List of Fantasy Publishers (long fiction)

The prospect of finding a publisher can sometimes feel tougher than defeating the Balrog. The Hunt can be a tedious, time-consuming job. It doesn’t have to be like that, though, not least because I’ve put together this nifty list of publishers of fantasy (long fiction) for your convenience.

When I say ‘long fiction’, I’m referring to novellas and novels. Some on the list of publishers below may accept shorter works, like a novelette, but generally, you’re looking at stories of 60,000-70,000 words +.

Most publishers on the list are open to submissions from everyone, referred to as unsolicited submissions. A few of the bigger fish require you to have a literary agent, with submissions made through the agent. This is known as solicited submissions.

Each publisher offers different payments depending on their stature. Most on the list offer royalties. From what I’ve read on their websites, none ask you to contribute financially toward publication, though you may have to do more self-promotion. Generally, I advise against working with a publisher who asks you to front your own cash.

From reading the submission guidelines of all of these publishers, the same rules crop up. The best advice I can give is to stick to them. It can be a pain in the arse having to re-format your manuscript each and every time, but it’s worth it.

If you have any queries about cover letters, I’ve put together a guide you may find helpful.

A Guide to Cover Letters

If you’re looking to get your short stories published too, I have another list you may like.

List of Fantasy Publishers (short fiction)

And if you’re looking for reviews for your book, this list of 150 book reviewers may be what you need.

List of Book Reviewers

Good luck with the subs!


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List of Fantasy Publishers (Long Fiction)

Publisher

Payment

Words

Response time

Unsolicited Submissions?

Tor Forge Industry standard and royalties 95,000-150,000 Up to 6 months During specified periods
Harper Voyager Industry standard and royalties Not stated Not stated During specified periods
Orbit Books Industry standard and royalties Not stated Not stated No
Gollancz Industry standard and royalties Not stated Not stated During specified periods
Baen Competitive 100,000-130,000 9-12 months Yes
Penguin Random House Industry standard and royalties 80,000 Not stated No
Angry Robot Industry standard and royalties Not stated 10 weeks No
Azure Spider Publications Royalties 90,000 plus 3 weeks Yes
Barking Rain Press Royalties 20,000 4 weeks Yes
Class Act Books Royalties 20,000-125,000 10 days Yes
Dancing Star Press Royalties 17,500-40,000 6 weeks Yes
Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Small advance and royalties 75,000-100,000 3 months Yes
Eraserhead Press Royalties 20,000-100,000 Within 2 months after end of reading period Yes
eTreasures Publishing Royalties 10,000-100,000 60 days Yes
Fablecroft Publishing Advance and royalties 20,000-60,000 3 months Yes
Freedom Forge Press Royalties 25,000-100,000 8 weeks Yes
Gypsy Shadow Royalties 10,000-50,000+ 3 months Yes
Mundania Press Royalties 40,000-100,000 3 months Yes
IFWG Royalties 60,000-90,000 A few months Yes
Dead Ink Royalties 100,000 A few months Yes
Ink Smith Publishing Royalties 30000 upwards 8 weeks Yes
JournalStone Royalties 50,000 upwards 6 months Yes
Twilight Times Books Small advance and royalties Not stated 4 weeks Yes
St Martin’s Press (MacMillan) Industry standard and royalties Not stated Not stated No
Reliquary Press Royalties 60,000 upwards 2 weeks Yes
Pink Narcissus Press Small advance and royalties 50,000 upwards 6 weeks Yes
Founders House Publishing Royalties Not stated Not stated Yes
Quirk Books Royalties Not stated Not stated Yes
DAW Advance and royalties 80,000 upwards 3 months Yes
Literary Wanderlust Royalties 65,000-100,000 4 to 6 weeks Yes
Kensington Books Royalties 20,000 upwards 3 months Yes
Mirror World Publishing Royalties 130,000 maximum 6 to 8 weeks Yes
Mocha Memoir Press Royalties 30,000 to 80,000 6 to 8 weeks Yes
Montag Press Royalties 70,000 at least Several months Yes
Muse It Up Publishing Royalties 20,000 upwards 16 to 18 weeks Yes
Parvus Press Advance and royalties 60,000 upwards 90 days Yes
Priestess and Hierophan Royalties Up to 60 pages Up to 6 months Yes
Pyr Not stated Up to 130,000 Not stated No
Resurrection House Advance and royalties 40,000-100,000 6 weeks Yes
Silver Leaf Books Royalties No limit 6 months Yes
Soul Fire Press Royalties 65,000 to 120,000 4 weeks Yes
4RV Publishing Royalties Not stated (standard short story length) 3 months Yes
Amphorae Publishing Group Not stated Up to 120,000 Up to 12 months Yes
Bitingduck Press Royalties Not stated Not stated Yes
Black Bed Sheet Not stated Not stated 6 months Yes
Candlemark & Gleam Royalties 65,000 upwards 3 months Yes
Cuil Press Royalties 120000 Not stated Yes
Divertir Publishing Royalties 60,000 to 80,000 6 weeks Yes
Elder Signs Press Royalties 80,000 upwards Not stated Yes
Falstaff Book Royalties 110000 60 days Yes
Castrum Press Royalties Not stated (novella and novel length) Not stated Yes
Crystal Peake Publisher Ltd Royalties 10,000-100,000 Not stated Yes
Loose Leaves Publishing Royalties Not stated Not stated Yes
Nexxis Fantasy Royalties 50,000 upwards Not stated Yes
Orbannin Books Royalties 40,000-80,000 Not stated Yes

Thanks for checking out this list of fantasy publishers. I hope you found it useful! This list will be updated as often as possible. If you’re a publisher and would like to be added to the list, or if you know of any publishers who should be on here, please drop me an email.

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