Alice James Books

Basic Information
114 Prescott Street
City: 
Farmington
State: 
Maine
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
04938
Contact Information
Emily
Marquis
Press Assistant
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
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: 
Mar 1 to Nov 1
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

AJB is a leading independent press devoted to discovering and publishing exceptional poetry by emerging and established writers. The press is an innovator in the field, committed to publishing a range of voices, supporting writers’ careers, and collaborating with authors in the publishing process.   

We have one annual manuscript contest: The Alice James Award, which is open to residents of the United States, postmark deadline November 1, notification of winners in February. Both hardcopy and electronic submissions (via Submittable) are accepted.

Representative Authors: 

Jane Mead, Phillip B. Williams, Monica A. Hand, Brian Turner, Cathy Linh Che, Jamaal May, Jean Valentine, Kaveh Akbar

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3-5
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Consortium Book Sales & Distribution
Publishing type: 

Fruit Bat Press

Basic Information
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Caroline
Macon Fleischer
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Yes
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Feb 1 to Feb 28
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Fruit Bat Press is a handmade, limited edition chapbook press that is co-based in Chicago and Los Angeles. Fruit bats inspire us because they are dark and sweet at the same time — and they are expert foragers. We are committed to publishing work that embraces foraging: an unusual collection of ideas from a diverse set of perspectives with a basket of different emotions. 

There is a $5 submission fee that goes to the cost of making books. If you are unable to swing the fee but want to submit, please contact the Editor.

  • Manuscripts must be 20-40 pages in 12 pt. Times New Roman, double spaced. 

  • One per person, please. No multiple submissions. 

  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere first. 

  • Historically marginalized voices are encouraged to apply. 

  • Accepted Genres: 

    • Flash Fiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Short Stories, Novellas (No illustrations for now please. Words only—sorry!)

  • More questions? Contact fruitbatpress.info@gmail.com

Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Independent distribution.
Publishing type: 

Alan Squire Publishing

Basic Information
5519 Alta Vista Road
City: 
Bethesda
State: 
Maryland
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
20814
Contact Information
Rose
Solari
Publisher
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
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

Alan Squire Publishing is an independent literary press founded in 2010 to publish books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry that are beautifully written and beautifully made, with the avid reader and book-lover in mind. We are committed to bringing to the public books of great merit that deserve a wide readership, and to forging a new model of collaboration with other independent presses here and abroad.

Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Publishing type: 

The Poetry Box

Basic Information
3300 NW 185th Ave, #382
City: 
PORTLAND
State: 
Oregon
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
97229
Contact Information
Shawn
Aveningo Sanders
co-founder, 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
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
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: 

Latah Books

Basic Information
331 W Main Ave
City: 
Spokane
State: 
Washington
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
99201
Contact Information
Jon
Gosch
Executive Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Formats: 
Paperback
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: 
Less than 3 months

Latah Books is likeliest to accept full-length books with driving narrative force: literary and upmarket novels, as well as memoirs, travelogues, and other narrative nonfiction works in the realms of history, science, conservation, social justice, journalism and outdoor adventure. In short, we're seeking compelling books which elevate people's understanding of the world through the awesome and immortal power of story. We are particularly interested in books concerning the American West, especially the Intermountain West.

Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Publishing type: 

Venetian Spider Press

Basic Information
203 Amy Court
City: 
Sterling
State: 
Virginia
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
20164
Contact Information
William F.
DeVault
CEO
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story 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: 
No
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Quality and creative poetry and fiction.

When you send your manuscript at least do a spell check.  We get some real underworked manuscripts!  

Representative Authors: 

John Burroughs, Cat Russell, Carlo Parcelli, Daniel McTaggart, William F. DeVault, R. Nikolas Macioci

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

Galileo Press

Basic Information
3222 Rocking Horse Lane
City: 
Aiken
State: 
South Carolina
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
29801
Contact Information
Barrett
Warner
Acquisitions Editor
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
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
May 1 to Jun 22
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

We are seeking: vivid imagery and the balance of abstract to concrete imagery, the capacity to surprise, an elastic syntax, pace, and music, thematic cohesiveness and the emotional range and maturity, deft handling of highly charged emotion, use of wit, humor, and self-implication, choice and use of extended metaphor, skillfully juxtaposing the micro and the macro, and more.

All comers welcome.

Please note an important update to our guidelines: a strong confident voice is no longer essential.

Representative Authors: 

David Fenza, Joe Bolton, Sarah Gorham, Matthew Graham, Patricia Grossman, John Drano, Steven Cramer, etc.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Pathway Book Distribution, Small Press Distribution
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, satire, essay, periodicals. 

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

 

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

Adastra Press

Basic Information
16 Reservation Road
City: 
Easthampton
State: 
Massachusetts
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
01027-1227
Contact Information
Gary
Metras
Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Feb 1
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Begun in 1979 by poet, teacher, and printer Gary Metras to print and publish short collections of quality contemporary poetry using the methods and equipment of the antique book arts, letterpress printing and hand-sewn bindings. The operation survives on a desired small scale without grants through the hard work of the publisher, the poets selected for publication, and the readers  and buyers of  the  books:  may we  each and all survive in poetry. The Press is currently closed to submissions.

Not currently reading. No electronic submissions. Queries with 3-5 poems/pages from a completed chapbook manuscript. 
No full-length manuscripts considered.

Representative Authors: 

Richard Jones, Richard Kostelanetz, Lawrence Raab, Martha Calson-Bradley, Michael Casey, Jim Daniels, W. D. Ehrhart, Kyle Flak, Thomas Lux, Susan Edwards Richmond 

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
Of the 55 or so authors I've published, about 1/3 have been first collections.
Publishing type: 

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