A publisher finds his press occupying a different book ecosystem than the one he imagined as a teenager, but by addressing issues of distribution, marketing, and publicity, and strengthening its operational infrastructure, Nightboat is thriving.
Reflecting on the beginning and end of a small press devoted to poetry, a former publisher takes stock of the people and work—the singular surviving beauty of books—that defined his press, which closed in the early months of the pandemic.
The nonprofit press in Asheville, North Carolina, publishes eight poetry, fiction, and nonfiction books a year with a mission to bring an inclusive ethos to books illuminating “the life of the spirit.”
The L.A. press publishes genre-defying poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and translation from the Asian Pacific American and Asian diaspora.
Established in 2004, the indie press strives to treat poetry as a genre with “frontlist potential” while also publishing fiction, nonfiction, and literature in translation from new voices.
The Milwaukee press releases twelve books of poetry, fiction, drama, art, and comics a year and focuses on publishing writers without MFAs or literary connections.
A small press run by high school students in Pennsylvania publishes handmade books of poetry and prose.
Cofounded by writers Richard Siken and Drew Burk, Spork Press publishes evocative and voice-driven chapbooks and full-length books of poetry and fiction.
Founded in 2014 by Sean Shearer, BOAAT Press publishes both traditional books and handmade chapbooks of poetry by emerging writers.
The University of Cincinnati Press imprint publishes books of poetry and fiction that continue the successes of its affiliated literary journal, the Cincinnati Review.