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

The Waywiser Press

Waywiser publishes literary works by new and established authors, and is also interested in restoring the reputations of writers overlooked or suffering undue neglect

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Mar 1 - Jul 1 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Book Type
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre Prose Poetry
Small Press

The Word Works

We look for a well integrated manuscript of carefully crafted poems. No subject, style, or form restrictions. Manuscripts are read blind by poet reader/judges who care about strong voice and original work.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 15 - Jul 15 Formats Paperback Book Type Poetry collections Subgenre
Small Press

The Zharmae Publishing Press

TZPP publishes science fiction, fantasy, young adult and exceptional children's science fiction & fantasy, horror, mystery, action & adventure, thriller/suspense, historical fiction, romance, erotica, memoirs, and journalistic non-fiction.

Genres Published
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Book Type
Novel
Memoir
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Erotica, Humor, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Serialized Fiction, War
Small Press

theNewerYork Press

We publish short experimental fiction paired with art. We like weird forms of literature: letters, receipts, lists, flash-fiction, and other literary absurdities. We do not publish any stanza-form poetry whatsoever.

We enjoy short but challenging pieces (FIVE PAGES OR LESS). Short-forms do not offer enough room to bore the reader, this allows the writer to be ridiculous or overly intense.

Our books are measured to fit in Levi’s back pockets and printed on high-quality, sustainable paper-stock. We are reader supported on Kickstarter and post stories on our website daily.

Genres Published
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Novel
Subgenre Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction
Small Press

Three Rooms Press

Since 1993, Three Rooms Press has been a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge, real-life poetry, fiction, drama and art. Inspired by Dada predecessor Arthur Cravan, TRP publishes and promotes work that inspires in unique, thrilling, fearless and intimate style. In addition, TRP produces and promotes a variety of events; since 1992 it has staged major cultural events in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London and more, including poetry readings, plays, writing workshops, seminars, musical events and one-of-a-kind madcap concoctions.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Short story collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Pop Culture, Translation
Small Press

THRUSH Press

Our taste is eclectic. We want poems that move us, a strong sense of imagery, emotion, with fresh, interesting and surprising use of language, words that resonate. We want voice. We want cohesiveness.

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

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