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

2Leaf Press

2Leaf Press is an imprint of the Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc., a NY-based nonprofit organization that promotes multicultural literature and literacy.  2Leaf Press publishes grassroots writers who inject new blood into the contemporary literary scene. We have a growing reputation for producing quality work in a wide variety of genres by culturally diverse authors. The press focuses on literary fiction and cultural non-fiction, particularly works that have an edge to them, or are completely distinct from works published by most large commercial presses.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Book Type
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Historical, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Small Press

918studio

918studio specializes in unique chapbooks and monographs. We publish good writing that deserves to be read.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Paperback Book Type Chapbook Subgenre
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

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

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
Small Press

Akashic Books

Akashic Books is a Brooklyn-based independent company dedicated to publishing urban literary fiction and political nonfiction by authors who are either ignored by the mainstream, or who have no interest in working within the ever-consolidating ranks of the major corporate publishers.

Genres Published Fiction Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Book Type
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Subgenre
Small Press

Allium Press of Chicago

Fiction with a Chicago connection

Genres Published Fiction Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type Novel Subgenre Commercial Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Regional
Small Press

Alternative Book Press

Alternative Book Press is a new publishing company established in October 2012 by Columbia University and Cornell University graduates with the following aim in view: To identify and publish genuine, pathbreaking works reflecting alternative viewpoints far away from the huge volumes of matter in publishing today. Works that stand out. Works that are not written primarily from the point of view of sales, but rather works that will be seen 50 or 100 years from now as of lasting import.

Genres Published
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Book Type
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Serialized Fiction, Translation, War
Small Press

Ampersand Books

We are after writing the major publishing world would leave behind - the difficult, the strange, the unspoken. We are after beauty and grace. Our authors are young, full of spit and verve, most publishing for the first time. We have no preconceived notions of what kinds of writing we are interested in publishing; sometimes our choices surprise even ourselves. However, we are extremely uninterested in genre fiction and social issues.

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

Anaphora Literary Press

Anaphora is looking for creative books of poetry, short stories, novellas, novels and other types of literary and genre fiction. We are especially interested in fantasy, historical, science fiction, and general literary fiction. Anaphora hopes to publish more academic or critical non-fiction books, such as edited or un-edited dissertations. We also hope to publish more business and educational titles, such as textbooks. We will consider a book in any field or genre.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Feminist, Formal, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Serialized Fiction, War
Small Press

Another New Calligraphy

ANC lives light, small, and local. We believe that creating art in mass quantities lessens its value and cheapens its spirit. ANC is also touchy-feely. We believe that nothing can replace the satisfaction of holding something beautiful in your hands. We like technology, but we like pretty things better.

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
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Prose Poetry
Small Press

Anvil Press Publishers Inc.

Anvil Press is a Vancouver literary press founded in 1991. Now in its twenty-second year of publishing, Anvil has firmly established itself as a publisher of progressive, contemporary Canadian literature with a distinctly urban twist. An award-winning publisher of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, Anvil has become known for its quality books and unconventional literary work. National—and local—in its vision, Anvil remains committed to its East Vancouver roots, and doesn’t shy away from work from the wrong side of the tracks. [CANADIAN AUTHORS ONLY.]

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Paperback Book Type
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre
Small Press

Aquarius Press

Aquarius Press aims to develop, publish and promote talented writers typically underrepresented in the literary marketplace.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Apr 1 - Sep 1 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Prose Poetry
Small Press

Aqueous Books

We accept literary fiction (including short story collections, novels, and novellas); magical realism and dystopic works; horror, dark psychology, and paranormal; philosophical and serio-comic philosophy; and works of literary theory. Please do not send poetry, science fiction or fantasy, religious, romance, mystery, mainstream women's or chick lit, how-to, children's or young adult, or anything in a genre other than those specified above.

Genres Published
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, War
Small Press

Archipelago Books, Inc.

Archipelago Books is a not-for-profit press devoted to publishing translations of classic and contemporary world literature. Focusing on authors in translation, we have brought over 28 books from over a dozen languages.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 Formats Book Type Subgenre
Small Press

Arktoi Books

Arktoi Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press, specializes in publishing high quality literary work by lesbian authors. Whatever enlarges the "conversation" among all segments of the writing community is welcomed at Arktoi Books.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Aug 1 - Nov 30 Formats Paperback Book Type Subgenre Nature/Environmental
Small Press

Arte Público Press

Arte Público Press specializes in publishing contemporary novels, short stories, poetry, and drama based on U.S. Hispanic, Cuban American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and other themes and cultural issues.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Book Type Subgenre
Small Press

Ashland Creek Press

Ashland Creek Press is a small, independent publisher of books with a world view. Our mission is to publish a range of books that foster an appreciation for worlds outside our own, for nature and the animal kingdom, and for the ways in which we all connect.

We also award an annual prize for environmental literature, The Siskiyou Prize (www.siskiyouprize.com).

Genres Published
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Short story collections
Novel
Memoir
Subgenre Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental
Small Press

Atomic Quill Press

Atomic Quill Press is a proud participant in the vibrant cultural environment of Detroit, Michigan. We strive to produce books and publications that reflect the ethos of the city - bracingly straightforward, diverse and a bit cheeky. 

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

Atticus Books

Atticus Books is a genre-busting literary press based in the New York City metropolitan area. Our purpose on earth is to help lead independent publishing into a new era of book and content creation. Our work is inspired by the tradition of offbeat literary dynamos such as New Directions, Grove, and Black Sparrow Press.

Genres Published Fiction Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jun 1 - Sep 1 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Book Type
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Subgenre Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
Small Press

Augury Books

About Us Augury Books is an independent press based in New York City. Committed to publishing innovative work from emerging and established writers, Augury Books seeks to reaffirm the diversity of the reading public. The editorial board is dedicated to fairness and quality of work.

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

Austin Macauley

Here at Austin Macauley we have faith in all of our publications and treat each of them as a potential success. We are keen to open up the world of publishing at a time when many publishers are turning their backs on untried authors, and when the lure of self-publishing seems to provide writers with control, but at an exorbitant cost and with every chance of being lost in the crowd.

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
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre
Small Press

Autumn House Press

Autumn House is a 501c3 (nonprofit) corporation which has the mission of publishing poetry and other fine literature. In the belief that a book is not only a readable text but also an object of art, the press is dedicated to producing beautifully designed, well-manufactured books on acid-free paper, as well as electronic texts of comparable quality. To these ends, the press will seek out the best possible book designers, illustrators, poets, writers, and editors.

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

Bagwyn Books

Bagwyn Books is dedicated to publishing well-researched historical fiction novels. We are open to different styles and genres of writing. Created to give lovers of the medieval and Renaissance eras an opportunity to express their creativity in fiction, Bagwyn Books invites the submission of proposals for book-length fiction manuscripts from new, emerging, and established authors. Priority will be given to works centering on or connected to the medieval and Renaissance periods (400 C.E. to 1700 C.E.) but novels from all eras are welcome.

Genres Published
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Novella
Short story collections
Novel
Subgenre Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Translation
Small Press

Bank-Heavy Press

Bank-Heavy Press has one major goal: to bring great poetry and fiction and art to print while building a community of creative people of all talents, ages, forms, and backgrounds. Poetry, fiction and art shouldn’t need to conform to any one type for recognition. We tear up at the sight and sounds of fresh, raw, energy in any shape or form.

Print must not die!

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