C&R Press

Basic Information
500 West 4th Street
Suite 201-C
City: 
Winston-Salem
State: 
North Carolina
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
27101
Contact Information
Andrew
Sullivan
Director
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Aug 31 to Apr 30
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months

C&R Press began in 2006 as a literary press committed to publishing books from new and emerging poets whose work might otherwise be ignored by commercial publishers. We were interested in supporting authors whose thoughtful and imaginative contribution to contemporary literature deserved recognition and support. We've since expanded our catalog to include exciting new fiction and creative nonfiction and reportage/journalism, too.

Do understand that we get more submissions per month than we could ever publish in a lifetime. Please don't take rejections personally. We frequently reject books that are picked up at other presses!

Representative Authors: 

Kristina Marie Darling, Xu Xi, John Reed, Sybil Baker, Martin Ott, Annie Christain, An Tran, Earl Braggs, Meredith Nnoka, Chris Campanioni, Michelle Bitting, Stacey Lynn Brown, David Slavit, Jason Koo

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-5
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Distributors: 
SPD, Ingram
Publishing type: 

Game Over Books

Basic Information
City: 
Boston
State: 
Massachusetts
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Michael
Malpiedi
Editor/Distribution Manager
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
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: 
Less than 3 months

Game Over Books is a small publisher run collaboratively by a group of nerdy artists. Our goal is to amplify diverse voices in writing and bring high-quality publications to all people. We are working to accomplish this by focusing on emerging writers and giving guidance and support as they continue to grow their craft.

Representative Authors: 

Sara Mae, Muggs Fogarty, M. Less, Claudia Wilson, Lip Manegio, Megan Neville, Aly Pierce, Ariana Brown, Anthony Febo, Dena Igusti, Gigi Bella, Ilyus Evander

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3-4
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Game Over Books Website, Independent Bookstores
Publishing type: 

Seven Kitchens Press

Basic Information
811 Commons Drive
City: 
Milford
State: 
Ohio
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
45150
Contact Information
Ron
Mohring
Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Formats: 
Paperback
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

Our goal has always been to publish the very best poetry and prose we can find in carefully-edited, hand-trimmed & hand-tied chapbooks; to work in close collaboration with authors through the production process; and to present a wide aesthetic range from both established and emerging writers.

Visit our website to read sample work from our authors. We're interested in your work, not your reputation, and have a special fondness for odd ducks. Reading periods are typically six weeks long for each of our open series. Especially interested in new & emerging voices from the widest possible range of experience.

Representative Authors: 

Crystal Boson, Ed Madden, Alyse Knorr, Oliver Baez Bendorf, Christina Pacosz, Guillermo Filice Castro, Allison Blevins, John Keene, Liz Ahl, Robin Reagler, Wayne Johns, Rodney Gomez, Sierra Golden, Marjorie Maddox, Jeff Oaks, Deborah Burnham, RJ Gibson, Mary Meriam, Boyer Rickel, JeFF Stumpo.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
Our commitment is to publish one new voice for every established poet we select.
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Distributors: 
All sales are through our web site and through individual authors.
Publishing type: 

Milk & Cake Press

Basic Information
P.O. Box 13177
373 Cleveland Ave.
City: 
Hamilton
State: 
Ohio
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
45013
Contact Information
Kim
Jacobs-Beck
Publisher/Editor-in-Chief
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 Apr 30
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Milk and Cake Press seeks to publish an eclectic collection of poems. We love language, the sounds it creates, and the power of it to name and shape. We welcome work from a diverse range of poets, including women, people of color, and those who identify as LGBTQIA. We will make inclusive decisions about the poets and poems we publish.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3-4
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
distributed by publisher
Publishing type: 

Meadowlark Books

Basic Information
PO Box 333
City: 
Emporia
State: 
Kansas
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
66801
Contact Information
Tracy Million
Simmons
Owner/Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
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

 

Read our guidelines before entering. 

Watch for our open reading periods. Our processes are evolving and changing as we grow!

Representative Authors: 

Kevin Rabas, Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019), 

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Poet Laureate of Kansas (2009-2012), 

Cheryl Unruh, 

Roy J. Beckemeyer, 

Edna Bell-Pearson, 

Michael D. Graves - 2016 Kansas Notable Book Award, 

James Kenyon - Martin Kansas History Book Award

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-3
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Indie-Bound Ingram Amazon
Publishing type: 

Autumn House Press

Basic Information
5530 Penn Avenue
City: 
PITTSBURGH
State: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
15206
Contact Information
Christine
Stroud
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: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 30
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Autumn House is a nonprofit, independent press which has the mission of publishing poetry and other fine literature. We are committed not just to publishing the prominent writers of our age, but also to publishing first books and lesser-known authors who will become the important voices of their generation. In the belief that a book is not only a readable text but also an object of art, the press is dedicated to producing beautifully designed books on acid-free paper, as well as electronic texts of comparable quality.

We ask that all submissions come through our annual contests or our open call period. We also suggest that anyone interested in submitting read an AHP title. 

Representative Authors: 

Ada Limon, Sarah Gerkensmeyer, Chana Bloch, Ed Ochester, Clifford Thompson, Jane Satterfield, Ellery Akers, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Brian Swann, Gerald Stern, Sharma Shields, Andrea Hollander, Philip Terman, Danusha Lameris, Steven Schwartz, Sue Ellen Thompson, Jill Kandel...

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1 - 6
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
University of Chicago Press
Publishing type: 

Les Figues Press

Basic Information
c/o Los Angeles Review of Books
6671 Sunset Blvd., Suite 1521
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
90028
Contact Information
Kim
Calder
Editorial Director
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 15 to Mar 20
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Les Figues Press creates aesthetic conversations between readers, writers and artists. Les Figues publishes excellent and formally innovative poetry and prose, including poetry, short stories, novellas, drama and visual art literature.

Les Figues is currently only considering works submitted through our annual Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) Book Contest.

Please fully explore our website, become a member of the Press, and read the books to familiarize yourself with the press.

 

Representative Authors: 

Vanessa Place, Sawako Nakayasu, Dodie Bellamy, Divya Victor, Myriam Moscona, Melissa Buzzeo, derek beaulieu, Sarah Uribe, and Kim Rosenfield.

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

Jacar Press

Basic Information
6617 deerview trail
City: 
durham
State: 
North Carolina
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
27712
Contact Information
Richard
Krawiec
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

Jacar Press is a Community Active press publishing fine poetry from Pulitzer Prize winners to poets not yet known. Proceeds from all our publications will go to support progressive programs and organizations working to create positive change in their communities. We also sponsor free and low-cost community workshops and an annual Gathering of Poets that has featured writers like Marilyn Nelson, Li-Young Lee, etc.

Query first. If not entering a contest, your best time to submit is one month before or one month after contest deadlines.

Representative Authors: 

Anthologies - Mark Doty, Claudia Emerson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dorianne Laux, Thylias Moss, Marge Piercy, Chana Bloch, Rita Dove, Jim Daniels, Maxine Chernoff, Jamaal May, Stuart Dischell, Leanne O'Sullivan, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Joseph Millar, Afaa Michael Weaver, Fady Joudah, Zeina Hashem Beck, etc.

 

Individual books - Gibbons Ruark, Betty Adcock, Lola Haskins, Gary Fincke, Jaki Shelton Green, Sandy Longhorn, Al Maginnes, Jeff Hardin, Debra Kaufman, Stephanie Levin, Sharon McDermott, Chera Miller, Kelly Michels, Maura High, Edison Jennings.

 

Contest Judges to date - Dorianne Laux, Toi Derricote, Jamaal May, Chana Bloch, Betty Adcock, John Hoppenthaler, Stuart Dischell, Julie Suk, Denise Duhamel, Ricky Laurentiis.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-4
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Publishing type: 

Ink & Quill Publishers

Basic Information
614 Mosswood Dr.
City: 
Henderson
State: 
Nevada
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
89002
Contact Information
Jo
Wilkins
Chief Acquisitions Officer
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novel
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: 
No
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 10
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Ink & Quill Publishing is an imprint of Mystic Publishers Inc. Our company was founded in July 2014. Our aim, "A Fresh Approach to an Old Idea,is to publish well-written fiction and nonfiction novels by our growing number of authors who all adhere to the standard of “Show, Don't Tell.”
 

Here’s my advice to new writers. Learn the rules. They will make you a better writer and in time will develop into good habits. There is a reason we have them, but during your first draft don’t hold so tightly to them. Get your ideas on paper. Make mistakes. Try new things. Some will work and some won’t. The important thing is to have fun in the process. The business and mechanics of the manuscript come later. That’s what editing and re-drafting are for.

Denice Whitmore
Director of Editing
Mystic Publishers Inc.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
At least 3
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Lightning Source
Publishing type: 
Subgenres: 

Another New Calligraphy

Basic Information
2207 W Walton St
City: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
60622
Contact Information
Bill
Ripley
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay 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 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Another New Calligraphy has enjoyed the quiet thrill of making and sharing since 2009. ANC guides writers and musicians in the realization of their work via the production of quality books and musics; the online journal Impossible Task showcases additional creative achievements.

Another New Calligraphy hopes to deliver small acts of wonder while facilitating an appreciation of unique experiences and perspectives. Our catalog strives to showcase diverse voices while honoring the stories they tell and the communities they represent.

Another New Calligraphy seeks work exploring the human experience, our internal worlds, and life among others; these complex systems are often clearest in our slightest moments. Please familiarize yourself with recent projects for a general sense of these themes and their past expression.

While the catalog's niche may seem primarily poetic, other modes of expression are more than welcome. The press is always on the lookout for more music and nonfiction, as well as further opportunities to broaden the inclusivity of its community. Marginalized creators are highly encouraged to consider Another New Calligraphy as a home for their work.

Representative Authors: 

Mercedes Lucero, Grace Covill-Grennan, Sara Matson, Tom Snarsky, Karin Wraley Barbee, Lydia Copeland Gwyn, Ashley Miranda, Zoë Etkin, Silvia Angulo, Yu-Han Chao, Boona Daroom, Howie Good, Anna King Ivey, Catherine Kyle, Kassy Lee, Catherine Kyle, Viola Lee, M. Henry Milks, Rushing Pittman, Christine Stoddard, Rick Henry

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

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