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918studio

918studio specializes in unique prose & poetry chapbooks. We publish good writing that deserves to be read.

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

A Midsummer Night's Press

Independent poetry press publishing primarily under the imprints Body Language (LGBT and sexuality) and Fabula Rasa (myth and fairy tale). We also co-publish the Sapphic Classics series with Sinister Wisdom Magazine. We began a new series in 2014, Periscope, focusing on poetry in translation by women.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Feminist, LGBT, Translation

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

Adastra Press

Begun in 1979 by poet, teacher, and printer Gary Metras to print and publish short collections of quality contemporary poetry using the methods and equipment of the antique book arts, letterpress printing and hand-sewn bindings. The operation survives on a desired small scale without grants through the hard work of the publisher, the poets selected for publication, and the readers  and buyers of  the  books:  may we  each and all survive in poetry.

Poetry No Yes Feb 1 - Feb 28
Paperback
Chapbook

Ahsahta Press

Ahsahta Press champions and promotes surprising, relevant, and accessible experimental poetry that more commercially minded small presses avoid; in making it widely available, we aim to increase its readership.

Poetry Yes Yes May 1 - May 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Experimental, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry

Aldrich Press

Aldrich Press is an imprint of Kelsay Books publishing company. We accept manuscripts year round, with the aim to showcase the literary work of accomplished poets. Response time is one week. We pay 12% royalties.

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

Allbook Books

Allbook Books was started in 2002 for the publishing of poetry and other writings that encourage one-world consciousness and respect for various cultures, lifestyles, spiritual traditions, harmony with Mother Earth...

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Essay collections, Memoir, 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
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

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. It is now an imprint of Drunken Boat.

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

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

Aquarius Press

Aquarius Press aims to develop, publish and promote talented writers typically underrepresented in the literary marketplace. Our Willow Books division specializes in the works of writers of color.

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

Argos Books

Argos Books is an independent literary press. Our aim is to support poetry, hybrid genres, translation, and collaboration, with a special interest in work that crosses cultural and national borders. While publishing innovative work is our primary focus, we are also invested in facilitating critical dialogues among communities, genders, and languages.

Poetry Yes Yes
Paperback
Chapbook
Translation

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

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

Awst Press

We publish impressive work from diverse voices. We depend on established writers to curate chapbook series mixing up the authors within their series based on gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, genre, etc. We may publish additional work such as via an essay series online. Book projects are published when they can be adequately supported and fit with the aesthetics and quality of the press. Authors who have been published previously by us are preferred, but other authors may be solicited for manuscripts as well.

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

Backbone Press

Our goal is to publish and support writers of color.

Poetry Yes Yes Feb 1 - Apr 30
Paperback
Chapbook

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

BatCat Press

BatCat Press publishes limited handbound editions of awesome 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

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

Bedazzled Ink Publishing

Our fiction must have a female protagonist. The writing must be engaging with a unique approach to storytelling and a distinctive authorial voice and style. We want works that explore realistic yet fascinating women tackling universal themes and subjects on a human level or taking an amusing stroll through our crazy world. Our nonfiction interests include feminism, history, nature, environment, social issues, biographies, autobiography, memoir, archaeology, anthropology, multicultural, spiritual, literary criticism, and women’s and gender studies. All from a female perspective.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental

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 Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections

Black Cat Moon Press, LLC

Black Cat Moon Press is a small and selective publishing house that strives to print quality poetry books.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Jan 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Poetry collections

Black Lawrence Press

Black Lawrence Press seeks to publish intriguing books of literature: novels, short story collections, poetry, and translations (from the German). We hold open reading periods during the months of June and November. We also hold several contests each year.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation

Blue Light Press

We publish poetry that is imagistic, inventive, emotionally honest, and pushes the language to a deeper level of insight. We are all poets, and our books are artistically designed. As a cooperative press, we rely on the poets we publish to actively promote their books, send out review copies, and set up readings at bookstores, universities, and reading series.

Poetry No Yes Sep 1 - Jun 30
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Flash Fiction

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

Bright Hill Press

We seek out the work of contemporary poets for publication. We do not consider student work or work by unpublished poets.

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

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 - Jun 30
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 creative nonfiction and reportage/journalism, too.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 31 - Apr 30
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Healing/Health, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, War

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

Codhill Press

various foci

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Chapbook, Short story collections, Novel, Poetry collections

Cold Hub Press

A small press based in New Zealand. Along with work by New Zealand poets, Cold Hub Press publishes contemporary international poetry, including bi-lingual editions with translations by distinguished translators.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Prose Poetry, Translation

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

Concrete Wolf

Concrete Wolf has been publishing chapbooks since 2001. We have no preference as to formal or free verse. We probably slightly favor lyric and narrative poetry to language and concrete, but excellent examples of any style get our attention.

Poetry Yes Yes Sep 1 - Nov 30
Paperback
Chapbook

Convulsive Editions

Convulsive Editions is a micro-press that publishes affordable, well-designed chapbooks, broadsides, french folds, and other printed matter featuring lyrical writing that quakes and rattles. We take our name from André Breton who suggests the idea of "convulsive beauty" in Nadja: “It consists of jolts and shocks, many of which do not have much importance, but which we know are destined to produce one Shock, which does.” We are especially interested in promoting the work of early career poets. 

Poetry No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook

Cooper Dillon Books

Cooper Dillon is a small poetry press committed to upholding the virtues of Poetry as a high art and expression of truth, beauty, and sincerity: the values that make poems timeless. We are dedicated to honesty, self-sufficiency (we don't take grants, government funding, endowments, donations or money from our authors), community building and evolution of the art form.

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

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, Novella, Short story collections, Memoir, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Experimental, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry

Damaged Goods Press

Damaged Goods Press publishes only queer & trans identified writers. Poetry & flash fiction collections should be 20-40 pages. We publish open ended runs.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry

Earl of Plaid

We want to be completely immersed in your world. We appreciate a story or poem with strong imagery, and deep complex characters.

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

Educe Press

Publishing book-length literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Looking for the unique combination of literary language and genre movements

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Poetry collections
Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry

EgretBooks.com

EgretBooks.com is a small independent publisher that underwrites publication of work by well-known writers as well as indie authors. Quality is our only criterion. 

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

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 Feb 1 - Apr 1
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections

Encircle Publications

Encircle Publications is home to the esteemed New England poetry journal, the Aurorean, and its alter-ego poetry broadsheet the Unrorean. Since 2011, Encircle Publications has offered its annual Chapbook Contest and publishes high quality print chapbooks.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Poetry collections

Etched Press

Etched Press is a micro press based out of San Diego, CA. Our aim is to publish writing that is digested and enjoyed. We actively seek chapbook-length collections of poetry that have a degree of liminality.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Flash Fiction, Formal, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry

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

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

Finishing Line Press

Finishing Line Press is an award-winning small press publisher based in Georgetown, Kentucky, USA. FLP IS A PROUD MEMBER OF APSS/SPAN, and IBPA

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Nov 1 - Nov 30
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections

Flutter Press

Flutter Press prefers free verse poems with themes that revolve around life, love, relationships, dreams, observations, experiences, and anything in-between the cracks.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Prose Poetry

Folded Word

Folded Word is a literary press that explores the world one voice at a time. As a micro-press, Folded Word takes great care in the production of a very limited list of print (chap)books each year. Its authors must take an active role in promoting their titles. Authors need not be US residents; distribution is global.

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

FootHills Publishing

Poetry Yes No
Paperback
Chapbook, Poetry collections

Furniture Press Books

Furniture Press is a publisher of strangely poetical texts and ephemera, all which play at (but are not limited to) intertextuality and appropriation. Some want to call it poetry, but poetry can express many differing, sometimes conflicting and contradictory concepts. This is what we thrive on: the ambiguation of art and its likenesses. Our poetics follows this process closely, and we look for similar aesthetics in the writers we choose to publish and promote.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Audio
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Experimental, Prose Poetry, Translation

FutureCycle Press

We strive to preserve for posterity poetry from imaginative, highly skilled contemporary poets, whether well-known or emerging. We abhor the myopic, self-absorbed, and sloppy, but otherwise we are eclectic in our tastes. We award the FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize and honorarium for the best full-length book the press publishes each year. Our Selected Poems series resurrects out-of-print work by accomplished poets. The Good Works projects, including Kentucky Review, benefit charity; these projects afford poets a place to submit individual works without fee.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Poetry collections

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

Ghostbird Press

Ghostbird Press exists to bring literature and visual art together through chapbooks.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Translation, War

Glass Lyre Press

Glass Lyre Press invites high quality manuscripts that reflect mature and seasoned writing with masterful imagery, lyricism, and emotional resonance. We are attracted to eloquent and clever writing which also fires the imagination, and most importantly, the rare talent for shining a light on the human condition. Because we believe this kind of work is deserving of recognition, we award two prizes annually to the manuscripts which come closest to this vision.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Mar 1
Paperback
Chapbook, Short story collections, 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

Green Writers Press

It is our mission, at Green Writers Press, to spread a message of environmental activism through the words and images we publish. We also publish books that segue with our mission that include other subjects that speak to quality of life and the beauty of nature.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Nature/Environmental

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
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Poetry collections
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Feminist, Historical, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry

Headmistress Press

Founded in 2013, Headmistress Press is an independent publisher of books of poetry by lesbians. As a small press, HP is dedicated to honoring lesbian existence, discovering a range of lesbian voices, and promoting lesbian representation in the arts.

Poetry Yes Yes
Paperback
Chapbook, Poetry collections

Hexagon Press

“The Library is a sphere whose exact center is any hexagon and whose circumference is unattainable,” states Jorge Luis Borges in his tale of sacred geometry and information science, The Library of Babel. It may be said that we take as our starting point this exact center, focusing arbitrarily yet intently on any hexagon which presents itself to our mundane perceptions, and expanding upon the disorientation extracted therefrom until nothing is left of language but its abstract scaffolding...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Experimental, Political, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual

Hiraeth Press

Hiraeth Press has been publishing since 2006 with a focus on environmental literature.We primarily publish nonfiction books exploring themes of conservation, rewilding, place-based narratives, natural history, and contemplative ecology. We accept submissions that range from meditations on nature to well-researched yet accessible nonfiction titles. Broadly, we are interested in books that bring together science and poetry, bridging the gap between knowing the earth and knowing the self.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Chapbook, Short story collections, Essay collections, Poetry collections
Nature/Environmental

hit & run press

Since 1974, hit & run press has been publishing small editions of poetry books and broadsides. The publisher selects poems he believes are worthy of publication, often with the input of local San Francisco Bay Area poets. In 2014, hit & run press launched a broadside contest in honor of William Dickey, who taught at San Francisco State University. An outside judge selects the contest winner. Judges: 2014-Tony Hoagland;2015-Forrest Gander; 2016-Mary Ruefle.

Poetry No No Sep 15 - Nov 15
Paperback
Hardcover
Chapbook, Poetry collections

Homebound Publications

At Homebound Publications, we publish books written by independent voices for independent minds. Our titles focus on a return to simplicity and balance, connection to the earth and each other, and the search for meaning and authenticity. As an independent publisher we strive to ensure, “That the mainstream is not the only stream.”

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

ILOANBooks

ILOANBooks is a publishing collective
specializing in low circulation prose poetry, often with illustrations or photography. We take pride in publishing brilliant, and perhaps unmarketable, literature. We also publish electronically, posting poetry and stories that we are not prepared to print.

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

Imaginary Friend Press

To recognize that readers/lovers of poetry are the "imaginary friends" of poets, and to continue the dialogue between poets and readers by publishing affordable poetry collections. • To promote the well-crafted, socially relevant poetry of poets from a diverse array of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, who are working class and/or outside of academia, GLBTQ, feminist, politically and socially engaged, of non-mainstream organized religions, experimental, etc. and legitimize their art. • IFP wishes to foster a literary community which is less hierarchical and more interactive.

Poetry Yes Yes Aug 1 - Aug 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Poetry collections

Inlandia Institute

The Inlandia Institute is a regionally-focused literary nonprofit and publishing house. We are primarily interested in works written by authors who have a tie to the Inland Southern California region, also known as the Inland Empire. However, we also offer an annual poetry book competition, The Hillary Gravendyk Prize, that is open to all poets regardless of where they reside in the U.S. Outside of this contest, we read only work by authors with direct ties to the region. We are interested in all genres.

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

Jacar Press

Jacar Press is a Community Active press publishing fine poetry from Pulitzer Prize winners to poets not yet known.   Part of the proceeds from all our publications will go to support community needs through workshops and donations.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Formal, Humor, Love, Nature/Environmental, Political, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Translation, War

Keyhole Press

Currently we only publish books by a small roster of authors who are interested in releasing multiple books with us, rather than publishing anywhere and everywhere, as quickly as possible. We are only interested in submissions from authors that want to stay with us for multiple books.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections
Experimental, Flash Fiction, Formal, Humor, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction

Kool Kids Press

Kool Kids Press is an urban based independent publisher looking to capture the heart beat of the city. We want to publish something real. Something we can shine on the world like a street lamp. We are interested in short fiction like novellas, and collections of short stories. We are also interested in poetry collections and chapbooks that capture the essence of an urban environment.

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

Kore Press

Founded in 1993, Kore Press publishes works of literary and artistic value by women, including those traditionally underrepresented in the cultural mainstream; promotes those voices; and educates young people about publishing and literary activism.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Novel, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Feminist, Literary Fiction

Lilly Press

Lilly Press publishes fiction/poetry chapbooks/anthologies/journals. Seeking imaginative work that lasts in your memory long after the reading. Accept artwork and photography submissions for Journal.

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

Liquid Light Press

Our mission is to promote the artistic sharing of the human journey to consciousness and inner experiences difficult to express in linear vocabulary. We publish poetry that landmarks spiritual evolution, is attentive to the moment and reminds us of everyday miracles.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook

Literary House Press @ Washington College

The Literary House Press is the publishing arm of the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College. We publish writers of national reputation and are particularly invested in supporting the work of women, LGBTQIA authors, and writers of color. During odd years, LHP publishes a limited-edition, letterpress book by an emerging or established author with ties to Maryland.  During even years, LHP releases a trade paperback anthology featuring contemporary American poets. The Literary House Press is also home to Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal @ Washington College.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Paperback
Hardcover
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction

Loom Press

Established in 1978, Loom Press publishes books by emerging writers and artists from the New England area. In addition to poetry, Loom Press titles range from documentary photography to cultural studies.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Regional

Lummox Press

Lummox Press strives to bring the work of both known and unknown poets to it's readers. Lately, about half the titles Lummox publishes have been first collections. I strive to raise the bar of poetry and find and cultivate an international audience!

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Apr 1 - Aug 1
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, LGBT

Mayapple Press

Mayapple Press is a small literary press founded in 1978 by poet and editor Judith Kerman. We focus on literature not often celebrated by either the mainstream or the avant-garde. This includes poetry which is both challenging and accessible; women’s writing; Great Lakes/Northeast literature; the immigrant experience; science fiction poetry; Jewish literature; and poetry in translation.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jun 1 - Jul 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation

MWC Press

MWC Press is the publishing extension of the Midwest Writing Center and its programs.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Apr 1 - Aug 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Novel, Poetry collections

Negative Capability Press

Works that break the frozen ice within us.

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

New Delta Review

Publication of chapbook occurs in Spring. Award includes $200 and 25 author copies. All manuscripts must be received by January 1, 2015. All submissions require a $17 entry fee and must be entered to NDR through Submittable. Manuscripts should be 20-45 pages in length and should include a title page with contact information.Multiple submissions require separate entry fees, and simultaneous submissions are welcome on the condition that writers notify NDR of another acceptance as soon as possible.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 15 - Jan 1
Paperback
Chapbook
Cross-genre

New Michigan Press

NMP is a publisher of chapbooks and broadsides. We have a pretty wide aesthetic range, and we acquire manuscripts primarily through our yearly chapbook contest ($1,000 prize, deadline in spring). See the website for more information.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry

NightBallet Press

NightBallet Press is a small, independent press interested in the musicality of language and the originality of expression, with a commitment to excellence. Our books are archived in the Ohioana Library and the Lockwood Memorial Library at the University of Buffalo, and have been on display at the Poets House in NYC.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Poetry collections

Omnidawn Publishing

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

OpPRESS

Calling poets and artists for new, annual, illustrated anthology, *OpUS: Bound TEXT/UREs, Volume 2.* Open to any poet or picture maker who hasn’t already appeared in Volume 1, which describes, by example, a sample range of text(vis)ual images that OpPRESS would be inspired to blend together and serialize. We leave the surveying of our range’s boundaries up to each artist’s “Poles & Prisms.” We prefer to synthesize – or “blend” – artists of the two different disciplines together ourselves, but are open to submissions from those who are [am]bi-hemispheric and have made their own blends.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 15 - Apr 20
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Prose Poetry

Origami Poems Project

Our mission is share poetry through publishing and distribution of free Origami micro-chapbooks.

Poetry Yes Yes Feb 1 - Oct 1
Paperback
Chapbook
Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry

Paekakariki Press Ltd

Bringing together poets and artists to create affordable letterpress printed poetry booklets (pamphlets).

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Poetry collections

Paper Nautilus

We have eclectic taste, but we want to feel something when we read your work: wonder, loss, longing, joy -- whatever -- that's up to you. We simply want the best work you have to give us, so we can then help you share it with the world.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Feb 15 - May 15
Paperback
Chapbook

Parallel Press

Parallel Press, an imprint of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, publishes print and digital publications featuring new works of scholars, researchers, and poets. These publications represent an ongoing commitment by the Libraries to scholarly communication as a contribution to the Wisconsin Idea and in support of the outreach mission of the university.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook

Passager Books

Passager Books is a part of Passager journal, devoted to promoting the work of older writers. Passager Books publishes a select number of books each year by writers who have been published in Passager journal. No unsolicited manuscripts. Its mission is to find a wider audience for our writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jun 1 - Oct 1
Paperback
Chapbook, Memoir, Poetry collections

Pavement Saw Press

We believe in publishing variously. We have published narrative works. We published the first book of "flarf" poetry. We published a collaborative book of poems written in seven languages.

Poetry Yes Yes Jun 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
Chapbook

Pebblebrook Press

Pebblebrook is an independent press that is dedicated to publishing quality fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and poetry. We strive to showcase outstanding and diverse work from both emerging and established artists.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry

Plan B Press

Plan B Press encourages, captures, presents and preserves contemporary poetry by publishing and presenting emerging poets. A small independent publishing company that primarily produces high-quality, limited-run poetry chapbooks. We have also created two short fiction collections and four full-length books.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes May 1 - Nov 30
Paperback
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Cross-genre

Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press

We use three imprints in addition to Pleasure Boat Studio. These are Caravel Books, for mysteries and crime fiction; Aequitas Books, for non-fiction with a sociological or philosophical theme; and Empty Bowl, for Eastern and ecological works.We do our best to publish work that is as strong as we can find. We are particularly interested in multi-cultural and quirky.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Regional, Translation

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

Poet's Press, The

Founded in 1971, the press specializes in lesser-known 1960s-70s New York poets, neoRomantic and Gothic poetry, annotated reprints of lost poets, and topical or regional anthologies. We have added a new imprint, Yogh & Thorn Books, for more scholarly projects.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novel, Poetry collections
LGBT, Regional, Translation

Poetry In Motion Publishing House

Poetry Yes Yes
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Poetry collections

Pond Road Press

We publish poetry chapbooks. Statement of purpose: To publish an eclectic range of poetry: formal verse, free verse, ultra talk, prose poetry, humorous, serious, humanistic, etc., and to thereby provide some recognition for our authors. Some chapbooks contain author interviews as a way to highlight the author. We like unusual, penetrating points of view on anything and everything. That said, we are not into nature poetry at the moment. We publish perfect bound, POD, digitally printed chapbooks and poetry collections only.

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

Post Traumatic Press

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir

Prolific Press Inc.

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

Publishing Genius

Believing in literature’s practical ability to create sympathy and therefore a better world, Publishing Genius exists to make the best books by devoted members of the global literary community, and to make them in the most interesting and progressive ways.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jun 1 - Jun 30
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Experimental, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry
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