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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

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

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
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Livingston Press

Literary fiction.
Fiction No Yes Jun 1 - Jun 30

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

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

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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Marion Boyars Publishers

Independent literary pess, publishing a fiction in translation, literary fiction, and nonfiction on contemporary affairs.
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 6 - Nov 30

Matter Press

Matter Press is a community-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) literary press that publishes an online literary journal (The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts), manages an annual short fiction and poetry chapbook contest, and supports a regular reading series. Matter Press offers internships to graduate MFA and Publishing students as submission readers, literary editors, and publication designers. Matter Press focuses on supporting emerging and established authors working with condensed forms of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and visual arts.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Chapbook, Short story collections, Essay collections
Flash Fiction, Micro-poetry, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 (April-June), 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
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
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