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

Southeast Missouri State University Press

Southeast Missouri State University Press, founded in 2001, serves as a first-rate publisher in an underpublished area of the nation.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Book Type
Chapbook
Essay collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Subgenre
Small Press

Split Lip Press

For some reason, writers sit on manuscripts for up to a decade while paying up to thousands in reading and contest fees, hoping for a major book deal. Why hold onto a manuscript for that long and pay that much when you can partner with a determined and passionate small press like Split Lip? If you're a writer who is active in the lit scene, who writes poetry or fiction with grit and torque, try us. If you're only looking to add another line to your CV, we're not for you. We are punk rock publishing. Visit our website for the full skinny.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Paperback Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Poetry collections
Subgenre Commercial Fiction, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction
Small Press

Split Lip Press

Split Lip Press is punk rock publishing. If you want to know what we're all about in detail, please visit our website.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Poetry collections
Subgenre Commercial Fiction, Humor, Pop Culture
Small Press

SpringGun Press

We’re interested in writers who read vigorously and are invested in the continued advancement and development of both "print" and digital writing. We’re looking for artists who believe that it’s important to interact with a community of ideas and artists, who believe no good art happens in isolation.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jul 1 - Aug 31 Formats Paperback Book Type
Chapbook
Short story collections
Poetry collections
Subgenre Cross-genre, Experimental, Prose Poetry
Small Press

Starcherone Books

We publish innovative fiction -- writing that takes chances, that doesn't follow formula, and that regards fiction as an art form. We see ourselves existing as an antidote to mainstream publishing, and we keep books in print long enough to let their audiences develop.

Genres Published Fiction Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Aug 1 - Oct 1 Formats Book Type Subgenre
Small Press

Steel Toe Books

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Nov 1 - Dec 30 Formats Book Type Subgenre

Current Issue

Cover Story 

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.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

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

Special Section

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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