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Best Urban Fiction Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2022, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 17 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/

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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/

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My Sister's Keeper

Jodi Picoult

The Japanese Lover

Isabel Allende

Lethal Agent

Vince Flynn

La Femme Fatale Publishing

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

Location - Washington DC, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Website - https://lffpublishing.com/

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Diamond in the Rough

Skye Warren

Rush

Shaheta Pickett

Breeze Bye

Tanisha Bowman

Royalty Publishing House

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

Location - Atlanta, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.royaltypublishinghouse.com/submissions/

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Tazz & Kira: An Undeniable Love

Lacresha Golden

I Gave My Heart To The Plug

Candy Moore

Saving My Heart For A Thug's Love 2

Mo Howard

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/

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All Eyes on Gunz 4

Warren Holloway

Kings of the Block

Dwan Williams

Killing Signs

Ernest Morris

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/

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Crusader for Justice

Trevor W. Coleman & Peter J. Hammer

Rosie, A Detroit Herstory

Bailey Sisoy Isgro

Leaving Springfield

John Alberti

Lyrical Press

Romance, Thriller & Suspense, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Urban Fiction, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Fiction, Novella

Part of - Kensington Publishing > Lyrical Press

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/

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

One Thing Leads to a Lover

Susanna Craig

A Pumpkin Spice Killing

Lynn Cahoon

Holding On

Stacy Finz

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/

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

A Good Day To Die

James Hendricks

Thin Line

Anthony Whyte

Street Chic

Anthony Whyte

Third World Press Foundation

Screenplays, Young Adult, African-American, Middle Grade, Education & Reference, History, Politics, Urban Fiction, Academic, Biographies & Memoirs, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children's

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://thirdworldpressfoundation.org/

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Taught by Women

Haki Madhubuti

Harlem Renaissance Redux

Herb Boyd

Aloneness

Gwendolyn Brooks

Urban Books

African-American, Urban Fiction, Romance, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery & Crime, Christian, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction

Location - Wyandanch, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Website - https://www.urbanbooks.net/

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πŸ’₯ Hit titles

Influence: Death on the Beach

Carl Weber

Platinum Persuasion

India

The Secret Lives of Baltimore Girls 2

Katt

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