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

Carolina Wren Press

Our mission has always been to publish underrepresented writers: women, people of color, people with disabilities, as well as experimental writers. We like work that challenges stereotypes and is innovative but still well-crafted.

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

CavanKerry Press

CKP seeks materials from the broadest range of writers, including people of color and people with disabilities. We are partial to the writer whose distinct voice is emotionally accessible and daring. We discourage victim-ridden, pedagogic, politically preachy or sentimental material. CKP does not publish self-help, how-to, romance or sci-fi. Submission dates change yearly; see www.cavankerrypress.org.

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

Cervena Barva Press

Cervena Barva Press was founded in April of 2005. The press solicits poetry, fiction, and plays from various writers around the world, and holds open contests regularly for its chapbooks, postcards, broadsides and full-length books. We publish writers who have a strong voice and who take risks with language.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 2 - Feb 10 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre Translation
Small Press

Cherry Castle Publishing

Cherry Castle Publishing is one of America's newest and most energetic publishers of great literature—a press where words grow mighty trees. It is a press that honours the vibrant multicultural voice of American literature, one book at a time.
Our fundamental commitment is to practice literary equality and to embrace work that is informed by the social, political and cultural vigor of our times.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jul 1 - Sep 30 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Book Type
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre
Small Press

Chicago Center for Literature and Photography

CCLaP currently accepts full-length commercial novels or works of creative nonfiction, 60,000 to 120,000 words; novella-sized manuscripts of the same type, 20,000 to 40,000 words; and individual stories and essays for our monthly magazine, ideally 5,000 to 10,000 words. Books are released electronically (PDF, EPUB, Kindle), as a trade paperback, and novels in a special handmade hardback edition. Authors receive 50 percent of all profits to make up for a lack of advance payments.

Genres Published
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
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Subgenre
Small Press

Chicory Blue Press, Inc.

Chicory Blue Press is a small, feminist, literary press, now focusing on the strong voices of women over seventy. Founded in 1987, Chicory Blue Press has published twelve trade paperbacks and eleven chapbooks. 

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

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