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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.

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

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

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

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

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

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

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Taught by Women

Haki Madhubuti

Harlem Renaissance Redux

Herb Boyd

Aloneness

Gwendolyn Brooks

The Cartel Publications

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

Location - Washington DC, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Kali: Raunchy Relived

T. Styles

Madjesty vs. Jayden

Toy Styles

The House That Crack Built

Kim Medina

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