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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.

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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 No
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Translation

Agate Publishing

Under our Bolden imprint, we publish fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs by African-American authors. Under our Midway imprint, we publish nonfiction with a Midwest focus. Under our B2 imprint, we publish business-related titles.

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

Allium Press of Chicago

Fiction with a Chicago connection

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

Alternative Book Press

Alternative Book Press is a new publishing company established in October 2012 by Columbia University and Cornell University graduates with the following aim in view: To identify and publish genuine, pathbreaking works reflecting alternative viewpoints far away from the huge volumes of matter in publishing today. Works that stand out. Works that are not written primarily from the point of view of sales, but rather works that will be seen 50 or 100 years from now as of lasting import.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War

Amphorae Publishing Group

Amphorae Publishing Group is Passionate, Progressive, Inclusive, Collaborative, Empowering, Experimental. Based in St. Louis but reaching across the country–and hopefully soon around the world.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Novel, Memoir
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Regional, Serialized Fiction, War

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
E-book
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

Anchor & Plume Press

We would like to see work that is a celebration of language and place, work that is smart & thoughtful, work that explores the intersection of the personal & the geographic. We welcome your mighty yawps, your whisperings, your exquisite imaginings. We want to explore your landscapes, your universal yet distinct themes and characters in work that brings something of that place and what it means to be human to the surface.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jun 1 - Jul 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry

Another New Calligraphy

Another New Calligraphy publishes limited-edition books and CDs. Our products are finely-crafted by writers and musicians, and then lovingly designed and handmade by us in our Chicago home.

Our aim is to work with our collaborators in establishing and maintaining a singular visual and tactile presence in our increasingly virtual world.

Another New Calligraphy seeks work that successfully balances originality and sincerity. We love music and writing that simply exists within its own space, rather than making concessions to genre or attempts at mass accessibility.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Prose Poetry

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

Ashland Creek Press

Ashland Creek Press is a small, independent publisher of books with a world view. Our mission is to publish a range of books that foster an appreciation for worlds outside our own, for nature and the animal kingdom, and for the ways in which we all connect.

We also award an annual prize for environmental literature, The Siskiyou Prize (www.siskiyouprize.com).

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Novel, Memoir
Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental

Atelier26 Books

Atelier26 is an independent press in Portland, Oregon, specializing in contemporary literature in elegantly designed trade editions. We are the publisher, most recently, of the debut short story collection PEOPLE LIKE YOU by Margaret Malone, a finalist for the 2016 PEN/Hemingway Award and the 2015 Balcones Fiction Prize, and named a best book of the year by The Oregonian, The Portland Mercury, Powell's Books, and The Quivering Pen.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Novella, Short story collections, Novel
Literary Fiction

Atticus Books

Atticus Books is a genre-busting literary press based in the New York City metropolitan area. Our purpose on earth is to help lead independent publishing into a new era of book and content creation. Our work is inspired by the tradition of offbeat literary dynamos such as New Directions, Grove, and Black Sparrow Press.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jun 1 - Sep 1
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction

Autumn House Press

Autumn House is a 501c3 (nonprofit) corporation which has the mission of publishing poetry and other fine literature. We are committed not just to publishing the prominent writers of our age, but also to publishing first books and lesser-known authors who will become the important poets of their generation. In the belief that a book is not only a readable text but also an object of art, the press is dedicated to producing beautifully designed, well-manufactured books on acid-free paper, as well as electronic texts of comparable quality.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jul 1 - Jun 30
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry

Avignon Press

At Avignon Press we value exceptional literature. We are a small press, we are authors ourselves, and we have two main goals: first we want to maintain the high literary quality of our publications and second we want to make the publication process author-friendly. Avignon Press does not accept unsolicited submissions

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Poetry collections
Literary Fiction

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 May 15 - Dec 30
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Novel
Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Translation
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