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

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

Ampersand Books

We are after writing the major publishing world would leave behind - the difficult, the strange, the unspoken. We are after beauty and grace. Our authors are young, full of spit and verve, most publishing for the first time. We have no preconceived notions of what kinds of writing we are interested in publishing; sometimes our choices surprise even ourselves. However, we are extremely uninterested in genre fiction and social issues.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Book Type
Short story collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Subgenre
Small Press

Anaphora Literary Press

Anaphora is looking for creative books of poetry, short stories, novellas, novels and other types of literary and genre fiction. We are especially interested in fantasy, historical, science fiction, and general literary fiction. Anaphora hopes to publish more academic or critical non-fiction books, such as edited or un-edited dissertations. We also hope to publish more business and educational titles, such as textbooks. We will consider a book in any field or genre.

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 Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Feminist, Formal, Historical, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Serialized Fiction, War
Small Press

Another New Calligraphy

ANC lives light, small, and local. We believe that creating art in mass quantities lessens its value and cheapens its spirit. ANC is also touchy-feely. We believe that nothing can replace the satisfaction of holding something beautiful in your hands. We like technology, but we like pretty things better.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Paperback Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Prose Poetry
Small Press

Anvil Press Publishers Inc.

Anvil Press is a Vancouver literary press founded in 1991. Now in its twenty-second year of publishing, Anvil has firmly established itself as a publisher of progressive, contemporary Canadian literature with a distinctly urban twist. An award-winning publisher of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, Anvil has become known for its quality books and unconventional literary work. National—and local—in its vision, Anvil remains committed to its East Vancouver roots, and doesn’t shy away from work from the wrong side of the tracks. [CANADIAN AUTHORS ONLY.]

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Paperback Book Type
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre