KYSO, pronounced “kye sew,” is an acronym for Knock Your Socks Off, which refers to just the kind of electrified words and images we like to publish and showcase.
SFWP is an independent press dedicated to the craft of writing, artistic preservation, recognizing exciting new authors, and bringing out of print work back to the shelves. We publish exciting fiction and creative nonfiction of every genre, maintain an online literary journal, and run an annual internationally-recognized Awards Program.
Founded in 2011, Homebound Publications is one of the premier independent publishers in the country. It is our intention to preserve contemplative storytelling. We publish introspective works of creative non–fiction, fiction & poetry.
We are a small press with big ideas set on publishing substance over flash. We routinely work with authors who don’t fit neatly into the corporate publishing model, giving a voice to the countless independent thinkers currently neglected by the mainstream media.
A Letter from the Founder, L.M. Browning
I founded Homebound Publications to bring together a community of like-minded thinkers and see what the dialogue yielded. I didn’t have any sense of how big the press would grow or how widely our titles would be shared, I simply carved out a space in which others could speak and share those deep thoughts they’d pondered. I have always been an ardent believer in creative minds requiring a circle of fellows to push them. The discussion, the inspiration, the contemplation, and the community encourages the kind of boundary-pushing, ego destruction, and refinement of beliefs that bring about movements of change in the larger world.
Holland Park Press, founded in 2009, is a privately-owned independent company publishing literary fiction: novels, novellas, short stories; and poetry. The company is run by brother and sister team Arnold and Bernadette Jansen op de Haar. Holland Park Press specialises in finding new literary talent by accepting unsolicited manuscripts from authors all year round and by running competitions. It has been successful in giving older authors a chance to make their debut and in raising the profile of Dutch authors in translation.
Please read submission guidelines before sending in your manuscript
SHANTI ARTS PUBLISHING is devoted to producing beautiful and compelling books related to art, nature, and spirit.
We are not currently publishing novels and have stopped publishing children's / young adult books.
Harvard Square Editions is looking for literary fiction of social and environmental value. Its mission is transcend national boundaries, publishing manuscripts that are international, political, literary, spiritual, sci-fi, fantasy, and dystopia. We appreciate aesthetic value and constructive social, spiritual or political content, especially manuscripts dealing with climate change and awareness. We do not appreciate gratuitous levels of profanity and violence.
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We are seeking to publish legacy stories, widely defined. It must be book-length but can take the form of poetry, non-fiction, fiction, or any combination thereof.
Follow the submission guidelines exactly.
Surreal poetry, poetry that challenges language & form, poetry of the imagination & for the imagination.
Deep Vellum Publishing was founded in 2013 with the mission to bring the world into conversation through publishing literature from around the world, while organizing literary programs and discussions, and advocating for the vital role of the literary arts in Dallas and beyond.
Independent publishing for independent literary voices and independent readers. In your pitch, make it impossible for us to say no to your work.
Black Sun Lit is a print and digital literary press that endeavors to introduce, promote, and support both emerging and experienced writers whose work has little representation—or minimal exposure—in a reading world largely governed by commercial publishing.
As of May 20, 2016, Black Sun Lit no longer accepts unsolicited book manuscripts.