It is no secret that we all devour the dream to be the next published work of art, destined for glory; infamous of our time. Too much? Well, don't act like you haven't thought about anything like that. There's no need to hide it.
Currently there are 4 available publishers who are seeking authors and taking submission right now. So, if your writing fits into one of these categories, jump on it and submit your work. Don't hesitate, you will never know until you try. And if you're rejected, submit it again!
Avon Romance publishes high quality romance novels. In fact, this HarperCollins imprint publishes 400 novels per year, and they take submissions directly from prospective authors. Use their online submission form.
Free Spirit Publishing produces 20-25 titles per year "to provide children and teens with the tools they need to succeed in life and to make a difference in the world." Prospective authors should submit a proposal.
Seal Press publishes 30 titles per year. The publisher proclaims they publish books by women for women and hopes writers will take that into consideration when submitting. Prospective authors should send a query letter or proposal.
Shambhala Publications publishes 90-100 titles per year. This publisher is mostly focused on nonfiction topics, especially related to Buddhism, yoga, mindfulness, creativity, martial arts, natural health, and green living. Prospective authors should submit a book proposal by post.