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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

Omnidawn Publishing

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

Other Press

Other Press attracts authors who are guided by a passion to discover the limits of knowledge and imagination. We publish novels, short stories, and essays from America and around the world that represent literature at its best. Our nonfiction books–should they be history, current events, popular culture or memoir–explore how psychic, cultural, historical, and literary shifts inform our vision of the world and of each other.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Novel, Memoir
Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political

Outpost19

Provocative reading. Literary, engaged, independent, forward-leaning. Exceptional fiction. Unexpected essays. Voices to be reckoned with... Our fiction belongs to a broad range of traditions. Our non-fiction explores the different ways we engage our culture and ourselves.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Formal, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation, War

P.R.A. Publishing

We specialize in new voices and writers from foreign countries.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Cross-genre, Serialized Fiction, Translation

Pandamoon Publishing

At Pandamoon, we are entrepreneurs at heart, filled with the drive and passion to create the changes we want to see in the publishing world. A world where all talented voices and stories get told. Where authors get to reap larger rewards for their efforts. Where readers get to read the books they want.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Novel

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

Parka Books

At Parka we believe that the people who create books should be the first to make a profit. Our goal is to create a new kind of publisher: a digital press that eschews the old model. Rather than invest heavily on paper printing, we digitally publish books at a fraction of the cost and make sure authors and readers share the savings. We believe that authors have a right to own and control their work. Our deals are only for the digital rights for a book, leaving authors open to pursue traditional book deals. We are interested in publishing great books by dedicated authors.

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

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

Paul Dry Books

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31

Paycock Press

We're not currently looking for manuscripts and have no current plans beyond 2 issues of Gargoyle Magazine and a 7th and final volume of the "Grace and Gravity" series until end of 2015.

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

Pen-L Publishing

Are you looking for a good read? Fiction or nonfiction, our books will tickle the imagination and tantalize the mind. Our mission is to discover and promote new, talented authors. You'll find their finest work here.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Novel
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Healing/Health, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction, War

Persea Books

PERSEA BOOKS is an independent, literary publishing house founded in 1975 by Michael Braziller and Karen Braziller, who still own and direct the company.

Over the past decades, Persea has produced hundreds of engaging and consequential books. The aim of the press is to publish works that endure by meeting high standards of literary merit and relevance. We have often taken on important books other publishers have overlooked, or have made significant discoveries and rediscoveries, whether of a single work or writer's entire oeuvre.

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

Philistine Press

We are a non-profit publisher of free ebooks. We’re here to publish material that wouldn’t ordinarily be published by mainstream presses or accepted by the literary establishment. There are many adjectives we could use to describe ourselves – original, experimental, uncompromising – but the best way to understand Philistine Press is to read our work.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections

Pink Fish Press

  • We recognize that all writers are artists.
  • We believe there are multitudes of talented voices unheard by the
    big publishing industry as independent writers struggle against an ocean
    of outdated practices.
    We strive to shatter the stigma of "poor quality work" attached to independent authors.
    We work to bring undiscovered and gifted writers to the forefront of popular culture.
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Experimental, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual

Plan B Press

Plan B Press encourages, captures, presents and preserves contemporary poetry by publishing and presenting emerging poets. A small independent publishing company that primarily produces high-quality, limited-run poetry chapbooks. We have also created two short fiction collections and four full-length books.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes May 1 - Nov 30
Paperback
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Cross-genre

Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press

We use three imprints in addition to Pleasure Boat Studio. These are Caravel Books, for mysteries and crime fiction; Aequitas Books, for non-fiction with a sociological or philosophical theme; and Empty Bowl, for Eastern and ecological works.We do our best to publish work that is as strong as we can find. We are particularly interested in multi-cultural and quirky.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Regional, Translation

Poet's Haven, The

The Poet's Haven is a place for artists across a wide and diverse spectrum to feel safe seeing their work published. We are open to unsolicited submissions from both experienced, published creators and talents new to submitting work for publication. We publish online galleries, chapbooks, anthologies, and audio podcasts.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry, War

Poet's Press, The

Founded in 1971, the press specializes in: lesser-known 1960s-70s New York poets; neoRomantic and Gothic poetry; annotated reprints of lost poets. We have also published anthologies of New Jersey and Rhode Island poets.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes No Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book

Poor Claudia

Poor Claudia annually publishes three print series: Signature, Folio, and Timeworm, as well as hypertext through our online series Crush, Phenome and 10 Sources. We primarily publish poetry from both established and emerging writers, but accept literary art in various forms/genres.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Novella, Poetry collections
Experimental, Translation

Port Yonder Press

We love strong visual writing with a creative twist, with an emphasis on language and wordplay.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Aug 1 - Aug 31
Paperback
E-book
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry

Press 53

Press 53 has earned a reputation for publishing quality poetry and short fiction collections. We publish 6-8 poetry collects and about 5 short fiction collections each year, along with 1-2 anthologies, and reprints of 1-2 out-of-print classics.

Poetry, Fiction
Yes Yes
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Poetry collections
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry

Pressgang

Our mission is to publish narrative lit: stories, essays, memoirs, novels. We like literary heft and helium. Seriousness of purpose, surprising execution, the well-wrought joke, the well-crafted sentence. The blurring of boundaries. Think Vonnegut meets Saunders meets Poe. Think Byron meets Bulgakov, Gogol, Nabokov. Think Kafka and Beckett. Think Lorrie Moore, think Laurie Anderson, think Lemony Snickett. Think Dorothy Parker mixed with Edward Gorey meets Steven Millhauser meets Dickens with a word limit.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes
Paperback
E-book
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir
Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction

Publishing Genius

Publishing Genius is particularly interested in something else altogether. What is coherent? Why do we think we understand something while we think something else is nonsense? How can we avoid not knowing what we don't know? How can we make that process fun?

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jun 1 - Jun 30
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Experimental, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry

Queen's Ferry Press

Founded in 2011 as an independent publisher, Queen’s Ferry Press specializes in literary fiction. Inspired by a Scottish coastal estuary through which crossings have occurred for over a thousand years, the press seeks to publish works that convey via structuring and interpretation. At Queen’s Ferry Press, physical crafting and emotional connection are celebrated.

Fiction Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Novel
Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction

Ragged Sky Press

Books that inspire and provoke. Authors with passion and ideas. Readers who enjoy literature straight from the heart. Ragged Sky is more than a small press—it’s a forum for expression. Welcome to our community.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Yes Yes Jan 1 - Dec 31
Paperback
E-book
Chapbook, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
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