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

Pond Road Press

We publish poetry chapbooks. Statement of purpose: To publish an eclectic range of poetry: formal verse, free verse, ultra talk, prose poetry, humorous, serious, humanistic, etc., and to thereby provide some recognition for our authors. Some chapbooks contain author interviews as a way to highlight the author. We like unusual, penetrating points of view on anything and everything. That said, we are not into nature poetry at the moment. We publish perfect bound, POD, digitally printed chapbooks only.

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

Port Yonder Press

We love strong visual writing with a creative twist, with an emphasis on language and wordplay.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Aug 1 - Aug 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry
Small Press

Press 53

Press 53 has earned a reputation for publishing quality poetry and short fiction collections. We publish 6-8 poetry collects and about 5 short fiction collections each year, along with 1-2 anthologies, and reprints of 1-2 out-of-print classics.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Short story collections
Poetry collections
Subgenre Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Small Press

Pressgang

Our mission is to publish narrative lit: stories, essays, memoirs, novels. We like literary heft and helium. Seriousness of purpose, surprising execution, the well-wrought joke, the well-crafted sentence. The blurring of boundaries. Think Vonnegut meets Saunders meets Poe. Think Byron meets Bulgakov, Gogol, Nabokov. Think Kafka and Beckett. Think Lorrie Moore, think Laurie Anderson, think Lemony Snickett. Think Dorothy Parker mixed with Edward Gorey meets Steven Millhauser meets Dickens with a word limit.

Genres Published
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Subgenre Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
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

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