Blue Lyra Press

Basic Information
275 W Main St
City: 
Forsyth
State: 
Georgia
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
31029
Contact Information
Matthew E.
Silverman
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
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 Jan 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

We love a strong sense of line and imagery. We love narratives and a strongly-linked series. When we read, we are drawn to poems about nature and science imagery, persona and historical poems, magical realism, and poems about or by minorities in all sense of the word.  If the poems don’t reveal a strong voice, we are not interested. As far as form, we prefer free verse but love a few form poems thrown in. Prose poems and poems a few pages long are also interesting to our ears. For flash, it is not much different.

Read the guidelines. Please. To find out what the press likes, buy one of the books. Support the Arts!

Representative Authors: 

Joy Ladin, Ting Gou, Aaron Bauer, Tasha Cotter, Claire Zoghb, Diane Payne, Allison Blevins, and more!

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-3
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
KDP and Amazon as well as bookstores
Publishing type: 
Subgenres: 

Perugia Press

Basic Information
P.O. Box 60364
City: 
Florence
State: 
Massachusetts
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
01062
Contact Information
Rebecca
Olander
Director
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: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Nov 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Perugia Press publishes the best new women poets in the country. Each year we produce one book, the winner of our annual contest. Our mission is to produce beautiful books that interest long-time readers of poetry and welcome those new to poetry.

Please follow our submission guidelines. Feel free to contact us via our website with questions.

Representative Authors: 

Lisa Allen Ortiz, Jenifer Browne Lawrence, Corrie Williamson, Amanda Auchter, Gail Martin, Ida Stewart, Jennifer K. Sweeney, Melody S. Gee, Diane Gilliam Fisher, Frannie Lindsay.

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

Brighthorse Books

Basic Information
13202 N River Dr
City: 
Omaha
State: 
Nebraska
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
68112
Contact Information
Brent
Spencer
Co-Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Aug 16
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

We like fiction that has a strong voice, rich characters, and a well-defined story, though work that is rich in any one of those areas has a good chance with  us. We like poetry that is surprising and thought-provoking.

Most of our books come through our yearly book contests for poetry, short fiction, and novels. To learn more, go to https://brighthorsebooks.submittable.com...

Representative Authors: 

Rick Christman, Elizabeth Oness, Sharon Chmielarz, Thomas Dillon Redshaw, D. E. Lee, Daryl Farmer, Lon Otto, Dana Fitz Gale, Dante Di Stefano, Peter Grandbois, Alina Stefanescu, Francis Davis, Carla Stout, Mary O'Reilley, William Reichard, Bradley Jay Owens, Mara Adamtiz Scrupe, Kavita Jindal, Barbara de la Cuesta.

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

EMP

Basic Information
1202 Nevada St
Apt 2
Toledo
City: 
Toledo
State: 
Ohio
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
43605
Contact Information
Ezhno
Martin
Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story 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 10 to Nov 11
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Stuff your mother hates

Stuff that people don't want their kids to know

Stuff that makes milk shoot out our nose

Leftist Queer Outlaw Duende Anti-Authority Punk writing that speaks to us in ways the world rarely does

***###%%%@@@  If you are a Cis Hetro White Male, I'm instituting something akin to the "Rooney Rule" for your submission.  I'm going to ask for one manuscript by someone (deserving and right for the press) who isn't a Cis Hetro White Male.  No promises I'll like it or publish it, but I'd like to "interview" more minority manuscripts, and what better source than you freaks.  I won't get mad if you miss this.  Just putting it out there ahead of time so I might get both manuscripts at once.  However, if you send me a .docx, I will kill a honeybee, step on a flower, kick a sandcastle, and put a boat of flaming styrofoam into the ocean.

Representative Authors: 

Walter Moore;

Damian Rucci; 

Jeanette Powers; 

Jeremiah Walton; 

Zophia McDougal;   

Ben Brindise; 

Justin Karcher;

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
We focus on finding new and underappreciated perspectives, but I wasn't ever good at numbers
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Ingram
Publishing type: 

A3 Press

Basic Information
Calle de las Penuelas 25, 4-4
City: 
Madrid
Country: 
Spain
Zip / Postal Code: 
28005
Contact Information
Shaun
Levin
Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
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: 
Jun 1 to Dec 10
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

The A3 Press publishes work that is lyrical and intense, a bit weird, perhaps, hybrid, experimental. Prose, poetry, illustration, photography and comics that are urgent and say something about what it's like to be alive at this point in history.  

Our first five titles were published in March 2019. All A3 Press titles have our signature A3 map-fold format. That's 42 x 29.7cm (approx 16.5" x 11.5").

We encourage you to visualise how you work will appear in our A3 map-fold format. Do consider the format of our publications when sending us work. Our chapbooks will look like maps, so you might want to send us work structured around a journey, or work about getting lost (or found). Each chapbook has about 14 panels, some of which may be taken up by images. If you have work that divides well into 12 sections, we want to see it! A series of 12 sonnets, for example, or a story told in 12 chapters?

Representative Authors: 
  • Lena Ziegler
  • Jason Jackson
  • Alan Sincic

 

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

Howling Bird Press

Basic Information
Augsburg University MFA in Creative Writing Program
2211 Riverside Ave.
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
55454
Contact Information
Jim
Cihlar
Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Yes
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Apr 1 to Jul 31
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months

Howling Bird Press publishes the best in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We run an annual nationwide contest in alternating genres. We are the imprint of Augsburg University's MFA in Creative Writing Program. As a teaching press, we are staffed by graduate students and led by a faculty member with extensive experience in literary publishing. We pride ourselves on being a community as much as a press, as we strive to develop relationships between authors, editors, teachers, students, and readers.

We are open for submissions of creative nonfiction in spring 2019, poetry in 2020, and fiction in 2021. 

Representative Authors: 

Marci Vogel, Jacob M. Appel, Jean Harper, KateLynn Hibbard, Lisa Van Orman Hadley

Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution
Publishing type: 

Glass Lyre Press

Basic Information
PO Box 2693
Glenview
City: 
Glenview
State: 
Illinois
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
60025
Contact Information
Ami
Kaye
Publisher & Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
Chapbook
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: 
Jan 1 to Mar 1
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Glass Lyre Press invites high quality manuscripts that reflect mature and seasoned writing with masterful imagery, lyricism, and emotional resonance. We are attracted to eloquent and clever writing which also fires the imagination, and most importantly, the rare talent for shining a light on the human condition. Because we believe this kind of work is deserving of recognition, we award two prizes annually to the manuscripts which come closest to this vision.

Full length poetry collections and chapbooks will be considered. A ten-point evaluation system as well as a review method is used to evaluate and select manuscripts. Manuscripts which receive 8 points and above are considered for publication. Ideal manuscripts would have a balance of styles and forms, meaning and depth, beautifully crafted language, and work that is fresh and impactful. Individual poems must stand on their own merit but complement each other, and work together to present a cohesive and well-ordered manuscript. Simultaneous and multiple submissions are allowed. Please inform us immediately upon the acceptance of your manuscript by another publisher. The Kithara Book Prize (Reading January 1st-March 1st) The Lyrebird Award (Reading August 1st-October 1st)

Representative Authors: 

Rustin Larson, Jon Tribble, Allison Joseph, Judith Skillman, Lyn Lifshin, Tobi Alfier, Joan Colby, J.P. Dancing Bear, Dennis Maloney, Robert S. King, Yoko Danno, Cindy Hochman, Raymond Gibson, and others.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-6
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Distributors: 
INGRAM
Publishing type: 

April Gloaming Publishing

Basic Information
City: 
Nashville
State: 
Tennessee
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Lance
Umenhofer
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: 
3 to 6 months

April Gloaming Publishing is a Nashville-based independent press that aims to capture and better understand the Southern soul, Southern writing, and the Southern holler. 

In the words of William Faulkner, to be Southern is to, "Tell about the South. What do they do there. How do they live there. Why do they live at all." April Gloaming seeks to arrive at the conclusions to these questions through amplifying the voices of the unbridled holler.

Representative Authors: 

Jay Sheets, Pam Jones, Kailey Tedesco, Moriah Claud, & Lorcán Black

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3-4
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Ingram
Publishing type: 

Cold Hub Press

Basic Information
PO Box 156
City: 
Lyttelton
Country: 
New Zealand
Zip / Postal Code: 
8841
Contact Information
Roger
Hickin
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: 
No
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

A small press based in New Zealand. Along with work by New Zealand poets, Cold Hub Press publishes contemporary international poetry, including bilingual editions with translations by distinguished translators.

Authors & translators should contact the editor by email with a proposal before submitting a manuscript.

Representative Authors: 

Nikolai Baitov, Diana Bridge, Juan Cameron, Ernesto Cardenal, Blanca Castellón, Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, John Gallas, Rogelio Guedea, Michael Harlow, David Howard, Michael Jackson, J Kates, Carlos Martínez Rivas, Peter Olds, Tatiana Shcherbina, Elizabeth Smither, Karl Wolfskehl

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
0 – 1
Publishing type: 

Paper Nautilus

Basic Information
P.O. Box 540
City: 
Lemont
State: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
16851
Contact Information
Lisa
Mangini
Founding Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
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: 
Jan 20 to Apr 20
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months

We like the experimental as well as the accessible; we love prose poems and erasures, but also sonnets and sestinas. Many people associate chapbooks with only poetry, but we're very interested in flash fiction, "literary" essays (broadly defined), memoir, novelettes/a long short story, lyric essays, and manuscripts that blend all kinds of genres together. And we love emerging writers, offering a concurrent chapbook contest just for folks who have yet to publish a chap/book, to make sure there's room for their writing in this often-competitive publishing landscape.

We are often surprised by what manuscripts we are most drawn to. We like to produce a range of different titles, and are often excited when we receive something that's a bit different in style or genre or theme than the books we already sell. We prefer the work to be thematically linked in some way.

Representative Authors: 

Emily Moore, Jason McCall, Charles Rafferty, Allie Marini, Pamela Gross, Oriana Ivy, Bernard Grant.

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

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