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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

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

Lanternfish Press

Lanternfish Press is currently accepting book-length fiction and nonfiction submissions. We like original writing that balances vintage and contemporary, nerdy and fun, literary and genre, or academic and general-interest elements. We love works that challenge genre boundaries! We're especially interested in literary/experimental fiction, sci-fi and mystery novels, steampunk, politics, and philosophy.

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

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

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

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

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, Translation

McPherson & Company

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

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

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

New Michigan Press

NMP is a publisher of chapbooks and broadsides. We have a pretty wide aesthetic range, and we acquire manuscripts primarily through our yearly chapbook contest ($1,000 prize, deadline in spring). See the website for more information.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry

New Rivers Press

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

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

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

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

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
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