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

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

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
Small Press

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
Small Press

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
Small Press

The Crumpled Press

Welcome to The Crumpled Press. Liberated from the waste and uncrumpled to inspire: this is The Crumpled Press. We publish original work by new authors and provide a space for established writers to say something new. Our titles stand out as contributions to contemporary thought, politics, and style. We aim to create an audience for good writing instead of packaging writing for a target audience. We perish to publish.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
Book Type
Chapbook
Short story collections
Essay collections
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre
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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

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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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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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