Have you written a war novel with a battlefield setting?
Does your book provide a narrative about the effects an impending war might have on a civilian population or the impact of a war recently happened?
If the next step for you is to get your book published, do take a look at the following 19 top publishers of military fiction.
If you love writing about the gripping details of the Polish World War- Aquila Polonica can be your go-to publishing house. Established almost thirteen years by Terry A. Tagnazian and Stefan Mucha, the L.A based company is entirely dedicated to publishing and marketing stories about the Polish Second World War II. Interestingly enough, both Terry and Stefan didn’t have any personal accounts of the war. They were just two keen souls looking to unearth the emotional war-time stories that were still relatively unknown in the West. While the company primarily focuses on non-fiction, they’ve published quite a few fictional accounts like ‘Maps and Shadows’ by Krysia Jopek and ‘War through a Woman’s Eyes’ by Rulka Langer. Aquila is currently open for submissions. So if you’ve written military fiction under the backdrop of the Polish War, send in your query here.
Although they’re relatively new in industry, Casemate Publishers have established their reputation as a leading publishing house for military history books. Established in 2001, this Philadelphia based publishing company has already published more than 300 military fiction titles. Although they do work with memoirs and historical overviews, Casemate is particularly fond of fiction under the backdrop of actual historical events. ‘Heydich’ and ‘Team Yankee’ are a few among the several best-selling titles from their company. So, if you have similar works to share, contact them on this page.
Burford Books is a small, independent publishing house based in Finger Lakes, New York. The company specializes in outdoor fiction with special emphasis on hunting, fishing and historical military fiction. Unlike many other companies featured on our list, Burford publishes books in both paperback and ebook formats. Also, since their distribution is managed by the National Book Network, one of the biggest distribution companies across the globe, you can always count on them for consistent, widespread marketing. ‘The Fremantle Diary’ and ‘To Appomattox’ are two among the several best-selling military fiction titles from Burford. So if you’ve churned out similar (or even better) tales of late, contact them on this page.
If you love writing military fiction with a special emphasis on Canada’s maritime forces- Formac Publishing is a perfect publishing house for you. Located in Halifax, Canada, Formac Publishing works with a diverse range of titles under the backdrop of war and maritime forces. But while they publish almost type of content under the topic, the company is particularly fond of stories with an unconventional twist and intriguing narrative patterns. Luckily enough, Formac is currently open for submissions. So if you have your best works to share, simply contact them on this page. You can also participate in their upcoming contest for attractive cash prizes. Although the contest is closed right now, it’ll open by the first week of fall. So keep an eye on this page for more details.
Turner Publishing is a Kentucky based company that is entirely focused on publishing literary fiction. Established in 1984, they have represented very many genres like adventure, romance, business, and most importantly, military fiction. Although they don’t exclusively work with military titles, your work will definitely be considered if it comes with good content and a strong narrative voice. ‘A Short Time To Stay here’ and ‘Call To Arms’ are just two among the hundreds of best-selling titles they published. The platform is currently accepting submissions. So if you’ve written a gripping tale under the backdrop of war, get in touch with them here.
When it comes to Canadian Military History, you will hardly find a publishing house as efficient and popular as Lammi Publishing. Like every other publishing house featured on our list, Lammi Publishing too is primarily interested in everything pertaining to the Canadian war history. So whether it’s a short story about peacekeeping operations, a memoir of your first-hand wartime experiences or a biography about some famous war personality- as long as it deals with war and is packed with substantial content, Lammi publishing will represent your work. Since the company has an open submissions policy, you can always reach out to them here with your book proposal.
7. Lyons Press
With a history that dates back to more than four decades, Lyons Press is yet another excellent selection for your historical military fiction. This press was established by Nick Lyons to publish tales of adventure and courage. And forty years down the line, they’re still going strong! Although Lyons Press specializes in various genres like military history, fishing, hunting, American History and the likes of it, they’ve always harboured a special fondness for Military Fiction. Some of their best-selling books include – ‘Miracle At Belleau Wood’ and ‘Sinjar’. So if you’ve written a book on the same lines, contact their editorial team here.
If you’re fond of writing authoritative tales about military history- Stackpole Publishers can be your go to option. Headquartered at Pennsylvania, this company was established by the Stackpole family in the early nineties. Since their humble inception, Stackpole carved out an entirely new niche for them-selves with their bold and out-of-the-box content. During the last ninety years, they’ve published more than 1500 new titles. Right now, they have an extremely strict policy due to which they only publish around 50-60 new titles every year. Some of their best military fiction is penned by Damon Runyon and John Fante, both of whom have been lauded by critics. So in case you’re confident about your upcoming military fiction, contact their editorial team with your proposal here.
Established in 1976, The Battery Press is one of the leading publishers of military fiction and non-fiction. Over the last couple of years, they’ve rolled out hundreds of books under the backdrop of the naval, aviation and military industry. Quite recently, they also introduced ebooks for the more modern, digital readers. While the Battery Press publishes several titles every year, ‘A Story Of World War II’ is one of their best-selling books which is widely lauded for its content and form. So in case you’ve written something similar, drop in a mail here.
10. Hellgate Press
Established in 1997, Hellgate Press is an independent publisher of military fiction, historical memoirs and adventure tales. While there aren’t any specific requirements for the military fiction, they are particularly fond of stories under the backdrop of the First and the Second World War. You can also expect better response if your tales come with compelling twists and a strong narrative voice. Quite recently, Hellgate also rolled out two other imprints called Grid Press and Paloma Books. Unlike Hellgate, both these imprints specialize in tales for little ones, young teens, adults and elderly. Since the company has an open submissions policy, you can always send in a copy of your military fiction here.
P.S- Do note that Hellgate only accepts electronic submissions.
Black Heron is a small Seattle based press that is entirely focused on publishing literary fiction. While they cover quite a few niches in almost every leading genre, military fiction is their forte. Throughout their business, they’ve been awarded and recognized for their widespread distribution. Additionally, their authors too have been widely lauded for the excellent content they produce. Some of their best-selling titles include- ‘Exit Blue’ and ‘Soldier’. So if you have similar works to share, contact them here with a proposal of your upcoming book.
12. Glencannon Press
Whether you’ve served in the marine or take an active interest in it- Glencannon Press can be your ultimate destination. Nestled in a small office of California, this press publishes any and every title with naval and maritime themes. Although the press is pretty small, they try to publish 10-15 books every year. Some of their recent releases include- ‘Oceans Apart’ and ‘Blue Water Beat’. So in case you’re looking to collaborate with them and have similar works to share, contact them on their email with your book proposal. Although they take time, they’ll definitely get back to you if your work is worth the shot!
Although they aren’t really an independent press, Wilfrid Laurier University Press has published several works on war and military history. Their press is entirely dedicated to educate commoners about the intricacies of war, and over the last couple of years, they’ve fulfilled this mission quite successfully. As evident from the nature of the company, they primarily focus on non-fictional war accounts. However, you can always get your military fiction featured if it’s good enough to make the cut. In case you’re looking to find out more about the submission guidelines, visit this page for more details.
Yet another leading company publishing Canadian war fiction (and) non-fiction, Service Publications comes with a rich history dating back to almost three decades. The company was started by Clive M. Law who was an author, historian and a former officer of the Canadian Governor General. He created this platform to represent authors who shared the same sentiment as him, about war. And guess what? Almost thirty years later, his efforts are still going strong! Service Publications rolls out several new series about military fiction. So if you have some of your best works to share, contact them on this page.
If you’re looking to collaborate with publishing house that gets its books distributed by Penguin random House, Smithsonian Books can be an excellent option. Although the company doesn’t specifically focus on military fiction, they’ve published quite a few best-selling books in this genre. Some of their best works include ‘On The Frontier’ and ‘Falling To Earth’. Like ‘The Battery Press’ and few other publishing houses featured on our list, Smithsonian too is extremely fond of titles based on aviation. So if you’re looking to get your work published by them, simply drop them a line here.
Douglas & McIntyre is an award winning publishing house based in Canada. Interestingly enough, with a history spanning back to more than four decades, they are also one of the oldest publishers to be featured on our list. Douglas & McIntyre works with a wide range of subjects, and although they don’t specialize in military fiction, they have quite a few best-selling books on this subject. Some of their best-selling works include ‘On To Victory’ and ‘All The Fine Eagles’. So if you have your best works to share, contact them on this page.
If you love reading military titles, it’s only evident that you already know about Naval & Military Press. This leading military press was established in 1991, and since then they’ve only flourished with exceptional content and gripping tales. The company claims to have more than 25,000 customers across the globe, and going by their sales, these claims seem pretty legitimate. ‘The Elite Panzer’ and ‘A German General On The Eastern Front’ are just two among the several award winning titles from their collection. As of now, the company is accepting unsolicited manuscripts. So simply drop them your book proposal on this page.
Military Book Publishing is a Bedfordshire based publishing house whose history dates back to several decades. As evident from their name, the company is particularly fond of military titles with a strong, authoritative voice. And quite presumably, they’ve published more than hundreds of books under broad genre of military fiction and non-fiction. So whether you’ve written about aviation, modern warfare or the maritime forces, as long as it’s compelling, Military Book Publishing will definitely consider your work. Since the company has an open submissions policy, you can always drop in your manuscript here.
Can you ever go wrong with a publishing house that is owned and operated by war veterans? Well, this is exactly why you need to collaborate with Mentor Enterprises. Located in Madison, this company is relatively new in the publishing industry. But within this short time, they’ve managed to roll out excellent tales of military fiction that unfold unbelievable accounts of the war. Some of their best works include ‘MDMP’ and ‘Lessons Learned’. Interestingly enough, Mentor Enterprises is also focused on developing software and apps for military professionals. So you can also contact them if you have a strong interest in the technical sphere. Since the company is relatively new, they are always on the lookout of new authors. Visit this page to find out more about their submission guidelines.
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