If you‘re an author based in southeastern United States looking for a book publisher for your manuscript, this article is especially for you.
Continue reading to learn about 6 top book publishers in Louisiana.
Acadian House Publishing first started to publish books in 1979, focusing on Louisiana-related books about the state’s history, food, and also culture. The company is settled in Lafayette, Louisiana.
It publishes non-fiction titles covering a large variety of historical and contemporary subjects, biographies and history books. Also, Acadian House Publishing publishes books about sports, psychology, and business. If you are theology and philosophy book author, then this book publishing company is for you, as they are publishing these types of books also.
Acadian House Publishing does not accept unsolicited manuscripts and requests you submit a query letter first. Further information about what to include in your query letter can be found here.
Michael R. Poll, a New York Times bestselling author, is owner and operator of Cornerstone Book Publishers, which is a publisher of Masonic classic reprints, new Masonic books and books on various non-Masonic topics.
Cornerstone Book Publishers are currently accepting manuscripts. The company is looking for good Masonic educational or historical works, so if you wish to submit a Masonic work for them to consider for publication, you need to email them first. Also, check all the author guidelines before sending a manuscript, found here.
Garrett County Press is a publisher based in New Orleans, Louisiana and was founded in 1997. The company publishes nonfiction and fiction books, as in paper and electronic versions.
No information on manuscript submissions could be found at this publisher‘s website, so if you are interested in this company, use their online contact form, found here, to find out if they are accepting submissions and what you need to do to send in your work.
4. LSU Press
LSU Press was founded in 1935, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and established fast as one of the scholarly presses. The company continues to collect both national and international awards, as well as four Pulitzer Prizes. For over 80 years, LSU Press has been publishing scholarly books, and regional books that preserve the history and culture of Louisiana, along with general interest works.
This non-for-profit publisher, which is the largest in Louisiana, is accepting manuscripts, but before submitting a proposal, review the submissions procedure, found here.
This book publishing company was formed in 1926. The founders, William Faulkner, and Stuart O. Landry kept this company running from 1926-1966 before it was purchased in 1970 by Dr. and Mrs. Milburn Calhoun. This publisher publishes books for children, historical and regional titles. The company is based in Gretna, Louisiana.
The company accepts submissions for manuscripts or book proposals, but be advised that your book’s title must be stated at the beginning of the query letter. Also, include information about the book’s content, length, the intended audience and any marketing plans you may have in the query letter. Be sure to follow the full submission guidance, which can be found here.
River Road LLC was founded in 2014 by Scott Campbell. Before this, Scott worked for almost ten years at Pelican Publishing Company as the sales leader for the Mid-South region. While working at Pelican Publishing Company, Scott sold books worth millions of dollars, and worked with hundreds of authors. River Road Press LLC is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The company is focused on publishing children’s books (fiction and nonfiction), and books about history and Southern culture. Having said this, River Road Press LLC is open to all types of genres.
River Road Press is currently accepting manuscripts. If you would like to send your manuscript for children’s picture books, send your full manuscript. For other genres, you can send your complete manuscript, or a table of contents with a few sample chapters. Keep in mind that River Road Press does not accept query letters without an accompanying manuscript. Also, when making a submission, include biographical material about you and your full contact information. Full submission guidance can be found here.
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