Longship Press

Basic Information
Lawrence Tjernell
Editor, Longship Press
1122 4th Street
City: 
San Rafael
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
94901
Contact Information
Lawrence
Tjernell
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
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: 
Aug 15 to Nov 1
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Longship Press publishes the literary journal Nostos once each year. Through Nostos, we publish poetry, short fiction, and art usually on a theme. We hope to print several pieces by any one author in order to offer readers a sample of an author's voice, style, point of view, etc. Additionally, we publish chapbooks and full poetry collections by individual authors, including Meryl Natchez, Lisa Rappoport, David Rollison, and Terry Lucas. 

Check the website www.longshippress.com for information regarding solicitations. Check the theme description especially.

Representative Authors: 

B. H. Fairchild, Louise Glück, Robert Hass, Javier Zamora, Rebecca Foust, James Tipton, Troy Jollimore, Meryl Natchez

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
4-6
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
None
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 30
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Ornithopter Press is an independent publisher of poets contributing exceptional counterpoints to the mainstream. The press publishes both chapbooks and perfect bound paperbacks.

Are you excited by diversity and experimentation? Does your work challenge literary norms? Do you have a manuscript that’s moved beyond the draft stage and feels complete? If so, I’d love to read it.

Representative Authors: 

Michelle Gil-Montero, Camilo Roldán, Eve Luckring

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

Diode Editions

Basic Information
Diode Editions
c/o Zoe Donald, Managing Editor
PO BOX 5585
City: 
Richmond
State: 
Virginia
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
23220
Contact Information
Patty
Paine
Founder, Chief-Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Yes
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Apr 15 to Sep 1
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Diode Editions is looking for poetry that excites and energizes, that uses language that crackles and sparks. We’re looking for poetry from all points on the arc, from formal to experimental (no light verse or erotic poetry, please). Simultaneous submissions are welcomed, but please notify us if they're accepted elsewhere. Diode does not accept previously published work. Submissions are welcome during contest periods. Check our website for contest dates. www.diodeeditions.com

Representative Authors: 

Allison Joseph, Julia Cohen, Zeeshan Khan Pathan, Nancy Chen Long, Gregory Donovan, Michele Poulos, Randall Mann, KC Trommer, Jehanne Dubrow, Dorothy Chan, Ricky Ray, Simone Person, Philip Metres, Emilia Phillips, Peter E. Murphy, Paul Guest, Catherine Bresner, Jared Harél, Adam Falkner, Hazem Fahmy, Elizabeth O'Brien, Daniel Blokh, Alison Pelegrin, Remica Bingham-Risher, Paula Cisewski, Seema Yasmin, Shelley Wong, Tina Schumann, sam sax, Vandana Khanna, Kai Carlson-Wee, Anders Carlson-Wee, Peter E. Murphy, Sandy Gingras, Traci Brimhall, Brynn Saito, Philip Metres, Joshua Poteat, T.R. Hummer.

Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Publishing type: 

Deerbrook Editions

Basic Information
PO Box 542
City: 
Cumberland
State: 
Maine
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
04021
Contact Information
Jeffrey
Haste
Director/ Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
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: 
Aug 1 to Oct 1
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months

Deerbrook Editions publishes well designed trade books. Is interested in imaginative and experimental literature, whether poetry or fiction, Deerbroook is a small press developing to do more of what we do leading to discovery of authors books. Our mission is to provide literature that is relevant and stimulating, to advocate and support authors by giving them a wider audience, and to connect authors and artists with their community. Deerbrook is a Fiscally Sponsored Project of Fractured Atlas.

Due to on-hand manuscripts, submissions are suspended indefinitely.  

Please do not send your only copy as we will not return rejected manuscripts. Please enclose an SASE or postcard for acknowledgment of receipt. We recommend an organized, edited and proofread collection of poems, essays, short stories or a novella of 40 to 100 pages. 

Approximately 50 pages is the least number of pages that can be perfect bound with a spine. Manuscripts that exceed 100 pages will have to be exceptional, especially fiction and non fiction. The manuscript should include publication credits/acknowledgments, and any relevant biographical information. For fiction, a synopsis is helpful.

Representative Authors: 

Richard Kostelanetz, Timothy Ogene, Sarah White, Florence Fogelin, HC Hsu, Teresa Carson, JR Solonche, Peter Harris, David Sloan, Donna Reis, Martina Reisz Newberry, Djelloul Marbrook, Wendy Ranan, Joan I. Siegel, Mimi White, Stuart Kestenbaum, Candice Stover, Carl Little, Dawn Potter, L.R. Berger, Martin Stiengesser.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-6
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
spdbooks.org
Publishing type: 

Crisis Chronicles Press

Basic Information
3431 George Avenue
City: 
Parma
State: 
Ohio
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
44134
Contact Information
John
Burroughs
editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
Memoir
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
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

We're flexible and have broad taste. Though most of our books in print are poetry chapbooks, we remain open to publishing anything the editor loves.

Currently closed to unsolicited manuscripts.

Representative Authors: 

D.R. Wagner, Mary Weems, Jennifer MacBain-Stephens, Richard O'Donnell, Alinda Dickinson Wasner, Lana Bella, Austen Roye, Christopher Willard, Meg Harris, Carolyn Srygley-Moore, John Greiner, Kevin Ridgeway, Bradford Middleton, Esteban Colon, Susan Sheppard, Tracie Morell, John G. Hall, Michael Ceraolo, Elise Geither, Christian O'Keeffe, Robin Wyatt Dunn, Steve Brightman, Jonathon Thorn, David S. Pointer, Sarah Marcus, j/j hastain, Martin Willitts Jr., Alan Kleiman, Justin Hamm, Mary O'Malley, Kevin Reid, Jonathan Thorn, Jackie Koch, Jami Tillis, Martin Burke, Ryan Swofford, David Pointer, Leah Mueller, Sandy Sue Benitez, Ryn Cricket, John Thomas Allen, Ben Heins, John Dorsey, Frankie Metro, John Swain, Kathy Smith, Azriel Johnson, Lisa Cihlar, Yahia Lababidi, Jolynne Hudnell, David McCoy, Chansonette Buck, Dianne Borsenik, Bree, William Merricle, J.E. Stanley, Steven B. Smith, Heather Ann Schmidt, RA Washington, Jay Passer, Michael Bernstein, and Alex Gildzen. We also publish the annual Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology and have also published the compilations Fuck Poetry, Cheap and Easy Magazine, Oct Tongue -1, Songs in the Key of Cleveland: An Anthology of the 2013 Best Cleveland Poem Competition and #ThisIsCLE: An Anthology of the 2014 Best Cleveland Poem Competition.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
It varies.
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Publishing type: 

FlowerSong Press

Basic Information
1218 N. 15th St.
City: 
McAllen
State: 
Texas
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
78501
Contact Information
Edward
Vidaurre
Publisher/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
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

FlowerSong Press nurtures essential verse from, about, and through the borderlands. Literary. Lyrical. Boundless.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
5-15
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Distributors: 
Ingram, Amazon, Publisher
Publishing type: 

Barefoot Muse Press

Basic Information
PO Box 115
City: 
Hainesport
State: 
New Jersey
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
08036
Contact Information
Anna
Evans
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
Chapbook
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: 
Jun 1 to Jul 3
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

The most recent publications from Barefoot Muse Press are Kathleen McClung's Temporary Kin, Tiel Aisha Ansari's Country Well-Known as an Old Nightmare's Stable and Anna M. Evans's The Quarantina Chronicles. We pride ourselves on picking books not for their authors' name value, or for their saleability, but for the opportunity to bring work we love to the page.

We do recommend that you read one of our most recent publications to get a feel for what we prefer.

Representative Authors: 

Kathleen McClung, Quincy R. Lehr

Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Subgenres: 
Publishing type: 

RedBone Press

Basic Information
P.O. Box 15815
City: 
New Orleans
State: 
Louisiana
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
70175
Contact Information
Lisa
Moore
Publisher/Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months

RedBone Press publishes quality work celebrating the cultures of black lesbians and gay men, and work that further promotes understanding between black gays and lesbians and the mainstream.

Do edit your work to the best of your ability before sending. Do send a book proposal. Do take the time to research what we publish, and your market. Don't send your only copy. Don't send your work via e-mail.

Representative Authors: 

Samiya A. Bashir, Djola Branner, Sharon Bridgforth, Alexis De Veaux, Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene, Ernest Hardy, G. Winston James, Ana-Maurine Lara, Marvin K. White

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-2
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution
Subgenres: 
Publishing type: 

Ex Ophidia Press

Basic Information
220 Parfitt Way SW, Apt 111
City: 
Bainbridge Island,
State: 
Washington
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
98110
Contact Information
Richard-Gabriel
Rummonds
Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Yes
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
May 1 to Aug 31

We offer an annual $1,000 cash prize for a book of poetry.

Please follow the guidelines carefully.

Representative Authors: 

John Wagner, Heidi Morrell, Charles Wright, Wally Swist, Karina Borowicz

Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Seaking a distributor.
Publishing type: 

Radix Media

Basic Information
522 Bergen Street
City: 
Brooklyn
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
11217
Contact Information
Meher
Manda
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: 
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

Radix Media publishes new ideas and fresh perspectives, prioritizing the voices of typically marginalized communities to get to the root of the human experience. We are looking for work that is experimental, a bit weird perhaps, timely and audacious in its questioning. 

As a print shop, we pride ourselves on the production of superior quality, purposefully designed books. All accepted authors get to work with in-house designers to conceptualise their covers and layout.

Representative Authors: 

Alex Difrancesco, Ashley Shelby, John Dermot Woods, Ganzeer, Elliott Colla

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

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