A Short List of Publishers Who Are Humor/Satire Friendly

I have created a short list of possible publishers for The Whopper Strategies. This is a preliminary list. Some will require an agent.

For those writers who are looking to publish humor/satire type novels. These may prove to be a good resource.

Creative Guy Publishing
Accept initial e-queries. Looking specifically for novellas (15 to 40K)
Lots of humor...


DAW Books
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014

Novels in the 80,000 wd range. Looking for Sci fi/Fantasy
(I could pitch TWS in this avenue; a longshot but worth a try)


Tor Books
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Sci-fi and Fantasy (Patrick Nielsen)


Melville House Publishing
(Crazy Indie - No rules)

300 Observer Highway
Third Floor
Hoboken, NJ 07030


Adams Media Corporation
Humor books
(Corporate manuals and such)


Manic D Press
(My favorite press so far--like me)

Villard (Multicultural and humor friendly)
Crown Publishing Group (Some satire books)
Andrews McMeel Publishing (Calvin & Hobbes fame)


I love the idea of selling TWS as a real manual. It looks like I will have a shot at a pitch to Adams Media Corporation. Who knows? They just might see the potential.


Notes: (to self)

Dude, look how easy it is. Just do the work and then find the niche market.

Identify what you're trying to sell. Is it a humor book? A science fiction piece?

Nat says it reminds him of Bright Lights, Big City, Brett Easton, and J. Mcierney. Look these guys up. See who their editors were. What companies?

Any other possibilities?

Hmmm...I don't know. I will start pouring over the physical texts after a couple more days on the internet.

If anyone comes across a publisher or agent, who seems a fit for TWS send their contact info or website my way. I'll check them out.


Pirooz Kalayeh

Yes, it is


Anonymous said...

this was extremely helpful. some obvious stuff but great info in a short spurt. thanks;

Tim "Fuzzy" Jones Author- "Loving the Ugly Child.

Anonymous said...


Michael Ackerman said...

Some good leads. Looking for a different publisher for my next satire. The working title is "As the Willow Weeps".

Pirooz M. Kalayeh said...

I'm glad it was helpful, Michael. : )

McG Productions Ltd said...

We are a new independent publisher currently looking for nine new writers and satirical parody is a form we appreciate. All successful writers without an agent will be found proper representation before publishing. Please see our website for details.

Best regards,
McG Productions Ltd.

Anonymous said...

DAW and Tor do not publish satirical sci-fi or fantasy. Ive tried them, they said Americans dont like satire in their sci-fi/fantasy. Thus, I looked to the Brits, who have a history of liking satire.

Too bad we all have to take Captain Kirk seriously!

Camille Harding said...

Really helpful, thanks :)

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