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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Trio House Press

Trio House Press is an independent literary press publishing three or more collections of poems annually. We offer two annual poetry awards, the Trio Award for First or Second Book for emerging poets, and the Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence for a book of poems contributing in an innovative and distinct way to American poetry. We also have an open reading period annually in which no award is offered.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Nov 1 - Apr 30 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type Poetry collections Subgenre
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Truman State University Press

The T. S. Eliot Prize is an annual award for the best unpublished book-length collection of poetry in English, in honor of native Missourian T. S. Eliot's considerable intellectual and artistic legacy. The purpose of the prize is to publish and promote contemporary English-language poetry.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Nov 1 - Oct 31 Formats Book Type Subgenre
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Tsehai Publishers

Tsehai Publishers is where a writer becomes an author. As we select our manuscripts carefully and work very hard to achieve the highest editorial quality, we also offer a wealth of beautifully designed books to devour with pleasure, and to give as thoughtful gifts.

We are an international press and our immediate mission is to provide a venue for influential writers whose works may otherwise go unpublished. Through these efforts we hope to achieve our wider goals of fostering intercultural dialogue and social justice.

Genres Published
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
Book Type
Short story collections
Essay collections
Subgenre
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Tupelo Press

Tupelo Press, which released its first five books in fall 2001, is an independent, literary press devoted to discovering and publishing works of poetry, literary fiction and nonfiction by emerging and established writers. Tupelo Press is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit company.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jul 1 - Jul 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
Audio
Book Type
Chapbook
Short story collections
Essay collections
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Translation
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Two Lines Press

Two Lines Press gives American readers the opportunity to read some of the great work from outside our borders that they would not otherwise get to see. As the barriers between cultures continue to come down and more authors find inspiration in foreign lands, there’s all the more reason for us all to read the world.
Two Lines Press endeavors to give readers another point of entry to this important international discussion—to see that great literature isn’t created by culture in which its produced but by the talent of the writer that produces it (and the translator that brings it to English).

Genres Published Fiction Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Paperback Book Type
Novella
Short story collections
Novel
Subgenre Translation
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Two Sylvias Press

Two Sylvias Press is an independent press dedicated to publishing the exceptional voices of writers. We publish anthologies, poetry collections, chapbooks, fiction, creative nonfiction, and books on the craft of writing. Our publications are available in both print book and eBook. Two Sylvias Press was founded in 2010 by poets Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spaulding-Convy.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Chapbook
Short story collections
Essay collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre

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