Are you looking for adventure book publishing companies for your manuscript?
Continue reading to learn about 19 of them!
Based out of Dornie, Scotland, Bombadil Publishing is an independent British publishing company that specializes in producing works of fiction intended for and by younger writers (typically between the ages of 12 to 26). Established in 2007, Bombadil Publishing produces titles in English, Swedish, and Spanish. Some of their titles include adventures like “It’ll Be Fine” by John Parry, and “Inocentia Marchita” by Lady Jerez.
If you’re interested in working with the team at Bombadil Publishing, you can submit your manuscript for consideration via email. Be sure to include a cover letter that provides a brief story synopsis, a short author bio, your contact information, and an approximate word count. You can also contact the team through their website’s online contact form.
Canelo is an independent publishing company based out of Southwark, London, that was established in the year 2015. Their primary goal is the publish engaging and innovative stories intended for a commercial audience. They’re a full-service publishing company, which means they’ll help their authors with book marketing, cover design, and even ebook conversions and formatting. Some of their titles include books like “The Soul Thief” by Cecelia Holland, “The Witch of Babylon” by D. J. McIntosh, and “Beasts Beyond the Wall” by Robert Low.
They are currently accepting submissions for historical adventure, mythical retellings, and historical adventure fantasy projects via email. They’re especially interested in representing authors of unique and marginalized voices. The team at Canelo notes that due to the high volume of submissions that they receive, it can take a while to get back to you about your project, so have patience!
Established in 2013, Black Beacon Books is an independent Australian publishing company based out of Brittany. They strive to work with authors of shorter works of fiction and novellas, and are especially interested in those who have projects of dark mystery, suspense, psychological horror, adventure, and black humor. One of their best-known dark adventure titles includes “The Tunnel Runner” by Cameron Trost.
They are unfortunately not accepting manuscript submissions at this time, but you’re strongly encouraged to check back at a later date. In the meantime, interested authors can review Black Beacon Books’ submission guidelines. If you’re an author with literary representation, it’s highly advisable that you have your agent submit a query letter on your behalf concerning your project. For general inquiries or more information, you can contact them via email.
Centrinian is a small independent publishing house based out of London, England, which was established in the year 2011 with the express purpose of publishing high-quality fiction and nonfiction books meant for young adults and youths in a wide variety of genres, including adventure. They’ve published books like “Ground Zero” and “Blackout” by Al Stone.
They do accept unsolicited manuscript submissions and are hoping to expand their catalogue of action and adventure titles. Since they’re a small press, they accept submissions quarterly during the months of March, June, September, and December. You can review their submission guidelines in the meantime and submit a query letter via email. They note that it can take a little while for a member of their editorial team to get back to you simply due to the high volume of submissions that they receive.
Based out of Reston, Virginia, Curiosity Quills Press is an independent publisher that specializes in commercial fiction for a wide variety of genres. They have an impressive catalogue of action and adventure titles, including books like “The Actuator: Fractured Earth” by Aiden James and James Wymore, “Cipher” by S.E. Bennett, and “Copied” by S.M. Anderson.
They are currently accepting manuscript submissions from both independent and represented authors. Since they’re a full-service publishing company, the team at Curiosity Quills Press is dedicated to working with their authors when it comes to editing, book design, marketing, and other processes needed to make their books standout on the market. You can review their submission guidelines before you send your submission through their online submission form.
First Steps Publishing is a small independent publishing company based in Gleneden Beach, Oregon. They’ve published a wide assortment of action adventure books like “Mountaintops and Valleys,” and “Searching for Maia” by M. F. Erler.
Since First Steps Publishing has a small team working around the clock to produce high-quality books, they unfortunately only have the manpower to review agented manuscripts. If you’re an author with literary representation, and you’re interested in working with this publishing company, you should have your literary agent submit a query letter on your behalf. You can review the company’s submission guidelines for more information.
Based in Katy, Texas, Grey Gecko Press is a small independent publishing company that produces books in hardcover, trade paperback, and ebook formats to help their authors reach audiences around the world, regardless of preferred reading medium. They’ve published adventure books like “Absence of Mind” by H.C.H. Ritz, “Aristeia: Revolutionary Right” by Wayne Basta, and “Curse of the Twisted Rose” by Lee Lackey.
They are unfortunately not accepting unsolicited submissions at this time, but you can still review their submission guidelines for when they reopen. If you’re an author with literary representation, you can still have your agent submit a query letter on your behalf. For more information or general inquiries, you can contact the team at Grey Gecko Press via email.
Italics Publishing is an independent publishing company based out of Gulf Breeze, Florida that likes to work with authors of adult genre fiction, contemporary fiction, commercial fiction, and short story collections. They are currently accepting book proposals via email. They ask that you review their submission guidelines before you send anything, however.
You should include a brief author bio, information about your book like its title, word count, and target audience, along with a succinct synopsis. Italics Publishing will do their best to respond to your submission within 72 hours. If interested in your adventure story, they will ask that you send your full manuscript for consideration.
Line By Lion Publications is an independent press based out of Louisville, Kentucky that is always on the lookout for authors with unique writing voices and interesting stories to tell. They’ve published titles like “What Lies Beyond” by Daniel Williams, “In Lieu of Revolution” by Keith Graham, “and The Upworld” by Lindsey S. Frantz.
If you’re interested in working with Line By Lion, you can submit a query letter via email to their editorial team. Be sure to include a cover letter that provides a brief synopsis of your story, a short author bio and previous publication experience (if applicable), along with information on your intended audience, and approximate word count and genre. For more information or general inquiries, you can also contact the team at Line By Line through their website’s online contact form.
Mirror World Publishing is a Canadian independent publisher based out of Windsor, Ontario that publishes books in both paperback and ebook formats to help their authors read a wider audience. Some of their latest releases include “Mirror’s Deceit” by Justine Alley Dowsett and Murandy Damodred, “Unreachable Skies” by Karen McCreedy, and “Spellhaven” by Sandra Unerman.
They are unfortunately closed to submissions at this time, but will reopen between November 1st to December 24th. If you’re interested in working with the team at Mirror World Publishing, you’re strongly encouraged to review their submission guidelines in the meantime. For more information or general inquiries, you can contact them via email.
Silver Leaf Books is an independent publishing company based out of Holliston, Massachusetts that specializes in publishing books in ebook format (though they also publish books in print). They publish a wide range of fiction, including mystery, suspense, science fiction, fantasy, and action/adventure. Title’s that they’ve published include “The Doctor’s Mirror’ by Christopher Stookey, “The Quest to Find Waylin the Wise” by Clifford B. Bowyer, and “No Revolution Is Too Big” by Mike Lynch.
They are currently accepting submissions for adventure projects, but strongly encourage you to review their submission guidelines before proceeding. It’s highly recommended that you browse through their catalogue of existing titles to make sure that your project is a good fit. All submissions should be sent via regular mail.
12. Stairway Press
Stairway Press is a publishing company based out of Apache Junction, Arizona that publishes a wide range of genre fiction, including science fiction, literary thrillers, and adventure stories. Some of their titles include “Isle of Broken Dreams” by Mike Farris, “A Thoroughly Bad Individual” by Michael Biehl, and “All Timelines Lead to Rome” by Dale Cozort.
They are currently open to submissions and ask that you send a query letter first so the team at Stairway Press can determine if you project would be a good fit. Queries can be sent via email. Due to the high volume of submissions that they receive, they will only reach out to those authors whose projects have interested them.
The Narrative Press takes a silently different approach to the adventure genre in that they produce works of true, first-person accounts. Based out of Torrington, Wyoming, they’ve published books like “Adventures on the Columbia River” by Ross Cox, “Journal of a Trapper” by Osborne Russell, and “Eldorado Adventures in the Path of Empire” by Bayard Taylor. They are unfortunately not accepting submissions at this time.
14. Tramp Press
Tramp Press is a publishing company founded by women for women. In 2014, founders Sarah Davis-Goff and Lisa Coen founded Tramp Press in hopes of supporting and promoting the work of female authors in the literary world. They specialize in publishing works of fiction, regardless of genre or subject matter. They’re most recent publications include “Notes to Self” by Emilie Pine, “A Line Made by Walking” by Sara Baume, and “The Uninvited” by Dorothy Macardle.
They are currently accepting submissions via email, but before you send anything in, you’re strong encouraged to review their submission guidelines to make sure you meet all their criteria. For more information or general inquiries, you can also contact the team at Tramp Press via email.
Founded in 2013, Wolfpack Publishing is an independent publishing company based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. They specialize in publishing books in ebook format to keep up with the rapidly digitizing nature of the literary realm. They have an impressive catalogue of action adventure titles, including books like “China Strike” by Stephen Mertz, “The Last Command” by Edwyn Gray, and “Nothing But the Truth (Almost)” by Paul Bishop.
Wolfpack Publishing is currently accepting manuscript submissions, especially with regards to men’s adventure novels and action-adventure stories. You can submit your manuscript through their website’s online submission form.
16. MediaAria CDM
MediaAria CDM is a small press publishing company that loves to work with books in a traditional print formats. Based out of London, England, they’ve published works like “Shadow of the Lion: The Fields of Hades” by W. Ruth Kozak, “The Colony of Roses” by Ron Chatterjee, and “The Tunnel” by Gail Chehab.
They are currently accepting submissions from both independent and agented authors, but you’re strongly encouraged to review their submission guidelines before you proceed, as they have very specific submission requirements that need to be followed if you want your work to be considered. For more information or general inquiries, you can reach the team at MediaAria CDM through their website’s online contact form.
Hodder & Stoughton is an imprint of Hachette UK that was initially founded as far back as 1868 in London. They strive to produce works of high-quality fiction and nonfiction, including action adventure titles. Some of their books include “Epic Continent” by Nicholas Jubber, “Journeys to the Other Side of the World” by David Attenborough, and “Swim Wild” by Jack, Calum, and Robbie Hudson.
They unfortunately do not accept unsolicited manuscripts, but will consider query letters sent by literary agents on behalf of their authors. For general inquiries or more information, you can reach the team at Hodder & Stoughton via email.
18. Fledgling Press
Fledgling Press is an independent publishing company based out of Edinburgh, Scotland, that was founded in the year 2000. They’re primary goal is to discover and promote new writing talent in genres of general fiction, biographies, poetry collections, historical and crime fiction. Titles that they’ve recently published include “The Silk Road” by Mark Leggatt, “When the Turaco Calls” by Gisela Hoyle, and “The Slithers” by Philip Caveney.
They are currently accepting submissions and ask that you send a brief synopsis and the first three chapters of your manuscript via email. Due to the high volume of submissions that they receive, it can take up to six weeks to receive a response. You can also contact the team at Fledgling Press via their online contact form.
Aria is the imprint of the award-winning UK-based publisher Head of Zeus. Aria is revolutionary in that they only publish books in ebook format, choosing to take advantage of a rapidly shifting digital world. They’ve published books like “Accused” by Mark Toscano, “Born Bad” by Heather Burnside, and “Rome’s Invincibles Conquest” by Andrew Frediani. They publish everything from romance, to mystery, to historical adventures!
While they are not actively seeking submissions at this time, you can still send a query to their editorial team via email. If they’re interested in your project, you can expect to hear from them promptly about sending your full manuscript for consideration.
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K. Z. Kwan is a freelance writer based out of Halifax, Canada.