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Best Women's Fiction Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2023, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 40 publishers.

Allen and Unwin

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, True Crime, Health & Wellbeing, Self-Help, Humor, History, Environmental, Politics, Business, Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery & Crime, Romance, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Medical, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's

Location - Sydney, AU

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries & contests - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Lord of the Rings

J. R. R. Tolkien

Love Objects

Emily Maguire

Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan

Harlequin

Romance, Women's Fiction, Fiction

Part of - HarperCollins > Harlequin

Location - London, GB

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.harlequin.com/shop/index.html

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Tough To Tame

Diana Palmer

The Flipside of Perfect

Liz Reinhardt

Meant To Be

Jude Deveraux

Forever

Romance, Women's Fiction, LGBTQ+, Diverse Literature, Fiction

Part of - Hachette > Grand Central Publishing > Forever

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Website - https://www.read-forever.com/

💥 Hit titles

The Trouble With Hating You

Sajni Patel

When a Duchess Says I Do

Grace Burrowes

Then There Was You

Miranda Liasson

Aria Publishing

Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Romance, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Crime, Fiction

Part of - Head of Zeus > Aria Publishing

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - https://ariafiction.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

The Ladies' Midnight Swimming Club

Faith Hogan

One Last Greek Summer

Mandy Baggot

The Girl from Vichy

Andie Newton

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

Berkley

Women's Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction

Part of - Penguin Random House > Penguin Publishing Group > Berkley

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://www.penguin.com/publishers/berkley/

💥 Hit titles

The Kiss Quotient

Helen Hoang

Beach Read

Emily Henry

Dial A for Aunties

Jesse Q. Sutanto

Joffe Books

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

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Lantern Boats

Tessa Morris-Suzuki

The Sister's Twin

Jane A. Adams

The Darkest Hours

Margaret Murphy

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

Madville Publishing

Action & Adventure, African-American, Biographies & Memoirs, BIPOC, Diverse Literature, Fantasy, Feminism, Fiction, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Science Fiction, Short Story, Thriller & Suspense, Women's Fiction

Location - Houston, US

Size - Small press

Formats - , Physical Books, Audiobooks, Ebooks

Submission format - Book queries - Submit here

Website - https://madvillepublishing.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Sonju

Wondra Chang

What a Wonderful World This Could Be

Lee Zacharias

Let Me Say This: A Dolly Parton Poetry Anthology

Julie E. Bloemeke and Dustin Brookshire

Feminist Press

Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Politics, Women's Fiction, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.feministpress.org/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Training School for Negro Girls

Camille Acker

Though I Get Home

YZ Chin

The Living Is Easy

Dorothy West

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