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Small Presses

Whether you're pursuing the publication of your first book or your fifth, use our Small Presses database to research publisher interests, contact information, and submission guidelines.

Small Press Genres Published Electronic Submissions? Simultaneous Submissions? Reading Period Formats

2Leaf Press

2Leaf Press is an imprint of the Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc., a NY-based nonprofit organization that promotes multicultural literature and literacy.  2Leaf Press publishes grassroots writers who inject new blood into the contemporary literary scene. We have a growing reputation for producing quality work in a wide variety of genres by culturally diverse authors. The press focuses on literary fiction and cultural non-fiction, particularly works that have an edge to them, or are completely distinct from works published by most large commercial presses.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Translation

Allium Press of Chicago

Fiction with a Chicago connection

Fiction Yes Yes
Paperback
E-book
Novel
Commercial Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Regional

Anaphora Literary Press

Anaphora is looking for creative books of poetry, short stories, novellas, novels and other types of literary and genre fiction. We are especially interested in fantasy, historical, science fiction, and general literary fiction. Anaphora hopes to publish more academic or critical non-fiction books, such as edited or un-edited dissertations. We also hope to publish more business and educational titles, such as textbooks. We will consider a book in any field or genre.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Feminist, Formal, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Serialized Fiction, War

Aqueous Books

We accept literary fiction (including short story collections, novels, and novellas); magical realism and dystopic works; horror, dark psychology, and paranormal; philosophical and serio-comic philosophy; and works of literary theory. Please do not send poetry, science fiction or fantasy, religious, romance, mystery, mainstream women's or chick lit, how-to, children's or young adult, or anything in a genre other than those specified above.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, War

Bagwyn Books

Bagwyn Books is dedicated to publishing well-researched historical fiction novels. We are open to different styles and genres of writing. Created to give lovers of the medieval and Renaissance eras an opportunity to express their creativity in fiction, Bagwyn Books invites the submission of proposals for book-length fiction manuscripts from new, emerging, and established authors. Priority will be given to works centering on or connected to the medieval and Renaissance periods (400 C.E. to 1700 C.E.) but novels from all eras are welcome.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Novel
Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Translation

Blank Slate Press

Founded to discover, nurture, publish and promote emerging voices from the greater Saint Louis region and beyond, Blank Slate Press is an adventure in the future of publishing built upon the time, energy, and financial resources of writers who simply love a good story. To learn more, please visit our submissions page.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novel, Memoir
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction

Diversion Press

Diversion Press is a small press. We seek academic non-fiction, slice of life, how-to, history, and other non-fiction works. We also publish a poetry anthology and sponsor a poetry contest.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Humor, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional

Divertir Publishing

Divertir Publishing is an independent publisher located in Salem, NH. Our goal is to provide interesting and entertaining books to the world, as well as to offer new and exciting voices in the writing community the opportunity to publish their work. We seek to combine the knowledge of the established publishing houses with a unique understanding of the desires of the modern market.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Serialized Fiction

eLectio Publishing

We are first and foremost a Christian publisher. However, we do not necessarily limit our submissions to non-fiction theologically-centered works. We are looking for anything that is generally wholesome in nature, whether it is fiction or non-fiction. Our general guidelines are as follows. Please look at our genre-specific guidelines for additional information. Shorter works will be published electronically, with print an option for longer works.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Love, Pop Culture, Religious/Spiritual

Hadley Rille Books

We prefer novels with strong character development, strong female protagonists who grow in their roles. Our main focuses are epic fantasy, archaeological/historical , and science fiction. We focus mainly on novels, but we also publish a few anthologies.

Fiction Yes Yes
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Novel
Commercial Fiction, Historical

Hawkins Publishing Group

Mission:
"To publish quality works that explore innovative and creative writing techniques of diverse aspiring writers of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry."

Hawkins Publishing Group is an independent press publishing books across a variety of genres with content delivery in traditional print and e-books.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Apr 1 - Sep 1
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Historical, LGBT, Love, Prose Poetry, Regional, Serialized Fiction

Holland Park Press

Holland Park Press is a unique publishing initiative. It gives contemporary Dutch writers the opportunity to be published in Dutch and English. We also publish new works written in English and translations of classic Dutch novels. We publish literary fiction and poetry collections that tell a story.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Novel, Poetry collections
Commercial Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry

Homebound Publications

At Homebound Publications we publish books written by soul-oriented individuals putting forth their works in an effort to restore depth, highlight truth, and improve the quality of living for their readers. As an independent publisher we strive to ensure, “that the mainstream is not the only stream.”® It is our intention at Homebound Publications to revive contemplative storytelling. In all our titles our intention is to introduce new perspectives that will directly aid mankind in the trials we face at present as a global village.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Chapbook, Novella, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual

Inknbeans Press

We give good books a fair chance by looking for the remarkable where it is often overlooked.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Historical, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction

McPherson & Company

An independent house since 1974, McPherson & Company publishes contemporary English and American fiction, 20th C. international fiction in translation, nonfiction in the areas of art theory, ethnography, and (rarely) belles lettres. We published the 2010 fiction winner of the National Book Award, Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Novel
Experimental, Historical, Literary Fiction, Translation

MilSpeak Books

MilSpeak Books, the nonprofit EBook publishing division of MilSpeak Foundation (501c3), publishes creative works by military people.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jun 1 - Aug 1
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War

New Rivers Press

New Rivers Press is interested in literary work of every character, but especially in diverse work that's aesthetically challenging and has a social conscience. Our Many Voices Project competition (Sept. 15 - Nov. 1) seeks the best new literary prose and poetry from new and emerging writers. Our Electronic Book Series (July 1 – Sept. 1) seeks manuscripts in popular fiction genres. During open submissions (April-June), we are interested in reading the best work from writers in all stages of their careers. Founded in New York in 1968, the not-for-profit Press has now published over 330 books.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novella, Short story collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation

Other Press

Other Press attracts authors who are guided by a passion to discover the limits of knowledge and imagination. We publish novels, short stories, and essays from America and around the world that represent literature at its best. Our nonfiction books–should they be history, current events, popular culture or memoir–explore how psychic, cultural, historical, and literary shifts inform our vision of the world and of each other.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novel, Memoir
Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political

Outpost19

Provocative reading. Literary, engaged, independent, forward-leaning. Exceptional fiction. Unexpected essays. Voices to be reckoned with... Our fiction belongs to a broad range of traditions. Our non-fiction explores the different ways we engage our culture and ourselves.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Formal, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation, War

Pen-L Publishing

Are you looking for a good read? Fiction or nonfiction, our books will tickle the imagination and tantalize the mind.
Our mission is to discover and promote new, talented authors. You'll find their finest work here.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Novel
Commercial Fiction, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Narrative Nonfiction, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, War

Shanti Arts Publishing

SHANTI ARTS PUBLISHING is devoted to producing beautiful and compelling books related to art, nature, and spirit.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Historical, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual

Summertime Publications Inc

Summertime's specialty is quality books about France (Best Paris Stories, WWII Voices, Sorbonne Confidential, and Tita, a beautiful coming of age novel set in 1950s France).

However we accept submissions in other areas,such as TEFL, sci-fi, mass market entertainment, memoir and how-to.
We are looking for literary talent and writers with something interesting to say.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Religious/Spiritual, Translation

Torrey House Press, LLC

Torrey House Press endeavors to increase awareness of and appreciation for the importance of natural landscape through the power of pen and story. We specialize in Western and environmental literature and in topical, environmental nonfiction.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir
Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Regional

University of Iowa Press

For scholars and students, we publish literary studies (including Whitman studies), poetics, food studies, fan studies, regional history and culture, the craft of writing, and theatre studies. For general readers, we publish the winners of the Iowa Short Fiction Award, the John Simmons Short Fiction Award, and the Iowa Poetry Prize, as well as titles in literary nonfiction, the natural history of the Upper Midwest, and regional archaeology, history, and culture.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Short story collections, Essay collections, Memoir
Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Regional

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