Have you written a book belonging to the steampunk sub-genre?
Are you now in need of a list of steampunk book publishers?
Below are 15 publishing houses you should know about.
If you’re looking to collaborate with one of the quirkiest, offbeat steampunk publishers in the US, Xchyler Publishing is your answer! The company was established in 2012, when writer-cum-editor Mary Duke and her partner decided to come up with a publishing platform that would represent the new and unconventional. And that is exactly how Xchyler Publishing came to be. Focusing on the quirky side of literary fiction, this publishing house works on steampunk, science fiction, paranormal and fantasy titles. They are an imprint of Hamilton Springs, LLC, and within this short time, they’ve already managed to roll out best-selling steampunk titles like ‘Bindings and Spines’, ‘Beyond the Wall’, ‘The Bookminder’, ‘Forte’ and the likes of it. Although they’re currently bogged by plenty of submissions, Xchyler Publishing will still take a look at your manuscript if it’s innovative to the core. So if you’ve written something on a similar tone, feel free to reach out to them on this page.
One of the biggest publishers of Christian speculative fiction and steampunk, Enclave Publishing is your go-to option if you’re looking to roll out a spine-chilling steampunk title. The company has been in business over the last couple of years, and during this short time, they’ve managed to establish an identity of their own, thanks to their excellent speculative and steampunk fiction. Enclave Publishing holds the opinion that their stories don’t merely contain words, but they have the power to transcend worlds with their creative, intelligent, and witty content. ‘Black Blood’, ‘Heavenly Mortal’ and ‘The Story Raider’ are a few of the hundreds of best-selling steampunk titles rolled out from their brand. Luckily enough, Enclave always follows an open submissions policy. So, if you want a leading publisher to represent your best works, contact them on this page.
3. Montag Press
When it comes to US-based steampunk book publishers, you just cannot go wrong with Montag Press. Based in San Francisco, this company is highly enthusiastic about rolling out original fiction and drama titles. So, if your steampunk titles meet these categories, you can always mail them a copy of your work. Although they haven’t been in business for a long time, Montag Press has already won thousands of hearts with their excellent form and content. The company loves working with authors who come up with experimental, subversive and highly speculative steampunk titles. Unlike many other publishing houses featured on our list, the company welcomes unsolicited titles from authors across the globe. So if you’ve written any steampunk title off-late, you can always mail them a copy in doc or doc.x format. Montag Press can be contacted on this page.
Barking Rain Press is a US-based publishing house comprising of a team of young and dedicated writers who wanted to establish a solid platform for fellow steampunk writers. The platform initially worked with science fiction and fantasy, before finally expanding their reach to steampunk. Luckily enough, there had been absolutely no looking back for them, post this move. The company was established in 2009, and since then, the makers have been completely dedicated in rolling out high quality titles that perfectly resonates with the kind of work their audience wants to see. Over the last couple of years, Barking Rain Press has collaborated with leading writers like Adele Abott, Adam Rakunas, Alex Wells, Barton Paul Levenson, and Chris Roberson to name a few. As of now, the company is looking to add a team of talented authors in their team. So, if you’re fond of penning down Steampunk titles, feel free to reach out to them on this page.
If you’re fond of horror and steampunk titles that lives up to level of H.P Lovecraft, Great Old Ones is your perfect destination. Established by Philip C. Perron and D.B Poirier, this publishing house is best known for their nerve wrecking and soul sucking steampunk fiction. ‘Dark Garden’, ‘Losers and their Friends’, ‘Canopic Jar’ and ‘World War Of the Dead’ are a few among the hundreds of best-selling titles rolled out from their company. Interestingly enough, Great Old Ones, doesn’t merely focus on steampunk titles, but they also consider your art and graphic design. So if you’re looking to collaborate with them and join them in rolling out high-quality steampunk titles, feel free to reach out to them. The company is always looking for new authors, and if you’re talented enough, they’ll definitely consider your work. As of now, ‘Great Old Ones’ can be reached out here.
If you’re looking to get your steampunk title digitally published by one of the biggest publishers of science fiction and adventure titles- Tor.com is your go to option. Since it’s very inception, Tor had been extremely enthusiastic about rolling out spine-chilling steampunk titles. As a part of their journey, they’ve represented Malka Older, Ian McDonald, Brian McCellan and others. While the platform doesn’t entirely focus on steampunk, they will consider your work if it comes with the right dose of fantasy. At the end of the day, Tor believes in shaking its readers to the core. So if you think your work has the ability to reach that height, contact them with your submissions right away. As of now, you can only submit your steampunk novellas that will be read and reviewed within June 30. For more details about the platform’s submission policies, you can always cite this page.
If you’re looking to collaborate with a platform that specializes in speculative steampunk fiction- Rosarium Publishing is your best bet. Unlike other publishers who merely focus on the written content, Rosarium accepts steampunk comics as well. All you need to do is ensure that the title you’ve rolled out it provocative, bold and thrilling to the core. Over the last couple of years, Rosarium has published many books that have been lauded by readers for their truly unconventional form. So if you have something that is essentially quirky and unconventional, you can always contact them with your works. Rosarium follows an open submissions policy and they accept work from every corner of the globe. The makers of the platform hold the opinion that writing cannot be defined according to a specific class, creed or gender, and that is exactly why they accept titles from all pools. Rosarium can be contacted on this page. So if you want to collaborate with them, reach out to the editors right away.
If you want your steampunk title to be represented on a B-I-G platform, Indies United Publishing House can be an excellent option. This online publishing platform was created as an avenue where both readers and authors could connect with each other. Interestingly enough, this venture turned out to be successful, and Indies United is currently one of the biggest publishers of steampunk and speculative fiction. The company was founded by Lisa Orban, who herself is coincidentally an author on this platform. Although Indies is only 4 years old, she is extremely confident about it’s impending success. In case the idea of this platform intrigued you, and you’re looking to find out how exactly the platform works, go through the FAQ section on this page. Here, you will also find a detailed insight on how exactly you can publish your work with Indies.
The publishing division of leading games development company, Rebellion, Rebellion Publishing was established almost two decades back by Chris and Jason Kingley. Since the very inception of the platform, the duo had been insistent on publishing every kind of mind-boggling works on it. And guess what? That is exactly how Rebellion amped up in popularity. Over the last couple of years, this publishing house has been entirely dedicated in publishing science fiction, horror, and speculative fiction titles. Their authors have won quite a few awards, and the platform in general, is widely popular among readers for their strong form and content. As of now, Rebellion is looking to add to their growing list of talented authors. So, if you think you can fit the requirements, reach out to them on this page.
If you’re looking to collaborate with one of the biggest UK-based publishers, Flame Tree Publishing is your best bet. Having been in business for the last couple of decades, Flame Tree Publishing has already established their name in rolling out high quality steampunk titles. The company has represented leading authors and editors like Vlamidir Ashkenazy, Steve Hackett, John Howe and the likes of them. In addition to focusing on steampunk, the company also comes up with a great range of cookbooks, music titles, pop culture, and lifestyle titles to name a few. They’ve always been known for their eloquent work, and when it comes to representation, you can always count on them. Luckily enough, Flame Tree is currently accepting new manuscripts. So, if you think your works can make the cut, you can always get in touch with them. Currently, the submission guidelines of Flame Tree are available on this page.
As you’d already guess from their name, Decadent Publishers are one of the biggest publishing houses when it comes to steampunk, crime, thrillers and similar other genres. Although this company has been in business only for a while, they’ve managed to tap into a niche audience with their spine-chilling steampunk titles. ‘Hot Target’, ‘Arctic Blaze’ and ‘Hidden Assets’ are a couple of their award-winning titles. The company also comes up with monthly and bi-monthly series covering thrillers and steampunk. So if this company seems like the one that’d love your titles, feel free to reach out to them on this page.
Established in 1948, Tuttle Publishing is perhaps one of the oldest steampunk publishers to be featured on our list. Since its very inception, the company was driven by a single goal: striving to live up to the current day and age while still being based on the values of the past. Over the time, the small company that started out from an office in Vermont, evolved to be one of the leading publishing houses of the nation. As of now, Tuttle focuses on many different genres, including steampunk. Luckily enough, they have an open submission policy. So if you want your titles to be represented by them, feel free to reach out to them on this page.
Primarily a boutique romance publishing house, Entangled Publishing will also represent your steampunk titles if it has the necessary mettle. The company is fairly new, having been in business for only the last 4 years. However, within this short span, they’ve rolled out several best-selling titles from both amateur and experienced authors in the industry. The company also has specific versions for their teen-only titles. These titles aren’t just gripping but they are also incredibly well-crafted in terms of form. While they don’t offer open submission policy, you can always check this page to see if they’re looking for your upcoming steampunk title.
14. AIA Publishing
A small independent publishing house, AIA Publishing had always been driven to represent new voices. The company specializes on almost every genre, as long as it fits the tag of fiction. So if you’re looking for some to represent your upcoming steampunk title, they can be your answer. Although the company has an open submission policy, they will only accept your work if it manages to make the cut. So if you think your steampunk titles will grab their editors’ attention, reach out to AIA on this page.
15. Prometheus Books
Probably one of the most renowned steampunk publishers to be featured on our list, Prometheus Books works with many other genres like fantasy, urban fantasy, mystery, thrillers and the likes of it. While the company has indeed rolled out hundreds of best-selling titles, their most remarkable works include ‘Graphene’, ‘The Art Of Deception’, ‘Rocket Girl’ and ‘Evil’. Currently, Prometheus Books is accepting unsolicited submissions for almost every category under fantasy. So if you want your steampunk title to be represented by them, contact them on this page right away.
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