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

Bottom Dog Press/ Bird Dog Publishing

We are a literary small press and have 5 series at Bottom Dog Press: Midwest, Working Lives, Harmony, Memoirs, and Appalachian Writing. We've also done some America Zen books. Query online with a concise message describing your book and its possible audience and sales potential. Be practical. Bird Dog Publishing is done publish on demand for select poetry.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Book Type
Short story collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Small Press

Boxfire Press

We're an indie scifi and fantasy publisher in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to find the best new and emerging genre writers and help bring their stories to life. We also publish creative nonfiction.

Genres Published
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Subgenre Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Serialized Fiction
Small Press

Breakaway Books

We publish literary sports books--fiction, poetry, and nonfiction on the athletic experience, from the athlete's perspective, for athletes. We have a growing sideline in boatbuilding books/books about boating--small boats, canoes, sailboats, for those who love "messing about in boats."

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

Brick Road Poetry Press

We want to publish poets who are engaged in the writing community, including participating in poetry readings, workshops, and writers groups. The poets we are looking for are those who are avid readers (and purchasers) of contemporary poetry. We give preference to poets who are actively submitting their work to journals, magazines and contests, and who take part at writer's conferences/festivals-as an organizer, instructor or participant.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type Poetry collections Subgenre
Small Press

Brooklyn Arts Press

Brooklyn Arts Press (BAP) is a literary press devoted to publishing chapbooks and full-length collections of poetry, novels, lyrical short fiction, and art monographs by emerging artists. We believe we serve our community best by publishing great works of varying aesthetics side by side, subverting the notion that writers & artists exist in vacuums, apart from the culture in which they reside and outside the realm & understanding of other camps & aesthetics.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jun 1 - Jul 2 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Subgenre Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Prose Poetry, Translation, War
Small Press

Brothel Books

Poems that make us want to throw your book across the room because it’s so damn good. Poems we like are often obsessed with myth, foreign languages, and our fathers. Bring orange groves to NYC, the epistolary language of turn-of-the-century Paris to an email exchange, or a fight with your boyfriend to pre-Roman Gaul. Poems that import and export imagery, but handle it carefully. Poems that take linguistic and personal risks feel more important to us.

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

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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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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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