Romance publishers accepting submissions

If you’re an author with a heartwarming, pulse-racing, or tear-jerking romance manuscript just waiting to be shared with readers, your dream of seeing your book on the shelves might just be a submission away.

The first step—finding publishers that accept submissions without an agent—is already done for you!

screenshot of a spreadsheet with 77 romance publishers listed

Finding the right publisher for your romance novel

Before you jump in and submit your manuscript, it’s essential to understand the different niches and sub-genres within the romance sector. Whether your story leans towards historical, paranormal, contemporary, or erotic, there’s a publisher out there looking for your exact flavor of romance.

A good fit means not only higher chances of acceptance but also a better working relationship with your publisher. They’ll be as passionate about your story as you are!

Tips before you submit

Research thoroughly

Dive deep into each publisher’s submission guidelines. Tailor your proposal or query letter to fit their requirements.

Professional presentation

Always send a polished, proofread manuscript. First impressions matter.

Know your audience

Publishers specialize in various romance sub-genres. Ensure your novel aligns with their readership.

Persistence pays off

Rejections are a part of a writer’s journey. Don’t get disheartened. Keep submitting!

Romance Publishers Accepting Submissions

Click the link below for a comprehensive list of 77 romance publishers currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts and six more open to agented manuscripts.

Romance Publishers Accepting Submissions

This is a Google sheet that you can save to your drive, edit, and use to track your submissions.

screenshot of a spreadsheet with 77 romance publishers listed

Publishers listed by Amazon sub-category

If you don’t have the patience to click 77 different publishers to find the ones that publish your sub-genre of romance, break out the bubbly because I’ll do the work for you!

Here’s an example of two sub-categories. It’s not pretty, but it’s as accurate as I could glean from the info on each publisher’s submissions and guidelines page.

If you’d like me to add a new sub-genre to the table below, drop me an email at author@ this domain and use PUBLISHERS in the subject line so I don’t miss it. Then tell me which Amazon sub-genre you’d like info on. If you’re not sure what romance sub-genres (and tropes) that Amazon uses as categories, look in the left sidebar of this Amazon romance bestsellers page. I don’t have all the sub-genres/tropes sorted since publishers don’t tend to list things as specific as workplace romance or enemies to lovers or romance in uniform. But I do have details on 24 of them.

All (most) sub-genres Action & adventure Fantasy
Afterglow WhiteRose Press Bella Books Interlude Press Bella Books Entangled Teen Melange Books
Blushing Books Blushing Books Literary Wanderlust Blushing Books Entangled Teen Crave NineStar Press
Brother Mockingbird CamCat Books Lyrical Press Boroughs Evernight Publishing Polis Books
Panterra Press Changeling Press Melange Books CamCat Books eXtasy Riptide Publishing
Sands Press Evernight Publishing NineStar Press Carina Press Hera Books Roxanne Gay Books
Siren BookStrand eXtasy Sourcebooks Casablanca Changeling Press Inkspell Publishing Shadow Mountain
The Story Plant Forever Yours City Own Press Interlude Press Sourcebooks Casablanca
Sword & Silk Books Hera Books Decadent Publishing Literary Wanderlust Sword & Silk
Totally Entwined Inkspell Publishing Dreamspinner Press Lyrical Press Tiny Fox Press