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Best Urban Fiction Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2024, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 20 publishers.

Akashic Books

Politics, Urban Fiction, Literary Fiction, African-American, LGBTQ+, True Crime, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Bivouac

Kwame Dawes

A Student of History

Nina Revoyr

Addis Ababa Noir

Maaza Mengiste

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

Wildling Press

Action & Adventure, African-American, Biographies & Memoirs, BIPOC, Children's, Diverse Literature, Fantasy, Feminism, Historical Fiction, Horror, LGBTQ+, Middle Grade, Narrative Nonfiction, Novella, Picture Book, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Story, Thriller & Suspense, Urban Fiction, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Location - Richmond, US

Size - Small press

Formats - , Physical Books, Audiobooks, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Blameless

E.S. Christison

Cursed Coven

Kara Badalamenti

Lavender Speculation

Jamie Zaccaria

Northodox Press

Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, LGBTQ+, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Urban Fiction, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Location - Manchester, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - , Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Partial manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.northodox.co.uk/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Clockwork Magpies

Emma Whitehall

Out of Human Sight

Sophie Parkes

Airedale

Dylan Byford

Library Tales Publishing

Academic, Action & Adventure, African-American, Architecture, Art, Biographies & Memoirs, BIPOC, Business, Catholic, Children's, Comics & Graphic Novels, Cookbook, Diverse Literature, DIY, Economics, Education & Reference, Fantasy, Feminism, Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Historical Fiction, History, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ+, Literary Fiction, Middle Grade, Nonfiction, Novella, Picture Book, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Story, True Crime, Urban Fiction, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - , Physical Books, Audiobooks, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

How to Draw Cool Stuff

Catherine V. Holmes

The Thought Exchange

David Friedman

The Vanishing

David Michael Slater

Good2Go Publishing

Urban Fiction, African-American, Fiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.good2gopublishing.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

All Eyes on Gunz 4

Warren Holloway

Kings of the Block

Dwan Williams

Killing Signs

Ernest Morris

Melodrama Publishing

Urban Fiction, Romance, African-American, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Website - https://melodramabooks.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Baddest Apple

Nisa Santiago

Mafioso

Nisa Santiago

Brooklyn Bombshells

Erica Hilton

Dafina

Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, African-American, History, Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Historical Fiction, Romance, Urban Fiction, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction

Part of - Kensington Publishing > Dafina

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Public Enemy #1

KiKi Swinson

Mrs. Wiggins

Mary Monroe

All the Things I Meant to Tell You

Tiffany L. Warren

Cole Hart

Urban Fiction, Romance, African-American, Women's Fiction, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction

Location - Atlanta, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Godfather of Atlanta

Cole Hart

I'm Just Tryin To Be Somebody's Wife

Cole Hart

The Throne

Cole Hart

Augustus Publishing

Urban Fiction, BIPOC, Diverse Literature, Fiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - BIPOC, Diverse Literature

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

A Good Day To Die

James Hendricks

Thin Line

Anthony Whyte

Street Chic

Anthony Whyte

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