Small Presses

Whether you're pursuing the publication of your first book or your fifth, use our Small Presses database to research publisher interests, contact information, and submission guidelines.

Small Press Genres Published Electronic Submissions? Simultaneous Submissions? Reading Period Formats Book Type Subgenre
Small Press

A Midsummer Night's Press

Independent poetry press publishing primarily under the imprints Body Language (LGBT and sexuality) and Fabula Rasa (myth and fairy tale). We also co-publish the Sapphic Classics series with Sinister Wisdom Magazine. We will begin publishing a translation series in 2014, as well.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Chapbook
Poetry collections
Subgenre Feminist, LGBT, Translation
Small Press

A Raven Above Press

Established in 2009, A Raven Above Press publishes original and unique titles with a focus on Celtic, folklore and thought-provoking art. A Raven Above Press specializes in the handmade process and limited print runs.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Jan 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Book Type
Chapbook
Short story collections
Subgenre
Small Press

A-Minor Press

Mixed Genre or Poetry Collection: 50-120 pages.

For poetry, we lean toward the lyrical, eccentric, ambivalent and wildly imaginative. For mixed genre work, your manuscript may be a novella of poetic fictions, or a mix of flash fiction/prose and poetry.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Novella
Poetry collections
Subgenre Cross-genre, Experimental, Prose Poetry
Small Press

Able Muse Press

Able Muse Press publishes emerging and established poets and writers, and anthologies of poetry, fiction, and art. We also publish periodical print versions of Able Muse.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period May 1 - Jul 15 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Subgenre
Small Press

Adastra Press

Begun in 1979 by poet, teacher, and printer Gary Metras to print and publish short collections of quality contemporary poetry using the methods and equipment of the antique book arts, letterpress printing and hand-sewn bindings. The operation survives on a desired small scale without grants through the hard work of the publisher, the poets selected for publication, and the readers  and buyers of  the  books:  may we  each and all survive in poetry.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Feb 1 - Feb 28 Formats Paperback Book Type Chapbook Subgenre
Small Press

Agate Publishing

Under our Bolden imprint, we publish fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs by African-American authors. Under our Midway imprint, we publish nonfiction with a Midwest focus. Under our B2 imprint, we publish business-related titles.

Genres Published
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Book Type
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Regional

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Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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