Where Can I Publish Military-Themed Books?

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Mil-writers take notice: There seem to be a growing number of publishers focused on producing military-themed fiction, non-fiction, and more! While not yet an all-inclusive list, here's The Aiming Circle's first salvo of literary and small press, university press, and other publishing endeavors that regularly produce such titles. As always, The Aiming Circle welcomes further suggestions at: sherpa AT redbullrising DOT com.

Disclaimer: Authors should conduct adequate due diligence before doing business with any publisher. No endorsement of these publishers, or their respective business models or practices, is to be implied.


Army University Press

Publishes: Non-fiction (military history); Non-fiction (military affairs); Non-fiction (memoir); Short fiction/essay (via Future Warfare Writing Program)

"The Army University Press (A.U.P.) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, publishes original, interpretive research on topics pertinent to the current interests and concerns of the US Army. We welcome manuscripts covering military history, leadership, doctrine, organization, tactics, operations, and logistics, as well as personal experiences and memoirs. Every manuscript submission undergoes review and revision process designed to prepare it for publication. AUP does not accept previously published materials or unedited thesis or dissertations."
Submissions info: https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Books/Books-and-Manuscript-Guide/


Cannon Publishing LLC

Publishes: Fiction (genre)

Founded by J.F. Holmes, creator of PowerPoint Ranger cartoon and author of more than 30 military science-fiction, military humor, and other books.
Submissions/queries: contact AT cannonpublishing DOT us


Casemate Publishers (imprints include Helion & Company)

Publishes: Non-fiction (history)

"[A] leading publisher in the fields of military history, defense studies, and military science in the USA. Casemate has a burgeoning publishing list covering subjects as diverse as Roman History and today's current conflicts.

At the same time, many publishers from the USA, UK, continental Europe and beyond, have come to trust Casemate as a valued distribution partner in reaching and maximizing sales from the vibrant US market. […]"
Submissions info: https://www.casematepublishers.com/author-submissions


Graybeard Publishing

Publishes: Fiction, Non-fiction

"Graybeard Books is a publishing services company focusing on titles by veterans of the US Military and their families. We offer a one-stop shop for promising military voices who want to be heard by writing a book. If you’re accepted as one of Graybeard’s clients then we’ll help you edit, design, publish and market your book. Graybeard takes the guesswork out of the publishing process so that our clients can concentrate all of their energy on writing great books and sharing them with the world."
Submissions info: info AT graybeardbooks DOT com


Naval Institute Press

Publishes: Non-fiction (military history); Non-fiction (military affairs); Fiction (must be agented); Graphic novels (via Dead Reckoning imprint)

Mission (as part of U.S. Naval Institute (U.S.N.I.):
"Provide an independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to global security."
Submissions info: https://www.usni.org/naval-institute-press/writing


Osprey Publishing

Publishes: Non-fiction (history); Non-fiction (modeling & gaming how-to)

(For its general program) "reaching out to the non-specialist reader with an active or spontaneous interest in military history."
Submissions info: (Look under "Proposals" tab) https://ospreypublishing.com/contact-us/


Pen & Sword Books (imprints include Frontline Books)

Publishes: Non-fiction (military history)


"Over recent years Pen and Sword has continued to grow and has added new imprints to its core area of military history, as well as publishing the majority of its catalogue digitally in eBook format. Pen and Sword specialises in all areas of military history, naval and maritime, aviation, local history, genealogy, social history, transport, discovery and exploration, archaeology, nostalgia and true crime." 
"[Frontline Books] publish on a wide range of military history topics and periods, from Ancient Greece and Rome to the present day. The common factor is well-researched, well-presented quality military history. Our books are regularly reviewed in national newspapers and magazines, as well as specialist journals and websites. The main markets for our books are Britain and the United States, plus Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, Europe, and many, many other countries."

Potomac Books (An imprint of University of Nebraska Press)

Publishes: Non-fiction (military history); Non-fiction (military affairs)

"The University of Nebraska Press bought Potomac Books in 2013, acquiring its impressive backlist in military history, politics, current events, international affairs, terrorism, intelligence, and national security. As a general-interest imprint of UNP, Potomac continues to build on its strong roots in these fields, keeping readers informed about the critical issues and challenges of today’s world."
Submissions info: https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/authors/


Warriors Publishing Group

Publishes: Fiction; Non-fiction (history); Non-fiction (memoir)

"As we grow, expand and include more titles you’ll be able to purchase and read works by veteran authors from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and more modern conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan. All those books will have one thing in common. They’ll be written by real vets who are telling real stories or fictional tales based on real events observed from behind rifle sights."
Submissions info: https://www.warriorspublishing.com/submission-guidelines/


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