He got up and sat on the edge of the bedstead with his back to the window. “It’s better not to sleep at all,” he decided. There was a cold damp draught from the window, however; without getting up he drew the blanket over him and wrapped himself in it. He was not thinking of anything and did not want to think. But one image rose after another, incoherent scraps of thought without beginning or end passed through his mind. He sank into drowsiness. Perhaps the cold, or the dampness, or the dark, or the wind that howled under the window and tossed the trees roused a sort of persistent craving for the fantastic. He kept dwelling on images of flowers, he fancied a charming flower garden, a bright, warm, almost hot day, a holiday—Trinity day. A fine, sumptuous country cottage in the English taste overgrown with fragrant flowers, with flower beds going round the house; the porch, wreathed in climbers, was surrounded with beds of roses. A light, cool staircase, carpeted with rich rugs, was decorated with rare plants in china pots. He noticed particularly in the windows nosegays of tender, white, heavily fragrant narcissus bending over their bright, green, thick long stalks. He was reluctant to move away from them, but he went up the stairs and came into a large, high drawing-room and again everywhere—at the windows, the doors on to the balcony, and on the balcony itself—were flowers. The floors were strewn with freshly-cut fragrant hay, the windows were open, a fresh, cool, light air came into the room. The birds were chirruping under the window, and in the middle of the room, on a table covered with a white satin shroud, stood a coffin. The coffin was covered with white silk and edged with a thick white frill; wreaths of flowers surrounded it on all sides. Among the flowers lay a girl in a white muslin dress, with her arms crossed and pressed on her bosom, as though carved out of marble. But her loose fair hair was wet; there was a wreath of roses on her head. The stern and already rigid profile of her face looked as though chiselled of marble too, and the smile on her pale lips was full of an immense unchildish misery and sorrowful appeal. Svidrigaïlov knew that girl; there was no holy image, no burning candle beside the coffin; no sound of prayers: the girl had drowned herself. She was only fourteen, but her heart was broken. And she had destroyed herself, crushed by an insult that had appalled and amazed that childish soul, had smirched that angel purity with unmerited disgrace and torn from her a last scream of despair, unheeded and brutally disregarded, on a dark night in the cold and wet while the wind howled

30 Young Adult Publishers Eager for Your Book

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Below you’ll find a list of 30 YA publishers that will provide you all the information you need to get your novel or nonfiction book published. 

The best part? For the vast majority of these publishers, you don’t even need an agent. You can send your manuscript directly to them.

Sending out manuscripts can be scary, especially because so many publishers exist. Hopefully this list will help narrow your search and give you a better chance at finding a good fit for your YA book.

[41 top YA agents— this is another helpful list here at Bookfox for you to research agents who represent YA.]

Publishers for Unagented YA Novels

1. Sky Pony Press

Sky Pony is a subset of Skyhorse Publishing, specifically for younger readers. In addition to YA books, they also publish some children’s books, but they don’t limit to a specific age range. Their YA fiction and nonfiction is original, fresh, and striking.

Their submission guidelines mention that they accept manuscripts and proposals only via email. Skyhorse as a whole published around 1,000 books in 2016.

A cool point to note is that their nonfiction section isn’t just looking for drug memoirs or biographies. One of their titles is I’ve Got My Period. So What? Unlike a lot of YA nonfiction, their taste isn’t limited to the dramatic.

Other sample titles:

2. Soho Teen

At its inception, Soho Teen published mainly YA mysteries and thrillers, but it has since expanded to include other unique narratives about self-discovery and identity—basically anything relevant to teenagerdom. They publish 7-10 titles per year.

If you want to submit to Soho Teen, your agent will have to do so via post, including 50 pages of your manuscript and a cover letter. The response time is up to six months.

Sample titles:

3. Tor Teen

Tor Teen comes from Tor/Forge, an imprint of Macmillan. Like Jo Fletcher, it also caters to YA and teen sci-fi and fantasy. Alternate universes and strange discoveries are just two of the numerous ways Tor Teen books get readers to look at life a different way.

Tor/Forge’s submission guidelines have been written out to assist writers without an agent. They request the first 40-60 pages of your book by post, and they say if you don’t receive a reply in six months, send a follow-up query. In addition to the guidelines for publishers, their submission page also includes tips to make the submission process smoother for you, the writer.

You can find more info on Tor Teen here.

Sample titles:

4. Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)

Jennifer Greene, senior editor at Clarion Books, spoke at a conference about what Clarion looks for and the future of the publisher. While HMH as a whole publishes books for all ages, classics and contemporary alike, Clarion focuses on middle-grade and YA fiction. Greene says Clarion is not looking for books that tend towards romance, action, or plot. They want books that study characters, explore alternate universes, or clash cultures.

Currently at HMH, only Clarion is accepting unsolicited submissions. Their response time is usually about twelve weeks, but they do not respond individually. They accept about 30-35 books per year.

Sample titles:

5. Swoon Reads

Swoon Reads isn’t your typical publisher. They work on a public popularity basis: Writers submit their unpublished manuscripts, community readers rate them, and the most loved titles then get reviewed by the Swoon Reads staff. Anyone can send in their books, and anyone can sign up to be a reader—and it’s all free.

If the staff chooses your book, they publish it in eBook and print. Their submission guidelines include a lot of fine print. An important part to note is that because you have to create a Swoon Reads account, you’re agreeing to the site-wide rules in addition to submission rules.

Swoon Reads accepts all genres of literature, but overall they seem to really like romances. If you think your book will do better with a public community before hitting the editors’ desks, this is a great option.

Sample titles:

6. Entangled Teen

Entangled Teen, the YA imprint version of Entangled Publishing, has another two imprints: Teen Crush and Teen Crave. All three call for flirty romance books, but the overall theme for each differs slightly. Entangled Teen wants any genre—historical fiction, sci-fi, thrillers—as long as it features a romance of some kind. Teen Crush wants traditional first love stories, like Aria and Ezra’s meet-cute on Pretty Little Liars. Teen Crave wants paranormal love stories, like Twilight minus everything except Edward and Bella’s romance.

Submission guidelines differ by word count: Entangled Teen wants 70-120,000 words; Teen Crush and Teen Crave want 45-60,000 words. But the main thing to consider if you want to submit to one of these publishers is the focus of your narrative.

Sample titles for Entangled Teen:

Sample titles for Teen Crush:

Sample titles for Teen Crave:

7. Bloomsbury Spark

Bloomsbury Spark is the YA-only imprint of Bloomsbury. It only publishes eBooks, all available on their website and on eReaders alongside eBook versions of Bloomsbury print publications. They’re looking for content in a wide array of genres, not just romance.

You won’t hear back from them if they don’t accept your manuscript. But if they do accept it, you’ll get feedback, proofing, copyediting, cover design, and marketing.

Submission guidelines are 25-60,000 words sent via email. They’re not currently open to submissions, but you might want to keep them on your watch list for the future.

Sample titles:

8. Albert Whitman & Company

Albert Whitman & Company mainly publishes children’s books (like The Boxcar Children), but they also do YA. They’re looking for books that will help kids and young adults grow, mentally, emotionally, and intellectually.

They accept submissions from authors and agents separately for manuscripts up to 70,000 words.

They have an interesting request for authors submitting: to choose three recent books similar to your book and explain how yours is different from them. It sounds intimidating, but it gives you the opportunity to make your book stand out.

Sample titles:

9. Watershed Books

Watershed Books is an imprint of Pelican Book Group, a small Christian publisher. They’re looking for books with a target audience of 14-19 but with messages that can apply to any age. As long as the books display a life lived by faith, they can be of any genre: everything from romance to fantasy to western. They like stories that feature the tough stuff, which the characters have to overcome. They have one new book coming out in July.

Their submission guidelines outlines the specifics of what they’re looking for and what they’re absolutely not looking for. In addition, their submission page includes even more rules for submitting.

Sample titles:

10. Quirk Books

Now this is a publisher that lives up to its name: Quirky! Quirk Books publishes YA fiction in addition to other literature across the board. They published the hit Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs and Pop Sonnets, a collection of modern song lyrics translated as Shakespearian poems.

Depending on what kind of book you’re submitting (fiction, nonfiction, pop culture, etc), their submission guidelines direct you to different editors. You can email them a one-page query letters with your idea and (if applicable) a few sample chapters if you have them. They only publish 25 books per year, so make sure yours is quirky enough to stand out.

Other sample titles:

11. Polis Books

Polis Books, an independent publisher founded in 2013 so authors can get the same professionalism of a large publishing house on a more timely and less exclusive basis, publishes more than just YA. But many of their books do fall under the YA umbrella, so sending your stuff here isn’t a bad idea.

Some of the genres they look for are mystery, suspense, crime, and supernatural. They published 50 books in 2016, over half both digitally and in print.

As per their submission guidelines, full manuscripts should be at least 60,000 words. However, they first request a query email with three sample chapter attached.

Sample titles:

12. Charlesbridge Teen

After 28 years, Charlesbridge Children’s Books finally launched a YA subsection, Charlesbridge Teen. Since March 28, 2017, Charlesbridge Teen has accepted five books set to drop this coming fall.

In line with its original publisher, Charlesbridge Teen wants stories that are going to make people laugh, cheer, reflect, and (hopefully) become lifelong readers. Charlesbridge has always had a soft spot for emerging writers, and most of their publications are debut novels.

The submission guidelines note that YA manuscripts can be sent by email or regular mail.

Upcoming sample titles:

13. Allen & Unwin Book Publishers

Allen & Unwin out of Australia is a fantastic resource for rookie authors. Yearly, they publish around 80 titles of children’s and YA fiction.

Also for children’s and YA books, Allen & Unwinded offers a service called “The Friday Pitch.” This is strictly for emerging writers wishing to submit their manuscript for publication. In addition to the generic sample chapter and synopsis, they request a “title information sheet,” which asks for extra information like, “What book would you see as a comparison title to yours?” and “What recent children’s book have you read and liked?”

If they’re interested in your book, they should contact you within two weeks.

Sample titles:

14. Hot Key Books

Hot Key Books is an imprint of Bonnier Publishing, and they specialize in YA novels. They want quirky stuff, stuff that makes you think, and anything that’s going to stand out. 

They don’t have an official submissions page, but their FAQ page talks about how to send them your manuscript.

Sample titles:

15. Amberjack Publishing

Amberjack Publishing is an independent publisher that publishes children’s books and general fiction/memoir in addition to YA books. Their aim is to slow down the pace of everyday life and get readers so engrossed in a book that they want to binge read it all day.

They’re closed for unsolicited submissions right now, but their submissions page has a form you can fill out to be notified when they’re open again. Literary agents can pitch directly.

Sample titles:

16. Clean Teen Publishing

Clean Teen Publishing has the same basic mission statement as Kind bars and SmartWater: You should know exactly what you’re ingesting. They publish without censorship, preferring to let readers decide whether or not they want to read certain parts of the book. This way, each reader personally censors the book they’re reading.

Clean Teen is mainly looking for work that is thrilling, paranormal, fantastical, or historical in nature, especially if it’s a series of books. Ideal length for one manuscript is 50-110,000 words.

Their submission guidelines are a little wonky (for instance, you should include the first 15 pages of your manuscript in the body of your email, not in an attachment), so read them carefully if you choose to submit here.

Sample titles:

17. Sourcebooks Fire

Sourcebooks Fire is the YA imprint of Sourcebooks, an independent publisher acutely aware of how books change lives, one that wants to be an active part of that change. They want to bring the passion they feel for literature and stories to the next generation of readers and writers, so Sourcebooks Fire was founded in 2010. They look for books that are going  to enrich the lives of their readers and teach them something about the world, life, or themselves.

Sourcebooks’s YA submission guidelines criteria includes world-building (even outside of the paranormal/dystopian), relatable characters, and some sort of romance. You can submit via email, and you should hear back in 8-12 weeks.

Sample titles:

18. Dancing Cat Books

Dancing Cat Books is a children’s and YA imprint of Cormorant Books that publishes literary fiction and nonfiction and, unlike many YA publishers, poetry. Their mission is to uplift significant voices, and they want to represent what is beautiful and playful.

They don’t have a set number for fiction/nonfiction books published each year, but they accept only four books of poetry.

Email submissions aren’t accepted, so get ready to lick the envelope if you want to send in your manuscript. Then, you should get a response in two to three months.

Sample titles:

19. Red Deer Press

Red Deer Press is a Canadian publisher, but they take work from both emerging and new writers from across the map. They were bought by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited, another Canadian publisher, but remain a small press with editorial autonomy.

They publish a wide array of teen fiction along with younger children’s fiction, nonfiction, and adult books of all genres.

Their submission guidelines request a query letter for fiction manuscripts or the first three chapters of your book.

Sample YA titles:

20. Curiosity Quills

Curiosity Quills looks for books that give readers a chance to escape. They want whatever intrigues, works that are thought-provoking and mind-bending, stories that twist your brain and turn your perception of reality upside down.

They’re looking for books of every genre. Different genres have different Acquisitions Editors. For example, one editor really likes Asian and ancient history-inspired mythologies, another likes humor and/or horror, another likes urban fantasy and romance (of all heat levels), etc.

Their submission guidelines note that they want YA novels from 45-100,000 works. All submissions go through the same query form, but each will be redirected to the Acquisitions Editor that best fits their genre.

Sample titles:

21. Second Story Press

For over 25 years, Second Story Press, a Canadian publisher, has been publishing feminist-inspired books for adults and young readers. They take adult, young adult, and children’s fiction and nonfiction along with children’s picture books.

The main facet of all Second Story books is strong female leads that inspire women and bring up conversations about social justice and human rights. They have partnered with many other feminist organizations like The Feminist History Society and Planned Parenthood.

According to their submission guidelines, they rarely take work from authors outside Canada.

Sample YA titles:

22. Kensington Publishing

Kensington Publishing, located in New York, is known as “America’s Independent Publisher.” It has multiple imprints, and as a whole publishes over 500 titles every year. It has a particular proclivity for  African-American stories, mysteries, true crime, and westerns.

Their submission guidelines are a little complicated, so make sure you read them carefully. You have to email a specific editor depending on the genre of your book. They don’t want any kind of attachment to your query email; if they like your idea, they’ll ask for more.

Sample titles:

23. Bancroft Press

Bancroft Press publishes many different kinds of books, but that does not mean that they publish many books. They’re independent and super small, so they only release 3-6 titles a year. But for YA fiction, they take coming-of-age stories, thrillers, political memoirs, and everything in between.

For submission guidelines, send them your full manuscript (or as much as you have completed), a brief explanation of the work including your target audience, and your credentials as a writer.

Sample YA titles:

24. Dial Books for Young Readers

Dial Books is a rare imprint of Penguin Random House that accepts unsolicited submissions. They publish children’s picture books all the way to YA novels. One of their main goals is to publish what they believe to be artistic excellence, whether that’s along the lines of B.J. Novak’s not-picture book The Book with No Pictures or Nancy Werlin’s “my parents are trying to kill me” thriller And Then There Were Four.

Unfortunately, they won’t respond to your manuscript unless they choose to accept it. But their submission guidelines encourage writers to submit the first ten pages of their novel and a cover letter for consideration by post.

Other sample titles:

25. Flux

Flux, an imprint of North Star Editions, makes a good point about YA literature: It’s not about age, it’s about point of view. They believe that YA doesn’t have to denote a specific reading level, but if the work is inspiring and entertaining, it can be for anyone. They’re hoping to publish 20 books in 2017.

Submission guidelines request writers send a query email with an analysis of 3-5 recently published books comparative to their submission and the first three chapters attached.

Sample titles:

 Agented Publishers

26. Harlequin Teen

Harlequin Teen is a subsection of Harlequin Books, an imprint of HarperCollins interested primarily in women’s romance and romance series books. Many of Harlequin Teen’s titles are fantasy-related, so if you have a book (or even better, a series of books) in that vein, this might be the publisher for you.

According to their submission guidelines, while Harlequin Teen doesn’t take submissions without going through an agent, another subsection, Harlequin Series, does. That’s a good romance publisher for romantic submissions, but not strictly for YA. However, they do have a resource blog called So You Think You Can Write, which offers writing workshops and contests throughout the year.

Sample Harlequin Teen titles:

27. Atheneum Books

Atheneum is an imprint of Simon & Schuster specifically for children and YA literature. Founded in 1961, they’ve published everything from Ernest Gaines to Calla Devlin. They have 50 new books coming out Summer and Fall 2017.

To submit, you have to go directly to Simon & Schuster, who requires submissions from literary agents. However, Simon & Schuster does have a self-publishing service called Archway Publishing, if you decide to take that route.

Sample Atheneum titles:

28. Little, Brown & Company Teen

Little, Brown & Company, an imprint of Hatchett Book Group, has an entire subsection for young readers and under that, another subsection for teens. LB as a whole publishes around 135 books per year of all genres. Another subsection of LB Teen is Poppy, which targets teen girls. In addition to print publications, LB promotes audiobooks for many of their titles.

To send a manuscript to LB, LB Teen, or Poppy, you have to go through Hatchett’s submission process. Unfortunately, this includes involving a literary agent.

Sample LB Teen titles:

30. Usborne Children’s Books

Usborne Children’s Books, an independent publisher in the UK, has released over 2,000 books since 1973. They work with specific designers and illustrators from all over the world, because their aim is to make children’s books as visually appealing, engaging, and entertaining as television.

Their submission guidelines can be found here. They’re accepting art submissions, but for authors, you’ll have to go through an agent to submit.

Sample titles:

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  1. I’m a youth author (12 years old) who has worked with a fully published author, David LeCount, on my manuscript (Currently 40k words). I’ve finished writing and am currently 1/2 way through editing. My book is a fantasy novel for middle grade readers. Do you have a recommendation on which publisher to submit to?

    1. Hi Sophie,

      You could either go for an agent that represents children’s books, or submit here. I can’t give specific advice unless I edit your manuscript, but I would recommend checking out these publishers and seeing which ones published something similar to your title.

  2. I have self published via CreateSpace my Young Adult dystopian novel – “Dreams of a New Day”. Thought I’d give this a go.
    I cannot say it any better than this. “I came across Mr. Hagg’s book, Dreams of a New Day on Facebook. It is targeted for the young adult but at 55 I still found the story engaging and ageless in its evaluation of a dystopian future. This is not a Walking Dead future — the type of comic book future that results in endless suffering and little chance of ever achieving more than tribal loyalty and a lack of empathy for the larger world. I found the future in Dreams to be more realistic, more orderly, but no less terrifying. The world in Dreams is designed to never foster friendships (is someone a spy trying to out those who would seek out friendship — whatever such a thing may be), empathy, or a better social order. Days are spent worrying about ending up in “therapy” (as carried out by The Company) where your fate is anyone’s guess, pondering “night stories” (too-real shared dreams of a world they’ve never known), secret languages, and a mystery of what lies beyond the laundry room air vent. A troubling question to ponder: “How old am I?”. What kind of world can be achieved if we search out friends rather than run from strangers? And if you escape from such a world, do you ever wonder or worry about the people left behind? What if they could learn a better way out of their situation. Maybe ‘All for one, and one for all” is not just a throwaway catchphrase. Maybe it means salvation. Thank YOU for your writing and vision.”
    Don Ensminger
    Frustrating as I know this is a fabulous story and I just want people to read it.

    1. and you thought this would be the perfect place to leave your plug? No wonder no one is reading it…

  3. Hello I am a 16 year old author who has just started writing a book any suggestions on help for publishing and stuff like that I am not finishedd yet but I would like to know I have help.

    1. I’m recently writing a book as well, but I’m 14…. I recommend you search up some local publishers that are popular that is your best bet into getting into one of these good publisher businesses.

  4. Hi, I am an author of a children’s book titled, Elep Returns (science fiction) where the main charactor is a tree called Elep. The tree tells the story of its journey from a seed to a big tree and then cut down and converted imto paper. The book is self published but I want to republish it again with any interested publisher. I’d be interested to talk anyone interested.

  5. Hello. I am a youth author (12 years old) who is looking to publish a self-edited novel featuring personified characters and a realistic long journey, friendship, adventurous-type plot. It is designed for an age range of about 8-16. Do you have any personal recommendations on which publisher would be willing review my manuscript, word count being at about 30,000?

    1. I don’t know any publishers who have published someone at your age. I would recommend self publishing for this round, and continue to build up a body of work that way.

    2. I know if a published book written by a 13 year old from 1999 (In the Forests of the Night by Amelia At-water Rhodes)
      The publisher is Delacorte Press, a division of Random House. Good Luck!

      1. Yes, thanks for that info! I will note, though, that even though she was only 13, she had written 7 novels before this one. (!)

  6. Is there any company that publishes 17 year old teens? I’m writing a book right now and I was hoping that a YA publishing company would publish my book.

    1. It is exceedingly rare. I would avoid mentioning your age — if your manuscript is good enough, they will want it regardless of age.

  7. I have several books written and writing for several years, that is willing to change everything that we think of within our generation, it’s a story that will rock your heart in a million ways. What do you recommend I do, these stories need to be told. People need to know they are not alone. I feel like I can save someone once they read the books.

      1. Oh, these are all looking for fiction manuscripts. Google Poetry and Bookfox to find my list of poetry publishers.

  8. I am working on two stories. A Fantasy and a Fiction. Would you consider reading my work in progress and give me feedback? They are really short right now.

  9. Hi, I was wondering what’s the youngest age people typically begin getting published at. Right now I’m only a teen writer but was curious as to how far down the road I’ll be the age where writer’s works are typically considered. Thanks!

    1. I’ve seen many young writers who published at the age of 13… So maybe you can also publish because age doesn’t matter

  10. Hi, I’m working on a teen romance novel, I was wondering what it would take for me to get published once I’m done writing the novel?

  11. Hi, I have started on a sort of sci-fi book that involves k-pop. It’s not a fan fiction, and I’m currently in the process of writing as I type this comment. I know when you follow pop culture, it can be hard because something else could easily become more popular. However, I’ve been doing a lot of preplanning and world building. I’ve reworked the plot several times and the outcome is something that is actually very interesting. The book has a lot of elements to it that might seem as if it doesn’t work but I planned it out to be a series of at least 3 books so it doesn’t feel rushed. I was wondering which publisher, if any, (or your opinion personally) would consider a book like this? Do you think it’s a good subject? Also, have you written any articles on how to write a strong, cohesive series?

  12. Hello, my friend and I wrote a YA LGBT novel (we’re 13), we named it Heart to Heart. It’s not very big, it has 84 pages, and 25036 words in it. I was hoping I could get some help on a publishing company that allows LGBT books.

  13. I have been working on a teen/YA fantasy novel for several years now. It is the first in a trilogy with a strong female lead. I am trying to find a good place to get it published where I don’t have to worry about having a literary agent. I have a full manuscript (100,000 words), query letter, and I am in the process of writing a synopsis (such a pain). Any suggestions for where I should sent it?

  14. Hi, I’m Draven and I’m an aspiring author of 16. I would like to share my imagination and stories with the world, but I need a good publisher. Is it ok to have your book published by more than one publisher?

    1. You Cannot. When you publish with a traditional publisher you sign a contract and although copyright remains yours, you cannot just find multiple publishers to publish the same book. In their submission guidelines most publishers will tell you if you have submitted the same work to more than one publisher and one accepts your book you have to inform them. That’s because no publisher is going to publish the same book which is out on sale by another.

      You are still 16. May I recommend you start by publishing your work by sending individual publishers. This does not only increase your chances of publishing in various magazines, or even anthologies but it will build you a publication credit list every traditional publisher will be asking you for.

      I published my first poems in an English anthology and won 2nd Prize and from there continued researching the market to see which publishers were publishing poems on the environment, love nature and other themes.

      I also suggest, you start your career by trying to sell stories to newspapers. There are many interesting human stories out there which editors would love to cover but they are mostly short staffed and need the experienced journalists for the front page stories. I freelanced for two years whilst studying journalism and and managed to provide my newspaper with exclusive interviews of bands, ballet groups and singers. All is grit to the mill. My name was out there sooner than I thought and I was soon working for The Times as a crime reporter.

      In my spare time i found that the stories I covered proved many a time to be a good source to write fiction stories. In journalism you come across ghost stories, myths, legends, history and even stories told to me by WWII veterans that went straight on the back page of The Times.

      Any field of writing requires experience. I found that journalism is the best foundation for any field of writing including poetry! Why because to write poetry is similar to writing a news story. Space is very precious in a newspaper and you need to learn how to cut the extra adjectives, wordiness, details which have no importance. Poetry is the same. You need to make every word count. If your descriptions involve far too many adjectives, and cliches, even in short short writing, it will bore people to death and editors will recognize this.

      Later on after working eight years as a journalist, I decided to find a job where I could be more creative and advertising, copywriting and PR was exactly what I was looking for. Then I enrolled for a BA in creative writing, completed a MFA and finally a PhD. I suggest you start learning how to walk first rather then to enter for a marathon.

      Better start slow and succeed then try to hurry the process and end up tripping in your own feet. Trust me I’ve seen many of my students do just that. when it comes to writing there is no shortcut to success. Good luck

  15. Hi, I have written a YA historical novel (5 years in the writing so plenty of research done) about a Scots-Irish lad who emmigrates to the New World in 1735 (I am Irish). The story is interwoven with the history of Pennsylvania and is very much in the same genre as ‘Fever 1793’- fiction based on fact. However, those agents and publishers who seek YA historical fiction seem only interested in romance, whereas my book (61000 words) is about adventure and a battle for survival. Have you any advice on how who I could submit it to? Thank you for your time.

  16. I’d appreciate an update. Curiosity Quills seems to be out-of-business, and Dial no longer accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Perhaps there are some new publishers on the scene since this list was published?


  18. Your compilation was helpful.

    I have two complete YA manuscripts complete and edited for consideration. I look forward to hearing from the publishers I’ve determined may best fit my writing style. I write realistic fiction and have published a YA novel, “Swim That Rock,” Candlewick Publishers 2014. I’d like to move these projects along. Do you recommend any of the following publishers for a survival story in the same genre as, “Hatchet,” or “My Side of the Mountain,” yet for a YA audience, or a realistic fictional account of two eighteen-year-old high school age (male and female) soccer players playing on the same team and living together, with all the challenges that brings. Could you help me target a publisher from this information?

  19. Hi. What would be the best way to get my 10-year-old daughter’s book published? It’s a unique, funny non-fiction story that incorporates real photos. It was extremely well received by teachers and other educators. She was invited by a teacher to read her book to a 3rd grade class. The students were then inspired to write their own stories. I would appreciate any advice.

  20. I’m 15 and I’m currently writing a fantasy book. I’ve been writing since I was 8 and I always thought that you had to be 18 or something to get your book published. Now I am actually curious to see if any of these would give me the time of day. Does anyone have any good experiments with one of these publishing companies that they would recommend I try?

  21. Hi, I have a revised YA self published manuscript that I would like to republish again. The is 110,000 words long in 24 chapters. I’m happy to send the manuscript and would interested to hear from any publisher who’d like to republish or just have a look at it. Thank you.

    Arnold Mundua

  22. I have completed a collection of 34 volumes of poems (100 poems each) for 14+ age group. All poems are original and all have educational content and non fictional information of a contemplative nature and of philosophical content on current modern life. As you might imagine, over 34 volumes they cover a massive range, and whilst in some respects they follow the curriculum they also encourage divergent thinking on current issues.

  23. Hello, happy new year. I’m seventeen and I finished writing my novel. It’s a crime romance because there are spies and training facilities and missions. Also, a somewhat forbidden love. The story goes back and forth between South Korea and the U.S. I’ve been struggling on finding the right publishing companies to send it to for two reasons. One: I use the Korean language in the story. Two: the main female lead is twenty-two years old and I don’t know if her age is under young adult or adult fiction. There is character building happening in the book as well. For instance learning to love who she is. If anyone has any suggestions for companies I would be so grateful.

    1. 22 is generally adult fiction, not YA.

      And if you’re writing in Korean, you should be looking for Korean publishers, not US publishers.

      1. Okay that’s what I thought…I might change her age to make it young adult…
        I’m using Korean words not writing in the language. So, the majority of the story is in English, but I’m using some Korean terms that’s what’s tricky. Thank you for your feedback!

  24. I’ve been writing books for a while now that have the power to alter the way our generation thinks about everything. The story will touch your heart in a thousand different ways. I need to tell these stories, so what should I do? Humans must understand that they are not alone. After they’ve read the books, I feel like I can save someone.