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

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
Small Press

Bitingduck Press

Established in 2012, we are an indie press with the goal of providing high-quality, low-cost, highly accessible electronic and print books for anyone interested in science, mathematics, and the lives of scientists. We are currently focusing on science fiction and "science in fiction," but will eventually bring you a wide range of quality non-fiction and textbooks.

Genres Published
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Book Type
Short story collections
Novel
Subgenre Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Healing/Health, Historical, LGBT, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Small Press

Black Hill Press

Black Hill Press is a publishing collective of a growing family of writers and artists dedicated to the novella—a distinctive literary form that offers the focus of a short story and the scope of a novel. We believe a great story is never defined by its length. Our independent press produces uniquely curated collections of Contemporary American Novellas. Books are available in both print and digital formats, online and in your local bookstore, library, and more. We aim to find new talent through traditional submissions and our Summer Writing Project in conjunction with JukePop Serials.

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

Black Lawrence Press

Black Lawrence Press seeks to publish intriguing books of literature: novels, short story collections, poetry, and translations (from the German and French). General submissions are open year-round. We also offer several contests per year.

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

BLACK SCAT BOOKS

We are a small, independent, not-for-profit press dedicated to publishing sublime art & literature, i.e., eccentric art & obscure texts, absurdist fiction, experimental visions, and works in translation. Our innovative Absurdist Texts & Documents series features works designed to disrupt, disorient, and smash boundaries—academic, cultural, literary, and philosophical.

Genres Published Fiction Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Paperback Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Novel
Subgenre Erotica, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
Small Press

Black Sparrow Books/David R. Godine

"Books that matter for people who care." Here, for newcomers and long-term admirers alike, are the real goods, a flashing heaven of good books. Welcome to the Great Outside.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Book Type Subgenre

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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.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

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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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