Book Publishers of Interest to Muslim Writers

Below is a list of book publishers of interest to Muslim writers.

Some of these publishers are “Islamic,” meaning they publish books primarily for Muslim readers, while others are secular but publish books on Islam, often from a political, academic, or historical perspective. Multicultural publishers are also included.

If you know of another publisher that should be added to the list, please leave a comment below. Please note that these listings are for informational purposes only and that we cannot vouch for any of the publishers on the list. It is important to research a publisher thoroughly before entering into a business relationship.

Seeking an agent to represent your work? Check out this list of agents actively inviting submissions from Muslim writers.

Last Updated: April 9, 2017

PUBLISHERS in the United States:

NAME OF PUBLISHER  LOCATION INFORMATION FOR WRITERS
Amana Publications USA  Contact Info.
Djarabi Kitabs Publishing USA INFORMATION
Dar-us-Salam Publications USA  Contact Info.
FB Publishing USA  GUIDELINES
Kazi Publications USA  Contact Info.
Mindworks Publishing USA  INFORMATION
Muslim Writers Publishing USA  GUIDELINES
Noorart USA  Contact Info.
Salaam Reads USA  INFORMATION

PUBLISHERS in the UK:

NAME OF PUBLISHER  LOCATION INFORMATION FOR WRITERS
Al-Firdous Publications UK  Contact Info.
Greenbird Publishing UK  GUIDELINES
Happy Books UK  Contact Info.
Hurst UK  GUIDELINES
Ithaca Press UK  GUIDELINES
Kube Publishing UK  GUIDELINES
Sisters Awakening Press UK GUIDELINES
Ta-Ha Publishers UK  GUIDELINES

PUBLISHERS in India:

NAME OF PUBLISHER  LOCATION INFORMATION FOR WRITERS
Goodword Books India  GUIDELINES
Other Books India  Contact Info.

PUBLISHERS in Saudi Arabia:

NAME OF PUBLISHER  LOCATION INFORMATION FOR WRITERS
International Islamic Publishing House Saudi Arabia  GUIDELINES

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11 Comments

  1. As-salamu Alaykum,

    Dear Mrs. Hassan,

    Thank you for your question. Anyone can write a book and submit it to a publisher for consideration…but in most places, you would have to be an adult in order to sign a contract, and I don’t really know how that might work with the publishers listed above. I think you would have to consult each one individually to see if they are open to working with young writers, whether it is possible for a parent to sign the contract, etc.

    One thing I do know for sure is that teen authors do exist and have their work published. Some young people spend time building up a following on sites like Wattpad and then seek publication when they become adults. Others self-publish their work or create e-books.

    An easier path to publication may be magazines and websites. Many publications, including Islamic ones like those listed on this page of the Muslim Writers Club website, welcome contributions from young writers.

    If interested, you may wish to take a look at Muslim Matters and Islamic Voice, both of which are known to publish the work of young people.

    Other (non-Islamic) publications that accept the work of children include Stone Soup.

    One of these days, Insha’Allah, I will gather more information on this topic and create a special page or section for young Muslim writers. It is very important to me that young writers in the Muslim community have a place to turn to for information and advice.

    If you provide more details about your situation, I will also try to find you resources tailored to your specific circumstances.

    And if anyone has anything to add, please do!

    Amel – MWC Admin

     
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  2. Dear Brother, Assalamoelaikum

    I have published three books on Islam, which I think are very useful to young adults. two of them has been published by amana Publications and the third by CreateSpace, an Amazon co. My fourth book entitled, ‘ Divine Way to Perfect Humanity: an Islamic Perspective, is near completion. I am looking for a publisher and marketer of Islamic books who might be interested in my book. I will very much appreciate your help and guidance in this effort.

    Thanks,

    Dr. M A Hafeez

  3. As-salamu Alaykum, Dr. Hafeez,

    Thank you for your comment, which I have edited to remove your phone number and the excerpt of your book you provided. If you would like to share an excerpt of your book with readers, please do so on this page of the website.

    For those who are interested, I was able to find your books on-line as follows:

    Since you have already been through the process of publication, you know that there is some work involved. Finding a suitable publisher definitely takes time and effort, and one of the things we are trying to do on this website is provide writers with the resources needed to start their search. Have you approached any of the publishers on the above list? The fact that you have been published with Amana Publications should be a plus for you.

    Marketing is a different story as many Islamic publishers don’t do much, if any, marketing for their writers. I would suggest that you start a website if you don’t already have one. Then blog about topics of interest to your target audience and share your posts on social media. Taking these steps now may actually help you find a publisher, because publishers generally prefer authors who have a platform for their work and are actively promoting their books.

    I know that this does not fully answer your question – but I hope it helps a bit as you develop a publication strategy for your fourth book.

    Amel – MWC Admin
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  4. Assalam Alaikum

    Are there Muslim blogs or websites available for mental health? I’d love to contribute dearly; share my experience(s) on dealing with depression et al.

  5. Assalam aleykum waramatulahi wabarakatuhu.

    My name is Abu Bilal Alabi Ahmad a Muslim writer who has written hundredth of articles and a book which I am looking for a publisher. I have many manuscripts and will write many books for the company in the future in shaa Allah.

    I am founder of Prislam Research Foundation and conducted many seminars both online and offline.

    Any interested publisher can contact me via Whatsapp: (number deleted).

    Ma salaam.

    • As-salamu Alaykum, and thank you for your comment, which I have edited to remove your phone number. May I humbly suggest that you be the one to contact publishers with your manuscripts and other work. Publishers only rarely seek out writers – and usually only when they are famous enough to guarantee sales for the publisher. Otherwise, it is you (the author) who must do the hard work of finding a home for your writing.

      Amel – MWC Admin
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  6. Assalamualaikum Dear Muslim Club Writers

    Asides from the many things I want to do in life, One of which is to write a book of awareness as well as the journey to how I found Islam.

    I have sent a sample copies of my writings to publishers however many do not take it seriously and majority are just scams asking for money upfront.I do not have that kind of money to kick start my writing and most certainly am afraid of plagiarism.

    I have gone through so much in life and I want to simple put them to words and let young victims that they are never alone.

    I do not know if Muslim writers club can help me with this as I am not Living in Singapore and its not easy to get help for a Local Foreigner like me to get help

    Ikhlas

    Nadhirah

    • As-salamu Alaykum, Sister Nadhirah,

      I think it is wonderful, masha’Allah, that you have begun to write the story of your journey to Islam. One of my current projects involves helping Muslims write their convert/revert stories, so I hope that the future resources I plan to provide may be of use to you.

      I believe you are right not to spend money on publishing services at this point in your project.

      There are many individuals and companies who will happily take your money without providing value in return – and I want to caution new writers in particular not to fall into this trap.

      There are times when it is appropriate to spend money. If you are self-publishing, for example, you may wish to hire an editor, illustrator, or book-cover designer for professional results. The publishing itself, however, can be free with platforms like Amazon CreateSpace or Kindle Direct Publishing. These days, there is no need to pay a “vanity” publisher to create a book. Some of these “publishers” take thousands of dollars in fees while doing absolutely nothing to promote your book, and I am glad that you have not fallen prey to their tactics.

      Even when hiring an editor, however, writers need to be discerning. Not everyone is qualified to edit a book – and not every editor is honest or experienced enough to tell a writer when their book needs serious work. It is easy enough to correct someone’s grammar or spelling, but it is much more difficult to make a poorly written book interesting to read.

      The bad thing about many vanity publishers is that they accept most or all manuscripts that they receive without any regard for the quality of the writing. They already know that a particular book will not sell, and yet they appeal to the writer’s “vanity” or desire to be published and make their money by encouraging the author to publish their book before it is truly ready.

      “Traditional” publishers, on the other hand, do not take any money from the author. They invest their own resources into the author’s work in order to create a product that will sell and make money for both the author and publisher. They edit, provide artwork, and market your book. It is a process that can take up to a year or more. If the book does not sell, they take a financial hit and will thus have fewer resources available for their next project.

      That’s why their standards are very high. It is not easy to get published with a traditional publisher. If your work has been rejected by a traditional publisher, you are not alone. It can take dozens or even hundreds of tries before finding a publisher willing to take a risk with your manuscript. Sometimes it never happens, and I would not consider that unusual, especially for people who are writing with the odds against them – and the truth is that people who write English as a second or foreign language have a lot more work to do in terms of polishing their manuscripts for publication. If you write about Islamic topics for a primarily Muslim audience, then the pool of available publishers is not that big, either. It is the reason why many Muslims turn to self-publishing in the first place.

      With that, I would say that the first step for any new writer would be to immerse themselves in the “culture” of writing. Join a writing or critique group where you can share your work and receive feedback. Find out your strengths and weaknesses in the eyes of other readers before sending your work out to publishers.

      In addition, start small. A blog can help you connect with readers as you share snippets of your work. You can also write for other blogs and websites in order to establish a portfolio of writing. So many writers want to start with books, and that is admirable, but don’t forget the many magazines and websites eager to publish diverse voices!

      Plagiarism exists but is rare. So long as you are working with reputable publishers, I would not worry too much about this issue.

      Above all, keep writing. We all have different paths to take and will inevitably face some disappointments as we find our unique writing destinies. In the meantime, I pray this site will continue to be a place where writers can obtain (and give) support.

      Amel – MWC Admin
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  7. As-salamu Alaykum,

    This week I received a book proposal (left as a comment on this thread) with the author’s request for publishers to contact him if interested. Although the goal of this site is to support writers, I have decided not to publish this comment (or others like it). Publishers do not read these comments and contact authors. That’s just not the way it works. You must approach the publishers on your own and show them that you have read and understood their individual procedures. It is okay to ask for advice and guidance on this thread (and even to talk about any projects you are working on in detail), but please do not send your actual proposal (addressed to publishers) with the expectation that it will lead to publication.

    Amel – MWC Admin
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