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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

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

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

Aquarius Press

Aquarius Press aims to develop, publish and promote talented writers typically underrepresented in the literary marketplace.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Apr 1 - Sep 1
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, 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
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

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

Bitingduck Press

Established in 2012, we are an indie press with the goal of providing high-quality, low-cost, highly accessible electronic and print books for anyone interested in science, mathematics, and the lives of scientists. We are currently focusing on science fiction and "science in fiction," but will eventually bring you a wide range of quality non-fiction and textbooks.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Short story collections, Novel
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Healing/Health, Historical, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction

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

Boxfire Press

We're an indie scifi and fantasy publisher in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to find the best new and emerging genre writers and help bring their stories to life. We also publish creative nonfiction.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Serialized Fiction

Brooklyn Arts Press

Brooklyn Arts Press (BAP) is a literary press devoted to publishing chapbooks and full-length collections of poetry, novels, lyrical short fiction, and art monographs by emerging artists. We believe we serve our community best by publishing great works of varying aesthetics side by side, subverting the notion that writers & artists exist in vacuums, apart from the culture in which they reside and outside the realm & understanding of other camps & aesthetics.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jun 1 - Jul 2
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Poetry collections
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry, Translation, War

Buddhapuss Ink LLC

A small, but solid house known for great fiction and nonfiction books written for readers with brains by authors who have more than just one book in them.

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

C&R Press

C&R Press began in 2006 as a literary press committed to publishing books from new and emerging poets whose work might otherwise be ignored by commercial publishers. We were interested in supporting authors whose thoughtful and imaginative contribution to contemporary literature deserved recognition and support. We've since expanded our catalog to include exciting new fiction and nonfiction, too.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry

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

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

Harken Media

Harken Media enables voices of new artists with unique perspectives on compelling themes. We bring art to the world in digital, print, audio, and multimedia.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Novella, Novel
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary 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

Lanternfish Press

Lanternfish Press is currently accepting book-length fiction and nonfiction submissions. We like original writing that balances vintage and contemporary, nerdy and fun, literary and genre, or academic and general-interest elements. We love works that challenge genre boundaries! We're especially interested in literary/experimental fiction, sci-fi and mystery novels, steampunk, politics, and philosophy.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Translation

Little Red Tree Publishing

Our goal is to publish books that are accessible to everyone, combining our desire to educate and our love of quality books with an interest in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, music, art, design, history and photography. We are enthused about our books, as we hope others would be, to read them and own them as lovely books.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Short story collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry

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 (May), 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, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation

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

Pink Fish Press

  • We recognize that all writers are artists.
  • We believe there are multitudes of talented voices unheard by the
    big publishing industry as independent writers struggle against an ocean
    of outdated practices.
    We strive to shatter the stigma of "poor quality work" attached to independent authors.
    We work to bring undiscovered and gifted writers to the forefront of popular culture.
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, Experimental, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual

Poet's Haven, The

The Poet's Haven is a place for artists across a wide and diverse spectrum to feel safe seeing their work published. We are open to unsolicited submissions from both experienced, published creators and talents new to submitting work for publication. We publish online galleries, chapbooks, anthologies, and audio podcasts.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry, War

Split Lip Press

For some reason, writers sit on manuscripts for up to a decade while paying up to thousands in reading and contest fees, hoping for a major book deal. Why hold onto a manuscript for that long and pay that much when you can partner with a determined and passionate small press like Split Lip? If you're a writer who is active in the lit scene, who writes poetry or fiction with grit and torque, try us. If you're only looking to add another line to your CV, we're not for you. We are punk rock publishing. Visit our website for the full skinny.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Poetry collections
Commercial Fiction, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction

Split Lip Press

Split Lip Press is punk rock publishing. If you want to know what we're all about in detail, please visit our website.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Poetry collections
Commercial Fiction, Humor, Pop Culture

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

The Zharmae Publishing Press

TZPP publishes science fiction, fantasy, young adult and exceptional children's science fiction & fantasy, horror, mystery, action & adventure, thriller/suspense, historical fiction, romance, erotica, memoirs, and journalistic non-fiction.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Novel, Memoir
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Erotica, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Serialized Fiction, War

Three Rooms Press

Since 1993, Three Rooms Press has been a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge, real-life poetry, fiction, drama and art. Inspired by Dada predecessor Arthur Cravan, TRP publishes and promotes work that inspires in unique, thrilling, fearless and intimate style. In addition, TRP produces and promotes a variety of events; since 1992 it has staged major cultural events in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London and more, including poetry readings, plays, writing workshops, seminars, musical events and one-of-a-kind madcap concoctions.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Pop Culture, Translation

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