds

Polly Barton

The Things We've Seen

Agustín Fernández Mallo

Quattro Books

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Art, Photography, Fiction, Nonfiction, Novella

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - http://quattrobooks.ca/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Homeless

Jane Bow

Between Rothko and 3 Windows

Corrado Paina

The Escape Artist

Anita Kushwaha

Wayne State University Press

Academic, Art, Education & Reference, History, African-American, Biographies & Memoirs, Narrative Nonfiction, Environmental, Math & Science, Health & Wellbeing, Medical, Humor, Sports & Outdoors, True Crime, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Urban Fiction, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, Children's

Location - Detroit, US

Size - University press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Crusader for Justice

Trevor W. Coleman & Peter J. Hammer

Rosie, A Detroit Herstory

Bailey Sisoy Isgro

Leaving Springfield

John Alberti

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

House of Anansi Press

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Mystery & Crime, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Queries & book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://houseofanansi.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Frying Plantain

Zalika Reid-Benta

A Short History of Progress

Ronald Wright

A Trio of Tolerable Tales

Margaret Atwood

Influx Press

Narrative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Short Story

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Self Portrait in Green

Marie NDiaye

Cockfight

María Fernanda Ampuero

Damned If I Do

Percival Everett

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