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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 18 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

Atmosphere Press

Academic, Action & Adventure, African-American, Architecture, Art, Biographies & Memoirs, BIPOC, Business, Catholic, Children's, Christian, Cookbook, Diverse Literature, Economics, Education & Reference, Environmental, Fantasy, Feminism, Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Historical Fiction, History, Horror, Humor, Islam, Jewish Literature, Law, LGBTQ+, Literary Fiction, Math & Science, Medical, Middle Grade, Mystery & Crime, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Novella, Photography, Picture Book, Poetry, Politics, Psychology, Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Science Fiction, Screenplays, Self-Help, Short Story, Sports & Outdoors, Technology, Thriller & Suspense, Travel, True Crime, Urban Fiction, Westerns, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Location - Houston, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - , Physical Books, Audiobooks, Ebooks

Submission format - Online submission - Submit here

Website - https://atmospherepress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

And the Stars Kept Watch

Peter Friedrichs

Sunflowers Beneath the Snow

Teri M. Brown

Bello the Cello

Dennis Mathew

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Diamond in the Rough

Skye Warren

Rush

Shaheta Pickett

Breeze Bye

Tanisha Bowman

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

One Thing Leads to a Lover

Susanna Craig

A Pumpkin Spice Killing

Lynn Cahoon

Holding On

Stacy Finz

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Influence: Death on the Beach

Carl Weber

Platinum Persuasion

India

The Secret Lives of Baltimore Girls 2

Katt

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

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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