Tattered Press

Basic Information
1919 N. Summit Avenue
Unit 10B
City: 
Milwaukee
State: 
Wisconsin
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
53202
Contact Information
Amanda Ngoho
Reavey
Managing Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry 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: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Mar 1
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

We are interested in creating conversational spaces, and pieces that provoke thought-change. We want to hear from new voices and emerging voices as well as our literary mentors, established writers, and ancestors.

Please take a look at the website, read the submissions guidelines, what we've previously published, and deeply consider whether your work engages with our mission. We want manuscripts that work on a cellular level. We are a hands-on, collaborative press, from editing to layout and design, to getting your work seen.

Representative Authors: 

Alicia Cahalane Lewis, Luisa A. Igloria, Freesia McKee, Lynne DeSilva-Johnson

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3-12
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Publishing type: 

BLF Press

Basic Information
P.O. Box 833
City: 
Clayton
State: 
North Carolina
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
27520
Contact Information
Stephanie
Allen
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
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: 
3 to 6 months

BLF Press is an independent Black feminist press dedicated to amplifying the work of women of color.

Please see our submissions guidelines.

Representative Authors: 

Krystal A. Smith, Penny Mickelbury

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

Bauhan Publishing

Basic Information
PO Box 117
City: 
Peterborough
State: 
New Hampshire
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
03458
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Essay collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31

Bauhan Publishing is an independent Publisher in Peterborough, New Hampshire. We focus on New England regional books in the areas of history, art, nature studies, and poetry, as well as venturing into thoughtful books that explore sustainability of both the earth and the spirit.

We also host two contests: The May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize and the Monadnock Essay Collection Contest

Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
University Press of New England
Publishing type: 

Down & Out Books

Basic Information
3959 Van Dyke Rd, #265
City: 
Lutz
State: 
Florida
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
33558
Contact Information
Eric
Campbell
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Book Types: 
Novella
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: 
Feb 1 to Apr 30
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Founded in 2011, Down & Out Books is an independent publisher of literary and crime fiction based in Tampa, Florida.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
8-15
Titles per Year: 
Greater than 20
Distributors: 
IngramSpark, Createspace - POD publisher
Publishing type: 

Bowen Press

Basic Information
City: 
Tyler
State: 
Texas
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Robert
Hand
Director
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
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

Bowen Press is drawn to exceptional stories by new and upcoming authors. We focus on first-time southern writers and specialize in high-quality book design.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
4-5
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Publishing type: 

WiDo Publishing

Basic Information
840 S. West Temple #2
City: 
Salt Lake City
State: 
Utah
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
84101
Contact Information
Joseph
Jones
Submissions Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
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: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
How many authors debut in each issue?: 
8
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Ingram Baker & Taylor
Publishing type: 

Open Book Press

Basic Information
671 Maltman Drive
City: 
Grass Valley
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
95945
Contact Information
Angela
Sells
Co-founder
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Short story 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: 
No
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Submitting is a three-step process. First, please send a query note to info@theopenbookpress.com that includes a brief summary of your work and, if applicable, an expected timeline for its completion. If interested, we will ask you to send a sample chapter (or excerpt) before submitting the entire manuscript for review.

Author does not pay any associated fees.

Representative Authors: 

Judie Rae, Yakshi Vadeboncoeur, Gene Berson

Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Local; City Lights; Left Bank Books
Publishing type: 

Big Table Publishing Company

Basic Information
383 Langley Road #2
City: 
Newton Center
State: 
Massachusetts
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
02459
Contact Information
Robin
Stratton
President
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: 
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

If we love your manuscript and offer you a contract, we will provide editing, advice and direction (if you need it), the services of our art department to create your book cover, like-minded authors to blurb your book, and a printed galley for your review. We are known for our prompt replies and turnaround, because we know how hard it is to wait! 

We prefer working with authors and poets who have a professional, up-to-date website, and who are active in their writing community and on social media. 

Representative Authors: 

Timothy Gager, Michael C. Keith, Christopher Reilley (Poet Laureate of Dedham, MA), Zvi Sesling (Poet Laureate of Brookine, MA), Craig Fishbane, Brady Peterson, Jon Sindell, Robert Scotellaro, Jennifer Jean, Jennifer Martelli Amye Archer, Richard Fox, John Sheirer, Glenn Bowie, Keith Tornheim, Tina Barry, John Stanizzi, Lois Cuddy, Paul Beckman, Laurette Folk, many others.

 

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
10-20
Titles per Year: 
Greater than 20
Distributors: 
Amazon, Ingram
Publishing type: 

TCK Publishing

Basic Information
16641 Brick Rd.
City: 
Granger
State: 
Indiana
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
46530
Contact Information
Kate
Sullivan
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Novel
Formats: 
Paperback
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

Please make sure to read our submission guidelines.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
20
Titles per Year: 
Greater than 20
Publishing type: 

Open Country Press

Basic Information
711 Touchstone Drive
City: 
Helena
State: 
Montana
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
59601
Contact Information
Natalie
Peeterse
Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Formats: 
Paperback
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

Open Country Press was established in 2016 by Natalie Peeterse, who runs the press along with Autumn Toennis. The press’ mission is to publish high quality and dynamic literary books by writers with a connection to Montana. 

Publishing type: 

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