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

Merge Publishing

Basic Information
241 Lafayette Road
239
City: 
Syracuse
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
13205
Contact Information
Don
Stevens
Owner
Contact E-mail: 
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: 
Less than 3 months

We Merge authors, editors, and everyone in between.

Query first. Know your audience and what other books are similar to yours. Also, keep it clean. We do not charge a reading fee, or charge to publish, however, different marketing and publishing opportunities may be presented. We do choose our authors, not everyone gets accepted, but we'd love to hear from new authors.

Representative Authors: 

Marci Diehl, Don Stevens, Joel Durham Jr., Mary Shotwell and more.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-5

World Weaver Press

Basic Information
P.O. Box 21924
City: 
Albuquerque
State: 
New Mexico
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
87154
Contact Information
Sarena
Ulibarri
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Feb 1 to Feb 28

We believe that publishing speculative fiction isn’t just printing words on the page — it’s the act of weaving brand new worlds. We believe in great storytelling. We believe in challenging genre boundaries and engaging the fundamental human drive to tell stories that resonate emotionally. The way we do this is by partnering with great writers to craft and edit the best fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction stories possible. By creating beautiful, well designed paperbacks and ebooks. By growing their publicity. And by fostering a family of authors and editors excited to work with us.

Check our anthology guidelines for short fiction opportunities.

Representative Authors: 

Sara Dobie Bauer, Margo Bond Collins, Michelle Lowery Combs, Amanda C. Davis, A. E. Decker, Megan Engelhardt, Larry Hodges, Anna Kyle, Jenn Lyons, Alexa Piper, Rebecca Roland, Susan Abel Sullivan, Kristina Wojtaszek

Wild Age Press

Basic Information
PO BOX 6665
City: 
Pittsburgh
State: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
15212
Contact Information
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: 
May 1 to Jul 31
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months

Wild Age Press is an independent literary publisher with a mission to publish work with an edge to it, work that you might find hitchhiking on a roadside, work that doesn’t give a damn about boundaries or borders or genre. We don’t care about aesthetics nearly as much as substance. We know that sometimes ugly things cannot and should not be made beautiful.

Please do not send us pretentious things. Be honest and open about your work. Don't try to show off. Try to make a connection with us.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1

Stillhouse Press

Basic Information
4400 University Drive
Suite 3E4
City: 
Fairfax
State: 
Virginia
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
22030
Contact Information
Meghan
McNamara
Director of Media & Communications
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to May 1
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

At Stillhouse Press we are committed to publishing writers, both emerging and established. We focus specifically on the idea "craft publishing," working with our authors to bring their visions to the fore.

Only complete manuscripts of literary fiction (either a novel or a short story collection; no genre submissions),
narrative non-fiction (a collection of linked essays or memoir), and poetry are currently being accepted.

For detailed guidelines, please visit our submissions page.

Representative Authors: 

Wendi Kaufman, Mark Polanzak, Matthew Fogarty, Bryan Borland, Christina Olson, Jacqueline Kolosov, Andrew Gifford, Anna Leahy, Doug Dechow

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2

Savant Books and Publications

Basic Information
2630 Kapiolani Blvd #1601
City: 
Honolulu
State: 
Hawaii
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
96826
Contact Information
David
Shinsato
Editor-in-Chief/Acquisitions
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

Savant Books and Publications seeks previously-unpublished literary works of enduring value with a twist that expand and transform English readers' point-of-view throughout the world. Special interest areas include:

* FICTION ("novels" - all genres, but especially historical or historically correct novels, and novels based on author experience)

* NON-FICTION (memoirs; academic theses and dissertations of note rewritten for the general public; single-author textbooks and workbooks, especially those involving or invoking transformational learning)

No gratuitous sex or violence. No cookbooks or picture books except children's books in our COLOR-ME-PLEASE series.

Representative Authors: 

Bentley Gates, A. G. Hayes, Jean Blasiar, Mike Farris, R. Page Kaufman, William Maltese, W. C. Peever, Richard Rose, David B. Seaburn, Tony Tame

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
16

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