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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

Liquid Light Press

Our mission is to promote the artistic sharing of the human journey to consciousness and inner experiences difficult to express in linear vocabulary. We publish poetry that landmarks spiritual evolution, is attentive to the moment and reminds us of everyday miracles.

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

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 and in the pages of Aufgabe, our annual literary journal. 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 No Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31

Little Red Leaves Textile Series

Little Red Leaves Textile Series is a micro-press with a mission to publish innovative writing in delightful little packages.

Poetry Yes Yes Aug 1 - Oct 31
Paperback
Chapbook
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry

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

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 of high literary merit, 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, 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

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 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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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 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

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

Midwest Writing Center

The winners of the Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook contest will receive $100 and 15 copies of their published chapbook.

Poetry Yes Yes May 1 - Jul 31
Paperback
Chapbook

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

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
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