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

Beatdom Books

Founded in 2007, Beatdom Books is the publisher of Beatdom magazine, a literary journal that explores the Beat Generation. We publish novels inspired by the Beats, as well as non-fiction. We also publish fiction and collections of poetry, but we are looking for fewer of these.

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

Bella Books

Bella Books publishes lesbian fiction of all genres, and is known for award-winning and best-selling titles. We also publish creative non-fiction of compelling interest to lesbians. We believe our readers have high standards for exciting, fresh plots, and that they relish hours spent with engaging characters whose complexities, struggles and triumphs celebrate their hopes and dreams. 

Genres Published
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type Subgenre LGBT
Small Press

Bellevue Literary Press

Bellevue Literary Press publishes literary and authoritative fiction and nonfiction at the nexus of the arts and the sciences, with a special focus on medicine. As our authors explore cultural and historical representations of the human body, illness, and health, they address the impact of scientific and medical practice on the individual and society.

Genres Published
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Book Type Subgenre Literary Fiction
Small Press

Big Game Books

We seek work that is intellectually and emotionally engaging. Something about thirty degrees left of normal. If you're trying to get a feel for our aesthetic, please check out our previously published chapbooks and tinysides. That should give you a fairly good sense of what we're about.

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

Big Lucks Books

Mark Cugini and Cassandra Gillig launched Big Lucks Books [BLB] in October 2013. BLB seeks to publish prose, poetry, and nonfiction that makes you feel excited and light-headed and terrified about the awesome potential of human possibility: the sort of books that make you feel as there’s an IV of high fructose corn syrup in your arm and it’s ruining your cardiovascular system. BLB is now. BLB is tomorrow. BLB is a pillow. BLB is a warm hug.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Formats Paperback Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre
Small Press

Birds of Lace

Birds of Lace is a feminist press founded & edited by Gina Abelkop. Born in 2005 and currently based in Athens, GA, Birds of Lace publishes chapbooks and books by emerging writers. We love words that, placed and spaced just so, gush right through the middle of your willing guts and spit out into the ocean, dragging you happily behind them.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Formats Paperback Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Subgenre Cross-genre, Feminist