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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Book Publishers

Academy Chicago

Founded by husband and wife Jordan and Anita Miller, Academy Chicago Publishers has published over two hundred books and continues to accept submissions. ACP is one of the oldest publishing houses in Chicago.
Chicago, IL   US

Akashic Books

Akashic Books is a Brooklyn-based independent company dedicated to publishing urban literary fiction and political nonfiction by authors who are either ignored by the mainstream, or who have no interest in working within the ever-consolidating ranks of the major corporate publishers.
Brooklyn, NY   US

Alyson Books

Publisher of gay and lesbian books, including some erotica.
Los Angeles, CA   US

Amazing Dreams Publishing

Publishers of nonfiction works for lesbian, bisexual and questioning women.
Asheville, NC   US

Arktoi Books

An imprint of Red Hen Press, Eloise Klein Healy established Arktoi Books to publish literary works of high quality by lesbian writers.
Pasadena, CA   US

Arsenal Pulp Press

Arsenal Pulp Press is a book publisher in Vancouver, Canada with over 200 titles currently in print, which include literary fiction and nonfiction; cultural and gender studies; gay, lesbian, and multicultural literature; cookbooks; and guidebooks.
Vancouver, BC   CA

Barricade Books Inc

Barricade Books publishes books that other publishers would shy away from.
Fort Lee, NJ   US

Belhue Press

Publishing the gay lit of Perry Brass
Bronx, NY   US

Bella Books

Bella Books is the premiere publisher of vibrant and irresistible fiction for and about lesbians. From heart-pounding romance to mystery, erotica and thriller, Bella Books celebrate the girl-next-door, the best friend, the love of our life and the superwoman that exists in all of us.

Tallahassee, FL   US

Bold Strokes Books

Bold Strokes Books offers a diverse collection of LesbianGayBiTransQueer general and genre fiction.
Valley Falls, NY   US

Cleis Press

Cleis Press publishes provocative, intelligent books in the areas of sexuality, gay and lesbian studies, erotica, fiction, gender studies, and human rights
Berkeley, CA   US

Freedom of Love Press

Freedom of Love Press publishes contemporary and historical romantic fiction that appeals to general fiction and romance readers alike.
West Orange, NJ   US

GLB Publishers

Publishers of books by and for Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals.
San Francisco, CA   US

Graywolf Press

A small literary press publishing poetry, literary fiction, memoirs, gay and lesbian literature, short stories, essays and literary criticism.
Minneapolis, MN   US

Homofactus Press

Homofactus Press is a small, digital publishing company that publishes books aimed at trans people, genderqueers, and queers living with disabilities.
Ypsilanti, MI   US

Insomniac Press

Insomniac was founded in 1992, and since that time, it has evolved from a small press that publishes poetry chapbooks, to a medium-size independent press that publishes eye-catching non-fiction titles as well as the great fiction and poetry for which it has become known. Insomniac's books are sold in 40 countries around the world.

Insomniac has developed special niche areas in which it publishes unique books. For example, its black studies books, gay and lesbian books, personal finance books, celebrity writer-as-musician books (including titles by Matthew Good, Jann Arden and Terri Clark), and gay mysteries have developed devoted followings.

London, ON   CA

Lachesis Publishing

Publisher of fiction, primarily in ebook form.
Dunrobin, ON   CA

Manic D Press

Publishing "interesting books for interesting people"
San Francisco, CA   US

Melange Books

Melange is a royalty-paying company publishing in e-books (digital formats) and print books (Print on Demand NOT mass-market print runs.) We pay authors 40% net royalties on digital formats and 10% on print. We are actively seeking submissions for the genres listed below.

Romance, sweet, sensual and erotic, westerns, science fiction, horror, contemporary, chic-lit, men's fiction, women's general fiction, action-adventure, speculative, drama, gay, lesbian, urban fantasy, paranormal, cross-genres, urban fantasy, young adult, mainstream fiction, and non-fiction. "Melange" is for every reader's taste in literature

White Bear Lake, MN   US

Red Sage Publishing

Since 1995 Red Sage Publishing, Inc. has built its reputation by publishing excellent, sophisticated and erotic romance. As the first erotic romance publisher in the industry, our first anthology, a series of four novella length stories by Bonnie Hamre, Alice Gains, Jeanie LeGendre and Ivy Landon, Secrets Volume 1, was published in 1995. These authors are the pioneers of women’s erotic romance.

Committed to quality and sensuality, we’re constantly searching for great writers, steamy story-lines, well-crafted plots, and powerful character development regardless of genre or subgenre and we know that if an author writes what they love and readers will follow!

Seminole, FL   US

Second Story Press

Second Story Press was co-founded in 1988 by Margie Wolfe and three other women dedicated to publishing feminist-inspired books for adults and young readers.Our list spans adult fiction and nonfiction; children’s fiction, nonfiction and picture books; and YA fiction and nonfiction. We continue to look for stories that feature strong female characters and explore themes of social justice, human rights, equality, and ability issues.
Toronto, ON   CA

Smutpire Press

Publishers of premium erotic romance novels in ebook format.
Lajord, SK   CA

Sotto Voce Press

Sotto Voce Press publishes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) themed novels, novellas, anthologies and full-length short story collections.
Manchester,   UK

Trans-Genre Press

Trans-Genre Press was founded in 2012 with the vision of publishing the creative works of the Transgender and greater Gender Variant communities.
Chapel Hill, NC   US

Triplicity Publishing

A general interest and LBGT friendly, publishing company, specializing in: fiction, non-fiction, and LBGT, as well as children's books. Including the sub-genres: romance, intrigue, crime, murder/mystery, action/adventure, history, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, biography, auto-biography, and how-to.
Jacksonville, FL   US

Tsar Publications

Publishes new Canadian and American literature, especially works by black, Asian and feminist writers and books from abroad.
Toronto, ON   CA

Vintage Entity Press

We specialize in works of all genres by or about queer writers of color who are concerned about social, spiritual, sexual, racial and political issues.
New York, NY   US

Ylva Verlag

German language publisher of fiction written by women. Ylva publishest romance, short stories, thrillers, fantasy and historical novels, with a focus on lesbian literature.
Kriftel ,   DE

Zumaya Publications

Zumaya publishes trade paperbacks and ebooks in all popular genres and categories.
Austin, TX   US