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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Adastra Press

Begun in 1979 by poet, teacher, and printer Gary Metras to print and publish short collections of quality contemporary poetry using the methods and equipment of the antique book arts, letterpress printing and hand-sewn bindings. The operation survives on a desired small scale without grants through the hard work of the publisher, the poets selected for publication, and the readers  and buyers of  the  books:  may we  each and all survive in poetry.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Feb 1 - Feb 28 Formats Paperback Book Type Chapbook Subgenre
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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
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Ahsahta Press

Ahsahta Press champions and promotes surprising, relevant, and accessible experimental poetry that more commercially minded small presses avoid; in making it widely available, we aim to increase its readership.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period May 1 - May 31 Formats Paperback Book Type
Chapbook
Poetry collections
Subgenre Cross-genre, Experimental, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry
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Airlie Press

Run by writers, Airlie Press is dedicated to cultivating and sustaining fine contemporary poetry. We are a shared-work, nonprofit poetry collective dedicated to providing an alternative publishing avenue for poets in Northwest Oregon. We know our terrain–human, poetic, and geographic. We are poets of place in the widest sense.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Mar 1 - May 30 Formats Paperback Book Type Subgenre
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

Aldrich Press

Aldrich Press is an imprint of Kelsay Books publishing company. We accept manuscripts year round, with the aim to showcase the literary work of accomplished poets. Response time is one week. We pay 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