This was just posted in one of my writing communities. If you've tried the traditional agent route and not had any luck or if you'd rather not bother getting an agent give them a go. Bear in mind that if you do contact an agent in the future they'll ask you if you've sent your novel to any publishers (they are unlikely to re-submit your novel to a publisher you've been rejected by).
Snowbooks are an award-winning independent publisher and not one of the 'big' names out there but the upside of that is that they can give you individual attention and they genuinely seem to care about the authors/books they promote. I recently read a proof copy of one of their books and I was blown away by it (I'll be posting a review when the book is published in March) so rest assured they publish very good stuff.
Anyway, this is Snowbook's call for submissions:
Snowbooks is actively seeking submissions for full length fiction. Rather than saying which genre and formats we're interested in, I'll say which we're *not*:
Novellas (less than around 75,000 words)
Romance / Saga
We're particularly interested in:
Commercial fiction (make of that what you will)
Original fiction (ditto)
Horror, esp. vampires, werewolves, zombies, apocalypse
But don't fret too much about genre. If you are worried that it's not right for us, send it anyway - what's the worse that can happen? We require first three chapters to email@example.com. No synopsis, no extra bits necessary. This is for the autumn winter 2008 season so we'll be making relatively quick decisions.