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Whether you're pursuing the publication of your first book or your fifth, use our Small Presses database to research publisher interests, contact information, and submission guidelines.

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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

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

Creators Publishing

Our mission is to find unique voices that ignite readers with their words. We sign great writers with the potential for success and help them actualize it. We accept submissions of all genres. If we like it, we’ll publish it.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir
Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture

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, 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

Dalkey Archive Press

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

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

Deep Vellum Publishing

Deep Vellum Publishing is a not-for-profit literary publisher that seeks to enhance the open exchange of ideas among cultures and to connect the world’s greatest untranslated contemporary writers of literature and creative nonfiction with English-language readers for the first time through original translations, while facilitating educational opportunities for students of translation in the Dallas community, and promoting a more vibrant literary community in north Texas and beyond.

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

Diasporic Africa Press, Inc.

Our mission is to publish works that further scholarship and quality education throughout Africa and the world. We publish books that are accessible to readers, contribute to knowledge about the African world, and built on research and reflection. More broadly, we consider works that engage important matters in the areas of African and African diasporic history and culture, providing a literature which promotes inquiry and substantive discussion.

Creative Nonfiction Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Essay collections, Memoir
Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Narrative Nonfiction, Translation

Divertir Publishing

Divertir Publishing is an independent publisher located in Salem, NH. Our goal is to provide interesting and entertaining books to the world, as well as to offer new and exciting voices in the writing community the opportunity to publish their work.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Serialized Fiction

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

Dream of Things

Dream of Things publishes memoirs, essay collections, and other creative nonfiction that aligns with our objective of publishing "distinctive voices, meaningful books."

Creative Nonfiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Essay collections, Memoir
Autobiography/Memoir, Humor, Narrative Nonfiction

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

Eggplant Literary Productions

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

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

EgretBooks.com

EgretBooks.com is a small independent 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

Ellechor Publishing House, LLC

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

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

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

Evening Street Press

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

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

Exterminating Angel Press

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

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

featherproof books

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

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

Fiddleblack

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

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

Fig Tree Books LLC

Fig Tree Books (FTB) publishes and promotes high quality, commercially viable works that chronicle and enlighten the unique American Jewish experience (AJE). We are passionate about discovering new voices, as well as expanding the audience for established authors. It is our hope that we will be able to offer fiction and memoirs that speak to the beautiful and sometimes challenging mosaic of the many poignant American Jewish experiences.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Novel, Memoir
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction

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

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

Found Press Media

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

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

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

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

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

Graywolf Press

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

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

Green Writers Press

We are focused on environmental writing with an activist bent.

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

Greenleaf Book Group

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

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

Hadley Rille Books

We prefer novels with strong female character development, strong female protagonists who grow in their roles. Our main focuses are epic fantasy, archaeological/historical , and science fiction. We focus mainly on novels, but we also publish a few anthologies.

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

Harken Media

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

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

Harvard Square Editions

Harvard Square Editions is a publishing house run by Harvard alumni. It is looking for literary fiction with an environmental or social conscience. Its mission is to publish fiction that transcends national boundaries, especially manuscripts that are international, political, literary, diverse, multi-cultural, sci-fi, cli-fi, fantasy, utopia and distopia. We appreciate aesthetic value and constructive social or political content, especially manuscripts related to climate change, deforestation, and conservation, but have a low tolerance for profanity, graphic violence, and drugs.

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

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

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

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. It gives contemporary Dutch writers the opportunity to be published in Dutch and English. We also publish new works written in English and translations of classic Dutch novels. We publish literary fiction and poetry collections that tell a story.

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

Homebound Publications

At Homebound Publications, we publish books written by 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

Hourglass Books

Hourglass Books celebrates the contemporary short story. Our mission is to pluck these stories from the specialized world of literary journals and bring them to a wider audience of everyday readers. We do this by focusing on the anthology -- short stories from different authors, with each book assembled around a common theme.

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

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

Ig Publishing

Ig publishes original literary fiction from writers who have been overlooked by the mainstream publishing establishment, and political and cultural nonfiction.

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

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
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