akinoga press

Basic Information
1728 Pin Oak Rd
City: 
Parkville
State: 
Maryland
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
21234
Contact Information
mychael
zulauf
founder/everything else
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
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: 
No
Reading Period: 
Nov 7 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

akinoga press is a Baltimore-based micro-press that specialzes in hand-bound chapbooks of a spacious/minimalist/austere flavor, though we're on the lookout for anything small, quiet, odd, and easily-missed.

We're also dedicated to creating a space for voices that need to be heard and works that 100% need to be read.

AKINOGA PRESS IS Now ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS/PROJECTS FOR CONSIDERATION

akinoga press’s consideration period is NOW OPEN, and will remain so until the end of the year (December 31st)!

Please check out akinogapress.com/submission for the guidelines. I do submissions a little differently than most presses, and it’s in your best interest to fully understand what i’m looking for. There’s also some additional information about the rough publishing timeline (if your project is selected) that it would worth being aware of before submitting.

Representative Authors: 

Anothny Moll, Dayana Stecto, Tracy Dimond, Alyse Richmond, Stanford Cheung, Jack Slocomb, Jess Hylton, Mary Adelle

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

JackLeg Press

Basic Information
City: 
Washington
State: 
District of Columbia
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
20009
Contact Information
Jennifer
Harris
Director & Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
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: 
3 to 6 months

JackLeg is a literary press dedicated to the writers we serve and the readers we cherish. We publish all forms of literature, including poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and plays. We use an environmentally sustainable publishing model and a rigorous editorial process to bring the best new and familiar voices into the literary world.

Please review our website and the authors we publish.

Representative Authors: 

Maureen Seaton, Barbara Cully, cin salach, Kristine Snodgrass, D.C. Gonzales-Prieto, Caroline Goodwin, Meagan Lehr, Neil de la Flor, Melissa Studdard, Jessica Cuello, Reginald Gibbons

 

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
at least one
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Ingram Content Group
Publishing type: 

Button Poetry

Basic Information
2855 Anthony Lane S
STE 225
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
55418
Contact Information
Sam
Van Cook
Founder & President
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Poetry collections
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: 
Nov 15 to Jan 5
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

We value energy and voice and force, work that crosses borders or effaces them completely, work that enters into larger social conversations, work that lives in the world, work with calloused hands and a half-empty stomach. We think poetry is and ought to be part of our everyday lives and culture.

Submit a previously unpublished, chapbook-length (20-30 pages) manuscript of poetry using our online submission manager. The manuscript, in one PDF file, should include: a title page with the title of the book only (no contact or identifying information about the author), a table of contents page, and the text itself. Include, in the Cover Letter section of our submission manager only, a brief letter with the title of your work and your contact info, as well as a brief bio. Your name and contact information SHOULD NOT appear anywhere in the manuscript–we only want your name in the Cover Letter section itself. (Note: If your name appears in a poem, change it / falsify it / cut the poem—if your name appears anywhere in the manuscript, your entry will be disqualified.)

Representative Authors: 

Danez Smith, Neil Hilborn, Mahogany L Browne, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Sierra DeMulder.

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

Eggtooth Editions

Basic Information
City: 
Flagstaff
State: 
Arizona
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
86011
Contact Information
Will
Cordeiro
Co-Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
Essay collections
Poetry collections
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: 
Sep 15 to Dec 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

We are an annual chapbook contest for any genre of writing, including poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, plays, and hybrid/cross-genre/multi-genre work. We are open to submissions from anyone who has not published (or self-published) a full-length collection, defined as a work of over 50 pages. We are affiliated with Northern Arizona Book Festival, a 501(c) nonprofit; all proceeds help to run the press or go to the book festival and its affiliates.

This year's contest will award $250 to the winner of the annual chapbook contest. Please see complete rules at the website.

Please follow the submission guidelines and revise your work; one tip is to think about how the chapbook works as a collection. We don't need a tight thematic focus or formal unity necessarily, but the book as a whole should hang together in a way that is more than the sum of its parts. Works such as one-act plays, long poems, or novellas are also welcomed so long as they don't exceed 50 total pages.

Representative Authors: 

Megan Heise, Ted McLoof, M.S. Coe, Tacey M. Atsitty, Les Hunter, Jared Harel

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Distribution is online through our press’s website.
Publishing type: 

Steel Toe Books

Basic Information
500 W 4th St
Suite 201 C
City: 
Winston Salem
State: 
North Carolina
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
27101-2782
Contact Information
Andrew
Ibis
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 Sep 30
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Representative Authors: 

James Doyle, Mary Biddinger, Jeannine Hall Gailey

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
variable
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution
Publishing type: 

Red Mountain Press

Basic Information
835 S Osprey Ave
314
City: 
Sarasota
State: 
Florida
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
34236
Contact Information
Susan
Gardner
Co-Publisher and Founding Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novella
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 Feb 28
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

We seek evocative, well edited poetry and literary narrative that addresses contemporary life and has lasting value. Our books represent the point of view of the authors and are beautiful objects themselves.

At this time the annual Poetry Prize and the Discovery Award are suspended. 

 

 

Please use Times or Palatino, 12 pt font, 1.5 or double spaced, paginated, with ToC. Include accurate contact info, website, and a short cv. No glitz or gimmicks, please.  We read prize submissions blind and try to reply to all submissions within two months.

Representative Authors: 

Gordon Ball, Margaret Randall, Jeffrey Thomson, Linda LeGarde Grover, Denise Low, Charles Trumbull, Jeffrey Bean, Laura Ruiz Montes, Alfredo Zaldívar, Samina Hadi-Tabassum, William O'Neill

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-2
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution, Berkeley, CA.
Publishing type: 

Transit Books

Basic Information
City: 
Oakland
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Liza
St. James
Associate Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
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: 
May 1 to Jun 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Transit Books is a nonprofit publisher of international and American literature, based in Oakland, California. Founded in 2015, Transit Books is committed to the discovery and promotion of enduring works that carry readers across borders and communities. Transit Books publishes a carefully curated list (6-8 titles per year) of award-winning literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, essay, and prose that falls somewhere in between.

Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Consortium
Publishing type: 

Ornithopter Press

Basic Information
37 E Merwick Ct
City: 
Princeton
State: 
New Jersey
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
08540
Contact Information
Mark
Harris
editor/publisher
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: 
Sep 22 to Nov 1
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Ornithopter Press is an independent publisher of poetry that runs counter to the mainstream.

Does your work challenge literary norms? Are you excited by experimentation, inclusiveness, diversity? Do you have a manuscript that’s moved beyond the draft stage and feels complete? If so, Ornithopter Press might be right for you. Please read some of the work the press has published before you decide to submit.

Representative Authors: 

Karen Elizabeth Bishop, Tom Snarsky, Gabrielle Joy Lessans, Tamas Panitz, Michelle Gil-Montero, Camilo Roldán, Eve Luckring, Cherie Hunter Day

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

V Press LC

Basic Information
1361 W. Wade Hampton Blvd.
Suite F, PMB 162
City: 
Greer
State: 
South Carolina
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
29650
Contact Information
Torie Amarie
Dale
Director and Managing Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
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: 
3 to 6 months

We are a small press committed to the discovery of writing that transcends the ordinary. We believe in developing and encouraging the creative writing voice in our journal, in the press, and throughout communities. It’s our desire to enrich the world through publishing people, and their stories, their poems, and their books with the hope that they move, inspire, invite, create, empower and more.

What we like V Press LC loves fresh and original writing. The best works are those that get into the bones. However, some works we will publish simply for the joy of reading them. Submit and surprise us. We love to be surprised. 

What we don’t want V Press LC does not want to read about child abuse, graphic sexual deviations, horror, or anything that is just plainly too graphic for general adult audiences. If it disturbs the general reader—it’s not for us. We are not interested in: works targeted for children, self-help, erotica, textbooks, or technical/professional works. 

Representative Authors: 

Rebecca Bridge, Heather Mateus Sappenfield

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-3
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Pathway Book Service
Publishing type: 

Blue Horse Press

Basic Information
5403 Sunnyview Street
City: 
Torrance
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
90505
Contact Information
Jeff
Alfier
Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
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: 
Jul 1 to Jul 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Though not our only interest, we have a strong like for poetry of place and the relationship between lives and landscapes. Most importantly, we seek an economy of language with a keen focus on voice and image. We like a touch of Lorca’s duende that loves ledges and wounds, Kant’s “crooked timber of humanity.” 

Blue Horse Press publishes books and chapbooks, but only on an occasional and unsolicited basis.

Representative Authors: 

Naomi Shihab Nye, Ellen Bass, Joseph Millar, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Jack Bedell, Alex Lemon, Marge Piercy, Afaa Michael Weaver, Tyree Daye, Joe Wilkins, Larry D. Thomas, William Wright, Nathalie Handal, Adrian C. Louis,  Sean Thomas Dougherty, Red Shuttleworth, Jessica Jacobs, Nickole Brown, Jack Ridl, Gary Copeland Lilley, Wendy Barker, Walt McDonald, Cecilia Woloch, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Frank X. Gaspar

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
A few
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Amazon
Publishing type: 

Pages

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