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

Whirlybird Press

Publish sporadically, only excellent, solicited manuscripts.

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

White Violet Press

White Violet Press is an imprint of Kelsay Books, a publishing company that aims to showcase the literary work of accomplished formalist poets. Response time is one week. We offer 12% royalties.

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

Whitepoint Press

We publish risky fiction and edgy poetry which means we're not afraid of excellent writing that is political, controversial, experimental, irreverent, subversive, satirical, or simply smart.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Aug 18 - Sep 18 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Novella
Short story collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Subgenre Cross-genre, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Regional
Small Press

Wick Poetry Center

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Aug 31 - Oct 31 Formats Paperback Book Type
Chapbook
Poetry collections
Subgenre
Small Press

Wild Age Press

Wild Age Press is an independent literary publisher with a mission to publish work with an edge to it, work that you might find hitchhiking on a roadside, work that doesn’t give a damn about boundaries or borders or genre. We don’t care about aesthetics nearly as much as substance. We know that sometimes ugly things cannot and should not be made beautiful.

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 Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated
Small Press

Wild Embers Press

We are looking for voices which carry a message of change, of love and liberation from marginalized places, unexplored spaces. We love art, photography included with narratives and are inclined to publish "experimental" work, writing which pushes the borderlands between one genre and another, disappearing divisions between us. All together.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jul 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Short story collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Journalism/Investigative Reporting

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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

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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

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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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