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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

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

Hanging Loose Press

Energetic new writing.

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

Harken Media

Harken Media enables voices of new artists with unique perspectives on compelling themes. We bring art to the world in digital, print, audio, and multimedia.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Novella, Novel
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Historical, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction

Harvard Square Editions

Harvard Square Editions is a publishing house run by Harvard alumni. It is looking for literary fiction with an environmental or social message. Its mission is to publish fiction that transcends national boundaries, especially manuscripts that are international, political, literary, diverse, multi-cultural, sci-fi, cli-fi, fantasy, utopia and distopia. We appreciate aesthetic value and constructive social or political content, especially manuscripts related to climate change, deforestation, and conservation, but have a low tolerance for profanity and graphic violence.

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

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
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Hawthorne Books

Hawthorne Books publishes literary fiction and narrative nonfiction. No genre fiction or academic nonfiction.
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31

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

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

Hourglass Books

Hourglass Books celebrates the contemporary short story. Our mission is to pluck these stories from the specialized world of literary journals and bring them to a wider audience of everyday readers. We do this by focusing on the anthology -- short stories from different authors, with each book assembled around a common theme.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections
Literary Fiction

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 Mar 1 - Apr 30
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry 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

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

Ig Publishing

Ig publishes original literary fiction from writers who have been overlooked by the mainstream publishing establishment, and political and cultural nonfiction.

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

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

Ink Smith Publishing

An independent publisher dedicated to you.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novella, Novel

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

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
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry

JEF Books/Journal of Experimental Fiction

We publish the foremost in innovative fiction.

Fiction Yes No May 1 - Jul 31
Paperback
Hardcover
Audio
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel
Experimental, Literary Fiction

Jolly Fish Press

FICTION GENRES WE ACCEPT
Literary fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, suspense, horror, thriller, children's literature, YA, trade fiction.
NON-FICTION GENRES WE ACCEPT
Motivational, self-help, biography, autobiography, memoir, recipe books, research.
GENRES WE DO NOT ACCEPT
Children's picture books, novellas, do-it-yourself, gift books, religious, erotica.

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

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
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