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: 

Howling Bird Press

Basic Information
Augsburg University MFA in Creative Writing Program
2211 Riverside Ave.
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
55454
Contact Information
Jim
Cihlar
Publisher
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: 
Yes
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Apr 1 to Jul 31
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months

Howling Bird Press publishes the best in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We run an annual nationwide contest in alternating genres. We are the imprint of Augsburg University's MFA in Creative Writing Program. As a teaching press, we are staffed by graduate students and led by a faculty member with extensive experience in literary publishing. We pride ourselves on being a community as much as a press, as we strive to develop relationships between authors, editors, teachers, students, and readers.

We are open for submissions of creative nonfiction in spring 2019, poetry in 2020, and fiction in 2021. 

Representative Authors: 

Marci Vogel, Jacob M. Appel, Jean Harper, KateLynn Hibbard, Lisa Van Orman Hadley

Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution
Publishing type: 

Bloomsday Literary

Basic Information
City: 
Houston
State: 
Texas
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
77077
Contact Information
Kate
Martin Williams
Founding Editor
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: 
Jun 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

We are publishers of literature. Unconfined by the limitations of bigger publishing houses, Bloomsday gets to be more nimble and take greater risks bringing more diverse voices to more diverse readership. Bloomsday readers want books that change us, reorder our thinking, & make us feel hopeful about what good literature can accomplish in the world.

We publish bold books.

We publish books for readers who want to be in cahoots.

With books that say, “Ssshhh, settle down. Listen carefully. I have something to say.”

Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Ingram
Publishing type: 

April Gloaming Publishing

Basic Information
City: 
Nashville
State: 
Tennessee
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Lance
Umenhofer
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
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

April Gloaming Publishing is a Nashville-based independent press that aims to capture and better understand the Southern soul, Southern writing, and the Southern holler. 

In the words of William Faulkner, to be Southern is to, "Tell about the South. What do they do there. How do they live there. Why do they live at all." April Gloaming seeks to arrive at the conclusions to these questions through amplifying the voices of the unbridled holler.

Representative Authors: 

Jay Sheets, Pam Jones, Kailey Tedesco, Moriah Claud, & Lorcán Black

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3-4
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Ingram
Publishing type: 

Head & the Hand

Basic Information
1315 Walnut Street
Suite 320
City: 
Philadelphia
State: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
19107
Contact Information
Linda
Gallant
Editorial Director
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
Essay 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: 
Feb 11 to Apr 16

The Head & the Hand’s mission is to publish writing that has the power to spark change and entertain, and the socially conscious Shockwire Chapbook Series is our gambit to raise the storytelling stakes.

Shockwire stories are snapshots of a time and place where expressions of curiosity, empathy, and acceptance shine a light on their absence in everyday life. Through our spring and fall 2018 Shockwire series, we have published stories of homelessness, immigration, intersectionality, and civil rights history.

We are especially eager to read thought-provoking CNF and longform essays that fall within our Shockwire Chapbook Series guidelines.

Representative Authors: 

Sarah Grey, Patrick McNeil, Melissa Sarno, Rasha Abdulhadi

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
Between 5-10
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution
Publishing type: 

Los Nietos Press

Basic Information
9942 Smallwood Ave
City: 
Downey
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
90240
Contact Information
Frank
Kearns
Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
Essay collections
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 Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Los Nietos Press is looking for book-length works of poetry and/or short story. We are looking for work that is about the person, but also about place; work that sheds light on the author as well as, or in the context of, Southern California. Our particular interest is the people and the place that fans out East and South from Los Angeles, away from the glitz and glamour of the West Side, into the vibrant working communities from East L.A. to Long Beach, from Santa Ana over to the historic cities of the Inland Empire.

We are accepting complete manuscripts only.

Representative Authors: 

liz gonzález, Linda Singer, Kit Courter

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
All markets, Amazon, dedicated on-line store
Publishing type: 

Dawn Valley Press

Basic Information
P.O. Box 112
City: 
Beaver
State: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
15009
Contact Information
Valentine
Brkich
Editor-in-Chief
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
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

We are a small press based in Beaver, Pa., dedicated to helping talented writers share their gift and tell their stories.

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

Stubborn Mule Press

Basic Information
PO Box 84
City: 
BELLE
State: 
Missouri
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
65013
Contact Information
Jeanette
Powers
Editor in Abetting
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
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: 
Dec 1 to Jan 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Stubborn Mule press publishes a combination of collected works of established poets, first time full-lengths for quality and dedicated emerging poets, and splits for everyone else. Also, radical art-poetry hybrids. Ok, ok, we will probably consider whatever you send us, but seriously, if you aren't old school or brand new, try to get a few of your poetry heroes to do a split with you, then send it to us. Our editorial ethic is "radical country" focusing on folks who exist at the margins of the capitalistic mainstream, writing more about identity than identity politics.

Things we leave for the others:
nostalgia
pastoral
rhymey tripe
overly slammy
micro poems
sex/love poems
trauma pron

Things the mule loves:
existential dread
queer poems
blues references
authenticity
bravery
psycho shitstorms
marginalized folks
a sense of humor

Representative Authors: 

Daniel Crocker, Mike James, Macey Webb, Steph Castor, Sharon Eiker

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
four
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
150 online retailers through Ingrams POD distribution Big Cartel for select authors Prospero's Bookstore KC MO Dunaway Books STL MO Belle Book and Candle Belle MO
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