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Best Young Adult Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2022, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 90 publishers.

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

Bloomsbury Australia

Literary Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Horror, Action & Adventure, Self-Help, Historical Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Mystery & Crime, History, Business, Travel, Women's Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Architecture, Art, Cookbook, Humor, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's, Poetry, Short Story

Location - Sydney, AU

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://www.bloomsbury.com/au

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

As Far as You'll Take Me

Phil Stamper

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Stuart Turton

The Shape of Darkness

Laura Purcell

Atheneum Books

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

Part of - Simon and Schuster > Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing > Atheneum Books

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://simonandschusterpublishing.com/atheneum/index.html

💥 Hit titles

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

Judy Blume

Genesis Begins Again

Alicia D. Williams

Don't Ask Me Where I'm From

Jennifer De Leon

Brown Girl Books

African-American, Romance, Women's Fiction, Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, BIPOC, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Children's

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - BIPOC, Diverse Literature

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

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

The Perfect Find

Tia Williams

Sister Surrogate

LaChelle Weaver

The Other Twin

Karen Roberts Turner

Tachyon Publications

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery & Crime, Biographies & Memoirs, Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Children's, Novella

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - https://tachyonpublications.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

The Midnight Circus

Jane Yolen

The Emperor's Soul

Brandon Sanderson

The Freeze-Frame Revolution

Peter Watts

Charlesbridge

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

Location - Detroit, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

A Long Pitch Home

Natalie Dias Lorenzi

Running Full Tilt

Michael Currinder

A Place to Start a Family

David L. Harrison

Tanglewood Books

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

Location - Indianapolis, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries & queries - Submit here

Website - http://www.tanglewoodbooks.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Kissing Hand

Audrey Penn

Ashfall

Mike Mullin

Surviving the Angel of Death

Eva Mozes Kor & Lisa Rojany Buccieri

Luna Press Publishing

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Fiction, Short Story, Children's

Location - Edinburgh, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

One Cog Turning

Anthony Laken

The Forever Man

Allen Stroud

Steampunk Writers Around the World

Josué Ramos et al

Clarion Books

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

Part of - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt > Clarion Books

Location - Boston, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The One Thing You'd Save

Linda Sue Park

The Raconteur's Commonplace Book

Kate Milford

The Wednesday Wars

Gary D. Schmidt

Boyds Mills Press

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

Part of - Astra Publishing House > Boyds Mills & Kane > Boyds Mills Press

Location - Philadelphia, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://boydsmillsandkane.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

View from Pagoda Hill

Michaela MacColl

Little Scoot

Rebecca Dotlich

Grow

JoAnn Early Macken, Stephanie Fizer Colman

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