We are currently accepting submissions!

We are publishers of quality books and art—

Polar Bear & Company has been publishing high-quality works of cultural significance since 1998, with over 80 titles, with worldwide distribution. 

We produce books that make a difference to our cultural heritage, creative economy and democracy. We strive to enhance the quality of life through literature and art.

We hope to give well-intentioned, creative people avenues for their words, wisdom, wit and other talents so they can reach individuals to create stronger communities.

Polar Bear & Company publishes non-fiction and fiction writers who bring needed insights to the world.

Democracy flourishes when creativity is allowed freedom of expression.

In 2015 the owners decided to follow the traditional model of non-profit publishing, thereby making Polar Bear & Company an imprint of the Solon Center for Research and Publishing, a non-profit 501(c)3 Maine public benefit company.

Please send us a brief synopsis, three chapters of your manuscript, your writing experience and answer why you wrote your book.

  • For academic works send them to: Attention: Paul Cornell du Houx
  • For Maine based fiction: Attention: Emily
  • For children/young adult: Attention: Ramona
  • For climate change: Attention: Alex

If you submit by old fashioned mail send your materials to: Polar Bear & Company, 8 Brook Street, P.O. Box 311, Solon, Maine 04979.

Any art related submissions please send them to Polar Bear, 20 Main Street, Rockland, Maine  04841.

If you would like your submission returned included a self-addressed-stamped-envelope. Allow three months for us to respond. Manuscripts not enclosed with a self-addressed, stamped envelope may not be returned. 

If email suits you better please use solon(at), or paul(at) and put the category and title of your book in the information bar.

Before sending us your labor of love check out our titles to see if you’re manuscript would fit into our non-profit’s mission. Reviewing our author’s page will also help you with this decision.

We work very closely with our authors, at every stage of the editorial process. 

Don’t hesitate to ask questions.

We look forward to reading your submissions. Thank you in advance for contacting us and for sharing a love of words and art.