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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

Graywolf Press

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

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

Green Writers Press

We are focused on environmental writing with an activist bent.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Poetry collections
Nature/Environmental

Greenleaf Book Group

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

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

Hanging Loose Press

Energetic new writing.

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

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

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

Hiraeth Press

We are passionate about creativity as a means of transforming consciousness, both individually and socially. Of the many important issues of our times we feel that our relationship to the environment is of the most fundamental concern. Our publications reflect the ideal that falling in love with the earth is nothing short of revolutionary and that through our relationship to nature we can birth a more enlightened vision of life for the future.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Chapbook, Short story collections, Essay collections, Poetry collections
Nature/Environmental

Hobblebush Books

Hobblebush Books is an independent press dedicated to publishing books of the highest quality that present a unique voice and make a difference. We publish poetry and regional nonfiction.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Poetry collections
Narrative Nonfiction, Regional

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

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

Ibbetson Street Press

We publish new and emerging authors of poetry and occasional nonfiction titles.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31

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

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

Imaginary Friend Press

To recognize that readers/lovers of poetry are the "imaginary friends" of poets, and to continue the dialogue between poets and readers by publishing affordable poetry collections. • To promote the well-crafted, socially relevant poetry of poets from a diverse array of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, who are working class and/or outside of academia, GLBTQ, feminist, politically and socially engaged, of non-mainstream organized religions, experimental, etc. and legitimize their art. • IFP wishes to foster a literary community which is less hierarchical and more interactive.

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

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

Interior Noise Press

INP is a micro press interested in non-structured, counter-academic poetry. Pays copies and 50/50 split of all earned royalties.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Poetry collections

Jacar Press

Jacar Press is a Community Active press publishing a variety of styles of poetry.   Part of the proceeds from all our publications will go to support other community needs, from writing workshops to shelters.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 15 - Nov 30
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Feminist, Humor, Love, Political, Prose Poetry, War

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

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

Liquid Light Press

Our mission is to promote the artistic sharing of the human journey to consciousness and inner experiences difficult to express in linear vocabulary. We publish poetry that landmarks spiritual evolution, is attentive to the moment and reminds us of everyday miracles.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Chapbook

Litmus Press

Dedicated to supporting innovative, cross-genre writing, Litmus press publishes the work of translators, poets, and other writers, and organizes public events in their support. We encourage interaction between poets and visual artists by featuring contemporary artworks on the covers of our full-length books and in the pages of Aufgabe, our annual literary journal. By actualizing the potential linguistic, cultural and political benefits of international literary exchange, we aim to ensure that our poetic communities remain open-minded and vital.

Poetry No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31

Little Red Leaves Textile Series

Little Red Leaves Textile Series is a micro-press with a mission to publish innovative writing in delightful little packages.

Poetry Yes Yes Aug 1 - Oct 31
Paperback
Chapbook
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry

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

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

Lost Horse Press

Established in 1998 by publisher, editor, and book designer, Christine Holbert, Lost Horse Press—a nonprofit independent press based in Sandpoint, Idaho—publishes poetry titles of high literary merit, and makes available other fine contemporary literature through cultural, educational and publishing programs and activities. Lost Horse Press is dedicated to high-quality work ignored by conglomerate publishers—work in danger of vanishing into obscurity in what has become the age of chain stores and mass-appeal food, movies, art and books.

Poetry Yes Yes May 15 - Aug 15
Paperback
Hardcover
Poetry collections

Lotus Press, Inc.

We are not interested in poetry by amateurs. Poets must have studied their craft. To recognize and publish an outstanding manuscript by an African American poet. Winners need not be previously published. No fee.

Poetry No No Jan 2 - Mar 1

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

Lynx House Press

Lynx House is an independent non-profit publisher devoted to extending and enhancing the cultural conversation through the publication of fine poetry and fiction. If it has a bias, it is towards literary work that is highly resonant, work that, through the clarity of its vision and craft, results in a change in the emotional and intellectual temperature of whoever reads it.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 15 - Aug 1
Paperback
Essay collections, Poetry collections

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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Marsh Hawk Press

Marsh Hawk Press books often highlight the affinity of poetry and the visual arts. Each book is produced with particular care to visual style, often including reproductions of artwork alongside poems. Marsh Hawk Press also sponsors readings and exhibits, and a yearly contest.
Poetry Yes No Jan 2 - Apr 30

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

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

Midwest Writing Center

The winners of the Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook contest will receive $100 and 15 copies of their published chapbook.

Poetry Yes Yes May 1 - Jul 31
Paperback
Chapbook

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

Moon Tide Press

We are a press dedicated to publishing the finest poets in the Southern California area, although we will consider authors from outside. Each of our authors goes on a tour to promote his or her work, so we look for poetry that is invigorating both on the page and spoken out loud.

Poetry Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Poetry collections

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
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