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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The Feminist Press at CUNY

The mission of The Feminist Press at C.U.N.Y. is to publish and promote the most potent voices of women from all eras and all regions of the globe.
Genres Published
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Book Type Subgenre
Small Press

The Ledge Press

The Ledge Press publishes the winner of The Ledge Poetry Chapbook Competition, which is awarded annually for a collection of poems.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Oct 31 Formats Paperback Book Type Chapbook Subgenre
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The Lives You Touch Publications

We are a small press dedicated to the creation of finely crafted poetry
and prose chapbooks.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Paperback Book Type
Chapbook
Short story collections
Essay collections
Poetry collections
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Humor, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Serialized Fiction
Small Press

The National Poetry Review Press

TNPRP reads book submissions via the contest model, but we publish the winner as well as, typically, one or two runners-up. We are open to all styles but tend to favor concise, sound-rich writing.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Apr 1 - Dec 1 Formats Paperback Book Type
Short story collections
Essay collections
Subgenre Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry
Small Press

The New Curiosity Shop

We publish short narrative non-fiction in a whole range of subjects. History, science, nature, current affairs, biography, music, literature - we're curious about it all. We're aiming to release non-fiction page turners to grab the imagination of our readers

We're now looking for stories from interesting lives, and also short tales that take reality and give it a good shake.

Genres Published
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats E-book Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Memoir
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction, Serialized Fiction
Small Press

The Post-Apollo Press

Simone Fattal founded The Post-Apollo Press in 1982, specializing in poetry, experimental writing and translation. Post-Apollo has published major American, European and Middle-Eastern poets and prose writers.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Essay collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Subgenre Prose Poetry, Translation

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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.

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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