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
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Switchback Books

The Gatewood Prize is Switchback Books' annual competition for a first or second full-length (48-80 pp.) collection of poems by a woman writing in the English language. It is named after Emma Gatewood, the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.

2012 Judge: Brenda Shaughnessy

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Apr 15 - Jun 15 Formats Book Type Subgenre Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, LGBT, Micro-poetry, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
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Switchgrass Books

Switchgrass Books, an imprint of Northern Illinois University Press, is committed to enhancing the cultural landscape of the Midwest by offering a forum for publishing dynamic, original voices of literary fiction. With its roots in the rich soil of the Midwest, Switchgrass will be the premier publisher for authors and readers of books grounded in the region.

Genres Published Fiction Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Short story collections
Novel
Subgenre
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Tarpaulin Sky Press

Tarpaulin Sky Press focuses on cross-genre/hybrid texts as well as innovative poetry and prose. We publish full-length books, chapbooks, trade paperbacks, and hand-bound books.

Genres Published
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Paperback Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
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Ten Penny Players/Bard Press

Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream publishes different theme based issues 11 times a year. Ten Penny Players/BardPress chapbooks by invitation only. No unsolicited manuscripts.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Book Type
Chapbook
Poetry collections
Subgenre
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The Altar Collective

Please visit www.thealtarcollective.com

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Paperback Book Type
Chapbook
Short story collections
Poetry collections
Subgenre
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The Bitter Oleander Press

Our books represent the best of contemporary poetry published today in English and in translation. Even though our concentration is on contemporary poets in translation, we find some who have submitted work to our biannual journal for a lengthy period of time, to be the subject of a feature and then, if possible, a book of their work is considered for publication. We build on long-term relationships where the poetry meets our particular needs.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Aug 1 - Jun 30 Formats Paperback Book Type Subgenre