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
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
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
Publishing type: 

Paloma Press

Basic Information
City: 
San Mateo
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
94403
Contact Information
Aileen
Cassinetto
Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novel
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
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

Established in 2016, PALOMA PRESS is a San Francisco Bay Area-based independent literary press publishing poetry, prose, and limited edition books. We donate a portion of our proceeds to charitable organizations properly vetted by Charity Navigator and/or CharityWatch.

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

Moon Pie Press

Basic Information
16 Walton Street
City: 
Westbrook
State: 
Maine
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
04092
Contact Information
Alice
Persons
Editor and Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Sep 30
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

We have accepted books to publish through 2019.  Please don't submit inquiries until mid 2019. In general, we are looking for a poetry collection that has at least three poems that have been published before.  Book can be 40-100 pages long.  Poems should be in final form. Publication history can be summarized in cover letter. Please send inquiry email first.  We know how hard it is to get a poetry book published and we have to turn down at least 10-20 manuscripts for each one we accept.  

Please, no all-rhyming poetry, religious poetry, children's poetry, or a collection of only political poetry.  I recommend reading some of our sample poems on the website or buying some Moon Pie Press books to get an idea of what kinds of poetry we publish.  In general we like accessible, well-crafted poems.

Representative Authors: 

Jack McCarthy, Tom Moore, Marcia Brown.  Includes two Portland Poet Laureates and the Portsmouth, NH Poet Laureate.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
several
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Sell from website, independent bookstores, some libraries
Publishing type: 

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: 

EMP

Basic Information
432 Oak St
Apt A
Toledo
City: 
Toledo
State: 
Ohio
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
43605
Contact Information
Ezhno
Martin
Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
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 10 to Nov 11
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

***note that submissions are closed until after the holidays***

Stuff your mother hates

Stuff that people don't want their kids to know

Stuff that makes milk shoot out our nose

Leftist Queer Outlaw Duende Anti-Authority Punk writing that speaks to us in ways the world rarely does

Representative Authors: 

Damian Rucci; 

Jeanette Powers; 

Jeremiah Walton; 

Zophia McDougal;   

Ben Brindise; 

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
We focus on finding new and underappreciated perspectives, but I wasn't ever good at numbers
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Ingram
Publishing type: 

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