Vulgar Marsala Press

Basic Information
PO Box 1856
City: 
Black Hawk
State: 
Colorado
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
80422
Contact Information
Lisa A.
Flowers
Founding Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Nov 1 to Dec 25
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Vulgar Marsala Press was founded in 2009 and revamped in 2020. In a nutshell, we seek to facilitate the internal bleeding of poetry and fiction into arthouse cinema, visual art, classical music, and any number of other mediums. That is to say, with a seductive enough product, a kind of runner's high takes over, and all mediums become one; we are essentially synesthetes. We are also keenly interested in anything in the folk horror genre. We welcome satire (the more biting and surreal, the better), and plays/stage productions in verse.

Our only criteria is brilliance and originality. Show us something that pops and is going to keep us riveted into and past the first few lines, without ever letting up. We are staunchly anti cancel culture, and are not interested in academic trends or predictable formulaic themes or approaches. 

Representative Authors: 

Chad Faries, Lisa A. Flowers, Phillip Lee Duncan

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3
Publishing type: 

Cuidono Press

Basic Information
132 16th Street
City: 
Brooklyn
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
11215
Contact Information
Martha
Hoffman
Director
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novel
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jul 15 to Sep 15
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Cuidono Press publishes fiction, historical fiction, and history. We look for narratives that take history and culture seriously, whether in service to a great story or in laying out thought-provoking argument. While we are based in Brooklyn, our non-historical fiction so far has all been set outside the United States—that is not at all a requirement of the projects we consider, but reflects the types of themes and explorations that intrigue us.

Representative Authors: 

Mary Martin Devlin, Hana Samek Norton, Lucy Pick, Kathleen Williams Renk, Miryam Sivan, Leslie Spitz-Edson, Jinny Webber

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Publishing type: 

Thirty West Publishing House

Basic Information
518 Wilder Square
City: 
Plymouth Meeting
State: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
19462
Contact Information
Josh
Dale
Editor-in-chief
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Aug 19 to Nov 21
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Thirty West covers primarily poetry,  yet have indulged in fiction and nonfiction. We've published literary work as well as speculative, cross-genre, and work derived from mental illness and recovery.

Aside from our annual chapbook contest (typically runs between Mar-Apr), we accept unsolicited manuscripts from September until the end of the year. 80% of our authors come from unsolicited submissions and are both first-time and established.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-2
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
In-house distribution.
Publishing type: 

PALH (Philippine American Literary House)

Basic Information
P.O. Box 5099
City: 
Santa Monica
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
90405
Contact Information
Cecilia
Brainard
Owner
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

PALH or Philippine American Literary House is a small press that publishes high quality fiction and creative non-fiction books by Filipino Americans and other Filipinos. Literary titles include Growing Up Filipino 1 & 2; Fiction by Filipinos in America; Contemporary Fiction by Filipinos in AmericaA River, One-Woman Deep: Stories (Linda Ty-Casper), and Benedicta Takes Wing and Other Stories (Veronica Montes). 

Send a 2-page synopsis and first 50 pages along with your query, by email to palh@aol.com.

Representative Authors: 

Linda Ty-Casper's book is forthcoming. PALH has published anthologies but will publish fiction and creative non-fiction with focus on Filipino American writers and other Filipinos.

Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Baker & Taylor Ingram Amazon PALHbooks.com
Publishing type: 

Divertir Publishing

Basic Information
PO Box 232
City: 
North Salem
State: 
New Hampshire
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
03073
Contact Information
Kenneth
Tupper
Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Novel
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Divertir Publishing is an independent publisher located in Salem, NH. Our goal is to provide interesting and entertaining books to the world, as well as to offer new and exciting voices in the writing community the opportunity to publish their work.

Divertir Publishing is open to queries from authors. Please do not send your manuscript without first sending a query. We do not accept queries for incomplete manuscripts or novellas. In addition, we only accept submissions for short stories or poetry if they are targeted towards an upcoming collection. Finally, we do not accept submissions for erotica.

Representative Authors: 

A.J. Capper, Chris Rakunas, Darren Simon, Elizabeth Young, Jenna-Lynne Duncan, Luke Reynolds, Phil Canalin, Sarah Welsh, Suzanne van Rooyen, Tony Russo

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3-10
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Publishing type: 

TCK Publishing

Basic Information
16641 Brick Rd.
City: 
Granger
State: 
Indiana
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
46530
Contact Information
Tom
Corson-Knowles
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novel
Memoir
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

We publish a wide range of fiction and nonfiction.

We do not publish poetry or children's picture books.

Please make sure to read our submission guidelines.

Representative Authors: 

Kevin Horsley, Dominick Quartuccio, Franziska Iseli, Joseph Kassabian, Dan Janal

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
20
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Distributors: 
Ingram, Baker & Taylor
Publishing type: 

Paycock Press

Basic Information
3819 13th St N
City: 
Arlington
State: 
Virginia
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
22201
Contact Information
Richard
Peabody
Publisher/Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Sep 1
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Not reading again until Summer 2021.

Query first. We did publish two books this year, both in the 150-200pp range. I think now that I want to stick to that smaller size once we get things balanced again. We have four books by women in various stages of the publishing process.

Representative Authors: 

Michael Brondoli, Tom Carson, George Myers Jr., David Nicholson, Carlo Parcelli, Jeff Richards, and more.

Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Publishing type: 
Subgenres: 

Apocalypse Party

Basic Information
City: 
Philadelphia
State: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Ben
DeVos
editor-in-chief
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

You might describe us as a heavy metal acid trip via literature. We believe books are hallucinogens suffused with emotion, feeling, and sensation. Our books wobble in the frame of reality and dissect the prism of surreality. These books tend to be difficult to categorize, but together they form a kaleidoscopic mirror of an increasingly bleak world. However, we're far from hopeless. We like to have fun and believe in the power of art. We are a space for writers to explore their risky ideas in new and interesting ways. Anyone with an open mind is welcome to join the party. 

We are seeking imaginative and challenging books that push boundaries. We are as interested in mood, sensation, and altered states of perception as we are in the story. We like stories with the ethereal quality of memory filtered through a psychedelic kaleidoscope. We want darkly peculiar narratives that are compelling and have a range of emotion. We want daring work that keeps us on edge, waiting for the next ghost to materialize. Surprise us. Most of all, we want books that take risks. Show us something we've never seen before.

Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Publishing type: 

Sword & Kettle Press

Basic Information
City: 
Somerville
State: 
Massachusetts
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Kay
Allen
Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Established in 2015, Sword & Kettle Press is a tiny independent publishing house. Our mission is to publish inclusive feminist fantasy & speculative fiction. We look for the weird & witchy & wild & whimsical things in our world & in worlds beyond.

Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Publishing type: 

Between the Lines Publishing

Basic Information
410 Caribou Trl
City: 
Lutsen
State: 
Minnesota
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
55612-9504
Contact Information
Cherie
Macenka
Cofounder
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Novel
Memoir
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Oct 1 to Mar 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

BLP is currently accepting engaging stories in search of a great home. Our main themes explore the liminal world where anything can happen. We love authors who are willing to take a chance and explore the concepts of “other” through a variety of genres. Magic isn’t just for fantasy readers anymore.

If you think your manuscript pushes the boundaries and will leave us breathless, we want to hear from you. Although all manuscripts go through an editing process, your book should be at its best before you submit. The best way to be noticed is to send a professional query letter and a strong summary. 

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
7-8
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Distributors: 
Ingram, BLP direct
Publishing type: 

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