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

3: A Taos Press

3: A Taos Press is a multicultural and ethically voiced independent press. Our poetry books usually have a theme in each of them.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Poetry collections
Cross-genre

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

A-Minor Press

Mixed Genre or Poetry Collection: 50-120 pages.

For poetry, we lean toward the lyrical, eccentric, ambivalent and wildly imaginative. For mixed genre work, your manuscript may be a novella of poetic fictions, or a mix of flash fiction/prose and poetry.

Poetry Yes Yes
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Experimental, Prose Poetry

Aforementioned Productions

Our aesthetic favors challenging writing that combines the cerebral and the visceral.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Poetry collections

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

Airlie Press

Airlie Press is a nonprofit publishing collective dedicated to cultivating and sustaining fine contemporary poetry. We produce beautiful and compelling books by Pacific Northwest poets; our mission is to offer writers in the region a shared-work publishing alternative.

Poetry Yes Yes Mar 1 - May 31
Paperback
Poetry collections
Regional

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

Alice James Books

Alice James Books is a nonprofit cooperative poetry press, founded in 1973. One of the few presses in the country run collectively, we are committed to publishing a diversity of poets, with an emphasis on women, including both beginning and established poets, and a diversity of poetic styles.

Poetry Yes Yes Feb 1 - Nov 1
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

Alternating Current Press

Alternating Current is a boutique independent press dedicated to publishing and promoting incredible literature that challenges readers and has an innate sense of self, timelessness, and atmosphere. We love science, history, homebound roots, rural landscapes, poetic literary fiction, diverse voices, quirky thematic concepts, and all that is electric in the literary world.

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

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.

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

Anchor & Plume Press

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

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

Another New Calligraphy

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

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

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

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

Anvil Press Publishers Inc.

Anvil Press is a Vancouver literary press founded in 1991. Now in its twenty-fifth 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. 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 No No
Paperback
Hardcover
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Feminist, LGBT, Translation

Ashland Poetry Press

The mission of the Ashland Poetry Press is to help top-rate poets in mid-career break through to first or second book publication, and to help mature poets define the best accomplishments of their writing careers through the publication of volumes of selected works.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Apr 1
Paperback
Poetry collections

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. 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, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry

Avignon Press

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

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

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

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

BkMk Press

Since 1971, BkMk Press (pronounced “bookmark”) has been committed to finding and publishing outstanding Writers. BkMk Press publishes primarily poetry and short fiction collections, and occasionally creative nonfiction and the literary novel. BkMk seeks to provide its audience with quality literature that, despite its merits, is overlooked by the major commercial publishing houses. Part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, BkMk offers a laboratory setting for students and community members to learn about and contribute to literary book publishing.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Feb 1 - Jun 30
Paperback
Short story collections, Essay collections, 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 Begonia Press

Fine literature and poetry.

Poetry No No
Paperback
Hardcover
Poetry collections

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

BOA Editions, Ltd.

BOA Editions publishes within four distinct series: The American Poets Continuum Series (previously published poets); The Lannan Translations Selection Series (poets around the world); The New Poets of America series (first-book poets via The A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize); The American Reader Series (literary short fiction).

Poetry, Fiction
No Yes
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Short story collections, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry

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

Brick Mantel Books

Brick Mantel Books publishes innovative works of literary excellence by new and established writers. We value literature as an art, and we publish literary fiction and thought-provoking poetry that leave a lasting impression. We want to help readers gain a stronger sense of the world and humanity through literature.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Novel, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry

Brick Road Poetry Press

We want to publish poets who are engaged in the writing community, including participating in poetry readings, workshops, and writers groups. The poets we are looking for are those who are avid readers (and purchasers) of contemporary poetry. We give preference to poets who are actively submitting their work to journals, magazines and contests, and who take part at writer's conferences/festivals-as an organizer, instructor or participant.

Poetry Yes Yes Dec 1 - Jan 15
Paperback
E-book
Poetry collections

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, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry, Translation, War

Button Poetry

We value energy and voice and force, work that crosses borders or effaces them completely, work that enters into larger social conversations, work that lives in the world, work with calloused hands and a half-empty stomach. We think poetry is and ought to be part of our everyday lives and culture.

Poetry Yes Yes Jul 15 - Aug 31
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Chapbook, Poetry collections

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

Caffeinated Press, Inc.

Caffeinated Press, Inc., was established in 2014 as an independent publisher serving the authors and readers of the West Michigan community. We nurture emerging literary talent from our community, as well as promising voices from across the world. We produce long-form works (novels, anthologies) and publish a quarterly literary journal, "The 3288 Review."

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

Canarium Books

Established in 2008 and sponsored in part by the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan, Canarium Books is an independent press dedicated to publishing poetry by established and emerging authors from the United States and abroad.

Poetry Yes Yes
Paperback
Poetry collections

Central Square Press

Central Square Press, LLC, is a small, independent, literary press that publishes thought-provoking and high quality poetry. We publish manuscripts that reflect a commitment to social justice in regards to African-American, Caribbean and Caribbean-American communities.

Poetry Yes Yes
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Poetry collections

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
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Graphic/Illustrated

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

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

Cleveland State University Poetry Center

The CSU Poetry Center is committed to acquiring stylistically distinctive and skillfully crafted collections of poetry and prose from an aesthetically diverse range of authors, with a particular interest in producing books that demonstrate originality of voice and explore nontraditional approaches to form and content.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Mar 31
Paperback
Essay collections, Poetry collections

Codhill Press

various foci

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

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

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

Conundrum Press

Conundrum publishes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction — both essay and long-form works — primarily from authors who live in the Rocky Mountain region. As we branch out from poetry into other literature, we’re looking for thoughtful, provocative, and lucid writing that tells a compelling story.

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

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.

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

Curbside Splendor Publishing

Curbside Splendor was conceived as a punk rock band in the early 1990s in an apartment in Urbana, Illinois. The band never really went anywhere, but Curbside was re-founded as an independent press in the fall of 2009. We're located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. We publish fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry that celebrate art, urban life, and extraordinary voices.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections

Deerbrook Editions

Deerbrook Editions publishes well designed trade books. Interested in imaginative and experimental literature, whether poetry or fiction, Deerbroook is a small press developing to do more of what we do leading to discovery of authors books. Our mission is to provide literature that is relevant and stimulating, to advocate and support authors by giving them a wider audience, and to connect authors and artists with their community. Deerbrook is a Fiscally Sponsored Project of Fractured Atlas.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Oct 31
Paperback
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Memoir, Poetry collections
Flash Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction

Dos Gatos Press

Our goals are to make poetry more widely available to the reading public and to support writers of poetry--especially in Texas and the Southwest. While the Texas Poetry Calendar has been our main focus, Dos Gatos Press also publishes books like Wingbeats: Exercises & Practice in Poetry, our first title that expands outside the confines of the Southwest.

Poetry Yes No Nov 1 - Feb 21
Paperback
E-book
Poetry collections
Regional

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

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

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

Essay Press

Essay Press is now reading for its first open-book contest, to be judged by Essay author Kristin Prevallet. We particularly welcome book-length manuscripts that extend or challenge the formal range of nonfiction—including, but not limited to, lyric essays and prose poems/poetics; experimental biography and autobiography; innovative approaches to journalism, experimental historiography, criticism, scholarship and philosophy. Simultaneous submissions, multiple submissions, collaborative manuscripts, digital and hybridized text/art manuscripts all are encouraged.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 15 - Apr 1
Paperback
Essay collections, Memoir, 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

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

factory hollow press

poetry and prose

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

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, lyrical poems with themes that revolve around life, love, loss, relationships, dreams, nature, observations, and experiences.

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 chapbooks each year. Its authors must take an active role in promoting their titles. Authors need not be US residents.

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

Fowlpox Press

Our purpose is to present fine poems that are strong in craft and original in intention and execution.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
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, irregularly published anthologies, 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

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

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
Yes Yes May 15 - Aug 15
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections

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
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Poetry collections

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

great weather for MEDIA

great weather for MEDIA focuses on the unpredictable, the fearless, the bright, the dark, and the innovative… We are based in New York City and showcase both national and international writers. As well as publishing the highest quality poetry and prose, we organize readings, performances, and book releases in New York City and across the country. We publish a yearly poetry and prose anthology from open submission plus single poet collections.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 15 - Jan 15
Paperback
Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Experimental, LGBT, Prose Poetry

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

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

Hip Pocket Press

It is our belief that the arts are the embodiment of the soul of a culture, that the promotion of writers and artists is essential if our current culture, with its emphasis on television and provocative outcomes, is to have a chance to develop that inner voice and ear that expresses and listens to beauty. Toward that end, Hip Pocket Press will search out those undiscovered poets and writers whose voices can give us a clearer understanding of ourselves and of the culture which defines us.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes
Paperback
E-book
Essay collections, Novel, Poetry collections

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

Hobblebush Books

Hobblebush Books is an independent press dedicated to publishing books of the highest quality that present a unique voice and make a difference. We publish poetry in the Hobblebush Granite State Poetry Series, short story collections in our Hobblebush Granite State Short Story Series, and regional nonfiction.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Short story collections, Poetry collections
Narrative Nonfiction, Regional

Holland Park Press

Holland Park Press is a unique publishing initiative. Its aim is to promote poetry and literary fiction, and discover new writers. It specializes in contemporary English fiction and poetry, and translations of Dutch classics. It also gives contemporary Dutch writers the opportunity to be published in Dutch and English.

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

Homebound Publications

At Homebound Publications, we publish books written by 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

Hub City Press

Hub City Press publishes books of literary fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, regional nonfiction, nature, and art. We are looking for well-crafted, high-quality works by new and established authors, with an emphasis on the Southern experience and, particularly, with a strong sense of place.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Mar 1 - Apr 30
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Regional

Ice Cube Press, LLC

We explore the pulse and voice of the Heartland through the use of the literary arts. How can we best live in Midwest. From fiction and fact, to journalism to poetry. www.icecubepress.com

submit to: submissions@icecubepress.com

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental

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
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