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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

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
Audio
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

Poetic Matrix Press

If poets and lovers of poetry don't write, publish, read, and purchase poetry books then we will have no say in the quality of our contemporary culture and no excuse for the abuses of language, ideas, truth, beauty, and love in our cultural life.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Poetry collections
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Poets Wear Prada

Poetry & Micro Fiction with a strong Narrative. We like the Lyrical, embrace the formal as well as spokenword. Clarity is essential.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook

Pond Road Press

We publish poetry chapbooks. Statement of purpose: To publish an eclectic range of poetry: formal verse, free verse, ultra talk, prose poetry, humorous, serious, humanistic, etc., and to thereby provide some recognition for our authors. Some chapbooks contain author interviews as a way to highlight the author. We like unusual, penetrating points of view on anything and everything. That said, we are not into nature poetry at the moment. We publish perfect bound, POD, digitally printed chapbooks only.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook

Poor Claudia

Poor Claudia annually publishes three print series: Signature, Folio, and Timeworm, as well as hypertext through our online series Crush, Phenome and 10 Sources. We primarily publish poetry from both established and emerging writers, but accept literary art in various forms/genres.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Novella, Poetry collections
Experimental, Translation

Port Yonder Press

We love strong visual writing with a creative twist, with an emphasis on language and wordplay.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Aug 31
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry

Post Traumatic Press

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir

Press 53

Press 53 has earned a reputation for publishing quality poetry and short fiction collections. We publish 6-8 poetry collects and about 5 short fiction 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

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

Quercus Review Press

Publishing poetry with a pulse in the heart of California's Central Valley since 2000. We host a FALL poetry book contest (Jun-Dec) and a SPRING poetry book contest (Jan-Jun), both of which are open to all poets, with or without previous book publication.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Poetry collections

Racing Form Press

Racing Form Press makes beautiful books. In 2013, Thomas Jockin, created a new typeface, drawing inspiration from a one hundred year old Daily Racing Form, to be used specifically for our press. Our books are simple. They are minimally designed. They let the poems do the talking. We are dedicated to making books that bring together an elegant aesthetic and powerful, moving, and deeply human content.

Poetry No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Poetry collections

Ragged Sky Press

Books that inspire and provoke. Authors with passion and ideas. Readers who enjoy literature straight from the heart. Ragged Sky is more than a small press—it’s a forum for expression. Welcome to our community.

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

Red Bird Chapbooks

Red Bird Chapbooks publishes chapbooks that introduce aspiring and inspiring writers and artists to a larger audience. We are a venue for new and existing writers to bring forth small collections of their work in an artistically appealing form. Producing new and exciting work to the public, in a form that enhances the content is challenging and exciting. We are always pleased when a manuscript is accepted and we can offer a writer another, alternative manner of publication more personal, immediate, and cooperative than the traditional publishing options.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jul 1 - Aug 30
Paperback
Chapbook

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 Hen Press

Red Hen Press is committed to publishing works 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
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections

Red Mountain Press

We seek evocative poetry that addresses contemporary life and has lasting value. Our books represent the point of view of the authors and are beautiful objects themselves. The authors retain full rights to their work. Every book we publish is an editorial collaboration. We use papers and printers that are low impact and resource conserving.

We have awarded the 2014 Poetry Prize to Gregory Lawless for Î've Seen Thee Far Away. 

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
Audio
Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Nature/Environmental

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

Red Paint Hill Publishing

Red Paint Hill publishes poems that are emotionally honest. We want dirty realism, we want deep image.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Poetry collections

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 City Publishing

"Like the nearby Alabama River that flows through the heart of the South, literature sustains us, transports us outside of ourselves, and brings us home. River City Publishing, a literary press located in Montgomery, Alabama, is dedicated to discovering the books that do just that."

---Carolyn Newman, Publisher

Poetry, Fiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
Novella, Short story collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Historical, Narrative Nonfiction

River Otter Press, Inc.

Grey Sparrow is now publishing books. Consequently, River Otter Press will not continue publishing them. Grey Sparrow Press and Journal are online.

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

RockSaw Press

RockSaw Press is an independent publisher with close ties to the Midwestern region. Our mission is to publish the best work that addresses working class issues and the Midwest in general. We keep our publishing in house, assembling our books by hand with the belief that manual work nets the best results in regard to the art of book making and the spirit of the independent press.

Poetry Yes Yes Apr 2 - Jul 15
Paperback
Chapbook

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

Rubicon Press

Rubicon Press publishes chapbooks and broadsides of extraordinary poetry from around the world.

Poetry No No Jan 1 - Mar 31
Chapbook

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

Saint Julian Press, Inc.

Saint Julian Press as a literary and educational organization embraces a vision to create a local and worldwide community, by engaging in a literary and artistic dialogue that promotes world peace, cultural conversations, and an interfaith awareness, appreciation, and acceptance. In our mission as a new literary imprint we hope to identify, encourage, nurture, and share transformative literature and art of both past and living masters. While giving new and emerging artists, poets, and writers a place they may come home to and share their work.

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

Saturnalia Books

Our mission is to publish literary works, primarily poetry, of high merit, by new and established writers; to encourage collaboration and communication between poets and visual artists, and to encourage the publication of literature of a non-commercial and challenging nature.

Poetry Yes Yes Feb 15 - Apr 1
Paperback
E-book
Poetry collections

Savant Books and Publications

Savant Books and Publications seeks previously-unpublished literary works of enduring value with a twist that expand and transform English readers' point-of-view throughout the world. Special interest areas include:

* FICTION ("novels" - all genres, but especially historical or historically correct novels, and novels based on author experience)

* NON-FICTION (memoirs; academic theses and dissertations of note rewritten for the general public; single-author textbooks and workbooks, especially those involving or invoking transformational learning)

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, Cross-genre, Feminist, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction

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

Shabda Press

Shabda Press publishes a few books of poetry a year in print. Shabda Press also publishes in eBook and audio formats. Our goal is to produce beautiful, high quality, well-designed poetry books. With that goal in mind and with our limited resources, we put our full attention into designing and publishing a few exquisite books of poetry each year.

We invite submissions of full-length poetry manuscripts from 50 to 100 pages.

Poetry Yes Yes Nov 1 - Dec 1
Paperback
E-book
Audio

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

The development of our 11th anthology is on hold. 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

Six Ft. Swells Press

Six Ft. Swells Press publishes and celebrates After-Hours Poetry—a modern poetry movement known for its concise structure and unbridled confessional style in presenting the language and experiences of the everyperson. Common themes found in this genre are: taverns, music, cocktails, broken hearts, first kisses, Saturday nights out on the town, Sunday morning blues, road stories, parties and celebratory happenings…and the simple, unexpected moments that present themselves to the poet.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry

Sixteen Rivers Press

Sixteen Rivers Press is a shared-work, nonprofit poetry collective dedicated to providing an alternative publishing avenue for San Francisco Bay Area poets. Founded in 1999 by seven writers, the press is named for the sixteen rivers that flow into the San Francisco Bay.

Poetry Yes Yes Nov 1 - Feb 1
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Poetry collections

Slapering Hol Press

Poetry Yes Yes Feb 15 - May 15
Chapbook

Slipstream Press

Sponsors an annual Poetry Chapbook Contest offering $1,000 prize and 50 copies. Details at: www.slipstreampress.org/guide.html

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook

Slope Editions

Slope Editions has a focus on eclectic poetry written in English. We value poetry that defies convention and categorization, and look for innovative, moving and daring content.

Poetry No Yes Jan 1

Snake Nation Press

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

Solo Press

For information, visit our website
solopress.org

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31

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

Split Lip Press

Split Lip Press is punk rock publishing. If you want to know what we're all about in detail, please visit our website.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Poetry collections
Commercial Fiction, Humor, Pop Culture

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

Steel Toe Books

Poetry No Yes Nov 1 - Dec 30

Strange Cage

Strange Cage specializes in handmade chapbooks and is endlessly looking for very beautiful, very awesome, very exciting, very new poetry from all kinds, from established to emerging authors.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook
Autobiography/Memoir, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Formal, Healing/Health, Humor, LGBT, Love, Micro-poetry, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Translation, War

Sundress Publications

Sundress Publications is a (mostly) woman-run, woman-friendly publication group founded in 2000 that hosts a variety of online journals and publishes chapbooks and full-length collections in both print and digital formats. We also publish the annual Best of the Net Anthology, celebrating the best work published online, and the Gone Dark Archives, preserving online journals that have reached the end of their run.

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

Switchback Books

The Gatewood Prize is Switchback Books' annual competition for a first or second full-length (48-80 pp.) collection of poems by a woman writing in the English language. It is named after Emma Gatewood, the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.

2012 Judge: Brenda Shaughnessy

Poetry Yes Yes Apr 15 - Jun 15
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, LGBT, Micro-poetry, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry

Ten Penny Players/Bard Press

Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream publishes different theme based issues 11 times a year. Ten Penny Players/BardPress chapbooks by invitation only. No unsolicited manuscripts.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Chapbook, Poetry collections

The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective

The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective is a mentorship model literary press, bringing new poetic voices from India to the world. We are a not-for-profit, shared work literary press publishing and promoting poets with a connection to India/Indian diaspora.

Poetry Yes Yes Feb 12 - Apr 1
Paperback
Poetry collections

The Altar Collective

Please visit www.thealtarcollective.com

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

The American Aesthetic

The American Aesthetic is searching for poetry that will once again engage the general public’s interest; poetry that will seem more meaningful and relevant to their everyday lives—much as a good song, a good play, a good movie, a good book, or a good lecture or sermon might seem meaningful and relevant to their lives. Therefore, we have attempted to create a forum, platform, nexus to bring a certain caliber of poets together in one place.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-book

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, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Jun 30
Paperback
Poetry collections
Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry, Translation

The Crumpled Press

Welcome to The Crumpled Press. Liberated from the waste and uncrumpled to inspire: this is The Crumpled Press. We publish original work by new authors and provide a space for established writers to say something new. Our titles stand out as contributions to contemporary thought, politics, and style. We aim to create an audience for good writing instead of packaging writing for a target audience. We perish to publish.

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

The Hollow Press

Four strangers came together in the autumn of 2014 with the notion of providing a place where bold, eccentric and oft-unuttered works of art could be shared with those who tread the backwoods path - those looking for something beyond the mediocrity of cool, the confines of form and tradition. And so... The Hollow Press, publishers of writing, poetry, music and art.

Poetry, Fiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Poetry collections

The Ledge Press

The Ledge Press publishes the winner of The Ledge Poetry Chapbook Competition, which is awarded annually for a collection of poems.

Poetry No Yes Oct 31
Paperback
Chapbook

The Lives You Touch Publications

We are a small press dedicated to the creation of finely crafted poetry
and prose chapbooks.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Short story collections, Essay collections, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction

The National Poetry Review Press

TNPRP reads book submissions via the contest model, but we publish the winner as well as, typically, one or two runners-up. We are open to all styles but tend to favor concise, sound-rich writing.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Apr 1 - Dec 1
Paperback
Short story collections, Essay collections
Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry

The Post-Apollo Press

Simone Fattal founded The Post-Apollo Press in 1982, specializing in poetry, experimental writing and translation. Post-Apollo has published major American, European and Middle-Eastern poets and prose writers.

Poetry No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Essay collections, Novel, Poetry collections
Prose Poetry, Translation

The Waywiser Press

Waywiser publishes literary works by new and established authors, and is also interested in restoring the reputations of writers overlooked or suffering undue neglect

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Mar 1 - Jul 1
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Prose Poetry

The Word Works

We look for a well integrated manuscript of carefully crafted poems. No subject, style, or form restrictions. Manuscripts are read blind by poet reader/judges who care about strong voice and original work.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 15 - Jul 15
Paperback
Poetry collections

Three Rooms Press

Since 1993, Three Rooms Press has been a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge, real-life poetry, fiction, drama and art. Inspired by Dada predecessor Arthur Cravan, TRP publishes and promotes work that inspires in unique, thrilling, fearless and intimate style. In addition, TRP produces and promotes a variety of events; since 1992 it has staged major cultural events in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London and more, including poetry readings, plays, writing workshops, seminars, musical events and one-of-a-kind madcap concoctions.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Pop Culture, Translation

THRUSH Press

Our taste is eclectic. We want poems that move us, a strong sense of imagery, emotion, with fresh, interesting and surprising use of language, words that resonate. We want voice. We want cohesiveness.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
Chapbook

Tiger Bark Press

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Poetry collections

Tipsy Lit

Tipsy Lit is an online publisher that encourages writers to dig into “the deeper” and leave the bullshit at the door. We don’t want the warm and fuzzies. We want the heartbreaking, the brutally beautiful, the grit and grime that leave us wanting more, more, more.

We want YOU. The real you. The person you tuck away when you meet someone new for the first time.

The person you’re only now discovering.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction

Toad Press

The Toad Press International Chapbook Series publishes contemporary, exciting, beautiful, odd, and avant-garde chapbook-length translations of poetry and prose.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Oct 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook
Cross-genre, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry, Translation

Toadlily Press

Toadlily Press will publish and promote poetry in perfect–bound volumes
that juxtapose multiple and diverse voices in dialogue with one another
and the reader; present work of emerging, rediscovered and celebrated
poets; create formats as artful and imaginative as the poets’
language.

Poetry No Yes Jan 1 - Jan 31
Paperback
Chapbook

Treehouse Press

We’re a small independent press hand-built for writers and artists of all persuasions happily experimenting with the chemistry shared between form and image. At Treehouse we work closely with our writers to ensure that each manuscript is lovingly nurtured.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Short story collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry, Translation

Trembling Pillow Press

Trembling Pillow Press publishes new and established authors focusing on works that are experimental with a preference for poetics based on anthropological, archaeological, ecological, cognitive/neurological and Eastern thought. We are also interested in books in translation or international poetics.

Poetry Yes Yes Jul 1 - Aug 1
Paperback
Chapbook, Essay collections

Trio House Press

Trio House Press is an independent literary press publishing three or more collections of poems annually. We offer two annual poetry awards, the Trio Award for First or Second Book for emerging poets, and the Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence for a book of poems contributing in an innovative and distinct way to American poetry. We also have an open reading period annually in which no award is offered.

Poetry Yes Yes Nov 1 - Apr 30
Paperback
E-book
Poetry collections

Truman State University Press

The T. S. Eliot Prize is an annual award for the best unpublished book-length collection of poetry in English, in honor of native Missourian T. S. Eliot's considerable intellectual and artistic legacy. The purpose of the prize is to publish and promote contemporary English-language poetry.

Poetry No Yes Nov 1 - Oct 31
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Tsehai Publishers

Tsehai Publishers is where a writer becomes an author. As we select our manuscripts carefully and work very hard to achieve the highest editorial quality, we also offer a wealth of beautifully designed books to devour with pleasure, and to give as thoughtful gifts.

We are an international press and our immediate mission is to provide a venue for influential writers whose works may otherwise go unpublished. Through these efforts we hope to achieve our wider goals of fostering intercultural dialogue and social justice.

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

Tupelo Press

Tupelo Press, which released its first five books in fall 2001, is an independent, literary press devoted to discovering and publishing works of poetry, literary fiction and nonfiction by emerging and established writers. Tupelo Press is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit company.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jul 1 - Jul 31
Paperback
Hardcover
Audio
Chapbook, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Translation

Two Sylvias Press

Two Sylvias Press is an independent press dedicated to publishing the exceptional voices of writers. We publish anthologies, poetry collections, chapbooks, fiction, creative nonfiction, and books on the craft of writing. Our publications are available in both print book and eBook. Two Sylvias Press was founded in 2010 by poets Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spaulding-Convy.

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

We favor emerging, international, and “forgotten” writers with well-defined formal or conceptual projects that are difficult to place at other presses. We also offer several curated series: the Eastern European Poets Series (publishing translations of poetic works from that area); the Dossier Series (specializing in conceptual and investigative works); the Lost Literature Series (bringing back neglected works of the 20th century); and 6x6, a poetry magazine. Our releases often contain handmade elements, calling attention to the labor and history of bookmaking.
Poetry No No Jan 1 - Dec 31

unbound CONTENT, LLC

unbound CONTENT is an independent press for a boundless age. Specializing in poetry, creativity is our North Star, serving as both inspiration and guidepost as we open the channels of publication to those who are driven to expression. Poetry is a dialogue between the creator and the audience, and unbound CONTENT seeks to facilitate that dialogue.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Chapbook

Underground Voices

Independent book publisher publishing hard-hitting, raw, dark fiction, flash fiction, short stories, prose and poetry. We publish novels, novellas, short story collections, poetry collections and Kindle Single Stories.

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

Unicorn Press

Unicorn Press has published hand-bound chapbooks and books of poetry since 1967.

Poetry No No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
Chapbook, Poetry collections

University of Iowa Press

For scholars and students, we publish literary studies (including Whitman studies), poetics, food studies, fan studies, regional history and culture, the craft of writing, and theatre studies. For general readers, we publish the winners of the Iowa Short Fiction Award, the John Simmons Short Fiction Award, and the Iowa Poetry Prize, as well as titles in literary nonfiction, the natural history of the Upper Midwest, and regional archaeology, history, and culture.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Short story collections, Essay collections, Memoir
Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Regional

University of Pittsburgh Press

The University of Pittsburgh Press is a scholarly publisher with distinguished books in several academic areas and in poetry and short fiction, as well as books about Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania for general readers, scholars, and students.

Poetry No Yes Mar 1 - Apr 30

University of South Carolina Press

Publish works, mainly in the humanities and social sciences, and general interest titles, particularly those of importance to the state and region. Publish 2-3 poetry titles a year. Encourage creative nonfiction.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31

University of Tampa Press

Local and regional history; poetry; fantastic and supernatural works in Insistent Visions series; books about books.

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

University of Utah Press

The University of Utah Press is an agency of the J. Willard Marriott Library of the University of Utah. In accordance with the mission of the University, the Press publishes and disseminates scholarly books in selected fields, as well as other printed and recorded materials of significance to Utah, the region, the country, and the world. The U of U Press is regarded for its anthropology, archaeology, Mormon studies, western history, and regional studies titles. The Press also awards prizes in poetry, anthropology of the American West, and environmental and American western history.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Essay collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Nature/Environmental, Regional

University of Wisconsin Press

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1

Unlikely Books

Unlikely Books are created in collaboration with Unlikely Stories: Episode IV. Our extensive mission statement is at http://www.unlikelystories.org/mission.shtml

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

Unsolicited Press

We publish quality literary fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. We are also delving into children's books.

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

Virgogray Presss

Because we are not a style or genre specific publisher, we are open to considering all types of poetry or short fiction. In short, we will know we want to publish when it has crossed our desk.

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

virtual artists collective poetry

Our goal is to produce beautiful books of wonderful poetry.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback

Vulgar Marsala Press

Vulgar Marsala Press was founded in 2009. In a nutshell, we are interested in poetry that explores philosophical, theological, and multi-dimensional issues. VMP welcomes satire and plays/stage productions in verse, and seeks to facilitate the internal bleeding of poetry into arthouse cinema, visual art, classical music, and any number of other mediums.

Poetry Yes Yes Nov 1 - Dec 25
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Prose Poetry

Wake Forest University Press

We publish only Irish poetry from living Irish (not Irish-American) poets. We regret we cannot consider other poets' work.

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

Washington Writers' Publishing House

Washington Writers' Publishing House is a non-profit organization that has published nearly 80 volumes of poetry and fiction since 1975. The press sponsors an annual competition for poets and fiction writers living in the Washington-Baltimore area.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jul 1 - Nov 1
Paperback
Short story collections, Novel, Poetry collections

Wave Books

Wave Books is an independent poetry press based in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to publishing the best in contemporary poetry, poetry in translation, and writing by poets. The press was founded in 2005, merging with established publisher Verse Press. By publishing strong innovative work in finely crafted trade editions and hand-made ephemera, we hope to continue to challenge the values and practices of readers and add to the collective sense of what’s possible in contemporary poetry.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No
Paperback
Hardcover
Short story collections, Essay collections, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, LGBT, Political, Prose Poetry, Translation
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Wayne State University Press

The Made in Michigan Writers Series, part of Wayne State University Press,  is devoted to highlighting the works of distinguished statewide writers to showcase Michigan's diverse voices.  The series publishes poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and essays by Michigan writers with the aim of encouraging the recognition of the state's artistic and cultural heritage throughout Michigan, the Midwest, and the nation.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No

Weasel Press

Weasel Press has sort of a Beat Generation mentality when it comes down to it. When reviewing submissions to be accepted, we’re looking for works that show explicit portrayals of the human condition. We love to be immersed! At this time we are only accepting Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry and Scriptwriting/Playwrights.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction

Wesleyan University Press

Poetry was among the first areas that Wesleyan University Press published in when the press was established in 1957. Since the beginning, the press has been committed to pushing the boundaries, both of poetic form and of the imagination. Over the years, a number of honors have been bestowed on Wesleyan poets, including Pulitzer Prizes and National Book Awards, among many others.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Poetry collections
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