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

Naissance chapbooks by chapbookpublisher.com

We are interested in the chapbook as a compositional unit. Just as some ideas are sonnet shaped, some ideas are novel shaped, and some ideas are blog shaped, we believe that some ideas are chapbook shaped, and we endeavor to publish the best of those that come our way.

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

Negative Capability Press

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Paperback Book Type Poetry collections Subgenre
Small Press

New American Press

We're dedicated to publishing intelligent, zany, well-crafted work. We want literature that attempts cultural significance--poems, stories, and nonfiction that go "out" as much as they go "in."

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 Formats Book Type Subgenre
Small Press

New Issues Poetry & Prose

New Issues Poetry & Prose, a nonprofit, university-based publisher, was established in 1996 and publishes eight to twelve new titles each year with a focus on contemporary poetry. New Issues is also the publisher for the AWP Award Series in the Novel.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period May 1 - Nov 30 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
Book Type Subgenre
Small Press

New Michigan Press

NMP is a publisher of chapbooks and broadsides. We have a pretty wide aesthetic range, and we acquire manuscripts primarily through our yearly chapbook contest ($1,000 prize, deadline in spring). See the website for more information.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Paperback Book Type Chapbook Subgenre Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Small Press

New Rivers Press

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 (April-June), 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.

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
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation

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Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

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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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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