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

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
Small Press

Wordcraft of Oregon, LLC

Wordcraft of Oregon, LLC, is a literary small press that serves writers of exceptional merit whose work is of lasting value but often falls outside the commercial norm.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Apr 1 - Jul 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Novella
Short story collections
Poetry collections
Subgenre Cross-genre, Literary Fiction, Regional
Small Press

WordFarm

We love a good story--whether it's revealed in poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. We are interested in fresh, fun, quirky voices. We are interested in work that explores spiritual themes, and we have a soft spot for writers who cannot get this kind of work accepted by "commercial" publishers.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jun 1 - Aug 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Book Type
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Formal, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Pop Culture, Religious/Spiritual
Small Press

Wordrunner eChapbooks

Wordrunner eChapbooks publishes from one to three online collections of fiction each year, featuring one author, and an annual themed anthology of fiction, memoir and poetry in the winter. We will also publish occasional echapbooks of memoir (by one author) from ongoing open submissions.

Genres Published
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Feb 1 - Dec 31 Formats E-book Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Memoir
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction
Small Press

WordTech Editions

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

Writ Large Press

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Apr 1 - Aug 1 Formats Paperback Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
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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