Best Urban Fiction 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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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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💥 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

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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💥 Hit titles

Taught by Women

Haki Madhubuti

Harlem Renaissance Redux

Herb Boyd

Aloneness

Gwendolyn Brooks

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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💥 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/

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💥 Hit titles

Baddest Apple

Nisa Santiago

Mafioso

Nisa Santiago

Brooklyn Bombshells

Erica Hilton

Kensington Publishing

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

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

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

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💥 Hit titles

Crimson Phoenix

John Gilstrap

After Francesco

Brian Malloy

Plain Jane

Fern Michaels

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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☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

One Thing Leads to a Lover

Susanna Craig

A Pumpkin Spice Killing

Lynn Cahoon

Holding On

Stacy Finz

RJ Publications

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

Location - Houston, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Website - https://rjpublications.com/

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💥 Hit titles

Hoodfellas

Richard Jeanty

Deceived

The Phantom

Going All Out

Dorian Sykes

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/

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💥 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/

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💥 Hit titles

Godfather of Atlanta

Cole Hart

I'm Just Tryin To Be Somebody's Wife

Cole Hart

The Throne

Cole Hart

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