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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

Literary House Press @ Washington College

The Literary House Press is the publishing arm of the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College. We publish writers of national reputation and are particularly invested in supporting the work of women, LGBTQIA authors, and writers of color. During odd years, LHP publishes a limited-edition, letterpress book by an emerging or established author with ties to Maryland.  During even years, LHP releases a trade paperback anthology featuring contemporary American poets. The Literary House Press is also home to Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal @ Washington College.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Paperback
Hardcover
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction

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. 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 Yes Yes
Cross-genre, Experimental

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, Historical, Love, 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, 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, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Apr 1 - Aug 1
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 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, Memoir, 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 Jun 1 - Jul 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation

Medusa's Laugh Press

Hand bound limited editions of chapbooks and thematic anthologies.

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

Miami University Press

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes
Paperback
Novella, Poetry collections

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 Jul 1 - Sep 1
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Serialized Fiction, War

Misty Publications

Poetry Yes Yes Feb 1 - Feb 28
Paperback
Poetry collections

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, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, 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

MWC Press

MWC Press is the publishing extension of the Midwest Writing Center and its programs.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Apr 1 - Aug 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Novel, Poetry collections

Naissance chapbooks by chapbookpublisher.com

We are interested in the chapbook as a compositional unit. Just as some ideas are sonnet shaped, some ideas are novel shaped, and some ideas are blog shaped, we believe that some ideas are chapbook shaped, and we endeavor to publish the best of those that come our way.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Chapbook, Short story collections, Essay collections, Memoir, Poetry collections

Negative Capability Press

Works that break the frozen ice within us.

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

New American Press

We're dedicated to publishing intelligent, zany, well-crafted work. We want literature that attempts cultural significance--poems, stories, and nonfiction that go "out" as much as they go "in."

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1

New Delta Review

Publication of chapbook occurs in Spring. Award includes $200 and 25 author copies. All manuscripts must be received by January 1, 2015. All submissions require a $17 entry fee and must be entered to NDR through Submittable. Manuscripts should be 20-45 pages in length and should include a title page with contact information.Multiple submissions require separate entry fees, and simultaneous submissions are welcome on the condition that writers notify NDR of another acceptance as soon as possible.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Oct 15 - Jan 1
Paperback
Chapbook
Cross-genre

New Issues Poetry & Prose

New Issues Poetry & Prose, a nonprofit, university-based publisher, was established in 1996 and publishes eight to twelve new titles each year with a focus on contemporary poetry. New Issues is also the publisher for the AWP Award Series in the Novel.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes May 1 - Nov 30
Paperback
Hardcover

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

NewSouth Books

NewSouth Books publishes quality works of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, with a special interest in regional history, biography, autobiography, nonfiction, folklore, African American, Native American, and civil rights subjects.

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

NightBallet Press

NightBallet Press is a small, independent press interested in the musicality of language and the originality of expression, with a commitment to excellence. Our books are archived in the Ohioana Library and the Lockwood Memorial Library at the University of Buffalo, and have been on display at the Poets House in NYC.

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

Nightboat Books

Nightboat Books publishes work that resists convention and transcends boundaries-—books rich with poignancy, intelligence, and risk.

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Short story collections, Essay collections, Memoir, Poetry collections
Cross-genre

Noemi Press

Noemi Press is a 501(c)(3) literary arts organization dedicated to publishing and promoting the work of emerging and established authors and artists.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Nov 1 - Nov 30

Oberlin College Press

Poetry manuscripts of 50 to 80 pages are considered annually in May for the FIELD Poetry Prize. For translations, send sample of poems to David Young, co-editor, and inquire as to interest in publication in the FIELD Translation Series.

Poetry Yes Yes May 1 - May 31
Paperback

Off the Grid Press

Off the Grid Press is dedicated to publishing collections by poets over sixty years old.

Poetry No Yes May 31 - Aug 31
Paperback

Omnidawn Publishing

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

OpPRESS

Calling poets and artists for new, annual, illustrated anthology, *OpUS: Bound TEXT/UREs, Volume 2.* Open to any poet or picture maker who hasn’t already appeared in Volume 1, which describes, by example, a sample range of text(vis)ual images that OpPRESS would be inspired to blend together and serialize. We leave the surveying of our range’s boundaries up to each artist’s “Poles & Prisms.” We prefer to synthesize – or “blend” – artists of the two different disciplines together ourselves, but are open to submissions from those who are [am]bi-hemispheric and have made their own blends.

Poetry Yes Yes Jan 15 - Apr 20
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Prose Poetry

Origami Poems Project

Our mission is share poetry through publishing and distribution of free Origami micro-chapbooks.

Poetry Yes Yes Feb 1 - Oct 1
Paperback
Chapbook
Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry

Orison Books

Orison Books is a 501(c)(3) non-profit literary press focused on the life of the spirit from a broad and inclusive range of perspectives.

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

P.R.A. Publishing

We are interested in working with translators, foreign based and US authors.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Serialized Fiction, Translation

Paekakariki Press Ltd

Bringing together poets and artists to create affordable letterpress printed poetry booklets (pamphlets).

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

Paper Nautilus

We have eclectic taste, but we want to feel something when we read your work: wonder, loss, longing, joy -- whatever -- that's up to you. We simply want the best work you have to give us, so we can then help you share it with the world.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Feb 15 - May 15
Paperback
Chapbook

Parallel Press

Parallel Press, an imprint of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, publishes print and digital publications featuring new works of scholars, researchers, and poets. These publications represent an ongoing commitment by the Libraries to scholarly communication as a contribution to the Wisconsin Idea and in support of the outreach mission of the university.

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

Paris Press

Paris Press is a not-for-profit press publishing the work of women writers that has been neglected or misrepresented by the literary world. Paris Press values work that is daring in style and in its courage to speak truthfully about society, culture, and history.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Nov 1 - Feb 28

Parlor Press

We are especially interested in collections that use language to dramatize a singular vision of experience, a mastery of craft, a deep knowledge of poetic tradition, and a willingness to take risks. The series is oriented toward free verse, but we will happily consider other forms.

Poetry Yes No Mar 1 - Jun 30
Paperback
E-book
Poetry collections
Prose Poetry, Translation

Passager Books

Passager Books is a part of Passager journal, devoted to promoting the work of older writers. Passager Books publishes a select number of books each year by writers who have been published in Passager journal. No unsolicited manuscripts. Its mission is to find a wider audience for our writers.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
No Yes Jun 1 - Oct 1
Paperback
Chapbook, Memoir, Poetry collections

Pavement Saw Press

We believe in publishing variously. We have published narrative works. We published the first book of "flarf" poetry. We published a collaborative book of poems written in seven languages.

Poetry Yes Yes Jun 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
Chapbook

Paycock Press

Not reading again until Summer 2016.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes Feb 1 - Mar 1
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Novel, Poetry collections
Prose Poetry

Pearl Editions

We look for distinctive voices, well-crafted collections, and favor accessible lyric or narrative poetry.

Poetry No No
Paperback
Poetry collections
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