• Penguin/Random House.
  • Hachette Book Group.
  • Harper Collins.
  • Simon and Schuster.
  • Macmillan.

However, several smaller publishers do consider unsolicited work. Many of those houses specialize in sci-fi/fantasy or horror. So be sure to read their guidelines and understand what categories each targeted pubFrom sources across the web, we found the list below, but be sure to carefully study each and every one to insure the submission policies are accurate, or haven’t recently changed. For example, Persea shows on a search for direct submissions, but the company has stopped accepting unsolicited work. Another company with a similar name but not on the list, is Perseus Books, a respected publisher that does accept direct submissions, and offers both traditional and hybrid publishing.

Hybrid publishing bridges the gap between self-publishing and traditional publishing. Hybrid publishers may provide editorial services, cover design, and marketing assistance, but the author will need to cover some of the production costs. Royalty rates are typically higher than traditional publishing deals but lower than self-publishing. While selection is involved, it may be less rigorous than traditional publishing. However, there’s a difference between the hybrid model pure vanity presses masquerading as hybrid publishers. Do your research to ensure you’re partnering with a reputable company.

Policies will vary from house to house. So do your homework.
Try these publishers for possible direct submission:
Persea Books
A k press
Quirk Books
Chronicle Books
Kensington Publishing Corp.
Coffeetown Press
Holiday House
TCK Publishing
The Quarto publishing Group
8th House Publishing
Cleis Press
Joffe Books
Platypus Press
Plough publishing
Free Spirit Publishing
Invisible publishing
Santa Monica Press
Seven Stories Press
Skyhorse Publishing
Turner books
Arbordale Publishing
City Lights Publishers