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

Blank Slate Press

Founded to discover, nurture, publish and promote emerging voices from the greater Saint Louis region and beyond, Blank Slate Press is an adventure in the future of publishing built upon the time, energy, and financial resources of writers who simply love a good story. To learn more, please visit our submissions page.

Genres Published
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Book Type
Novel
Memoir
Subgenre Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Historical, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Small Press

Blue Light Press

We publish poetry that is imagistic, inventive, emotionally honest, and pushes the language to a deeper level of insight. We are all poets, and our books are artistically designed. As a cooperative press, we rely on the poets we publish to actively promote their books, send out review copies, and set up readings at bookstores, universities, and reading series.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Sep 1 - Jun 30 Formats Paperback Book Type
Chapbook
Poetry collections
Subgenre
Small Press

BOA Editions, Ltd.

BOA Editions publishes four series of books. The American Poets Continuum Series is for previously published poets. The Lannan Translation Series publishes volumes from poets around the world. The New Poets of America series publishes first time poets, who are also the winners of the annual Poulin Poetry Prize. The American Reader Series is BOA's newest series. Our strongest interest is in short story collections, but through this series we have also published memoirs and other prose about poetry.

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

Bona Fide Books

Bona Fide Books is an independent press in California’s Sierra Nevada. Our mission is to publish and support new voices, to help writers find their readers, and to help build community through storytelling.

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Book Type
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Subgenre Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional
Small Press

Bonfire Press

Bonfire Press is a small press located within the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University. We publish poetry chapbooks and broadsides using a Vandercook SP15 letterpress, type, and photopolymer plates.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Book Type Subgenre
Small Press

Bottle of Smoke Press

We publish works by new poets as well as by well-established poets. Our only requirement is that the work be interesting. We are proud to have worked with some of the giants in the small press scene and to have also published many new writers and artists whose work is no less incredible. 

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Subgenre Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry