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

Shoe Music Press

Shoe Music Press publishes poetry chapbooks, in addition to three magazines: Mastodon Dentist, Nefarious Ballerina, and Penny Ante Feud. We admire accessible but unusual poetry that speaks to the human experience. We're not so much into political agendas or propagating social myths, like when a piece of writing assumes we think a certain way when we do not (e.g. global warming). We're interested in personal viewpoints mainly, poetry that tells a story in a lyrical and fascinating way. 

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Formats Paperback Book Type Chapbook Subgenre
Small Press

Sibling Rivalry Press

Founded in 2010, Sibling Rivalry Press is an independent publishing house based just outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, in the small town of Alexander. Our mission is to develop, promote, and market underground artistic talent—those who don’t quite fit into the mainstream. SRP is proud to be the home of Assaracus, the world’s only print journal of gay male poetry and one of Library Journal's Best New Magazines. While we champion our LGBTIQ authors and artists, we are an inclusive publishing house and welcome all authors, artists, and readers regardless of sexual orientation or identity.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Mar 1 - Jun 1 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Subgenre Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Humor, LGBT, Love, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional
Small Press

Silver Boomer Books

Our 11th anthology will go to print in Spring 2014. See the website for current call for submissions.  

Our Eagle Wings Press imprint has single-author recovery-themed titles and Laughing Cactus Press has our poetry and fiction titles.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Book Type Essay collections Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir
Small Press

Six Ft. Swells Press

Six Ft. Swells Press publishes and celebrates After-Hours Poetry—a modern poetry movement known for its concise structure and unbridled confessional style in presenting the language and experiences of the everyperson. Common themes found in this genre are: taverns, music, cocktails, broken hearts, first kisses, Saturday nights out on the town, Sunday morning blues, road stories, parties and celebratory happenings…and the simple, unexpected moments that present themselves to the poet.

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

Sixteen Rivers Press

Sixteen Rivers Press is a shared-work, nonprofit poetry collective dedicated to providing an alternative publishing avenue for San Francisco Bay Area poets. Founded in 1999 by seven writers, the press is named for the sixteen rivers that flow into the San Francisco Bay.

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

Slapering Hol Press

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Feb 15 - May 15 Formats Book Type Chapbook 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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by Rebecca Bates

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Posted 10.15.14

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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