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

Wild Embers Press

We are looking for voices which carry a message of change, of love and liberation from marginalized places, unexplored spaces. We love art, photography included with narratives and are inclined to publish "experimental" work, writing which pushes the borderlands between one genre and another, disappearing divisions between us. All together.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jul 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Short story collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Journalism/Investigative Reporting
Small Press

Wild Leaf Press

Wild Leaf Press aims to bring hardworking but largely unpublished writers into the marketplace. We offer print publication to worthy MS., and select worthy poems and short stories from yearly contests for Yearly Annual anthologies.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Paperback Book Type
Chapbook
Short story collections
Poetry collections
Subgenre
Small Press

Willow Springs Editions

Willow Springs Editions is a small literary press housed in Eastern Washington University’s Inland Northwest Center for Writers, in Spokane. The staff of WSE is comprised mostly of creative writing MFA students under the direction of poet Christopher Howell. As part of an internship, students gets hands-on experience in every phase of the publishing process, from acquisitions to editing, design, promotions, and marketing. WSE administers the annual Spokane Prize for Short Fiction competition. It also annually publishes one chapbook of poetry written in the surrealist manner.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Sep 1 - May 15 Formats Paperback Book Type
Chapbook
Short story collections
Subgenre
Small Press

Wings Press

Wings Press was founded in 1975. The mission of Wings Press is to publish the finest in American writing—meaning all of the Americas—without commercial considerations clouding the choice. Wings Press intends to produce multicultural books, chapbooks, Ebooks, and broadsides that enlighten the human spirit and enliven the mind. Good writing is, we believe, innovative, insightful, and interesting. But most of all it is honest. Wings Press is committed to treating the planet itself as a partner. Thus the press uses as much recycled material as possible.

Genres Published
Poetry
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
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre Translation
Small Press

Wiseblood Books

Wiseblood Books fosters works of fiction, poetry, and philosophy that render truths with what Flannery O'Connor called an unyielding "realism of distances." Such works find redemption in uncanny places and people; wrestle us from the tyranny of boredom; mock the pretensions of respectability; engage the hidden mysteries of the human heart, be they sources of either violence or courage; articulate faith and doubt in their incarnate complexity; dare an unflinching gaze at human beings as "political animals"; and suffer through this world's trials without forfeiting hope.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Paperback Book Type
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Subgenre
Small Press

Word Palace Press

Word Palace Press is a non-profit press that publishes poetry, fiction, translations, and screenplays.

Genres Published
Poetry
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
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre Translation

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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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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

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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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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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