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

Awst Press

We publish impressive work from diverse voices. We depend on established writers to curate chapbook series mixing up the authors within their series based on gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, genre, etc. We may publish additional work such as via an essay series online. Book projects are published when they can be adequately supported and fit with the aesthetics and quality of the press. Authors who have been published previously by us are preferred, but other authors may be solicited for manuscripts as well.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Formats
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Book Type
Chapbook
Essay collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre
Small Press

Backbone Press

Our goal is to publish and support writers of color.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Feb 1 - Apr 30 Formats Paperback Book Type Chapbook Subgenre
Small Press

Bagwyn Books

Bagwyn Books is dedicated to publishing well-researched historical fiction novels. We are open to different styles and genres of writing. Created to give lovers of the medieval and Renaissance eras an opportunity to express their creativity in fiction, Bagwyn Books invites the submission of proposals for book-length fiction manuscripts from new, emerging, and established authors. Priority will be given to works centering on or connected to the medieval and Renaissance periods (400 C.E. to 1700 C.E.) but novels from all eras are welcome.

Genres Published
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period May 15 - Dec 30 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Short story collections
Novel
Subgenre Formal, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Translation
Small Press

Bank-Heavy Press

Bank-Heavy Press has one major goal: to bring great poetry and fiction and art to print while building a community of creative people of all talents, ages, forms, and backgrounds. Poetry, fiction and art shouldn’t need to conform to any one type for recognition. We tear up at the sight and sounds of fresh, raw, energy in any shape or form. Print must not die!

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

Baobab Press

Baobab Press believes in the importance of collaboration between author and publisher. We seek to establish long-term relationships with our authors, providing them with the support necessary to see their works of art–no matter how divergent in content, style, and form–reach their fullest potential and widest readership. Our goal is to help our authors grow books that resonate today and will continue to be vital in the years to come.

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

Bardsong Press

Publishes historical fiction and historical fantasy in novel-length books with Celtic cultural themes. Also publishes anthologies of poetry and short stories with Celtic cultural themes.

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