Publishing Companies Accepting New Authors for Fiction

Publishing companies specializing in science fiction, romance, fantasy, and short stories are always looking for new authors. With a little due diligence, finding a publisher specific to your genre and writing style is an email click away. Although not an exhaustive list, publishing companies accepting new authors for writing fiction include HarperCollins, i.e. Best ebooks, Random House, Simon & Schuster and Penguin.


HarperCollins is accepting new Avon romance fiction writers. Avon romance genres include historical romance, erotica, paranormal romance, African-American romance and contemporary romance. According to HarperCollines guidelines, the average word count for your manuscript submission should be between 60,000 to 100,000 words. The erotica section, however, allows for short story manuscripts around 25,000 to 40,000 words. Furthermore, you can submit your query letter via email.

i.e. best ebooks

i.e. best ebooks is looking for contemporary fiction and self-help authors. Manuscripts are to be submitted directly via email, and they're accepting both novellas and essays; i.e. best ebooks request that manuscripts do not exceed 35,000 words. Furthermore, i.e. best ebooks prefers a postmodern writing style both in fictional works and essays.

Random House

Random House encourages authors to seek a literary agent and recommends, The Literary Market Place and The Writers Market's list of literary agents to facilitate the process of finding an agent specific to your needs.

Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster is accepting new authors to write Star Trek novels. According to Simon & Schuster submission guidelines. Star Trek manuscripts should be around 100,000 words, and Simon & Schuster encourages the author to focus on the internal thoughts (point of view) of the character. Furthermore, Simon & Schuster submission guidelines goes on to mention that first-person point of view manuscripts will be reviewed and considered on a case-by-case basis.


According to Penguin Group, Daw Books is looking for science fiction and fantasy writers. Daw Books submission guidelines indicate an author's manuscripts should be more, not less, than 80,000 words. Moreover, Daw Books' decision response time with an author's submission may take up to a 3 months.