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

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
Small Press

Alice James Books

Alice James Books is a nonprofit cooperative poetry press, founded in 1973. One of the few presses in the country run collectively, we are committed to publishing a diversity of poets, with an emphasis on women, including both beginning and established poets, and a diversity of poetic styles.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Feb 1 - Nov 1 Formats Book Type Poetry collections Subgenre
Small Press

Allbook Books

Allbook Books was started in 2002 for the publishing of poetry and other writings that encourage one-world consciousness and respect for various cultures, lifestyles and spiritual traditions.

Genres Published
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Chapbook
Essay collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
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