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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Wave Books

Wave Books is an independent poetry press based in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to publishing the best in contemporary poetry, poetry in translation, and writing by poets. The press was founded in 2005, merging with established publisher Verse Press. By publishing strong innovative work in finely crafted trade editions and hand-made ephemera, we hope to continue to challenge the values and practices of readers and add to the collective sense of what’s possible in contemporary poetry.

Genres Published
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
Book Type
Short story collections
Essay collections
Poetry collections
Subgenre
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Wayne State University Press

The Made in Michigan Writers Series, part of Wayne State University Press,  is devoted to highlighting the works of distinguished statewide writers to showcase Michigan's diverse voices.  The series publishes poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and essays by Michigan writers with the aim of encouraging the recognition of the state's artistic and cultural heritage throughout Michigan, the Midwest, and the nation.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Formats Book Type Subgenre
Small Press

Whirlybird Press

Publish sporadically, only excellent, solicited manuscripts.

Genres Published
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Paperback Book Type
Essay collections
Poetry collections
Subgenre
Small Press

White Violet Press

White Violet Press is an imprint of Kelsay Books, a publishing company that aims to showcase the literary work of accomplished formalist poets. Response time is one week. We offer 12% royalties.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Paperback Book Type
Chapbook
Poetry collections
Subgenre Formal
Small Press

Whitepoint Press

We publish risky fiction and edgy poetry which means we're not afraid of excellent writing that is political, controversial, experimental, irreverent, subversive, satirical, or simply smart.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Aug 18 - Sep 18 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Novella
Short story collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Subgenre Cross-genre, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Regional
Small Press

Wick Poetry Center

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Aug 31 - Oct 31 Formats Paperback Book Type
Chapbook
Poetry collections
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.

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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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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