The problem? You keep finding links to YA publishers who either don’t exist anymore or don’t accept unagented submissions.
You don’t currently have an agent. But you don’t think that should hold you back.
Welcome to our dead-link-free list of young adult publishers. We aim to make it easier to find the YA publishers most likely to love your book.
Because, with or without an agent, your well-written YA book deserves a chance.
- 25 Young Adult Publishers
- Young Adult Fiction Publishers
- Allen & Unwin (Children’s and YA fiction)
- Curiosity Quills Press (YA novels)
- Flux (YA fiction)
- Persea Books (YA fiction and nonfiction)
- Polis Books (YA fiction; genres include mystery, suspense, crime, and supernatural)
- Soho Teen (YA mysteries and thrillers, stories relevant to teens)
- Swoon Reads (all genres of YA and NA fiction, though romance is a clear favorite)
- Watershed Books (YA Christian fiction)
- YA Publishers Accepting Unsolicited Manuscripts
- Albert Whitman & Company (Middle grade, YA novels, and picture books)
- Arthur A. Levine Books (Literary fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults)
- August House (YA stories based on world folktales from the oral tradition)
- Bancroft Press (YA fiction and nonfiction)
- Charlesbridge (Children’s books, middle grade fiction & nonfiction, and YA novels)
- Clarion / Jennifer Green (Upper middle grade and YA fiction and nonfiction)
- Clean Teen Publishing (YA and NA novels with a preference for series; authors 18+)
- Entangled Teen
- Free Spirit Publishing (Nonfiction for children, middle grade, and YA)
- Holiday House (Children’s and young adult fiction and nonfiction)
- NCM Publishing (YA fiction and nonfiction)
- Page Street Publishing (Children’s books, YA fiction, nonfiction)
- Red Deer Press (Children’s books and YA fiction and nonfiction)
- Speaking Volumes (YA fiction in multiple genres and nonfiction)
- Sky Pony Press (Children’s books, middle grade, YA fiction & nonfiction)
- Tanglewood Books (Middle grade and YA fiction and nonfiction)
- Tor Teen (Children and YA)
25 Young Adult Publishers
Here’s our list of 25 young adult book publishers, some of which prefer agented submissions, but most are open to unagented and unsolicited manuscripts.
Look through their book catalogs and see how many titles interest you or how many resemble your own book.
Editors like to see an author who’s familiar with books they’ve published and who can point out what their book has in common with one of their best selling titles.
Young Adult Fiction Publishers
The following options focus on fiction for young adult readers– including publishers for young adult fantasy, which is a massive genre for the young adult reader market. You’ll find all of them are open to either a variety of genres or to literary fiction in particular.