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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Switchback Books

The Gatewood Prize is Switchback Books' annual competition for a first or second full-length (48-80 pp.) collection of poems by a woman writing in the English language. It is named after Emma Gatewood, the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. 2012 Judge: Brenda Shaughnessy

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Apr 15 - Jun 15 Formats Book Type Subgenre Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, LGBT, Micro-poetry, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
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Switchgrass Books

Switchgrass Books, an imprint of Northern Illinois University Press, is committed to enhancing the cultural landscape of the Midwest by offering a forum for publishing dynamic, original voices of literary fiction. With its roots in the rich soil of the Midwest, Switchgrass will be the premier publisher for authors and readers of books grounded in the region.

Genres Published Fiction Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Short story collections
Novel
Subgenre
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Tayen Lane Publishing

We are an Oakland, CA based publisher with multiple imprints in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and children's. We are looking for fine literary fiction and poetry; our nonfiction imprints tend to focus on eco-spirituality, conscious living, and sociopolitical themes. We offer national distribution through Ingram in 38,000 retail outlets as well as online. Our mission is to challenge the status quo by publishing provocative, thought-provoking, beyond-the-mainstream books that engage readers across a range of genres.

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
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, Healing/Health, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual
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Ten Penny Players/Bard Press

Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream publishes different theme based issues 11 times a year. Ten Penny Players/BardPress chapbooks by invitation only. No unsolicited manuscripts.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Book Type
Chapbook
Poetry collections
Subgenre
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Textile Series

The Textile Series is a micro-press with a mission to publish innovative writing in delightful little packages.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Aug 1 - Oct 31 Formats Paperback Book Type Chapbook Subgenre Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, LGBT, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
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The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective

The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective is a mentorship model literary press, bringing new poetic voices from India to the world. We are a not-for-profit, shared work literary press publishing and promoting poets with a connection to India/Indian diaspora.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Apr 1 - May 15 Formats Paperback Book Type Poetry collections Subgenre