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

Publishing Genius

Publishing Genius is particularly interested in something else altogether. What is coherent? Why do we think we understand something while we think something else is nonsense? How can we avoid not knowing what we don't know? How can we make that process fun?

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jun 1 - Jun 30 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre Experimental, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry
Small Press

Quercus Review Press

Publishing poetry with a pulse in the heart of California's Central Valley since 2000. We host a FALL poetry book contest (Jun-Dec) and a SPRING poetry book contest (Jan-Jun), both of which are open to all poets, with or without previous book publication.

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

Red Hen Press

Red Hen Press is committed to publishing work of literary excellence, supporting diversity, and promoting literacy in our local schools. We seek a community of readers and writers who are actively engaged in the essential human practice known as literature.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jun 1 - Jun 30 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Book Type
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Small Press

Red Mountain Press

We seek evocative poetry that addresses contemporary life and has lasting value. Our books represent the point of view of the authors and are beautiful objects themselves. The authors retain full rights to their work. Every book we publish is an editorial collaboration. We use papers and printers that are low impact and resource conserving.

Genres Published
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
Audio
Book Type
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Nature/Environmental
Small Press

RED OCHRE PRESS

RED OCHRE PRESS publishes RED OCHRE LiT and BLACK&WHITE quarterly.

We also present a number of special publications throughout the year, including ROLiT NEWS, our newsletter, as well as relief-aid projects (e.g. the CATEGORY 2 series), themed collections, chapbooks, anthologies, etc. We typically showcase the work of experienced authors, however, emerging writers are encourage to submit their works. All our works are printed.

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

RedBone Press

RedBone Press publishes quality work celebrating the cultures of black lesbians and gay men, and work that further promotes understanding between black gays and lesbians and the mainstream.

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

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Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

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November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

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Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

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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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

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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