Unsolicited Press

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Downtown Portland
City: 
Portland
State: 
Oregon
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
97201
Contact Information
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months

Our motto: No bullshit, just books. And that's true. We are selective and looking for high quality, accessible fiction, excluding the fantasy genre. Can be genre based, so long as it is not campy. Short story collections and novellas are welcome. We are constantly looking for poetry collections and chapbooks. We published chapbooks 25-30 pages. We want creative nonfiction in the form of book-length journalism, memoirs and experimental forms.

Do not send more than one submission at a time. Do tell us who you are. Do wow us. Do be prepared to promote yourself; we do a lot of promotion, but you need to be business-writer ready when you come to us.

Representative Authors: 

Steven Charnow, Darci Schummer, Scott Alexander Jones, Emily Kiernan, Francis Daulerio, Mick Bennett, Susan Pepper Robbins, Jeffery Bartone, Adela Najarro...

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
20
Titles per Year: 
Greater than 20
Distributors: 
Ingram, Kindle KDP, Smashwords
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Essay Press

Basic Information
City: 
Buffalo
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Travis
Sharp
Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Essay 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: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Essay Press holds print chapbook contests in the summer and print book contests in the fall. We particularly welcome manuscripts that extend or challenge the formal range of nonfiction—including, but not limited to, lyric essays and prose poems/poetics; experimental biography and autobiography; innovative approaches to journalism, experimental historiography, criticism, scholarship and philosophy. Simultaneous submissions, multiple submissions, collaborative manuscripts, digital and hybridized text/art manuscripts all are encouraged.

Work/chapters/individual essays may have been previously published in other publications, such as periodicals, although editors encourage submissions that include new material.

Representative Authors: 

Kristin Prevallet John D'Agat Rosebud Ben-Oni Amaranth Borsuk Lily Hoang Wayne Koestenbaum

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
Typically, one to three or four.
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution
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Fayetteville Mafia Press

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667 Mistletoe Street
City: 
Gahanna
State: 
Ohio
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
43230
Contact Information
David
Bushman
President/Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Essay collections
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

Looking for fresh, original voices for nonfiction books specializing in pop culture, true crime, and sports.

Representative Authors: 

Ken Fortenberry, David Lee Morgan, Jr., David Bushman, Courtenay Stallings, Scott Ryan

 

 

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-2
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
IPG
Publishing type: 

Poet’s Press

Basic Information
2209 Murray Avenue #3
City: 
Pittsburgh
State: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
15217
Contact Information
Brett
Rutherford
Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Book Types: 
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: 
No
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Founded in 1971, the press specializes in lesser-known 1960s–1970s New York poets, neoromantic and gothic poetry, annotated reprints of lost poets, and topical or regional anthologies. We have added a new imprint, Yogh & Thorn Books, for more scholarly projects.

Please read samples from our website before inquiring. We are always open to intriguing and unusual proposals.

Representative Authors: 

Jack Veasey, Jacqueline de Weever, Jody Azzouni, Barbara A. Holland, Emilie Glen, Brett Rutherford, Annette Hayn, Boria Sax, John Burnett Payne, Th. Metzger, M.G. Lewis

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
12+ (in anthology)
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Publishing type: 

Jaded Ibis Press

Basic Information
City: 
San Diego
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
92116
Contact Information
Elizabeth
Earley
President
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
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

We are a feminist press committed to publishing socially engaged literature with an emphasis on the voices of people of color, people with disabilities, and other historically silenced and culturally marginalized voices.

Check out our new BLACK VOICES POETRY series (edited by Jasmin Roberts), BLACK VOICES PROSE series (edited by Naima Yael Tokunow), and LATINX VOICES SERIES (edited by Myriam Gurba)
https://jadedibispress.com/about/

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-3
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Ingram
Publishing type: 

Ananke Press

Basic Information
178 Columbus Ave.
#230137
City: 
New York
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
10023
Contact Information
Cate
Hendrisckson
Acquisitions Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Novel
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: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jun 1 to Aug 30
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Ananke Press is a small, independent press in New York City with the focus on smart speculative fiction. We welcome odd and unexpected stories, masterfully crafted with the love of language in mind. Ananke Press is a member of IBPA; we offer a traditional contract.

Ananke Press is a selective press. Number of previous publications is unimportant; what matters is the quality of the work. We like intelligent and unconventional projects. If you are finding it difficult to fit your novel on a prescribed shelf, it might find a home with us.

Representative Authors: 

E. V. Svetova, Julie Anne Stratton, Roberta-Leigh Boud

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-3
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Ingram
Publishing type: 

Pleasure Boat Studio: A Nonprofit Literary Press

Basic Information
3710 SW Barton St
City: 
Seattle
State: 
Washington
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
98126-3844
Contact Information
Lauren
Grosskopf
Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Jul 1
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

DEDICATED TO ENRICHING READERS WITH EYE-OPENING STORIES AND POETRY BY INCREDIBLE TALENT, WITH HEART, ORIGINALITY, AND LOVE OF LANGUAGE.

Please note that we are now a Hybrid Press. We cannot continue to publish without funding. Thank you for understanding.

Representative Authors: 

Tim McNulty, Mike O'Connor, Bruce Berger, Linda Lappin, Red Pine, Hannah Hess, Sarah Plimpton, Robert Sund, Russell Hill, Michael Blumenthal, Anne Argula, Inger Frimansson, Irving Warner, Michael Daley

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
0
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Ingramspark, Baker & Taylor, B&N.com, Amazon.com. Orders made directly from PleasureBoatStudio.com: Bookstores receive 40% discount 30% discount for book clubs.
Publishing type: 

The Lune

Basic Information
City: 
Fort Collin
State: 
Colorado
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
80526
Contact Information
Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Essay collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31

Named after the “American haiku” co-invented by Jack Collom and Robert Kelly, and inspired by the sense of “poetry as correspondence”—between persons, planets, symbols, etc.—The Lune's first editions were unbound chapbooks housed in pre-stamped envelopes and sold at bookstores along the Front Range.

With an emphasis on contemplative and collaborative poetics, our catalogue is shaped around the sense of wonder, delight in experiment, and concern for humanity reflected in the work of contemporary poets.

Representative Authors: 

Reed Bye, Jack Collom, Laura Cesarco Eglin, Anne Waldman, Ella Longpre, Maureen Seaton, Joanna Ruocco, David Mutschlecner, Jaime Robles, Jonathan Simkins, &c.

Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Direct / Ingram
Publishing type: 

Platypus Press

Basic Information
City: 
Shropshire
Country: 
England
Contact Information
Michelle
Tudor
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
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

Platypus Press is an independent publisher based in England. We seek to unearth innovative contemporary poetry and prose from a broad variety of voices and experiences.

Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
4+
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Publishing type: 

Saddle Road Press

Basic Information
639 Midline Rd
City: 
Freeville
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
96720
Contact Information
Ruth
Thompson
Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
May 1 to Jun 15
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

In 2020 we moved from Hilo, Hawai'i to Ithaca, New York. We are seeking poetry and hybrid prose/poetry collections and collections of short stories or lyric essays. I’d like to see more poems that gather in with “long arms,” to borrow Ellen Bass’ description of Frank X. Gaspar’s work, and more somatic awareness, like Ire’ne Lara Silva’s Blood Sugar Canto.

Please submit only in response to a call for submissions. Please use Submittable.

Representative Authors: 

Jessamyn Smyth, The Inugami Mochi. Ire'ne Lara Silva, Blood Sugar Canto. Jendi Reiter, Two Natures. Stefan Kiesbye, The Staked Plains. Ruth Thompson, Woman With Crows. Don Mitchell, A Red Woman Was Crying.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-3
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Ingram
Publishing type: 

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