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: 

Lily Poetry Review Books

Basic Information
223 winter street
City: 
WHITMAN
State: 
Massachusetts
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
02382
Contact Information
eileen
cleary
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

We seek chapbook and full-length poetry collections and have a wide aesthetic with a penchant for concision, strong imagery, inventive language, and emotional authenticity. A strong sense of sentiment without sentimentality. 

Please follow the submission guidelines.

Representative Authors: 

Joey Gould, Miriam O'neal, Christine Tierney, Kay Bell, Chell Navarro, Jeff Oaks

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-4
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Ingram, Amazon, Indy Books, Barnes and Noble etc
Publishing type: 

Get Fresh Books, LLC

Basic Information
PO Box 901
City: 
Union
State: 
New Jersey
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
07083
Contact Information
Roberto Carlos Garcia
Garcia
Publisher
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: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

My goal is to run a publishing press where the publisher and the author work together to edit, publish, promote, and contribute to the literary conversation. 

 Get Fresh Books LLC is a cooperative press, where our authors, editors, and the publisher create and pursue a vision for the writer's work. 

Representative Authors: 

Peter Kirn
Darla Himeles,
Lynne McEniry,
Marina Carreira,
Victor Alcindor,

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
We currently sell via our website and through consignment agreements with local bookstores. However, we have applied to work with Small Press Distribution.
Publishing type: 

Sonder Press

Basic Information
9196 West Henrietta Road
City: 
Honeoye Falls
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
14472
Contact Information
Elena
Stiehler
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
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

Sonder Press, sister to The Sonder Review, is an independant publisher of fiction and narrative nonfiction. We publish short fiction and essay collections, as well as full-length works. We also hold an annual chapbook competition, open to both fiction and narrative nonfiction, published in the spring; and are home to The Best Small Fictions anthology We believe in the profundity of the written word and the necessity of paper beneath your fingertips. We believe incredibly strongly in our authors and take immense pride in bringing their vision to fruition.

We seek well-written, engaging works of prose with a penchant for language.  Writing which has been crafted with care and precision; which attends to detail and astonishes sensibility.  Narratives which provoke and pursue.  We wish to be transported, rearranged and awakened; to feel the weight of every word.  We want distinct visions rendered in piercing prose. Storytelling which is thoughtfully wrought and delicately vibrant – which throbs the gut and burns the throat; which brings the peculiar, the off-angles and edges, to light; which leave us breathless and aching, shivering with the resplendent, churning pulse of human experience.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
Up to 5
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
All of our titles are printed as perfect bound trade paperback books with a unique ISBN and distributed via Ingram, available on our website and retailers worldwide.
Publishing type: 

Gunpowder Press

Basic Information
P.O. Box 60035
City: 
Santa Barbara
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
93160-0035
Contact Information
David
Starkey
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: 
Jan 1 to Apr 30
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Gunpowder Press is a small poetry press located in Santa Barbara, California. Founded in 2014, the press hosts the annual Barry Spacks Poetry Prize for a book of poems. David Starkey and Chryss Yost are co-editors.

Representative Authors: 

Barry Spacks, Catherine Abbey Hodges, Nan Cohen, Jim Peterson.

Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Ingram Book Group
Publishing type: 

Great Weather for MEDIA

Basic Information
515 Broadway,
#2B
City: 
New York
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
10012
Contact Information
Jane
Ormerod
Editior
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
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: 
Oct 15 to Jan 15
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Great Weather for MEDIA focuses on the unpredictable, the fearless, the bright, the dark, and the innovative… We are based in New York City and showcase both national and international writers. As well as publishing the highest quality poetry and prose, we organize readings, performances, and book releases in New York City and across the country. We publish a yearly poetry and prose anthology from open submission plus single poet collections.

Please read the submission guidelines! We welcome unsolicited submissions only to our yearly anthology. Check out our publications to see the type of work we like.

Representative Authors: 

Aimee Herman, Puma Perl, Corrina Bain, Wil Gibson, John J. Trause, John Paul Davis.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
On average, 5 per anthology
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Publishing type: 

Gold Wake Press

Basic Information
5403 Claymoor Drive
City: 
Austin
State: 
Texas
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
78723
Contact Information
Nick
Courtright
Co-Executive Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
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: 
Feb 1 to Mar 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Gold Wake holds one Open Reading period per year, held in the spring, and open to full-length manuscripts in all genres. We do not charge a separate contest/submission fee—if you buy a Gold Wake book through Submittable, you get a free manuscript submission. This supports our writers, gets you a book, and is more ethical than charging a reading fee. We publish roughly 4–6 titles per year from the submissions we receive. If your book is selected, you can count on a positive, personal experience.

Representative Authors: 

Kelly Magee, Kyle Flak, David Wojciechowski, Keith Montesano, Mary Quade, Adam Crittenden

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
~2
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Ingram, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, independent bookstores
Publishing type: 

Gold Line Press

Basic Information
University of Southern California, Department of English
3501 Trousdale Parkway
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
90089-0354
Contact Information
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Yes
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jul 15 to Aug 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Gold Line Press aims to promote the work of emerging poets and fiction writers, as well as to promote / elevate the chapbook form. The Gold Line Press editorial board does not adhere to any specific aesthetic approach. Overall, our goal is to showcase exceptional emerging writers and reward them not only with publication, but also with broad distribution of their work to reviewers and bloggers.

Publishing type: 

Gertrude Press

Basic Information
PO Box 28281
City: 
Portland
State: 
Oregon
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
97228
Contact Information
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Yes
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

Gertrude Press is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization showcasing and developing the creative talents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer-identified, and allied individuals. 

Gertrude accepts manuscripts from new and established writers and artists. Subject matter need not be LGBTQA-specific and we welcome writers and artists from all backgrounds. We accept simultaneous submissions with notification. We do not accept previously published work. Please note that we do not publish novels. We read chapbook manuscripts ONLY through our annual competition.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
5-10
Publishing type: 

Foundlings Press

Basic Information
14 Fairfield St
Suite 2
City: 
Buffalo
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
14216
Contact Information
Aidan
Ryan
Managing 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

We seek to publish—in paper and ink—the best writing. We take our ethic and aesthetic from the Canon Law of the Roman Catholic Church. Not all of it; just Canon 1115, which closes with the provoking observation that "Foundlings are presumed to be legitimate until the contrary is proved." 

We also take direction from Coco Chanel, who observed that “style is all that endures.”

Foundlings Press is a highly selective publisher of full-length works of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and certain other uncategorizable material. Under our imprint The Public Books we publish full-length nonfiction works of historical, political, cultural, economic, and often local interest. The Press also produces a biannual print poetry magazine. We will accept unsolicited submissions during two four-week periods each year. Foundlings hosts an annual artist residency and poetry chapbook publication contest, which pairs a winning poet with a pre-selected guest book artist.

Representative Authors: 

Lytton Smith, Gerry Crinnin, Peter Temes, Don Berger, Jason Irwin, Bruce Fisher, Terrance Hayes, Forrest Gander, C.D. Wright, Leon Stokesbury, Noah Falck, Ada Limon, Ralph Adamo, Chet Weise, R.S. Gwynn, Canese Jarboe, Jody Stewart, Anya Groner, Brad Trumpfheller, Sophie Klahr, Adam Clay

Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Publishing type: 

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