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

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
Small Press

Queen's Ferry Press

Founded in 2011 as an independent publisher, Queen’s Ferry Press specializes in literary fiction. Inspired by a Scottish coastal estuary through which crossings have occurred for over a thousand years, the press seeks to publish works that convey via structuring and interpretation. At Queen’s Ferry Press, physical crafting and emotional connection are celebrated.

Genres Published Fiction Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Novel
Subgenre Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
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

Racing Form Press

Racing Form Press makes beautiful books. In 2013, Thomas Jockin, created a new typeface, drawing inspiration from a one hundred year old Daily Racing Form, to be used specifically for our press. Our books are simple. They are minimally designed. They let the poems do the talking. We are dedicated to making books that bring together an elegant aesthetic and powerful, moving, and deeply human content.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Paperback Book Type Poetry collections Subgenre