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

Lanternfish Press

Lanternfish Press is looking for book-length fiction and nonfiction. We like original writing that balances vintage and contemporary, nerdy and fun, literary and genre, or academic and general-interest elements. We love works that challenge genre boundaries! We're especially interested in literary/experimental fiction, sci-fi and mystery novels, steampunk, politics, and philosophy. We regret that due to volume of submissions we cannot reply to queries received from January 1 to October 31.

Genres Published
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Nov 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Novella
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Translation
Small Press

Lavender Ink / Diálogos

Lavender Ink is are actively soliciting manuscripts in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and cultural criticism. Diálogos specializes in works of translation and cross-cultural issues. Please see the submissions guidelines page for more information.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Book Type
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre
Small Press

Les Figues Press

Les Figues Press creates aesthetic conversations between readers, writers and artists. Les Figues publishes excellent and formally innovative poetry and prose, including poetry, short stories, novellas, drama and visual art literature.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jun 1 - Sep 15 Formats Book Type
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Subgenre Experimental
Small Press

Lilly Press

Lilly Press publishes fiction/poetry chapbooks/anthologies/journals. Seeking imaginative work that lasts in your memory long after the reading. Accept artwork and photography submissions for Journal.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Paperback Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre
Small Press

Liquid Light Press

Our mission is to promote the artistic sharing of the human journey to consciousness and inner experiences difficult to express in linear vocabulary. We publish poetry that landmarks spiritual evolution, is attentive to the moment and reminds us of everyday miracles.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type Chapbook Subgenre
Small Press

Literary House Press @ Washington College

The Literary House Press is the publishing arm of the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College. We publish writers of national reputation and are particularly invested in supporting the work of women, LGBTQIA authors, and writers of color. During odd years, LHP publishes a limited-edition, letterpress book by an emerging or established author with ties to Maryland.  During even years, LHP releases a trade paperback anthology featuring contemporary American poets. The Literary House Press is also home to Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal @ Washington College.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
Book Type
Chapbook
Poetry collections
Subgenre Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction