Are you an author based in the western United States?
Have you written a book and now want to get it published by a publishing house?
Below you’ll find 4 top book publishers in Wyoming.
If you thought that a publishing of all genres you could possibly imagine did not exist, think again. Homestead’s catalogue boasts an incredible selection of titles, both contemporary and rare editions – including those first and signed that literary fanatics long to own. The choice of categories really is endless, from photography and art, through fiction and biographies, all the way to beautifully edited travel guides, both international and regional. Homestead is located in Moose, Wyoming, surrounded by the striking natural beauty of Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, which they obviously also publish books about. The youngest readers are definitely not forgotten either, with educational but gripping children’s tales of American wildlife. All of the books are designed and published in the highest possible quality, while keeping the price range reasonable. If that all wasn’t enough, Homestead’s gift and decoration offering includes embossed journals, postcards and prints, which surely make for an authentic addition to the books.
Homestead is currently open for submissions. The publishers accept unsolicited manuscripts in all of their many subject areas, however the outdoor and travel books are prioritised. Following a prior research into the publisher’s catalogue, those interested in working with Homestead will find more information here.
2. Elm Books
Founded in 2012, this Laramie-based publisher is an independent company moving forward with the ever-changing publishing industry. As oppose to the anonymity that is often felt with major publishing houses, at Elm the editor-author cooperation is extremely valued, possibly above anything else. As a small publisher, Elm can grant all their attention to writers to help them achieve their goals and thrive. As far as genres are concerned, Elm publishes romance, mysteries (sometimes an exciting mix of those two!), sci-fi and more. A recent addition is the Gen-E category, devoted to publishing diverse children’s books that feature characters of all ethnicities and therefore aim to educate America’s youngest generation through fun stories. The first book published under this genre is Superbeetle, a slightly surreal scenario, which takes the reader to the unknown territories of Taiwan! Elm Books is constantly developing, and their distribution has reached not only the U.S, but also Canada, the UK, Europe and even the down under.
If you’d like to work with Elm, the demand is currently highest for the above-mentioned Gen-E books. Find more information in the Becoming an Elm Author tab and contact the publisher Leila Monaghan directly via email.
A true regional, award-winning publisher, the Glendo-located High Plains has been producing books since 1986. It was first ran from a cattle ranch of the publisher’s family, where it was set up as a way to help local talents get published. Wyoming and the history of the American West is the primary focus for High Plains; other titles explore different perspectives on outlaws and lawmen, cowboys and gears, as well as women, memoirs and even poetry collections too! With over 50 titles in their catalogue, and four new books published annually, they are well rooted into the regional publishing business, expanding slowly outside of Wyoming with their non-fiction offering. One of their newest titles is Marylin Wood’s memoir, revolving around miners’ families, company towns and coal camps in Wyoming back in the 1940’s.
Should you wish to publish with High Plains, bear in mind their most published and sold categories. Historical non-fiction that relates to the West is more than welcome, as well as some poetry. For guidelines on sending your manuscript for submission, click here.
Another small press from northern Wyoming, Pronghorn was founded in Greybull in 1999. Their biggest advantage is again the personal approach of an independent publisher, but Pronghorn have a lot more to offer too: great quality, a wide variety of subject areas published, as well as a choice of format – from standard hard and softback covers, to e-books and audiobooks, your title can be read or even heard in a lot of different ways. The genres published by Pronghorn include the history and the present of the West, biographies, collections of stories, cookbooks and gardening. Pronghorn also manage separate specialised imprints, where political titles, fantasy and children’s fiction have their own space.
At the moment, Pronghorn Press is open to submissions in a wide range of different topics. However, since they’re not a major company, there are certain genres they do not wish to publish currently, such as Christian, poetry, true crime, young adult books, novellas and how-to. If you have an idea that might suit their catalogue, take a closer look at the Submission Guidelines. Unsolicited manuscripts will not be considered.
Do you know of any other book publishers in Wyoming? If so, please tell us about them in the comments box below!
Zofia Filipowicz is a freelance journalist living in Poland. She has graduated from De Montfort University in Britain, with a first class degree in Journalism and English Literature. Since then, she’s worked with different print and digital publications. Currently open for commission.