SpringGun Press

Basic Information
1415 Glencoe St.
City: 
Denver
State: 
Colorado
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
80220
Contact Information
Erin
Costello
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jul 1 to Aug 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

We’re interested in writers who read vigorously and are invested in the continued advancement and development of both "print" and digital writing. We’re looking for artists who believe that it’s important to interact with a community of ideas and artists, who believe no good art happens in isolation.

Please read the journal and/or previously published books.

Representative Authors: 

Stephen Graham Jones
Stephanie Strickland
James Belflower
Lily Ladewig
Joe Hall
Chad Hardy
Adam Peterson

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2

New Rivers Press

Basic Information
1104 7th Ave. S.
c/o Minnesota State University Moorhead
City: 
Moorhead
State: 
Minnesota
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
56563
Contact Information
Suzzanne
Kelley
Managing Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
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

New Rivers Press is interested in literary work of every character, but especially in diverse work that's aesthetically challenging and has a social conscience. Our Many Voices Project competition (Sept. 15 - Nov. 1) seeks the best new literary prose and poetry from new and emerging writers. Our Electronic Book Series (July 1 – Sept. 1) seeks manuscripts in popular fiction genres. During open submissions (May), we are interested in reading the best work from writers in all stages of their careers. Founded in New York in 1968, the not-for-profit Press has now published over 330 books.

Make sure to send mss. to the appropriate competition (MVP, Electronic Book Series, American Fiction) and to check deadlines and guidelines. We read general submissions in May and June.

Representative Authors: 

Elizabeth Searle, Clint McCown, Michael Hettich, Ed Bok Lee, Chris Belden, Debra Marquart, David Haynes, Jim Sallis, Heid Erdrich.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3-4

Manic D Press

Basic Information
P.O. Box 410804
City: 
San Francisco
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
94141
Contact Information
Jennifer
Joseph
Editor/Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
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

Editorial Focus: Good writing in any genre.
Statement of Purpose: To love and be loved.

Be familiar with our editorial aesthetic. Follow submission guidelines.

Representative Authors: 

Adrienne Su, Myriam Gurba, Jeffrey McDaniel, Justin Chin, Thea Hillman

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2

Toad Press

Basic Information
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City: 
Claremont
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
91711
Contact Information
Genevieve
Kaplan
editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Oct 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

The Toad Press International Chapbook Series publishes contemporary, exciting, beautiful, odd, and avant-garde chapbook-length translations of poetry and prose.

We publish translations only.

Please take a look at our current publications (and consider purchasing one or more of our books) before submitting.

Representative Authors: 

Justyna Bargielska/Katarzyna Szuster, Victoria Estol/Seth Michelson, Víctor Rodríguez Núñez/Katherine M. Hedeen, Ioan Flora/Adam J. Sorkin & Elena Borta, Eduardo Milan/Leora Fridman, Jose Eugenio Sanchez/Anna Rosen Guercio, Jorg Fauser/Mark Terrill, Vicente Huidobro/Nathan Hoks, Bertolt Brecht/Justin Vicari, Rolf Dieter Brinkmann/Mark Terrill, Mariana Marin/Adam J. Sorkin & Daniela Hurezanu, Grzegorz Wroblewski/Adam Zdrodowski, Rafael Ballesteros/Steven J. Stewart,Martial/George Held, Johann Hjalmarsson/C.M.Burawa, Tristan Tzara/Nick Moudry

Wave Books

Basic Information
1938 Fairview Avenue East
Suite 201
City: 
Seattle
State: 
Washington
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
98102
Contact Information
Heidi
Broadhead
Managing Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No

Wave Books is an independent poetry press based in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to publishing the best in contemporary poetry, poetry in translation, and writing by poets. The press was founded in 2005, merging with established publisher Verse Press. By publishing strong innovative work in finely crafted trade editions and hand-made ephemera, we hope to continue to challenge the values and practices of readers and add to the collective sense of what’s possible in contemporary poetry.

Wave Books is not currently accepting any unsolicited manuscripts. We do occasionally have open reading periods, so please check our submissions page for updates. Please note that we do publish fiction, essays, and criticism but only by poets or related to poetry. Please do not email us outside of our open reading period.

Representative Authors: 

Joshua Beckman, Anselm Berrigan, Garrett Caples, CAConrad, Michael Earl Craig, Timothy Donnelly, Lisa Fishman, John Godfrey, Christian Hawkey, Caroline Knox, Noelle Kocot, Dorothea Lasky, Anthony McCann, Chelsey Minnis, Eileen Myles, Maggie Nelson, Hoa Nguyen, Geoffrey Nutter, Geoffrey G. O'Brien, Matthew Rohrer, Mary Ruefle, Rod Smith, Susie Timmons, Joe Wenderoth, Dara Wier, Jon Woodward, Rachel Zucker

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
none

Black Lawrence Press

Basic Information
326 Bigham Street
City: 
Pittsburgh
State: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
15211
Contact Information
Diane
Goettel
Executive Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
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

Black Lawrence Press seeks to publish intriguing books of literature: novels, short story collections, poetry, and translations (from the German). We hold open reading periods during the months of June and November. We also hold several contests each year.

Black Lawrence is a selective press. Number of previous publications is unimportant; what matters is the quality of the work. Please send your best work. Black Lawrence Press only accepts submissions via Submittable.

Representative Authors: 

Fiction: Jacob M. Appel, Marcel Jolley, Christopher Torockio, Jen Michalski, Tracy DeBrincat
Poetry: Abayomi Animashaun, Mary Biddinger, Bruce Cohen, Matthew Gavin Frank, Brent Goodman, Laura McCullough, Marc McKee, Frank Montesonti, Charlotte Pence, Kevin Pilkington, Marcela Sulak, Michele Battiste, Sarah Suzor
Multiple Genres: TJ Beitelman, Helen Marie Casey, B.C. Edwards, Carol Guess, Daniele Pantano, David Rigsbee, Joe Wilkins

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
4-8

Blank Slate Press

Basic Information
3963 Flora Place
City: 
St. Louis
State: 
Missouri
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
63110
Contact Information
Kristina
Makansi
Editor/Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
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

Blank Slate Press (now an imprint of Amphorae Publishing Group) was founded to discover, nurture, publish and promote emerging voices from the greater Saint Louis region and beyond. We look for mastery in storytelling, an obvious love of language, and a willingness to "pound the pavement" in order to make each book project a success. To learn more, please visit our submissions page.

Please review our submission guidelines & submit online only. We are small so please be patient. We don't publish poetry, religious fiction, or short story collections.

Representative Authors: 

Vincent Czyz, Bruce Macbain, Taylor Zajonc, Steve Wiegenstein, Deborah Lincoln, Cynthia A. Graham, Rebecca Kelley, John Joseph Ryan, Lynne Hugo, Scott L. Miller, Rick Skwiot, Fred Venturini (now with Picador), Anene Tressler, Jean Ellen Whatley, Kevin Killeen, Marie Savage

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
Many of our authors are first-time authors
Publishing type: 

Textile Series

Basic Information
5422 Westminister Court
City: 
Houston
State: 
Texas
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
77069
Contact Information
Dawn
Pendergast
Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Oct 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

The Textile Series is a micro-press with a mission to publish innovative writing in delightful little packages.

Please read our journal or chapbooks before submitting to our open reading series.

Representative Authors: 

Adam Fagin, Amanda Davidson, Beverly Dahlen, Brad Vogler, Brenda Sieczkowski, Brooklyn Copeland, C.E. Putnam, Caroline Knapp, Carrie Hunter, Charles Alexander, Craig Dworkin, Dan Thomas Glass, David Hadbawnik, David Leftwich, Dawn Pendergast, Doug MacPherson, Elizabeth Robinson, Emily Abendroth, Emily Carr, Forrest Roth, Hank Lazer, Jamie Townsend, Jared Hayes, Jared Schickling, Jen Hofer, Jen Tynes, Jenn McCreary, Jimmy Lo, Joe Milazzo, John Harkey, Jonathan Skinner, Julia Bloch, Julia Drescher, Kevin Holden, Kevin Varrone, Lauren Levin, Lee Gough, Mac Wellman, Mairéad Byrne, Mary Kasimor, Matt Reeck, Megan Kaminski, Michael Sikkema, Misty Harper, Pattie McCarthy, Paul Klinger, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, rob mclennan, Sara Lefsyk, Sarah Mangold, Stephen Nelson, Steve Gilmartin, Todd Melicker & Trevor Calvert

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
7
Publishing type: 

Sagging Meniscus Press

Basic Information
115 Claremont Avenue
City: 
Montclair
State: 
New Jersey
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
07042
Contact Information
Jacob
Smullyan
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
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

Sagging Meniscus Press is a new small press specializing in the literature of the American underground.

Damaged Goods Press

Basic Information
www.damagedgoodspress.com
City: 
Columbus
State: 
Georgia
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
31907
Contact Information
Caseyrenee
Lopez
editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
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

Damaged Goods Press publishes only queer & trans identified writers. Poetry & flash fiction collections should be 20-40 pages. We publish open ended runs.

Please submit all manuscripts with a cover letter, table of contents, and acknowledgments page (these pages are not part of the page count).

Representative Authors: 

Donia Mounsef, Jake D. Sauls, Alaina Symanovich, Lucas Scheelk

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