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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

Hanging Loose Press

Energetic new writing.

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

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
Novella, Novel
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction

Harvard Square Editions

Harvard Square Editions is looking for literary fiction with a social or environmental message. Its mission is to publish fiction that transcends national boundaries, especially manuscripts that are international, political, literary, sci-fi, fantasy, utopia and distopia. We appreciate aesthetic value and constructive social or political content, especially manuscripts related to climate change, deforestation, and conservation.

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
Hardcover
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Historical, LGBT, Love, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction
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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

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

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. 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 soul-oriented individuals putting forth their works in an effort to restore depth, highlight truth, and improve the quality of living for their readers. As an independent publisher we strive to ensure, “that the mainstream is not the only stream.”® It is our intention at Homebound Publications to revive contemplative storytelling. In all our titles our intention is to introduce new perspectives that will directly aid mankind in the trials we face at present as a global village.

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 Sep 1 - Oct 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Short story collections, Essay collections
Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Regional

Hydeout Press

Hydeout Press is a fine arts mixed media letterpress focused on publishing top-tier poetry and short fiction talent. Hydeout publishes sporatically and according to quality of work, not a specific publishing schedule.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Micro-poetry, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry

Ice Cube Press, LLC

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

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Nov 1 - Jan 1
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Short story collections, Essay 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

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

Jaded Ibis Press

Jaded Ibis Press publishes innovative (experimental, avant-garde, hybrid, cross genre, multimedia) works of literature. We research and publish narratives that represent a continuum of literary history and the future of narrative arts, including interactive, multimedia and experiential narratives. Our intent is to facilitate the convergence of diverse media and art forms with technology, and give wide exposure to literary, visual and musical artists of exceptional talent.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Dec 30
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry

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

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

Kore Press

We seek book-length manuscripts in poetry, memoir, short fiction and creative nonfiction, written by women, that reflect the highest standards of literary quality. We are open to work that is genre-bending and/or experimental. In 2009 we will not be considering novel manuscripts. We do remain interested in short story collections.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Feb 28

Kore Press

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

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

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

Lemon Shark Press

Flash Fabulism, Nouveau Noir, and Childhood Memoirs slightly experimental in nature—for example, we are publishing a memoir in 2015 that begins in the 3rd person, then shifts to 1st person 2 chapters in. We are venturing into the Futuristic for an upcoming novel, but it is literary although edgy.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Feb 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
Novella, Short story collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry

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.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jun 1 - Sep 15

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, Poetry collections

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, 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

Lummox Press

Lummox Press strives to bring the work of both known and unknown poets to it's readers.

Lately, about half the titles Lummox publishes have been first collections.

I strive to raise the bar of poetry and find and cultivate an international audience!

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Apr 1 - Aug 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Experimental, Flash Fiction, LGBT

MadHat Press

MadHat Press is the print publisher of the online journals MadHat (Mad Hatters' Review) and MadHat Lit. MadHat Press that 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, 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 Aug 1 - Aug 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional

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, Novel
Experimental, Historical, Literary Fiction, Translation

Medusa's Laugh Press

Hand bound limited editions of poetry, fiction and thematic anthologies.

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

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 Jun 1 - Aug 1
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War

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
Literary Fiction, 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

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

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 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 (April-June), 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
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

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

Our purpose is to promote the written and spoken word. We specialize in new voice and writers from foreign lands.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - Jan 31
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Serialized Fiction, Translation

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
E-book
Novel

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

Parka Books

At Parka we believe that the people who create books should be the first to make a profit. Our goal is to create a new kind of publisher: a digital press that eschews the old model. Rather than invest heavily on paper printing, we digitally publish books at a fraction of the cost and make sure authors and readers share the savings. We believe that authors have a right to own and control their work. Our deals are only for the digital rights for a book, leaving authors open to pursue traditional book deals. We are interested in publishing great books by dedicated authors.

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

Passager Books

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

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

Paul Dry Books

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31

Paycock Press

We're not currently looking for manuscripts and have no current plans beyond 2 issues of Gargoyle Magazine until end of 2013.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jun 1 - Sep 5
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Poetry collections
Prose Poetry

Pen-L Publishing

Are you looking for a good read? Fiction or nonfiction, our books will tickle the imagination and tantalize the mind. Our mission is to discover and promote new, talented authors. You'll find their finest work here.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Novel
Commercial Fiction, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Narrative Nonfiction, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, War

Persea Books

PERSEA BOOKS is an independent, literary publishing house founded in 1975 by Michael Braziller and Karen Braziller, who still own and direct the company.

Over the past decades, Persea has produced hundreds of engaging and consequential books. The aim of the press is to publish works that endure by meeting high standards of literary merit and relevance. We have often taken on important books other publishers have overlooked, or have made significant discoveries and rediscoveries, whether of a single work or writer's entire oeuvre.

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

Philistine Press

We are a non-profit publisher of free ebooks. We’re here to publish material that wouldn’t ordinarily be published by mainstream presses or accepted by the literary establishment. There are many adjectives we could use to describe ourselves – original, experimental, uncompromising – but the best way to understand Philistine Press is to read our work.

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

Pink Fish Press

  • We recognize that all writers are artists.
  • We believe there are multitudes of talented voices unheard by the
    big publishing industry as independent writers struggle against an ocean
    of outdated practices.
    We strive to shatter the stigma of "poor quality work" attached to independent authors.
    We work to bring undiscovered and gifted writers to the forefront of popular culture.
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, Experimental, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual

Plan B Press

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

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

Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press

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

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

Poet's Haven, The

The Poet's Haven is a place for artists across a wide and diverse spectrum to feel safe seeing their work published. We are open to unsolicited submissions from both experienced, published creators and talents new to submitting work for publication. We publish online galleries, chapbooks, anthologies, and audio podcasts.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry, War

Poet's Press, The

Founded in 1971, the press specializes in: lesser-known 1960s-70s New York poets; neoRomantic and Gothic poetry; annotated reprints of lost poets. We have also published anthologies of New Jersey and Rhode Island poets.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book

Port Yonder Press

Port Yonder Press is literary-leaning "crossover" press - books for a wide audience.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Aug 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Chapbook, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry

Press 53

Press 53 has earned a reputation for publishing quality poetry and short story collections. We publish 6-8 poetry collects and 5-6 short story collections each year, along with 1-2 anthologies, and reprints of 1-2 out-of-print classics.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Poetry collections
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry

Pressgang

Our mission is to publish narrative lit: stories, essays, memoirs, novels. We like literary heft and helium. Seriousness of purpose, surprising execution, the well-wrought joke, the well-crafted sentence. The blurring of boundaries. Think Vonnegut meets Saunders meets Poe. Think Byron meets Bulgakov, Gogol, Nabokov. Think Kafka and Beckett. Think Lorrie Moore, think Laurie Anderson, think Lemony Snickett. Think Dorothy Parker mixed with Edward Gorey meets Steven Millhauser meets Dickens with a word limit.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir
Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction

Publishing Genius

Publishing Genius is particularly interested in something else altogether. What is coherent? Why do we think we understand something while we think something else is nonsense? How can we avoid not knowing what we don't know? How can we make that process fun?

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

Queen's Ferry Press

As an independent publisher of collections of literary fiction, Queen’s Ferry Press is committed to offering writing that conveys via its textual structuring and emotive interpretation.

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

Red Hen Press

Red Hen Press is committed to publishing work of literary excellence, supporting diversity, and promoting literacy in our local schools. We seek a community of readers and writers who are actively engaged in the essential human practice known as literature.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jun 1 - Jun 30
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry

RED OCHRE PRESS

RED OCHRE PRESS publishes RED OCHRE LiT and BLACK&WHITE quarterly.

We also present a number of special publications throughout the year, including ROLiT NEWS, our newsletter, as well as relief-aid projects (e.g. the CATEGORY 2 series), themed collections, chapbooks, anthologies, etc. We typically showcase the work of experienced authors, however, emerging writers are encourage to submit their works. All our works are printed.

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

RedBone Press

RedBone Press publishes quality work celebrating the cultures of black lesbians and gay men, and work that further promotes understanding between black gays and lesbians and the mainstream.

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

River Otter Press, Inc.

We publish flash fiction, poetry, and prose addressing global themes that haunt us all.

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

Rose Metal Press

Founded in January of 2006, Rose Metal Press is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit publisher whose mission is to produce beautiful books in hybrid genres, by which we mean short short stories, prose poetry, flash nonfiction, novels-in-verse, book-length linked narrative poems, image and text collaborations and other literary works that move beyond the traditional genres of poetry, fiction, and essay to find new forms of expression.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Nov 1 - Dec 1
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry

Rozlyn Press

Rozlyn Press is a small press for female fiction novelists founded in June 2010 in Massachusetts. Our genre focus is on literary, contemporary, magical realism, and suspense fiction. We edit, copyedit, publicize, and market our publications in-house.

At Rozlyn we believe in the common reader. By marketing to readers as well as independent bookstores we have garnered an enthusiastic group of fans. We cater to the voracious reader and the lover of literature because we share that same passion for books.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Novel
Literary Fiction

Saddle Road Press

We are interested in poetry, literary fiction, and creative non-fiction, with a special interest in the Pacific region.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Nov 15 - Feb 15
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections

Sarabande Books, Inc.

The overall mission of our press is encapsulated in the name “Sarabande”--that is, “stylistic sophistication with a wild underside.”

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Feb 15
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Poetry collections

Serving House Books

Serving House Books is an imprint dedicated to selecting memorable poetry, fiction, and essays from throughout the world. Most of our authors already have significant publishing histories, winning many grants and awards. At the same time, we take pride in introducing new writers at the start of careers that will be equally successful.

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

Seven Stories Press

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No May 1 - Sep 1
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political

Shade Mountain Press

We are a new, small feminist press, committed to publishing literary fiction by women.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Aug 1
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Novel

Shanti Arts Publishing

SHANTI ARTS PUBLISHING is devoted to producing beautiful and compelling books related to art, nature, and spirit.

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, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Historical, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual

Shechem Press

Shechem Press is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to advancing the work of emerging poets, playwrights, artists, and thinkers.

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

Sibling Rivalry Press

Founded in 2010, Sibling Rivalry Press is an independent publishing house based just outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, in the small town of Alexander. Our mission is to develop, promote, and market underground artistic talent—those who don’t quite fit into the mainstream. SRP is proud to be the home of Assaracus, the world’s only print journal of gay male poetry and one of Library Journal's Best New Magazines. While we champion our LGBTIQ authors and artists, we are an inclusive publishing house and welcome all authors, artists, and readers regardless of sexual orientation or identity.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Mar 1 - Jun 1
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections
Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Humor, LGBT, Love, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional

Silver Boomer Books

Our 11th anthology will go to print in Spring 2014. See the website for current call for submissions.  

Our Eagle Wings Press imprint has single-author recovery-themed titles and Laughing Cactus Press has our poetry and fiction titles.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Essay collections
Autobiography/Memoir

Snake Nation Press

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Sep 1 - Jun 30

Southeast Missouri State University Press

Southeast Missouri State University Press, founded in 2001, serves as a first-rate publisher in an underpublished area of the nation.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Chapbook, Essay collections, Novel, Poetry collections

Split Lip Press

For some reason, writers sit on manuscripts for up to a decade while paying up to thousands in reading and contest fees, hoping for a major book deal. Why hold onto a manuscript for that long and pay that much when you can partner with a determined and passionate small press like Split Lip? If you're a writer who is active in the lit scene, who writes poetry or fiction with grit and torque, try us. If you're only looking to add another line to your CV, we're not for you. We are punk rock publishing. Visit our website for the full skinny.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Poetry collections
Commercial Fiction, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction

SpringGun Press

We’re interested in writers who read vigorously and are invested in the continued advancement and development of both "print" and digital writing. We’re looking for artists who believe that it’s important to interact with a community of ideas and artists, who believe no good art happens in isolation.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jul 1 - Aug 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Short story collections, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Experimental, Prose Poetry

Starcherone Books

We publish innovative fiction -- writing that takes chances, that doesn't follow formula, and that regards fiction as an art form. We see ourselves existing as an antidote to mainstream publishing, and we keep books in print long enough to let their audiences develop.

Fiction Yes Yes Aug 1 - Oct 1

Summertime Publications Inc

Summertime's specialty is quality books about France (Best Paris Stories, WWII Voices, Sorbonne Confidential, and Tita, a beautiful coming of age novel set in 1950s France).

However we accept submissions in other areas,such as TEFL, sci-fi, mass market entertainment, memoir and how-to.
We are looking for literary talent and writers with something interesting to say.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Religious/Spiritual, Translation

Switchgrass Books

Switchgrass Books, an imprint of Northern Illinois University Press, is committed to enhancing the cultural landscape of the Midwest by offering a forum for publishing dynamic, original voices of literary fiction. With its roots in the rich soil of the Midwest, Switchgrass will be the premier publisher for authors and readers of books grounded in the region.

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

Tarpaulin Sky Press focuses on cross-genre/hybrid texts as well as innovative poetry and prose. We publish full-length books, chapbooks, trade paperbacks, and hand-bound books.

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

The Altar Collective

Please visit www.thealtarcollective.com

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

The Bitter Oleander Press

Our books represent the best of contemporary poetry published today in English and in translation. Even though our concentration is on contemporary poets in translation, we find some who have submitted work to our biannual journal for a lengthy period of time, to be the subject of a feature and then, if possible, a book of their work is considered for publication. We build on long-term relationships where the poetry meets our particular needs.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Jun 30
Paperback
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