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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virtual artists collective poetry

Our goal is to produce beautiful books of wonderful poetry.

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

Vulgar Marsala Press was founded in 2009. In a nutshell, we are interested in poetry that explores philosophical, theological, and multi-dimensional issues. VMP welcomes satire and plays/stage productions in verse, and seeks to facilitate the internal bleeding of poetry into arthouse cinema, visual art, classical music, and any number of other mediums.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Nov 1 - Dec 25 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Book Type
Chapbook
Poetry collections
Subgenre Prose Poetry
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Wake Forest University Press

We publish only Irish poetry from living Irish (not Irish-American) poets. We regret we cannot consider other poets' work.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Book Type Poetry collections Subgenre
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Washington Writers' Publishing House

Washington Writers' Publishing House is a non-profit organization that has published nearly 80 volumes of poetry and fiction since 1975. The press sponsors an annual competition for poets and fiction writers living in the Washington-Baltimore area.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jul 1 - Nov 1 Formats Paperback Book Type
Short story collections
Novel
Poetry collections
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

Current Issue

Cover Story 

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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