Papeachu Press is a small feminist book publisher for female, nonbinary, and genderqueer creators. They publish both chapbooks and full-length collections of poetry, short fiction, and literary nonfiction, as well as a bi-annual anthology, Papeachu Review. Their aim is to diversify gender respresentation in the literary arts.
Taking inspiration from the idea of the veliz, in 2015 Veliz Books began crossing literary borders and championing work that transcends time and trends. Veliz Books is an independent literary press dedicated to discovering, publishing, and promoting work from emerging and established authors writing poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, as well as books in translation. Veliz Books helps literature travel and fosters a community of readers and writers passionate about words and language, regardless of where they may live.
Gutter Snob Books is a press dedicated to publishing “literature for the discerning degenerate.”
Arteidolia Press is looking for authors who re-approach, re-consider and re-think the gamut of possibilities. Work should be diverse and inventive. Adventuresome and experimental. Arteidolia Press is open to all voices and conversations.
Take a look at the books Arteidolia Press has published. Read what’s been written about them. Check out the authors. Do you think your work is a good fit for Arteidolia Press?
Alternative Field Notes (and imprint of Alternative Field) welcomes dialogue, discourse, and co-operative thinking in ways that may instigate curiosity, criticism, action, creation, imagination, building, and healing. They publish poetry anthologies that invite the community to use their known and/or unknown poetic sensibilities to share this discourse. They support poets whose work facilitates certain guidance towards understanding.
The anthologies are centered on specific topics/issues and can be found on their Submittable guidelines page.
Ms. Aligned was founded to help the genders understand each other through the writing of women; we now welcome prose and poetry by writers who identify as women, nonbinary, or genderqueer.
Please see previous editions, available on Amazon.com. Works of prose should be up to 25 pages; works of poetry up to 10 pages. All submissions should be in standard manuscript format.
Upon our founding in 2014, Ms. Aligned was one of the few series devoted to prose and poetry about men written by women. In previous anthologies, a story set in the Hawaiian Islands satirizes the expectations that people bring to romantic relationships; a poem describes the brutalization of a father and the ways in which this affects his family; a personal essay describes how a girl sought, through her relationship with her grandfather, to recover from the loss of her father. These various voices, portraits, and histories contribute to the breadth and depth of Ms. Aligned.
Chin Music Press is a curiously bibliophilic indie publisher located deep in the recesses of Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. For 15 years, the focus has been on creating beautiful, engaging, and affordable books on a wide range of quirky and eclectic topics.
Manuscript submissions can be submitted using our online form at https://www.chinmusicpress.com/submissions. We are accepting all genres at this time. There are no requirements other than the document must be formatted as a PDF or Word doc. Only one submission per reading period allowed.
We fully believe that representation matters, and we are working on fostering and supporting this as much as possible.
We especially encourage manuscript submissions from BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communitiy members.
If interested in submitting to our imprints Mercuria Press and Reverberations Books, please visit their respective websites:
Unbound Edition Press champions honest, original voices. Committed to the power of the literary arts to explore and illuminate the contemporary human condition, it publishes collections of poetry, short fiction, and essays. It aims to identify, develop, and defend writers who create thoughtfully challenging work which may not find a home with mainstream publishers.
The press is small and focused. We can publish only a few titles each year, so they must be remarkable. Each title is a personal choice, commitment and investment for us, and our mission guides the decisions we make. We are here to respect and elevate emerging, overlooked and LGBTQ+ authors, and to make meaningful contributions to the literary arts by publishing their work.
When submitting, please fully read and understand our guidelines. Any submission not adhering to these requirements will be rejected without viewing. Submittable is the only way we receive submissions. We cannot accept any submission by email or post.
Spurl Editions (est. 2015) is an independent publisher of unusual literature and photography, specializing in works fitting for “our current decrepit and apocalyptic world.”
We love the unexpected, the peculiar, the seedy, and the absurd. We’ve published French, Italian, & German literature in translation, surreal Hollywood memoirs, radical political writing, and more, including a forthcoming new American novel.
If you are interested in submitting your work to us, please familiarize yourself with our titles and email us a description of your work; fiction and translation proposals always welcome.
June Road Press aims to publish books that lead readers to new places of connection, understanding, and discovery—books that guide and enrich, that transport and inspire, that help readers slow down to better know their environment and each other.
We want clear, accessible writing that shows an appreciation for slowness and detail, that’s maybe quiet and reflective, that can foster empathy or awareness, that’s both timely and timeless. Of particular interest is environmental writing and work that engages with the natural world or carries a strong sense of place or history.