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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

Emergency Press

Emergency Press is run by The Emergency Collective. We don't see significant distinctions between high art and journalism, accessibility and sophistication, physical and metaphysical, or form and content.

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

Etchings Press

Etchings Press is UIndy's teaching press and publishing laboratory. Our students engage with writers from across the country to develop knowledge in editing and publishing.

For the Whirling Prize each fall, writers submit recently published books in a specified genre and UIndy students choose a winner. The winner receives a cash prize and is invited to read on campus for the Kellogg Writers Series.

In the Chapbook Contest in the spring, students read and judge submissions and then edit and publish the winning chapbook. Winners receive an honorarium and copies of the published chapbook.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Dec 1 - Feb 10
Paperback
Chapbook

Etruscan Press

Etruscan Press is a nonprofit cooperative of poets and writers working to produce and promote books that nurture the dialogue among genres, achieve a distinctive voice, and reshape the literary and cultural histories of which we are a part.

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

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

Exterminating Angel Press

Exterminating Angel Press is a publishing project that brings together books of diverse subject matter joined by a unity of theme, intention, layout, and design. It is neither a commercial nor an academic project, though it has elements of both. As a whole, it is meant to be both a useful and a transformative work of art, contributed to by minds concerned with diverse disciplines, yet sharing a common vision and philosophy. We're interested in books that understand how/why story shapes culture, and how it can change culture.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Cross-genre

FC2

A small, independent, not-for-profit press, FC2's mission is to publish books of high quality and exceptional ambition whose style, subject matter, or form push the limits of American publishing and reshape our literary culture.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31

featherproof books

featherproof books is an indie publisher based in Chicago, dedicated to the small-press ideals of finding fresh, idiosyncratic voices. We publish perfect-bound, full-length works of fiction and downloadable mini-books. Our downloadable mini-books are an invitation to all ten fingers to take part in the book-making process. Same with Storigami. No matter the medium, we see our authors as creative partners involved in every step of publication. We make our own fun.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Short story collections, Novel

Fence Books

Fence has a mission to redefine the terms of accessibility by publishing challenging writing distinguished by idiosyncrasy and intelligence rather than by allegiance with camps, schools, or cliques. It is also Fence‘s mission to encourage writing that might otherwise have difficulty being recognized because it doesn’t answer to either the mainstream or to recognizable modes of experimentation. 

Poetry, Fiction
No Yes Jul 1 - Jul 31
Paperback

Fiddleblack

We review and edit fiction and narrative nonfiction, and the work we publish is almost exclusively available directly through our website, thus rendering us a distributor and marketer as well. Further, Fiddleblack is a participant in whatever collective effort modern literary culture has in encouraging and developing independent literature and its philosophical inquiries into self and place.

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

Folded Word

Folded Word is an independent literary press specializing in collected short works and regional voices. We love manuscripts of place; we love manuscripts of time; we love voices that take a chance. Please be aware that we are a micro-press, which means we take great care in the production of a very limited list of print (chap)books each year. It also means our authors must take an active role in promoting their titles. Authors need not be US residents. We distribute globally.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Poetry collections
Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional

Forest Avenue Press

Forest Avenue Press, recipient of a 2014 Oregon Literary Fellowship, publishes quiet books for a noisy world. Our titles have appeared on best-of-the-year and bestseller lists at Powell's, have been reviewed extensively, and have been blurbed by authors such as Ron Carlson, Hannah Tinti, Brian Doyle, Tom Spanbauer, Rachael Herron, Robin Cody, and Karen Karbo. Right now we're open only to Oregon writers, due to our desire to contribute to the regional literary culture and to support local indie bookstores.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Jul 1
Paperback
Short story collections, Novel
Literary Fiction

Found Press Media

Found Press is a digital short-story publisher. Our titles are available for purchase through Kobo, Kindle, and our website. Every three months we release a handful of stories in Found Press Quarterly. Unlike traditional short-writing collections, FPQ features pieces that are produced, promoted, and—most notably—sold as stand-alone works. We strongly feel that short-story writers deserve as much recognition as authors of full-length books, and our unique publishing model gives us the freedom to help our authors reach as broad an audience as possible.

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

Four Way Books

Four Way Books is dedicated to producing and promoting excellent literary publications and to creating opportunities for writers of merit. We seek to please and expand poetry’s audience and to nurture the gifts of adult writers, spanning a wide range of geographic, cultural, and economic backgrounds. 

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jun 1 - Jun 30
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Future Tense Books

We publish unusual fiction or memoir. No more poetry or genre fiction.
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No No Jan 1 - Dec 31

FutureCycle Press

We publish books and chapbooks of poetry and flash fiction, plus thematic anthologies in our series, Good Works Project (whose revenues go to a worthy charity). We consider unsolicited submissions year round. We offer an annual cash award (amount varies) for the best collection published during the year (outside judge). For submissions, do not query first; send entire collection electronically via our online submission system.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Short story collections, Poetry collections
Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry

Gaspereau Press Ltd.

See website.

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

George Braziller, Inc.

Founded in 1955, George Braziller, Inc. is a small, independent publishing house based in New York City. We pride ourselves on consistently publishing books of exceptional content and quality, as well as consistently discovering new writers and exploring new areas in the world of art. The diversity of our list, which embraces fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, architecture, and design, continues to be an important aspect of our publishing program.

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, Experimental, Translation

Gertrude Press

Gertrude Press is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization showcasing and developing the creative talents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer-identified, and allied individuals. 

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook
Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, LGBT

Gival Press

We publish quality works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have a message, be it philosophical or social by authors from many walks of life. Many of our books promote thinking and understanding across cultures. We publish in English, French, and Spanish.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes May 15 - Aug 15
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections

Gold Line Press

Gold Line Press aims to promote the work of emerging poets and fiction writers, as well as to promote / elevate the chapbook form. The Gold Line Press editorial board does not adhere to any specific aesthetic approach. Overall,our goal is to showcase exceptional emerging writers and reward them not only with publication, but also with broad distribution of their work to reviewers and bloggers.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Jul 15 - Aug 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Poetry collections

Gold Wake Press

Trade paperbacks.

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

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, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Sep 1 - May 31
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, 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

Hadley Rille Books

We prefer novels with strong character development, strong female protagonists who grow in their roles. Our main focuses are epic fantasy, archaeological/historical , and science fiction. We focus mainly on novels, but we also publish a few anthologies.

Fiction Yes Yes
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Novel
Commercial Fiction, Historical
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