Are you an Arkansas author struggling to find a book publisher near you?
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Continue reading to learn about 7 top book publishing companies in Arkansas.
Based in Green Forest, Arkansas and whose President is Tim Dudley, New Leaf Publishing Group, is made up of New Leaf Press, Master Books and Attic Books. The organization started off as New Leaf Press, which was founded by Tim’s father, Cliff Dudley, in 1975. New Leaf Publishing Group is a non-denominational publisher that specializes in publishing Christian books, both fiction and nonfiction for children and adults. If you have written a high quality, unique nonfiction manuscript, then New Leaf Press and Masters Books are both currently accepting submissions in this genre. The specific types of works these two imprints are looking for at the moment are apologetics books, books about Christian living, reference books, educational books about home schooling, and inspirational books. Take a look at the submissions page for further details about what books are currently of interest, and to also access a book proposal form you’ll need to complete and send to New Leaf Publishing Group. Do note that both New Leaf Press and Master Books publish around 30 – 35 new books every year and picks these out of more than 1000 book submissions. Therefore, do take time to look at the books already published to ensure yours aligns with the interests and values of New Leaf Publishing Group.
Ozark Mountain Publishing has its home in Huntsville, Arkansas. This publisher of spiritual and nonfiction metaphysical books was founded in 1992 by Johnny and Dolores Cannon. It also runs every year, the Ozark Mountain UFO Conference and the Ozark Mountain Transformation Conference. Among others, the topics of the books Ozark Mountain Publishing publishes include spiritual, meditation, New Age, healing, self-help and metaphysics. If you have written a book belonging to a topic relevant to this publisher, and want to make a submission, it needs to contain a query letter, a table of contents and your manuscript, or some sample chapters. Take a look at this page for full submission details. Ozark Mountain Publishing requests authors allow 6 months to receive a response.
River’s Edge Media, founded in 2013, is a book publisher in Little Rock, Arkansas and whose President is Kerry Brooks. Working with new and experienced writers, some of the authors that have been published by River Edge Media include J.D. Crowe, Kim Boykin, Suzanne Hudson and Judith Richards, among others. If you’re interested in making a submission, you can send a query via email together with your complete manuscript, or with sample chapters. The email address to send your submission to is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1980, The University Arkansas Press is the book publishing department of the University of Arkansas. The University Arkansas Press publishes around 20 books annually and has a particular emphasis on the history of Arkansas. Currently, it is accepting unsolicited proposals for social sciences and humanities scholarly books and also nonfiction books, which would be of interest to local or regional readers. Take a look here to read submission guidelines. If you’re a poet who wants to publish your poems, this press has poetry prizes you can make submissions for.
Yard Dog Press has been publishing high quality fiction since 1995. It is a micro-publisher focused on giving talented authors of mid-length novels an opportunity to get published and reach audiences; the type of authors who large book publishers wouldn’t work with. Yard Dog Press evolved out of a comic book publisher and was founded by Selina Rosin and Brand Whitlock. The organization publishers fantasy, sci-fi and horror. However, it is currently closed to submissions. You can find out more at this page.
Plum Street Publishers was founded in 2014 by Liz Smith Russell, an experienced publishing professional. Known for publishing diverse views and experiences, and producing high quality, eye catching books in print, this publisher is based in Little Rock, Arkansas. If your book is written for children, or young people, Plum Street Publishers accepts unsolicited submissions and proposals. Take a look at this page to find out the full policy for making submissions to this publisher. Do note that Plum Street Publishers does not publish self-published works.
Founded by Francis Umesiri in 2015, Kharis Publishing is an imprint of Kharis Media LLC. It is a social enterprise publishing house dedicated to implementing literacy projects for vulnerable children. It does this by donating a small portion of every book it sells to helping orphanages in developing countries set up resource centers that help children to learn how to read. If you’re passionate about changing people’s lives, have written a book designed to do so, and want to align yourself with a publisher who shares the same values, Kharis Publishing could be the one for you. It is currently looking for books on leadership/business, memoir, Christian books, self-help and health and wellness. You can send a query for a book idea in the first instance at this page. Do bear in mind that submissions by literary agents would be given priority over those directly submitted by authors.
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Hiten Vyas is the Founder and Managing Editor of Writing Tips Oasis.