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

Rose Metal Press

Founded in January of 2006, Rose Metal Press is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit publisher whose mission is to produce beautiful books in hybrid genres, by which we mean short short stories, prose poetry, flash nonfiction, novels-in-verse, book-length linked narrative poems, image and text collaborations and other literary works that move beyond the traditional genres of poetry, fiction, and essay to find new forms of expression.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Nov 1 - Dec 1 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Poetry collections
Subgenre Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry
Small Press

Rozlyn Press

Rozlyn Press is a small press for female fiction novelists founded in June 2010 in Massachusetts. Our genre focus is on literary, contemporary, magical realism, and suspense fiction. We edit, copyedit, publicize, and market our publications in-house.

At Rozlyn we believe in the common reader. By marketing to readers as well as independent bookstores we have garnered an enthusiastic group of fans. We cater to the voracious reader and the lover of literature because we share that same passion for books.

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

Rubicon Press

Rubicon Press publishes chapbooks and broadsides of extraordinary poetry from around the world.

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

Saddle Road Press

We are interested in poetry, literary fiction, and creative non-fiction, with a special interest in the Pacific region.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Nov 15 - Feb 15 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Chapbook
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre
Small Press

Sarabande Books, Inc.

The overall mission of our press is encapsulated in the name “Sarabande”--that is, “stylistic sophistication with a wild underside.”

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Feb 15 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Poetry collections
Subgenre
Small Press

Saturnalia Books

Our mission is to publish literary works, primarily poetry, of high merit, by new and established writers; to encourage collaboration and communication between poets and visual artists, and to encourage the publication of literature of a non-commercial and challenging nature.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Feb 15 - Apr 1 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type Poetry collections Subgenre

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