A lot of young adult publishers are open to submissions without an agent. Not as many as romance or science fiction, but a great deal more than literary fiction (for example). Below is a list of all the publishers we have previously reviewed that are open to young adult manuscripts.
Pants On Fire Press is a book publisher that accepts unsolicited manuscripts from authors. Read our manuscript submission guidelines carefully. We delete submissions with attachments. Do not send us queries with attachments unless requested. Book and Manuscript Submissions. We are acquiring Middle-Grade, Young Adult and Fiction for adults.
Red Deer Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions. Red Deer Press is a small press based out of Canada. They focus on publishing children’s books. They publish books for a whole range of ages starting with picture books and culminating with young adult books. Their books have good covers, are generally well reviewed, and have good.
Albert Whitman & Company currently has an open submissions policy. We will read and review un-agented manuscripts and proposals for picture books, middle-grade fiction, and young adult novels. Please read the following instructions carefully. We will not review any submissions that do not follow these guidelines. Due to the great number of submissions we receive, [ ].