LGBTQ+ Book Publishers

Annotated listing of publishers specializing in LGBTQ+ centered fiction and non-fiction.

404 Ink

404 Ink is the award-winning alternative publisher of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, founded in 2016 by publishing freelancers Heather McDaid and Laura Jones with a view that publishing could be a little louder and a little more fun.

    Edinburgh, Scotland   UK

5310 Publishing

5310 Publishing is a family-owned business dedicated and committed to helping our authors get their books published and to discover new and original ways of promoting their stories and views in front of an audience. Traditional Publisher.

    Windsor, ON   CA

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

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

Aunt Lute Books

Aunt Lute Books is a nonprofit multicultural women's press based in San Francisco. For over thirty years, we have been publishing literature by women whose voices have been traditionally underrepresented in mainstream and small press publishing.

    San Francisco, CA   US

Autonomous Press

Autonomous Press publishes both fiction and nonfiction. Scholarly or journalistic works, novels, anthologies, memoirs, poetry, drama - we'll consider any genre, and we love innovative hybrid works that defy traditional genre categories. We're especially interested in publishing authors whose voices are generally marginalized by the mainstream. Authors who are neurodivergent, queer, transgender, mad, disabled, racialised, presently or formerly homeless or incarcerated. Authors doing work so radical, in some way or another, that conventional academic or literary publishers are scared to touch it. We want to amplify the sort of voices that are too often silenced in the dominant culture.

    Fort Worth, TX   US

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

Biblio Publishing

Welcome to Biblio Publishing - the evolution in the publication, production and sale of books! Biblio Publishing is an independent publisher featuring fresh and interesting titles and offering a free, modern method of publishing.

    Columbus, OH   US

BlueBridge

BlueBridge is an independent publisher of international nonfiction based near New York City. BlueBridge book subjects include Culture, History, Biography; Nature and Science; Inspiration and Self-Help. BlueBridge is an imprint of United Tribes Media Inc.

    Katonah, NY   US

Bold Strokes Books

Bold Strokes Books offers a diverse collection of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer general and genre fiction. Our fiction includes romance, mystery/intrigue, crime, erotica, speculative fic (sci-fi/fantasy/horror), general fiction, and young adult. Since its inception in 2004, our mission has remained unchanged: to bring quality queer fiction to readers worldwide and to support committed authors in developing their craft and reaching an ever-growing community of readers via print, digital, and audio formats.

    Johnsonville, NY   US

Bookouture

Bookouture is a digital imprint offering BIG publisher expertise, small publisher flexibility and great royalties. We publish brilliant books. We build author brands. We create smart, effective marketing plans.

    Ickenham, England   UK

Boroughs Publishing Group

Boroughs Publishing Group is an e-publisher specializing in romance fiction of a great variety of sub-genres from contemporary and young adult to historical and paranormal romance.

    Ventura, CA   US

Bywater Books

We’re committed to bringing the best of contemporary writing to a discerning readership. The Bywater Books imprint features lesbian- and feminist-themed fiction and narrative non-fiction, while Amble Press primarily publishes fiction and narrative non-fiction with an emphasis on writers who identify as people of color, and those writing across the broader queer spectrum.

    Ann Arbor, MI   US

Canelo

We are an innovative new publisher, dedicated to finding the most exciting books and publishing them to the highest standard. Our ebooks cover everything from action thrillers to sagas, crime to zombie horror to intense psychological drama.

    Buckinghamshire, England   UK

Carnation Books

Carnation Books is an independent publisher of eBooks featuring queer characters, queer romance, and fantastic stories. Fandom-powered publisher of LGBTQIA+/MOGAI genre fiction. New authors welcome!

    San Jose, CA   US

Changeling Press

Changeling Press is an ebook publisher with a focus on Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Futuristic, Dark Fantasy and Action Adventure and Gay Romance genres

    Martinsburg, WV   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

Deep Vellum

Deep Vellum is a nonprofit publishing house and literary arts organization with the mission to bring the world into conversation through literature.

    Dallas, TX   US

Desert Palm Press

Founded in 2014 by R. Lee Fitzsimmons the mission of Desert Palm Press has been and continues to be the publishing of stories that accurately and respectfully reflect the diverse lives of the Lesbian community. We strive to make women'™s voices heard. Our publication list reflects lesbian fiction of many fiction genre and in the future will include, we trust, non-fiction.

    Watsonville, CA   US

Downingfield Press

Downingfield Press is an independent book publisher based in Melbourne with a global reach. Our mission is to publish emerging authors. We strive to produce interesting content bound in affordable, high-quality, and well-designed books. We focus on cultural value when selecting works to publish.

    Pascoe Vale, VIC   AU

Dreamspinner Press

Dreamspinner Press is an international full-service publisher of gay romance based in the United States of America. The press now operates three imprints: Dreamspinner Press, specializing in gay romance; Harmony Ink Press, devoted to LGBTQ+ Teen and New Adult fiction; and DSP Publications, a boutique publisher of specialty genre fiction.

    Tallahassee, FL   US

EpiphanyMill

While EpiphanyMill is a traditional publisher in every sense of the word. They will never charge for such important details as: editing, cover art, or marketing. They frequently hear the question, “why publish with you, as opposed to self-publishing?” The answer is simple. While they would never discourage an author from tackling their dreams, most self-published authors devote 60% or more of their free time to marketing. The good folks at EpiphanyMill firmly believe that an author should be able to commit their full focus towards their passion – writing.

    Star Valley, AZ   US

Extasy Books

Extasy Books was founded in 2002 by Tina Haveman, and is one of the oldest royalty paying publishers of e-books. We publish a variety of genres under several lines - Romance, Mainstream, Young Adult, and LGBTQ+. We are looking for well developed, romantic and non-romantic plots, exciting worlds, well rounded characters who are multi-dimensional, and descriptive imagery that envelops the reader. Manuscripts should be critiqued and polished prior to submitting.

    Garibaldi Highlands, BC   CA

Flashpoint Publications

Flashpoint Publications is interested in stories relating to the LGBTQIA+ community. We’re open to reviewing manuscripts in any genre, from romance to nonfiction.

    Sardinia, OH   US

Gertrude Press

Gertrude Press is a non-profit literary arts organization promoting the voices of queer and allied writers and artists. They publish limited-edition fiction and poetry chapbooks plus a biannual literary journal.

    Portland , OR   US

Gival Press

Gival Press, LLC, an award-winning independent literary publishing house located in Arlington, Virginia, publishes fiction, non-fiction (essays / educational texts), and poetry. To promote writing, Gival Press sponsors four annual contests for fiction and poetry. Our publications are in English, French, and Spanish. We publish the work of authors (poets / writers) from many walks of life who demonstrate quality and whose work has a message, be it philosophical or social. Many of our titles are of interest to the LGBTQ community at large.

    Arlington, VA   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

Interlude Press

Interlude Press is an award-winning boutique publisher of LGBTQ general and romantic fiction. Veterans in the fields of publishing, technology, and media founded Interlude Press in 2014 to feature original novels, novellas and short form fiction.

    Nyack, NY   US

Lachesis Publishing

Publisher of fiction, primarily in ebook form.

    Dunrobin, ON   CA

Last Gasp Books

Last Gasp is one of the largest and oldest publishers and purveyors of underground books and comics in the world, celebrating its 41st year in business. Over the years we have published, and in some cases brought to light, some of the most respected and talented artists working today. Today, we publish 12-20 new titles per year, focusing on 'lowbrow' and 'pop surrealist' artists, as well as graphic novels and pop culture titles. We also distribute all sorts of weird 'n' wonderful subversive literature, graphic novels, tattoo, and art books, supplying them to bookstores and art galleries on six continents.

    San Francisco, CA   US

Launch Point Press

Launch Point Press (LPP) is a lesbian-oriented, -owned, and -operated press with the goal of publishing quality works by newer authors now "launching" their careers or by more experienced authors "re-launching" their work. We lean toward publishing commercial fiction - crime fiction, romance, sci-fi, paranormal, and some fantasy.

    Portland, OR   US

Less Than Three Press

Less Than Three Press is a strong rising presence in the LGBTQ romance community. Together with a network of highly talented editors, artists, and writers, LT3 provides quality fiction, priding itself on stories that put substance first.

    Rocky Mount, NC   US

Lethe Press

Lethe Press is an independent publishing house specializing in speculative fiction and books of queer interest. Named after the Greek river of memory and forgetfulness, Lethe Press is devoted to ideas that are often neglected or forgotten by mainstream publishers. Founded in 2001 by author Steve Berman, Lethe Press has grown steadily to become one of the larger gay presses.

    Maple Shade, NJ   US

Mango Publishing

We publish high-quality non-fiction books from fresh and distinct voices, in the hope of sparking new ideas with readers. We take pride in our forward-thinking ambition, our diversity as a team, and our strong emphasis on technology and innovation. Our goal is to be at the forefront of publishing and connect with readers around the world.

    Coral Gables, FL   US

Manic D Press

Publishing "interesting books for interesting people"

    San Francisco, CA   US

Mawenzi House

Formerly known as TSAR Publications, Mawenzi House is dedicated to bringing to the reading public fresh new writing from Canada and across the world that reflects the diversity of our rapidly globalizing world, particularly in Canada and the United States. Our focus is on works that can loosely be termed "multicultural" and particularly those that pertain to Asia and Africa. We publish 6-8 titles of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction (literary criticism, history) per year.

    Toronto, ON   CA

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

Mondial Books

Mondial is a small, independent book publisher based in New York City, USA. We publish unusual books (fiction and non-fiction, in English, Esperanto, and German).

    New York, NY   US

New Victoria Publishers

Lesbian Feminist Publisher of quality lesbian literature. We have ebooks & paperbacks. Check out the ever popular Stoner McTavish Mysteries or our new mystery by Carlene Miller. The Kate Allen and Meg Darcy series are also popular and great reading.

    Chicago, IL   US

Not A Pipe Publishing

Not a Pipe Publishing is committed to supporting fine literature in our region, across the country, and around the world. Focusing on high quality genre fiction for young adult and adult audiences, Not a Pipe Publishing seeks to both entertain and enlighten readers by bringing diverse voices to the market, engaging in the struggle for human rights, and giving voice to deeper truths best expressed through fiction.

    Independence, OR   US

Nyx Publishing

Nyx Publishing is a small indie publisher based in Sheffield, United Kingdom. Our goal is to bring exciting speculative fiction to readers, focussing on under-represented voices while retaining the tropes we all love.

    Sheffield, England   UK

Pandamoon Publishing

Pandamoon Publishing is an independent publishing house in Austin, Texas. We are a royalty-paying, non-subsidy publisher who believes the relationship between the author and the publisher is paramount to success.

    Austin, TX   US

Peach Flower House

Peach Flower House LLC is an independent publishing company based in Southern California. Our goal is to fuel the passion and fulfill the need for the vast world-wide range of creative content that has not been traditionally accessible. We want to be the provider of accessible high-quality translations and original creative content that are LGBTQ+ friendly, inclusive, provocative, and inspiring from creators all over the world to English-speaking audiences. In cooperation with international publishers and independent creators, and by directly focusing on the best medium, Peach Flower House will provide a centralized platform for cross-boundary collaboration.

    Monterey Park, CA   US

Peter Owen Publishers

Peter Owen is an independent British publisher founded in 1951 continuing the tradition of producing new and interesting writing. Peter Owen sadly died in May 2016, but his legacy lives on in the publishing house that carries his name and his commitment to publishing talented and exciting writers.

    London, England   UK

Pioneers Press

Pioneers Press is a publishing house and small-press distro focusing on survival and sustainability on the farm and in the city, in addition to health, gender, sexuality, social justice and food movements, and literary works by up-and-coming authors.

    Ann Arbor, MI   US

Pride Publishing

Pride Publishing delivers empowering, enchanting and endearing storylines that are sure to capture readers'imaginations from start to finish. We are proud to be flying the flag for the GLBTQI community and providing a platform for readers and authors who are passionate about characters who identify as GLBTQI.

    New York, NY   US

Propertius Press

We are a small, not-for-profit indie publisher of provocative, engaging literature, non-fiction, and verse for the discerning reader of any age or interest. Actively seeking to promote under-heard voices of minority ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

    Lynchburg, VA   US

Punctum Books

punctum books, founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2011, and now incorporated in Santa Barbara, California as a public benefit corporation co-directed by Eileen A. Fradenburg Joy and Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei, is an independent queer- and scholar-led, community-formed, and peer-reviewed Sparkly Diamond open-access book (OA) publisher devoted to academic and para-academic authors working in any field in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, and architecture & design who want to publish books that are genre-queer and genre-bending and which take experimental risks with the forms and styles of intellectual writing.

    Goleta, CA   US

Rebel Mountain Press

At Rebel Mountain Press, we celebrate the work of Canadian authors featuring coming-of-age stories with unique characters at the crest of defining moments during the teen years. We publish original, thought-provoking literary and genre fiction that reflects the gamut of human experience which will appeal to readers of all ages, gender, and sexual orientation. We publish anthologies for all ages plus young adult novels (for ages 13 and up) in paperback and E-book formats only. We encourage submissions from both emerging and established authors.

    Nanoose Bay, BC   CA

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.

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

Riptide Publishing

Riptide Publishing is a boutique purveyor of some of the finest LGBTQ fiction, romance, and erotica available today. Riptide Publishing seeks to fill a critical gap in the LGBTQ market: quality books, pristinely packaged, that will satisfy readers' desires for rich, plotty, well-edited stories for which the author is fairly paid.

    Burnsville, NC   US

Sapphire Books

Sapphire Books Publishing, the gem in lesbian publishing was founded by Christine Svendsen in 2010. We produce and publish fiction, non-fiction and biographical lesbian literary works of art. Sapphire Books is dedicated to quality outcomes that respectfully reflect the lives of the lesbian community. We publish and promote lesbian literature that embraces and reflects those diverse experiences. We value diversity of stories, experiences, and celebrate those diversities through lesbian literature.

    Salinas, CA   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

Spinsters Ink

Spinsters Ink's mission is to publish fiction and non-fiction that deals with significant issues in the lives of lesbian women. These are books that not only name crucial issues, but more importantly—encourage change and growth. Spinsters Ink is committed to publishing works by women of every age and racial or cultural background, writing from every walk of life, including the periphery. Spinsters Ink was purchased by Bella Books in 2005.

    Tallahassee, FL   US

Supposed Crimes

We focus on lesbian publishing and gay publishing. Our books feature women who love women, men who love men, bisexuals in gay, straight, poli, or other relationships, asexuals, people with diverse gender identities and racial and ethnic identities. Our focus on genre fiction, like science fiction, westerns, and mysteries, means that our stories feature more action and adventure than most lesbian publishers and gay publishers. Many of our books and eBooks feature kick-ass heroines. This means that violence often accompanies them. Our books are not always for the squeamish.

    Matthews, NC   US

Thorntree Press

An independent publishing company specializing in non-fiction books on relationships, love and sexuality, with a focus on non-traditional relationships.

    Portland, OR   US

Tiwaz Press

Tiwaz Press is a rip-roaring and radical - albeit small - publisher of both fiction and non-fiction. We have an innovative marketing policy that's targeted toward readers who prefer themes of resistance, gay love, and pagan pride. We thoroughly relish being a book publishing house, and we think that, hands down, we're set to win the "Publishers Most Likely to Have Fun at Work" award.

    Vinemont, AL   US

Topside Press

Publishers of books: fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Transgender + queer + feminist.

    New York, NY   US

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

In 2015, TSAR Publications changed its name to Mawenzi House. Publishes new Canadian and American literature, especially works by black, Asian and feminist writers and books from abroad.

    Toronto, ON   CA

Two Dollar Radio

Two Dollar Radio is a family-run outfit founded in 2005 with the mission to reaffirm the cultural and artistic spirit of the publishing industry. We aim to do this by presenting bold works of literary merit, each book, individually and collectively, providing a sonic progression that we believe to be too loud to ignore.

    Columbus, OH   US

University of Hell Press

University of Hell Press promotes artists who are creating irreverent and thought-provoking works in quiet corners of their worlds. Specializing in intimate literary arts that communicate the human experience with raw views into the everyday condition, University of Hell Press aligns with like-minded individuals who are making their mark through unique vision and simple, yet heightened, language.

    Portland, OR   US

University of Wisconsin Press

Since its first book appeared in 1937, the Press has published and distributed more than 3000 titles. We have more than 1400 titles currently in print, including books of general interest (biography, fiction, natural history, poetry, photography, fishing, food, travel, etc.), scholarly books (American studies, anthropology, art, classics, environmental studies, ethnic studies, film, gay & lesbian studies, history, Jewish studies, literary criticism, Slavic studies, etc.), and regional books about Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest.

    Madison, WI   US

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

Waldorf Publishing

At Waldorf Publishing, our focus is not only on producing unique, quality reading for a wide audience, but also to help our authors gain the recognition they deserve. We have booked our authors hundreds of Media appearances including: CNN, FOX News, BBC, Dr. Drew Pinsky, FOX Business, CBS News, ABC New York, MSNBC, Al Sharpton/Politics Nation, MSNBC-Morning with Joe, The Lip TV, iHeart Radio, NPR, Al Jazeera TV, CBS affiliates, NBC affiliates, FOX affiliates, ABC affiliates, WGN, SIRIUS Radio, FOX Good Day NY, WPIX, The Guardian Newspaper, PBS, French Television, Irish National Television, and Radio, The Globe, National Magazines, Newspaper and Radio interviews, and more! Waldorf Publishing based in Grapevine, Texas handles book fair fundraisers at schools, camps, organizations, day cares, churches, charities.

    Grapevine, TX   US

Wildling Press

Wildling Press is committed to uplifting marginalized voices by offering traditional publishing contracts to authors whose books will make the world a better place. We encourage writers of all kinds to submit their manuscripts, but we specifically aim to use our platform to amplify the voices of writers of color, women's stories, LGBTQ+ writers, and writers of different physical and mental abilities.​

    Richmond, VA   US

Yen Press

American manga and graphic novel publisher co-owned by Kadokawa Corporation and Hachette Book Group.

    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

Zando

Zando offers a new model to connect inspiring authors to the audiences they deserve—and helps readers find new books to love. We work with a select group of beloved public figures, platforms and institutions, publishing a carefully chosen slate of books that reflect those partners’ authentic passions and interests.

    Brooklyn, NY   US

Zed Books

Zed publishes across a wide range of topics, with writers from across the planet featuring in its line up. It is best know for publishing the work of marginalised individuals and groups, many of them originating in the Global South, others from oppressed elements of 'Western' society.

    London, England   UK

Zumaya Publications

Zumaya publishes trade paperbacks and ebooks in all popular genres and categories.

    Austin, TX   US