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
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Wake Forest University Press

We publish only Irish poetry from living Irish (not Irish-American) poets. We regret we cannot consider other poets' work.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Book Type Poetry collections Subgenre
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Washington Writers' Publishing House

Washington Writers' Publishing House is a non-profit organization that has published nearly 80 volumes of poetry and fiction since 1975. The press sponsors an annual competition for poets and fiction writers living in the Washington-Baltimore area.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jul 1 - Nov 1 Formats Paperback Book Type
Short story collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Subgenre
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Wave Books

Wave Books is an independent poetry press based in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to publishing the best in contemporary poetry, poetry in translation, and writing by poets. The press was founded in 2005, merging with established publisher Verse Press. By publishing strong innovative work in finely crafted trade editions and hand-made ephemera, we hope to continue to challenge the values and practices of readers and add to the collective sense of what’s possible in contemporary poetry.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
Book Type
Short story collections
Essay collections
Poetry collections
Subgenre Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, LGBT, Political, Prose Poetry, Translation
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Wayne State University Press

The Made in Michigan Writers Series, part of Wayne State University Press,  is devoted to highlighting the works of distinguished statewide writers to showcase Michigan's diverse voices.  The series publishes poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and essays by Michigan writers with the aim of encouraging the recognition of the state's artistic and cultural heritage throughout Michigan, the Midwest, and the nation.

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

Weasel Press

Weasel Press has sort of a Beat Generation mentality when it comes down to it. When reviewing submissions to be accepted, we’re looking for works that show explicit portrayals of the human condition. We love to be immersed! At this time we are only accepting Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry and Scriptwriting/Playwrights.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction
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Wellstone Books

We focus on personal writing that is not afraid to inspire. We publish four to eight titles per year, so we can maintain the highest standards in writing, editing and art design and also develop a strategy for finding an audience for each book. We are new, and still evolving, but have already broken through with "Holy Toledo," our beloved book about the Renaissance Man - and sportscaster - Bill King. We are less interested in experimentation or current styles in writing, and prefer writing that is less showy but more focused on a strong grounding in experience and

Genres Published
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Subgenre