Best Young Adult 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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Simon & Schuster

Biographies & Memoirs, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, History, Politics, Romance, Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Novella, Children's

Location - New York City, US

Size - Largest

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/

💥 Hit titles

Beautiful Things

Hunter Biden

Home Body

Rupi Kaur

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen R Covey

Chronicle Books

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Cookbook, Photography, Art, DIY, Architecture, Self-Help, Health & Wellbeing, Travel, Humor, Diverse Literature, Children's, Nonfiction

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries & book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

From Crook to Cook

Snoop Dogg

Dolly Parton, Songteller

Dolly Parton & Robert K. Oermann

Men to Avoid in Art and Life

Nicole Tersigni

Candlewick Press

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Children's

Part of - Walker Books > Candlewick Press

Location - Boston, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Where's Waldo?

Martin Handford

The Tale of Despereaux

Kate DiCamillo

Judy Moody and Stink

Megan McDonald

Versify

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Diverse Literature, Children's, Poetry

Part of - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt > Versify

Location - Boston, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.hmhbooks.com/imprints/versify

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Anya and the Nightingale

Sofiya Pasternack

The Year I Flew Away

Marie Arnold

Emmy in the Key of Code

Aimee Lucido

Chicago Review Press

Middle Grade, Young Adult, African-American, Biographies & Memoirs, DIY, History, Politics, Sports & Outdoors, True Crime, Feminism, Education & Reference, Self-Help, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's, Nonfiction

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Abe & Fido

Matthew Algeo

Absinthe & Flamethrowers

William Gurstelle

The Admiral and the Ambassador

Scott Martelle

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

Turner Publishing

Self-Help, Business, Young Adult, History, Romance, Mystery & Crime, Cookbook, Health & Wellbeing, Art, Nonfiction, Fiction

Location - Nashville, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

The Emperor's Sword

Andrew Klavan

One Stupid Thing

Stewart Lewis

My Mistress' Eyes Are Raven Black

Terry Roberts

David Fickling Books

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Children's

Location - Oxford, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Mark Haddon

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

John Boyne

The Book of Dust

Philip Pullman

Quirk Books

DIY, Cookbook, History, Horror, Humor, Mystery & Crime, Politics, Sports & Outdoors, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, True Crime, Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Fiction, Children's, Nonfiction, Poetry, Novella

Location - Philadelphia, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries & manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Seth Grahame-Smith

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Ransom Riggs

Geekerella

Ashley Poston

Tor Teen

Young Adult, Diverse Literature, Children's

Part of - Macmillan > Tor/Forge > Tor Teen

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

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

💥 Hit titles

The Extraordinaries

TJ Klune

The Rithmatist

Brandon Sanderson

Little Brother

Cory Doctorow

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