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

918studio

918studio specializes in unique chapbooks and monographs. We publish good writing that deserves to be read.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook

A Raven Above Press

Established in 2009, A Raven Above Press publishes original and unique titles with a focus on Celtic, folklore and thought-provoking art. A Raven Above Press specializes in the handmade process and limited print runs.

Poetry, Fiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Jan 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Chapbook, Short story collections

Able Muse Press

Able Muse Press publishes emerging and established poets and writers, and anthologies of poetry, fiction, and art. We also publish periodical print versions of Able Muse.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes May 1 - Jul 15
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections

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

Akashic Books

Akashic Books is a Brooklyn-based independent company dedicated to publishing urban literary fiction and political nonfiction by authors who are either ignored by the mainstream, or who have no interest in working within the ever-consolidating ranks of the major corporate publishers.

Fiction Yes Yes
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel

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

Ampersand Books

We are after writing the major publishing world would leave behind - the difficult, the strange, the unspoken. We are after beauty and grace. Our authors are young, full of spit and verve, most publishing for the first time. We have no preconceived notions of what kinds of writing we are interested in publishing; sometimes our choices surprise even ourselves. However, we are extremely disinterested in genre fiction and social issues.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Short story collections, Novel, Poetry collections

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

Anomalous Press

Anomalous has its sights set on publishing literary text, advancing audio forms and creation, and supporting all sorts of alternative realities of the near future. The online publication is available in both visual and audio forms on various platforms. In March of 2013, Anomalous launched its first round of print chapbooks. 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Chapbook

Anvil Press Publishers Inc.

Anvil Press is a Vancouver literary press founded in 1991. Now in its twenty-second year of publishing, Anvil has firmly established itself as a publisher of progressive, contemporary Canadian literature with a distinctly urban twist. An award-winning publisher of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, Anvil has become known for its quality books and unconventional literary work. National—and local—in its vision, Anvil remains committed to its East Vancouver roots, and doesn’t shy away from work from the wrong side of the tracks. [CANADIAN AUTHORS ONLY.]

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections

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

Archipelago Books, Inc.

Archipelago Books is a not-for-profit press devoted to publishing translations of classic and contemporary world literature. Focusing on authors in translation, we have brought over 28 books from over a dozen languages.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1

Arktoi Books

Arktoi Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press, specializes in publishing high quality literary work by lesbian authors. Whatever enlarges the "conversation" among all segments of the writing community is welcomed at Arktoi Books.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Nov 30
Paperback
Nature/Environmental

Arte Público Press

Arte Público Press specializes in publishing contemporary novels, short stories, poetry, and drama based on U.S. Hispanic, Cuban American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and other themes and cultural issues.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31

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

Atomic Quill Press

Atomic Quill Press is a proud participant in the vibrant cultural environment of Detroit, Michigan. We strive to produce books and publications that reflect the ethos of the city - bracingly straightforward, diverse and a bit cheeky. 

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes May 1 - Aug 1

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

Augury Books

About Us Augury Books is an independent press based in New York City. Committed to publishing innovative work from emerging and established writers, Augury Books seeks to reaffirm the diversity of the reading public. The editorial board is dedicated to fairness and quality of work.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes May 1 - Jul 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Short story collections, Essay collections, Memoir, Poetry collections

Austin Macauley

Here at Austin Macauley we have faith in all of our publications and treat each of them as a potential success. We are keen to open up the world of publishing at a time when many publishers are turning their backs on untried authors, and when the lure of self-publishing seems to provide writers with control, but at an exorbitant cost and with every chance of being lost in the crowd.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections

Autumn House Press

Autumn House is a 501c3 (nonprofit) corporation which has the mission of publishing poetry and other fine literature. 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. To these ends, the press will seek out the best possible book designers, illustrators, poets, writers, and editors.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31

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

Bank-Heavy Press

Bank-Heavy Press has one major goal: to bring great poetry and fiction and art to print while building a community of creative people of all talents, ages, forms, and backgrounds. Poetry, fiction and art shouldn’t need to conform to any one type for recognition. We tear up at the sight and sounds of fresh, raw, energy in any shape or form.

Print must not die!

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook

Bardsong Press

Publishes historical fiction and historical fantasy in novel-length books with Celtic cultural themes. Also publishes anthologies of poetry and short stories with Celtic cultural themes.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31

BatCat Press

BatCat Press publishes handbound limited editions of poetry and prose. We aim to publish books, chapbooks, and broadsides that are the perfect combination of excellent writing and interesting design. Part of our mission is to provide students a unique behind-the-scenes experience in publishing. The press is staffed and operated by students of Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School in Midland, PA.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jun 1 - Aug 31
Paperback
Hardcover
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Poetry collections
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction

Bateau Press

Bateau Press is the publisher for its annual Boom Chapbook Contest and Keel Short Short Fiction Chapbook Contest. Our chapbooks are of the highest quality, well-designed, letterpress covers, hand stitched, and detail-oriented. We look for manuscripts that are strong based solely on the work itself—no themes, games, niches, or elaborate construction structures. Just good writing. We are also an environmental conscious publisher.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Feb 15 - Dec 31
Chapbook

Bear Star Press

Founded in 1996, Bear Star is committed to publishing the best writing it can attract from the Mountain and Pacific time zones, as well as Alaska and Hawaii. The west is overflowing with first-rate writers, and we are proud to be part of the poetry renaissance occurring here now. Each year we award the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize ($1,000 and publication) to a writer from the region.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Nov 30
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Short story collections, Poetry collections

Beatdom Books

Founded in 2007, Beatdom Books is the publisher of Beatdom magazine, a literary journal that explores the Beat Generation. We publish novels inspired by the Beats, as well as non-fiction. We also publish fiction and collections of poetry, but we are looking for fewer of these.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Essay collections

Bella Books

Bella Books publishes lesbian fiction of all genres, and is known for award-winning and best-selling titles. We also publish creative non-fiction of compelling interest to lesbians. We believe our readers have high standards for exciting, fresh plots, and that they relish hours spent with engaging characters whose complexities, struggles and triumphs celebrate their hopes and dreams. 

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
LGBT

Bellevue Literary Press

Bellevue Literary Press publishes literary and authoritative fiction and nonfiction at the nexus of the arts and the sciences, with a special focus on medicine. As our authors explore cultural and historical representations of the human body, illness, and health, they address the impact of scientific and medical practice on the individual and society.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Literary Fiction

Big Lucks Books

Mark Cugini and Cassandra Gillig launched Big Lucks Books [BLB] in October 2013. BLB seeks to publish prose, poetry, and nonfiction that makes you feel excited and light-headed and terrified about the awesome potential of human possibility: the sort of books that make you feel as there’s an IV of high fructose corn syrup in your arm and it’s ruining your cardiovascular system. BLB is now. BLB is tomorrow. BLB is a pillow. BLB is a warm hug.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes
Paperback
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections

Birds of Lace

Birds of Lace is a feminist press founded & edited by Gina Abelkop. Born in 2005 and currently based in Athens, GA, Birds of Lace publishes chapbooks and books by emerging writers. We love words that, placed and spaced just so, gush right through the middle of your willing guts and spit out into the ocean, dragging you happily behind them.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Paperback
Chapbook, Novella
Cross-genre, Feminist

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

Black Hill Press

Black Hill Press is a publishing collective of a growing family of writers and artists dedicated to the novella—a distinctive literary form that offers the focus of a short story and the scope of a novel. We believe a great story is never defined by its length. Our independent press produces uniquely curated collections of Contemporary American Novellas. Books are available in both print and digital formats, online and in your local bookstore, library, and more. We aim to find new talent through traditional submissions and our Summer Writing Project in conjunction with JukePop Serials.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Novella

Black Lawrence Press

Black Lawrence Press seeks to publish intriguing books of literature: novels, short story collections, poetry, and translations (from the German and French). General submissions are open year-round. We also offer several contests per year.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31

BLACK SCAT BOOKS

We are a small, independent, not-for-profit press dedicated to publishing sublime art & literature, i.e., eccentric art & obscure texts, absurdist fiction, experimental visions, and works in translation. Our innovative Absurdist Texts & Documents series features works designed to disrupt, disorient, and smash boundaries—academic, cultural, literary, and philosophical.

Fiction Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Novel
Erotica, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Translation

Black Sparrow Books/David R. Godine

"Books that matter for people who care." Here, for newcomers and long-term admirers alike, are the real goods, a flashing heaven of good books. Welcome to the Great Outside.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31

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

BOA Editions, Ltd.

BOA Editions publishes four series of books. The American Poets Continuum Series is for previously published poets. The Lannan Translation Series publishes volumes from poets around the world. The New Poets of America series publishes first time poets, who are also the winners of the annual Poulin Poetry Prize. The American Reader Series is BOA's newest series. Our strongest interest is in short story collections, but through this series we have also published memoirs and other prose about poetry.

Poetry, Fiction
No Yes Jul 1 - Jul 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Short story collections
Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry

Bona Fide Books

Bona Fide Books is an independent press in California’s Sierra Nevada. Our mission is to publish and support new voices, to help writers find their readers, and to help build community through storytelling.

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

Bottle of Smoke Press

We publish works by new poets as well as by well-established poets. Our only requirement is that the work be interesting. We are proud to have worked with some of the giants in the small press scene and to have also published many new writers and artists whose work is no less incredible. 

Poetry, Fiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Novel, Poetry collections
Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry

Bottom Dog Press/ Bird Dog Publishing

We are a literary small press and have 5 series at Bottom Dog Press: Midwest, Working Lives, Harmony, Memoirs, and Appalachian Writing. We've also done some America Zen books. Query online with a concise message describing your book and its possible audience and sales potential. Be practical. Bird Dog Publishing is done publish on demand for select poetry.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Short story collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
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

Breakaway Books

We publish literary sports books--fiction, poetry, and nonfiction on the athletic experience, from the athlete's perspective, for athletes. We have a growing sideline in boatbuilding books/books about boating--small boats, canoes, sailboats, for those who love "messing about in boats."

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1

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

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

Caketrain

Caketrain is a literary journal and press based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our interest is in bringing readers the very best in contemporary creative writing. Please visit our website to learn more.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes May 1 - Oct 1
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Poetry collections

Calypso Editions

Calypso Editions is an artist-run, cooperative press dedicated to publishing quality literary books of poetry and fiction with a global perspective. We believe that literature is essential to building an international community of readers and writers, and that books can serve as a physical artifact of beauty and wonder in a world of digital saturation. 

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections

CALYX Books

CALYX Books publishes fine art & literature by women. Currently we are backlogged with manuscripts and are not open to new unsolicited book manuscripts until further notice.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Jan 1

Carolina Wren Press

Our mission has always been to publish underrepresented writers: women, people of color, people with disabilities, as well as experimental writers. We like work that challenges stereotypes and is innovative but still well-crafted.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Sep 1 - May 31

Cervena Barva Press

Cervena Barva Press was founded in April of 2005. The press solicits poetry, fiction, and plays from various writers around the world, and holds open contests regularly for its chapbooks, postcards, broadsides and full-length books. We publish writers who have a strong voice and who take risks with language.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes No Jan 2 - Feb 10
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Translation

Cherry Castle Publishing

Cherry Castle Publishing is one of America's newest and most energetic publishers of great literature—a press where words grow mighty trees. It is a press that honours the vibrant multicultural voice of American literature, one book at a time.
Our fundamental commitment is to practice literary equality and to embrace work that is informed by the social, political and cultural vigor of our times.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jul 1 - Sep 30
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections

Chicago Center for Literature and Photography

CCLaP currently accepts full-length commercial novels or works of creative nonfiction, 60,000 to 120,000 words; novella-sized manuscripts of the same type, 20,000 to 40,000 words; and individual stories and essays for our monthly magazine, ideally 5,000 to 10,000 words. Books are released electronically (PDF, EPUB, Kindle), as a trade paperback, and novels in a special handmade hardback edition. Authors receive 50 percent of all profits to make up for a lack of advance payments.

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

Chicory Blue Press, Inc.

Chicory Blue Press is a small, feminist, literary press, now focusing on the strong voices of women over seventy. Founded in 1987, Chicory Blue Press has published twelve trade paperbacks and eleven chapbooks. 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Poetry collections

ChiZine Publications

ChiZine Publications (CZP) is an independent publisher of weird, surreal, subtle, and disturbing dark literary fiction hand-picked by Brett Alexander Savory and Sandra Kasturi, Bram Stoker Award-winning editors of ChiZine: Treatments of Light and Shade in Words.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1

Civil Coping Mechanisms

Civil Coping Mechanisms (CCM) is a DIY kind of press. We take the same level of angst as our brethren in shunning those that would be in the immediate position of neglecting our efforts as artisans. Why not do it our way? We want literary objects infused with otherness: So new, so different, that they renovate our notion of what literature can be.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry

Coffee House Press

We fulfill our mission by publishing books that advance the craft of writing; books that present the dreams and ambitions of peoples who have been under-represented in published literature; books that help establish a new common ground for all Americans.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Mar 1 - Mar 30
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Translation

Colonus Publishing, Inc.

Colonus Publishing Inc. is a literary small press in Spokane, Washington. We publish creative nonfiction, poetry, and literary fiction regardless of genre.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Novella
Literary Fiction

Concepción Books

We are an imprint of Curbside Splendor, dedicated to publishing elegant, romantic poetry and prose in Spanish and English. Besides books, we will publish pieces of short prose and poetry in both English and Spanish along with photography a few times throughout the month at our blog.

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

Counterpath Press

Counterpath Press is an independent, nonprofit, literary publisher that supports communities of readers and artists who are interested in linguistic and visual interventions in contemporary global culture.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31

Crisis Chronicles Press

We're flexible and have broad taste. Though most of our books in print are poetry chapbooks, we remain open to publishing anything the editor loves. We're in a phase now where we're partial to manuscripts of fewer than 20 pages each.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Experimental, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry

Dalkey Archive Press

Dalkey Archive Press is a nonprofit organization whose mission is the preservation of literary works of art through publication. We primarily publish literary fiction, rarely poetry or non-fiction, and place a heavy emphasis upon fiction that belongs to the experimental tradition of Sterne, Joyce, Rabelais, Flann O’Brien, Beckett, Gertrude Stein, and Djuna Barnes.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Experimental, Literary Fiction

Deerbrook Editions

Deerbrook Editions strives to advocate for authors and artists by publishing their work in well designed trade books and promoting it through marketing and publicity. We also aim to connect authors with a wider audience through readings, workshops, and publications, and demonstrate the power of literature while encouraging reading and thereby advancing literacy. See our Website for more information.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Short story collections, Poetry collections
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Del Sol Press

Del Sol Press seeks to publish exceptional work by both new and recognized writers, as well as republish literary works that we consider extremely significant and that have gone out of print. Our approach is eclectic, but our emphasis is on original, unique, and accessible work WITH AN EDGE.
Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31

Diversion Press, Inc.

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 No 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

Drinian Press

Drinian Press is a small literary publishing house which supports emerging authors of quality fiction and creative nonfiction. We also place an emphasis on cooperation with other small presses and artists in north central Ohio to promote literary arts.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback

Dzanc Books

Dzanc Books was created in 2006 to advance great writing and champion those writers who don't fit neatly into the marketing niches of for-profit presses and to advance literary readership and advocacy across the country.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1
Literary Fiction

Editorial Trance

Editorial Trance is the creation of Marlena Fitzpatrick and Charlie Vázquez. Founded in 2013, we are a digital publishing platform that seeks to broaden the literary margins of the Latino experience in both English and Spanish. We will be publishing compelling e-books for bicultural/bilingual readers and seek to unveil works that break new ground in the literary fiction, plays, erotica, poetry and memoir genres.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Erotica, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT

Eggplant Literary Productions

Eggplant Literary Productions is a small electronic press, specializing in speculative fiction. We love fantasy, science fiction and horror in all its myriad flavors. Our foremost goal is to publish entertaining and thought provoking stories in electronic format. We believe that e-zines and e-books are the perfect vehicles to publish uniquely formatted stories that aren't possible in print. We are dedicated to publishing attractive and affordable e-books. We put an emphasis on readability and accessibility, accomplished by creating standout covers, clean text and eschewing DRM.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-book
Novella, Novel

EgretBooks.com

EgretBooks.com is a small independent publishing company dedicated to publishing and promoting quality books from independent authors. Our primary interest is backlist books that have a potential market as eBooks. We publish and promote eBooks through the KDP Select program, but we also publish paperbacks. 

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

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

ELJ Publications

We believe in collaboration between writer and editor, person and person. We believe in words, what they have to say to the reader, to the world. We believe in transparency and accessibility. We aim to be a press for every writer. We want to consider and publish anything a writer can dream and write, we want to read and have a chance to publish.

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

Ellechor Publishing House, LLC

Ellechor Publishing House is producer of both Christian fiction and non-fiction literature. We provide our readers with top quality publications by focusing not only on the product, but on the providers as well. Beyond just book publishing, we ensure that our writers have the support they need to develop, so they can provide quality manuscritps. We accomplish this via many unique and effective programs, as well as creative publishing options and extensive distribution.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Novella, Short story collections

Emergency Press

Emergency Press is run by The Emergency Collective. We don't see significant distinctions between high art and journalism, accessibility and sophistication, physical and metaphysical, or form and content.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31

Etchings Press

Etchings Press is UIndy's teaching press and publishing laboratory. Our students engage with writers from across the country to develop knowledge in editing and publishing.

For the Whirling Prize each fall, writers submit recently published books in a specified genre and UIndy students choose a winner. The winner receives a cash prize and is invited to read on campus for the Kellogg Writers Series.

In the Chapbook Contest in the spring, students read and judge submissions and then edit and publish the winning chapbook. Winners receive an honorarium and copies of the published chapbook.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Dec 1 - Feb 10
Paperback
Chapbook

Etruscan Press

Etruscan Press is a nonprofit cooperative of poets and writers working to produce and promote books that nurture the dialogue among genres, achieve a distinctive voice, and reshape the literary and cultural histories of which we are a part.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31

Evening Street Press

Evening Street Press is centered on Elizabeth Cady Stanton's Seneca Falls, 1848 revision of the Declaration of Independence: "that all men -- and women -- are created equal," with equal rights to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." It focuses on the realities of experience, personal and historical, from the most gritty to the most dreamlike, including awareness of the possibilities of this new culture.
We publish perfect bound chapbooks, full-length poetry books, short novels, and the twice yearly literary journal Evening Street Review. See guidelines at eveningstreetpress.com.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Political, Prose Poetry

Exterminating Angel Press

Exterminating Angel Press is a publishing project that brings together books of diverse subject matter joined by a unity of theme, intention, layout, and design. It is neither a commercial nor an academic project, though it has elements of both. As a whole, it is meant to be both a useful and a transformative work of art, contributed to by minds concerned with diverse disciplines, yet sharing a common vision and philosophy. We're interested in books that understand how/why story shapes culture, and how it can change culture.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Cross-genre

FC2

A small, independent, not-for-profit press, FC2's mission is to publish books of high quality and exceptional ambition whose style, subject matter, or form push the limits of American publishing and reshape our literary culture.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31

featherproof books

featherproof books is an indie publisher based in Chicago, dedicated to the small-press ideals of finding fresh, idiosyncratic voices. We publish perfect-bound, full-length works of fiction and downloadable mini-books. Our downloadable mini-books are an invitation to all ten fingers to take part in the book-making process. Same with Storigami. No matter the medium, we see our authors as creative partners involved in every step of publication. We make our own fun.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Short story collections, Novel

Fence Books

Fence has a mission to redefine the terms of accessibility by publishing challenging writing distinguished by idiosyncrasy and intelligence rather than by allegiance with camps, schools, or cliques. It is also Fence‘s mission to encourage writing that might otherwise have difficulty being recognized because it doesn’t answer to either the mainstream or to recognizable modes of experimentation. 

Poetry, Fiction
No Yes Jul 1 - Jul 31
Paperback

Fiddleblack

We review and edit fiction and narrative nonfiction, and the work we publish is almost exclusively available directly through our website, thus rendering us a distributor and marketer as well. Further, Fiddleblack is a participant in whatever collective effort modern literary culture has in encouraging and developing independent literature and its philosophical inquiries into self and place.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections
Experimental, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry

Folded Word

Folded Word is an independent literary press specializing in collected short works and regional voices. We love manuscripts of place; we love manuscripts of time; we love voices that take a chance. Please be aware that we are a micro-press, which means we take great care in the production of a very limited list of print (chap)books each year. It also means our authors must take an active role in promoting their titles. Authors need not be US residents. We distribute globally.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Poetry collections
Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional

Forest Avenue Press

Forest Avenue Press, recipient of a 2014 Oregon Literary Fellowship, publishes quiet books for a noisy world. Our titles have appeared on best-of-the-year and bestseller lists at Powell's, have been reviewed extensively, and have been blurbed by authors such as Ron Carlson, Hannah Tinti, Brian Doyle, Tom Spanbauer, Rachael Herron, Robin Cody, and Karen Karbo. Right now we're open only to Oregon writers, due to our desire to contribute to the regional literary culture and to support local indie bookstores.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Jul 1
Paperback
Short story collections, Novel
Literary Fiction

Found Press Media

Found Press is a digital short-story publisher. Our titles are available for purchase through Kobo, Kindle, and our website. Every three months we release a handful of stories in Found Press Quarterly. Unlike traditional short-writing collections, FPQ features pieces that are produced, promoted, and—most notably—sold as stand-alone works. We strongly feel that short-story writers deserve as much recognition as authors of full-length books, and our unique publishing model gives us the freedom to help our authors reach as broad an audience as possible.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-book
Short story collections

Four Way Books

Four Way Books is dedicated to producing and promoting excellent literary publications and to creating opportunities for writers of merit. We seek to please and expand poetry’s audience and to nurture the gifts of adult writers, spanning a wide range of geographic, cultural, and economic backgrounds. 

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jun 1 - Jun 30
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Future Tense Books

We publish unusual fiction or memoir. No more poetry or genre fiction.
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31

FutureCycle Press

We publish books and chapbooks of poetry and flash fiction, plus thematic anthologies in our series, Good Works Project (whose revenues go to a worthy charity). We consider unsolicited submissions year round. We offer an annual cash award (amount varies) for the best collection published during the year (outside judge). For submissions, do not query first; send entire collection electronically via our online submission system.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Short story collections, Poetry collections
Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry

Gaspereau Press Ltd.

See website.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31

George Braziller, Inc.

Founded in 1955, George Braziller, Inc. is a small, independent publishing house based in New York City. We pride ourselves on consistently publishing books of exceptional content and quality, as well as consistently discovering new writers and exploring new areas in the world of art. The diversity of our list, which embraces fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, architecture, and design, continues to be an important aspect of our publishing program.

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, Experimental, Translation

Gertrude Press

Gertrude Press is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization showcasing and developing the creative talents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer-identified, and allied individuals. 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook
Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, LGBT

Gival Press

We publish quality works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have a message, be it philosophical or social by authors from many walks of life. Many of our books promote thinking and understanding across cultures. We publish in English, French, and Spanish.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes May 15 - Aug 15
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections

Gold Line Press

Gold Line Press aims to promote the work of emerging poets and fiction writers, as well as to promote / elevate the chapbook form. The Gold Line Press editorial board does not adhere to any specific aesthetic approach. Overall,our goal is to showcase exceptional emerging writers and reward them not only with publication, but also with broad distribution of their work to reviewers and bloggers.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jul 15 - Aug 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Poetry collections

Gold Wake Press

Trade paperbacks.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback

Graywolf Press

Graywolf Press is a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of contemporary American and international literature. We champion outstanding writers at all stages of their careers to ensure that diverse voices can be heard in a crowded marketplace.

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

Green Writers Press

We are focused on environmental writing with an activist bent.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 31
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Nature/Environmental

Greenleaf Book Group

Our publishing model was designed to support the independent author and to make it possible for writers to retain the rights to their work and still compete with the major publishing houses. We also distribute select titles from small and independent publishers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
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