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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

C&R Press

C&R Press began in 2006 as a literary press committed to publishing books from new and emerging poets whose work might otherwise be ignored by commercial publishers. We were interested in supporting authors whose thoughtful and imaginative contribution to contemporary literature deserved recognition and support. We've since expanded our catalog to include exciting new fiction and creative nonfiction and reportage/journalism, too.

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

Caffeinated Press, Inc.

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

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

Cat & Mouse Press

Regional interest only. We primarily publish novels and short story collections that could be called "beach reads." We also run an annual short story contest with cash prizes and publication for top stories.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Novel
Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Regional, Serialized Fiction

Civil Coping Mechanisms

Civil Coping Mechanisms (CCM) is a DIY kind of press. We take the same level of angst as our brethren in shunning those that would be in the immediate position of neglecting our efforts as artisans. Why not do it our way? We want literary objects infused with otherness: So new, so different, that they renovate our notion of what literature can be.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry

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

Colonus Publishing, Inc.

Colonus Publishing Inc. is a literary small press in Spokane, Washington. We publish creative nonfiction, poetry, and literary fiction regardless of genre.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Novella
Literary Fiction

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
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture

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

Damaged Goods Press

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

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

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

Dzanc Books

Dzanc Books was created in 2006 to advance great writing and champion those writers who don't fit neatly into the marketing niches of for-profit presses and to advance literary readership and advocacy across the country.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1
Literary Fiction

Educe Press

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

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

EgretBooks.com

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

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

eLectio Publishing

We are first and foremost a Christian publisher. However, we do not necessarily limit our submissions to non-fiction theologically-centered works. We are looking for anything that is generally wholesome in nature, whether it is fiction or non-fiction. Our general guidelines are as follows. Please look at our genre-specific guidelines for additional information. Shorter works will be published electronically, with print an option for longer works.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Love, Pop Culture, Religious/Spiritual

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
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