Best Young Adult Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2022, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Filter for top publishers by genre, location, and more!

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Penny Candy Books

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Children's

Location - Oklahoma City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC, LGBTQ

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Cloud Hopper

Beth Kephart

In One Ear & Out the Other

Diane Worthey

A Little Called Pauline

Gertrude Stein & Bianca Stone

Scholastic Press

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Education & Reference, Children's

Part of - Scholastic, Inc.> Scholastic Press

Location - New York City, US

Size - Largest

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - http://scholastic.com/

💥 Hit titles

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Norman Bridwell

The Magic School Bus

Joanna Cole

Goosebumps

R. L. Stine

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

Levine Querido

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's, Fiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

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

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☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Everything Sad is True

Daniel Nayeri

The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst

Jaclyn Moriarty

Lupe Wong Won't Dance

Donna Barba Higuera

Judaica Press

Jewish Literature, Historical Fiction, Picture Book, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Education & Reference, Self-Help, Health & Wellbeing, Religion & Spirituality, Cookbook, Nonfiction, Short Story, Fiction, Children's

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

613 Torah Avenue

Cheryle Knobel

The Tannaim and Amoraim

Nosson Wiggins

Full Circle

Gita Gordon

University of Georgia Press

Academic, African-American, Education & Reference, Art, Architecture, Biographies & Memoirs, DIY, Health & Wellbeing, Sports & Outdoors, Humor, History, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Law, Medical, True Crime, Travel, Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help, Photography, Business, Law, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children's

Location - Atlanta, US

Size - University press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://ugapress.org/

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Battleground

Celeste-Marie Bernier

Public Religions in the Future World

David Morris

An OutKast Reader

Regina Bradley

Arsenal Pulp Press

Cookbook, LGBTQ+, Young Adult, Cookbook, African-American, Middle Grade, Picture Book, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Humor, Politics, Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction, Children's, Poetry, Nonfiction

Location - Vancouver, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://arsenalpulp.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Butter Honey Pig Bread

Francesca Ekwuyasi

The Girl Who Was Convinced Beyond All Reason That She Could Fly

Sybil Lamb

Iron Goddess of Mercy

Larissa Lai

Dial Books

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

Part of - Penguin Random House > Penguin Young Readers > Dial Books

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

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

💥 Hit titles

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Mildred D. Taylor

Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Adib Khorram

I'll Give You the Sun

Jandy Nelson

Bold Strokes Books

Romance, LGBTQ+, Mystery & Crime, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

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

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☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Unrivaled

Radclyffe

Bet the Farm

Fiona Riley

Give In To Me

Elle Spencer

Albert Whitman & Company

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Fantasy, Art, History, Historical Fiction, Environmental, Math & Science, Action & Adventure, Humor, Science Fiction, Diverse Literature, Children's, Fiction, Nonfiction, Novella

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries & book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Boxcar Children

Gertrude Chandler Warner

Dust of Eden

Mariko Nagai

We Want to Go to School!

Maryann Cocca-Leffler & Janine Leffler

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