Wet Cement Press

Basic Information
1908 Yolo Avenue
City: 
Berkeley
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
94707
Contact Information
Thoreau
Lovell
Publisher/Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Novel
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: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31

Wet Cement Press publishes small handheld books of fiction, poetry and hybrid genius. Our tastes in literature run toward the lyrical and spontaneous, the raw and unsmooth. 

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

Seven Kitchens Press

Basic Information
811 Commons Drive
City: 
Milford
State: 
Ohio
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
45150
Contact Information
Ron
Mohring
Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Formats: 
Paperback
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
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Our goal has always been to publish the very best poetry and prose we can find in carefully-edited, hand-trimmed & hand-tied chapbooks; to work in close collaboration with authors through the production process; and to present a wide aesthetic range from both established and emerging writers.

Visit our website to read sample work from our authors. We're interested in your work, not your reputation, and have a special fondness for odd ducks. Reading periods are typically six weeks long for each of our open series. Especially interested in new & emerging voices from the widest possible range of experience.

Representative Authors: 

Crystal Boson, Ed Madden, Alyse Knorr, Oliver Baez Bendorf, Christina Pacosz, Guillermo Filice Castro, Allison Blevins, John Keene, Liz Ahl, Robin Reagler, Wayne Johns, Rodney Gomez, Sierra Golden, Marjorie Maddox, Jeff Oaks, Deborah Burnham, RJ Gibson, Mary Meriam, Boyer Rickel, JeFF Stumpo.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
Our commitment is to publish one new voice for every established poet we select.
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Distributors: 
All sales are through our web site and through individual authors.
Publishing type: 

Milk & Cake Press

Basic Information
P.O. Box 13177
373 Cleveland Ave.
City: 
Hamilton
State: 
Ohio
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
45013
Contact Information
Kim
Jacobs-Beck
Publisher/Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
Chapbook
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: 
Jan 1 to Apr 30
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Milk and Cake Press seeks to publish an eclectic collection of poems. We love language, the sounds it creates, and the power of it to name and shape. We welcome work from a diverse range of poets, including women, people of color, and those who identify as LGBTQIA. We will make inclusive decisions about the poets and poems we publish.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3-4
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
distributed by publisher
Publishing type: 

Game Over Books

Basic Information
City: 
Boston
State: 
Massachusetts
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Michael
Malpiedi
Editor/Distribution Manager
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
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
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Game Over Books is a small publisher run collaboratively by a group of nerdy artists. Our goal is to amplify diverse voices in writing and bring high-quality publications to all people. We are working to accomplish this by focusing on emerging writers and giving guidance and support as they continue to grow their craft.

Representative Authors: 

Sara Mae, Muggs Fogarty, M. Less, Claudia Wilson, Lip Manegio, Megan Neville, Aly Pierce, Ariana Brown, Anthony Febo, Dena Igusti, Gigi Bella, Ilyus Evander

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3-4
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Game Over Books Website, Independent Bookstores
Publishing type: 

42 Miles Press

Basic Information
Indiana University South Bend
English Department, 1700 Mishawaka Ave.
P.O. Box 7111
City: 
South Bend
State: 
Indiana
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
46615
Contact Information
Adam
Walz
Managing Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Yes
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Dec 1 to Mar 15
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

42 Miles Press publishes books and chapbooks of poetry, including the winner of the 42 Miles Press Poetry Prize. We’re in Indiana. We like images, we like language. We like it real and surreal and unreal.

Publishing type: 

Lily Poetry Review Books

Basic Information
223 winter street
City: 
WHITMAN
State: 
Massachusetts
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
02382
Contact Information
eileen
cleary
Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
Chapbook
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: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

We seek chapbook and full-length poetry collections and have a wide aesthetic with a penchant for concision, strong imagery, inventive language, and emotional authenticity. A strong sense of sentiment without sentimentality. 

Please follow the submission guidelines.

Representative Authors: 

Joey Gould, Miriam O'neal, Christine Tierney, Kay Bell, Chell Navarro, Jeff Oaks

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-4
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Ingram, Amazon, Indy Books, Barnes and Noble etc
Publishing type: 

East French Press

Basic Information
427 East French Place
City: 
San Antonio
State: 
Texas
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
78212
Contact Information
Krista
Angotti
owner
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
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

Poetry, Short stories, novellas, pulp, comics, sci-fi, noir, essay, periodicals. 

East French Press is interested in producing works of any size and scope; working together to make an imprint in print. 

 

Representative Authors: 

Casey Mensing. Caitlin Zimmerman. 

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

Monongahela Books

Basic Information
333 Wagner Road
City: 
Morgantown
State: 
West Virginia
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
26501
Contact Information
Bradley
Omanson
Owner
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
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: 
Less than 3 months
Representative Authors: 

Jared Carter, Dana Gioia, Jack Foley, Peter Whitfield

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

Wendy’s Subway

Basic Information
379 Bushwick Avenue
City: 
Brooklyn
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
11206
Contact Information
Corinne
Butta
Managing Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Essay collections
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jul 15 to Sep 1
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Wendy’s Subway is a nonprofit reading room, writing space, and independent publisher located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Since 2013, Wendy’s Subway has provided an open and versatile platform for expanding modes of reading, writing, and publishing together. They are seeking innovative, hybrid, and cross-genre work that charts new possibilities and expressions of form, including poetry, artists’ writing, and cross-genre works. 

Representative Authors: 

Miriam Atkin, Rami Karim, Sable Elyse Smith, Mariana Valencia

Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution (SPD)
Publishing type: 

Blue Lyra Press

Basic Information
275 W Main St
City: 
Forsyth
State: 
Georgia
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
31029
Contact Information
Matthew E.
Silverman
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Poetry collections
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 Jan 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

We love a strong sense of line and imagery. We love narratives and a strongly-linked series. When we read, we are drawn to poems about nature and science imagery, persona and historical poems, magical realism, and poems about or by minorities in all sense of the word.  If the poems don’t reveal a strong voice, we are not interested. As far as form, we prefer free verse but love a few form poems thrown in. Prose poems and poems a few pages long are also interesting to our ears. For flash, it is not much different.

Read the guidelines. Please. To find out what the press likes, buy one of the books. Support the Arts!

Representative Authors: 

Joy Ladin, Ting Gou, Aaron Bauer, Tasha Cotter, Claire Zoghb, Diane Payne, Allison Blevins, and more!

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-3
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
KDP and Amazon as well as bookstores
Publishing type: 
Subgenres: 

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