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Small Presses

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

Small Press Genres Published Electronic Submissions? Simultaneous Submissions? Reading Period Formats

FC2

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

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31

featherproof books

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

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

Fence Books

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

Poetry, Fiction
No Yes Jul 1 - Jul 31
Paperback

Fiddleblack

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

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

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

Five Oaks Press

We like poetry that sings but that is grounded in meaning. Ideas AND things. All in one humble bundle of a poem. Not that contemporary poetry of dissonance, "the skittery poem," and not those old, over-narrated poem anvils. Something in the middle.

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

Forest Avenue Press

Forest Avenue Press, winner of an Oregon Literary Fellowship, publishes page-turning literary fiction. Its titles are infused with a fresh, complex, sometimes nutty, and often-wondrous approach to storytelling.

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

Found Press Media

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

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

Four Way Books

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

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

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

Gaspereau Press Ltd.

See website.

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

George Braziller, Inc.

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

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

Gertrude Press

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

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

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

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

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

Hanging Loose Press

Energetic new writing.

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

Harken Media

Harken Media no longer accepts submissions.

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
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Hawthorne Books

Hawthorne Books publishes literary fiction and narrative nonfiction. No genre fiction or academic nonfiction.
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31

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

Heyday Books

Heyday Institute occupies a unique niche in the publishing world, specializing in books and other educational projects that foster an understanding of the history, literature, art, environment, social issues, and culture of California and the West.

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

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

Hol Art Books

Hol Art Books is an independent press dedicated exclusively to publishing writing on visual art—classic works of art criticism and history, artist texts and biographies, literature in translation, and the best of contemporary fiction and poetry. In a departure from traditional publishing, Hol brings authors and publishing professionals together online to collaboratively identify, evaluate and create its titles.

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

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

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

IFWG Publishing

IFWG Publishing is an international, small press specialising in speculative and children’s fiction. We were founded in 2010 with the mission to support new writers by publishing with the highest standard possible.

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

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
Hardcover
E-book
Short story collections, Novel

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

Ink Smith Publishing

An independent publisher dedicated to you.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novella, Novel

Inknbeans Press

We give good books a fair chance by looking for the remarkable where it is often overlooked.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Historical, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction

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

Jaded Ibis Press

We are a feminist press committed to publishing socially engaged literature with an emphasis on the voices of people of color.

Fiction Yes Yes
Novel
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry

Jamii Publishing

Our mission at Jamii Publishing is to foster the communion of artists from all genres, foster growth in the artistic world, and to bring these arts to the community. We strive to work with artists who are already active in the community as well as those who have a desire to reach outside of their comfort zone and share their art with the larger world. Our goals is to gift books to artist who might not have a chance to publish otherwise. Jamii is all about the community.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Dec 1 - Dec 15
Paperback
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections

JEF Books/Journal of Experimental Fiction

We publish the foremost in innovative fiction.

Fiction Yes No May 1 - Jul 31
Paperback
Hardcover
Audio
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel
Experimental, Literary Fiction

Jolly Fish Press

FICTION GENRES WE ACCEPT
Literary fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, suspense, horror, thriller, children's literature, YA, trade fiction.
NON-FICTION GENRES WE ACCEPT
Motivational, self-help, biography, autobiography, memoir, recipe books, research.
GENRES WE DO NOT ACCEPT
Children's picture books, novellas, do-it-yourself, gift books, religious, erotica.

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

KERNPUNKT Press

KERNPUNKT is an independent publisher of literary fiction, science fiction, art & architecture, historical fiction, and children's books. We enjoy symbolism, non-traditional plots, unique characters, taboo, and experimentation. We like "challenging". ​In short, we value art over entertainment.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Novel
Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction

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

Knut House Press

Knut House Press endeavors to publish innovative literary work that a larger mainstream press probably wouldn't bite. Incorporation of multimedia or collaboration with visual artists is welcome, but not required.

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, Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry

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
E-book
Chapbook, Short story collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Feminist, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry

Lanternfish Press

Lanternfish Press is looking for book-length fiction and nonfiction. We like original writing that balances vintage and contemporary, nerdy and fun, literary and genre, or academic and general-interest elements. We love works that challenge genre boundaries! We're especially interested in literary/experimental fiction, sci-fi and mystery novels, steampunk, politics, and philosophy. We regret that due to volume of submissions we cannot reply to queries received from January 1 to October 31.

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

Lavender Ink / Diálogos

Lavender Ink is are actively soliciting manuscripts in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and cultural criticism. Diálogos specializes in works of translation and cross-cultural issues. Please see the submissions guidelines page for more information.

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

Les Figues Press

Les Figues Press creates aesthetic conversations between readers, writers and artists. Les Figues publishes excellent and formally innovative poetry and prose, including poetry, short stories, novellas, drama and visual art literature.

NOTE: LFP is currently closed to all submissions.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jun 1 - Sep 15
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Poetry collections
Experimental

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

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

Little Curlew Press

Little Curlew is an independent literary press. We publish big lit — fearless works with a strong ecological undercurrent, including place-based eco-fiction, environmental nonfiction, and environmental journalism. Little Curlew Press’s mission is to publish eco-themed books of the highest literary quality.

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

Little Red Tree Publishing

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

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

Literary fiction.
Fiction No Yes Jun 1 - Jun 30

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

MadHat Press

MadHat Press seeks to foster the work of writers and poets: writing that stretches the boundaries of language, narrative and image.

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

Magic Helicopter Press

We publish across platforms, mediums, and "the universe." Our paper books are collectible art items, not unlike Dale Earnhardt commemorative plates. Our e-books are not paper books melted onto the screen but experiences aware of their digital space. We also publish experimental multimedia projects: poetry videos and poetry video games. But we call them all books. We are literature with feet—for open mics and reading tours—and fingers—for online workshops and collaborative projects. But we call it all live. We are literature with a passiflora caerulea for a rotor. We land on your head.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Poetry collections
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Main Street Rag Publishing Company

We are best known for publishing poetry, but we also publish short fiction, essay collections and novels. Guidelines are on website and although we mostly select manuscripts from folks we don't know via referal, it never hurts to query via email.
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31

Manic D Press

Editorial Focus: Good writing in any genre.
Statement of Purpose: To love and be loved.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry

Marick Press

Marick Press publishes 6-8 titles annually in both hardcover and paperback covering a broad spectrum of topic that range from literary non-fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, fiction and reprint of previously published titles. Marick Press is not-for-profit literary publisher, founded to preserve the best work by poets around the world, including many under published women poets. Marick Press seeks out and publishes the best new work from an eclectic range of aesthetics —work that is technically accomplished, distinctive in style, and thematically fresh.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 31 - May 31
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Marion Boyars Publishers

Independent literary pess, publishing a fiction in translation, literary fiction, and nonfiction on contemporary affairs.
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 6 - Nov 30

Matter Press

Matter Press is a community-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) literary press that publishes an online literary journal (The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts), manages an annual short fiction and poetry chapbook contest, and supports a regular reading series. Matter Press offers internships to graduate MFA and Publishing students as submission readers, literary editors, and publication designers. Matter Press focuses on supporting emerging and established authors working with condensed forms of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and visual arts.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Short story collections, Essay collections
Flash Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry

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

McPherson & Company

An independent house since 1974, McPherson & Company publishes contemporary English and American fiction, 20th C. international fiction in translation, nonfiction in the areas of art theory, ethnography, and (rarely) belles lettres. We published the 2010 fiction winner of the National Book Award, Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel
Experimental, Historical, Literary Fiction, Translation

Medusa's Laugh Press

Hand bound limited editions of chapbooks and thematic anthologies.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Hardcover
Chapbook, Short story collections, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir

Merge Publishing

We Merge authors, editors, and everyone in between.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Novel
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, LGBT, Literary Fiction

Miami University Press

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes
Paperback
Novella, Poetry collections

Milkweed Editions

Milkweed Editions is one of the nation's leading independent, nonprofit literary publishers, releasing twelve to twenty new books each year in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In addition, we are one of two nonprofit presses that publish children’s literature.

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

MilSpeak Books

MilSpeak Books, the nonprofit EBook publishing division of MilSpeak Foundation (501c3), publishes creative works by military people.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jul 1 - Sep 1
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction, War

Minor Arcana Press

Minor Arcana Press empowers overlooked and outsider authors and artists through publication, publicity, and community. We envision a writing community that is diverse and connected, where weirdness is celebrated and rewarded.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 5 - Feb 28
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Short story collections, Poetry collections

Mongrel Empire Press

Mongrel Empire Press was established in 2007 with a mission to publish well-written, thoughtfully-considered works across generic and disciplinary boundaries. We are a proud member of CLMP. To view our complete mission statement and editorial focus description, please visit us our Web site.

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

Mud Luscious Press

Mud Luscious Press is an independent press focused on raw & aggressive work. We publish an online quarterly, a novel(la) series, and two imprint series.

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

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

Naissance chapbooks by chapbookpublisher.com

We are interested in the chapbook as a compositional unit. Just as some ideas are sonnet shaped, some ideas are novel shaped, and some ideas are blog shaped, we believe that some ideas are chapbook shaped, and we endeavor to publish the best of those that come our way.

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

Negative Capability Press

Works that break the frozen ice within us.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Nature/Environmental

New American Press

We're dedicated to publishing intelligent, zany, well-crafted work. We want literature that attempts cultural significance--poems, stories, and nonfiction that go "out" as much as they go "in."

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1

New Delta Review

Publication of chapbook occurs in Spring. Award includes $200 and 25 author copies. All manuscripts must be received by January 1, 2017. 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 Issues Poetry & Prose

New Issues Poetry & Prose, a nonprofit, university-based publisher, was established in 1996 and publishes eight to twelve new titles each year with a focus on contemporary poetry. New Issues is also the publisher for the AWP Award Series in the Novel.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes May 1 - Nov 30
Paperback
Hardcover

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

New Rivers Press

New Rivers Press is interested in literary work of every character, but especially in diverse work that's aesthetically challenging and has a social conscience. Our Many Voices Project competition (Sept. 15 - Nov. 1) seeks the best new literary prose and poetry from new and emerging writers. Our Electronic Book Series (July 1 – Sept. 1) seeks manuscripts in popular fiction genres. During open submissions (May), we are interested in reading the best work from writers in all stages of their careers. Founded in New York in 1968, the not-for-profit Press has now published over 330 books.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation

NewSouth Books

NewSouth Books publishes quality works of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, with a special interest in regional history, biography, autobiography, nonfiction, folklore, African American, Native American, and civil rights subjects.

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

Noemi Press

Noemi Press is a 501(c)(3) literary arts organization dedicated to publishing and promoting the work of emerging and established authors and artists.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Nov 1 - Nov 30

Nouvella

Nouvella is an independent publisher dedicated to novellas.

Established in 2011, Nouvella utilizes the LAUNCH program, wherein the reading community can invest in the career of an emerging author. As of 2014, Nouvella will expand to publish titles by established authors as well, as part of the ENFANTS TERRIBLES series.

All Nouvella books are small, designed to fit in your back pocket or your purse, to take with you wherever you go.

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

Omnidawn Publishing

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

Open Books Press

Open Books Press publishes quality trade paperbacks and eBooks worldwide, including adult nonfiction and fiction for all ages.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Novel, Memoir
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Historical, LGBT, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Regional

Orison Books

Orison Books is a 501(c)(3) non-profit literary press focused on the life of the spirit from a broad and inclusive range of perspectives.

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

Other Press

Other Press attracts authors who are guided by a passion to discover the limits of knowledge and imagination. We publish novels, short stories, and essays from America and around the world that represent literature at its best. Our nonfiction books–should they be history, current events, popular culture or memoir–explore how psychic, cultural, historical, and literary shifts inform our vision of the world and of each other.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novel, Memoir
Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political

Outpost19

Provocative reading. Literary, engaged, independent, forward-leaning. Exceptional fiction. Unexpected essays. Voices to be reckoned with... Our fiction belongs to a broad range of traditions. Our non-fiction explores the different ways we engage our culture and ourselves.

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

P.R.A. Publishing

We are interested in working with translators, foreign based and US authors.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Serialized Fiction, Translation

PALH (Philippine American Literary House)

PALH or Philippine American Literary House is a small press that publishes high quality fiction and creative non-fiction by Filipino Americans and other Filipinos.

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

Pandamoon Publishing

At Pandamoon, we are entrepreneurs at heart, filled with the drive and passion to create the changes we want to see in the publishing world. A world where all talented voices and stories get told. Where authors get to reap larger rewards for their efforts. Where readers get to read the books they want.

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

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

Paris Press

Paris Press is a not-for-profit press publishing the work of women writers that has been neglected or misrepresented by the literary world. Paris Press values work that is daring in style and in its courage to speak truthfully about society, culture, and history.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Nov 1 - Feb 28
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