The Big, Big List of Indie Publishers and Small Presses
150+ proofs that indie is beautiful.
September 19, 2019

Last updated: April 06, 2021.

The following list consists of indie publishers and small presses, long-established and recently founded, accepting unsolicited submissions directly from writers.

There are simply too many big lists of publishers. To remedy that, we’ve introduced our ever-growing Big, Big List of Indie Publishers and Small Presses accepting unsolicited submissions from writers.

On your mark. Get set. Submit!

If you’d like to suggest an indie publisher or small press that should be included on this list or suggest an edit, e-mail us at: contact [at] nonconformist-mag.com

These indie publishers are listed in alphabetical order. Their descriptions come from their websites or social media accounts.


The List

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11:11 Press
11:11 Press is an American independent literary publisher based in Minneapolis, MN. Founded in 2018, 11:11 publishes innovative literature of all forms and varieties. We believe in the freedom of artistic expression, the realization of creative potential, and the transcendental power of stories.
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1913 Press
1913 Press is committed to publishing the baddest in poetry, poetics, prose, & their intersections with the arts of all forms in handsome book-as-art-object fashion.
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39 West Press
39 West Press publishes books of art, poetry, literary fiction, and creative non-fiction. We are looking for innovative and well-crafted, high-quality works by new and established authors. Our desire is to promote and publish a diverse range of experiences and voices, including but not limited to people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA, as well as ethnic and cultural minorities.
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7.13 Books
Run by authors for authors, 7.13 Books is committed to making beautiful works of literary fiction and offering a publishing experience that’s respectful to and even reverent of first-time authors. 7.13 Books is part of a vibrant independent press ecosystem that is passionate about keeping literature alive and saving quality manuscripts that have fallen through the widening cracks of a backsliding, inefficient book industry.
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The 87 Press
The 87 Press is a small press, publishing collective, events organizer, and platform for discussion. We are committed to publishing the very best of bold, innovative and experimental writing from emerging and established writers. We publish poetry, fiction and non-fiction and are especially interested in supporting writers from under-represented, minority groups.
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8th House Publishing
8th House Publishing publishes exemplary fiction, philosophy, esoterica and other earnest works.
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Action Books
In an emergency break forms. We publish transnational, interlingual, radical, visionary, feminist, futurist, future-less writing.
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Adelaide Books
Adelaide Books publishes novels (literary fiction, historical fiction, and romance), collections of short stories, poetry, memoirs, as well as creative nonfiction books on history, spirituality, religion, and esoteric teachings.
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Against the Grain Press
Against the Grain Poetry Press is a new, innovative small independent poetry publisher dedicated to publishing challenging, well-crafted poetry. Our aim is to produce beautiful works of art, with high production values and an edgy appeal, that are both provocative and moving. The beat of our drum is our own and we strive to select strong, fresh, diverse voices.
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Akashic Books
Akashic Books is a Brooklyn-based independent company dedicated to publishing urban literary fiction and political nonfiction by authors who are either ignored by the mainstream, or who have no interest in working within the ever-consolidating ranks of the major corporate publishers.
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Algonquin Books
Algonquin is an independent press devoted to publishing literary fiction and nonfiction by undiscovered writers, mostly from the South. From its very first books Algonquin garnered national attention.
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Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin is Australia’s leading independent publisher and has been voted “Publisher of the Year” thirteen times including the inaugural award in 1992 and eleven times since 2000. We publish around 250 new titles each year including literary and commercial fiction, a broad range of general non fiction, academic and professional titles and books for children and young adults.
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Alternating Current Press
Alternating Current is a boutique independent press dedicated to publishing and promoting incredible literature that challenges readers and has an innate sense of self, timelessness, and atmosphere. We love science, history, homebound roots, rural landscapes, poetic literary fiction, diverse voices, and all that is electric in the literary world.
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Alternative Book Press
Alternative Book Press publishes quality fiction and nonfiction that strives to expand the mind and speak to the diverse spectrum of human experience. An alternative to traditional publishing in both process and content, the press’s main goal is to champion new writers, different cultures and backgrounds, and work of intellectual and literary merit.
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Anomalous Press
Anomalous Press was founded in 2010 in Boston, MA. Anomalous Press is home to Anomaly, an international journal of literature and the arts. We provide a platform for works of art that challenge conventions of form and format, of voice and genre.
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Autumn House Press
Autumn House Press is a nonprofit, literary publisher based in Pittsburgh, PA. We publish full-length collections of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
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Back Patio Press
Back Patio Press is a home for artists to kick back and enjoy the breeze. All modes of art welcome.
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Bellevue Literary Press
Bellevue Literary Press is devoted to publishing literary fiction and nonfiction at the intersection of the arts and sciences because we believe that science and the humanities are natural companions for understanding the human experience. With each book we publish, our goal is to foster a rich, interdisciplinary dialogue that will forge new tools for thinking and engaging with the world.
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BHC Press
BHC Press is an award-winning independent publisher leading the way in today’s publishing industry. Our unique publishing philosophy blends the models of traditional, hybrid, and independent publishing to bridge a much-needed gap in today’s ever-changing publishing landscape.
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Black Balloon Publishing
Black Balloon’s titles push the boundaries of what a book can be — from graphic novels to experimental writing to limited edition art books to digital projects and beyond. We champion the unconventional and believe inthe meaningful above all.
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Black Lawrence Press
Black Lawrence Press is an independent publisher of contemporary poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We also publish the occasional translation from German. Through our annual contests and open reading periods, we seek innovative, electrifying, and thoroughly intoxicating manuscripts that ensnare themselves in our hearts and minds and won’t let go.
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Blacklight Press
Blacklight Press publishes innovative fiction books. This imprint is filled with stories that, like a blacklight, reveal to us things that we may not have seen before. We are interested in stories from new perspectives, with diverse, interesting characters. We want to take readers on a journey and allow them to explore their own imagination through another’s words.
(The imprint of City of Light Publishing.)
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Black Opal Books
Black Opal Books has been serving both new and established authors since October 2010. We are a boutique small press, dedicated to producing quality books for readers and helping both experienced and debut authors find a home for those stories that just have to be told.
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Black Rose Writing
Black Rose Writing is an independent publishing house that strongly believes in developing a personal relationship with their authors. The Texas-based publishing company doesn’t see authors as clients or just another number on a page, but rather as individual people… people who deserve an honest review of their material and to be paid traditional royalties without ever paying any fees to be published.
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Blackwater Press
Blackwater Press is an independent publisher and editorial consultancy with an international team of editors. We seek fiction, non-fiction, essay, short story collection, novella, memoir, and children’s manuscripts that are unique, compelling, and well-written.
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Black & White Publishing
Independent publisher based in Leith, Edinburgh. We publish exciting non-fiction, fiction and YA, plus children’s books in Scots (Itchy Coo). It’s one of Scotland’s leading independent publishers with over 300 books in print across a variety of genres. Committed to publishing the best books from the most talented writers in the UK and beyond.
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Blair
Blair is a nonprofit, independent press that publishes diverse books, including literary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. We strive to publish quality writing, focusing on authors and subjects historically neglected by mainstream publishers, including women, people of color, authors with disabilities, and LGBT authors. True to our roots in North Carolina, we look to the many voices of the South — and beyond — as sources of work and inspiration.
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The Blasted Tree
The Blasted Tree Art Collective and Publishing Companyis an independent outlet for Canadian authors to share, publish, and distribute their work. We focus on counter-cultural artistic expression and critical engagement with the world at large, bringing our unique perspectives to bear on socially-relevant themes and ideas.
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Bloof Books
Bloof Books is collective poetry press based in Central New Jersey, publishing perfect-bound paperbacks, limited-edition handmade chapbooks, broadsides, fine art prints, and ephemera.
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Bluemoose Books
Bluemoose Books is an independent publisher of beautifully written stories that engage and inspire. Stories are transformative and as publishers we delight in finding great new talent.
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BOA Editions
A not-for-profit publisher of poetry and other literary works. Fostering readership and appreciation of contemporary literature for more than 40 years.
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Bone & Ink Press
​Bone & Ink Press is committed to publishing the works of marginalized writers. We are committed to publishing writing that startles like a shout in the street. We aim to publish at least five titles per year — some combination of anthologies, books and chapbooks by individual authors, micro-chaps, zines, etc. We may wind up publishing more than that, but we want to make sure we have the time and energy to put our all behind each publication.
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Broadstone Books
Broadstone Booksis an independent publisher based in Frankfort, 
Kentucky. While specializing in poetry, we publish works in a variety of genres. We are willing to consider work in most genres, including poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.
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Buffalo Heritage Press
Buffalo Heritage Press is committed to telling the stories of Buffalo, New York, one beautiful book at a time. We want to celebrate the renaissance of this great city — and prove that Buffalo, New York, is more than just another snow storm. These books can be fiction set in Buffalo, but more often than not, they are nonfiction — and frequently they are great gifts for Buffalovers.
(The imprint of City of Light Publishing.)
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Bull City Press
Bull City Press was born in 2006. We currently publish a small quarterly magazine, Inch, and poetry chapbooks through the Frost Place Chapbook Competition. In 2015, we launched a line of fiction and nonfiction chapbooks when we merged with Origami Zoo Press.
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Catapult
Catapult is an innovative publisher that celebrates extraordinary storytelling. We promote American and international fiction and narrative nonfiction that is insightful, stirring, and surprising by way of unique voices — whether emerging or established — that honor the craft of writing.
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Chicago Review Press
Chicago Review Press is an independent publishing company founded in 1973. Over the years we have grown into a dynamic midsize publisher with more than 900 titles in print. We currently publish about 60 new titles yearly under six imprints: Chicago Review Press, Lawrence Hill Books, Ball Publishing, Zephyr Press, Academy Chicago, and Parenting Press.
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Cicada Books
Cicada Books is a New York Times Award winning children’s publisher based in London. We started out making adult art and design books, but now specialise in beautiful, high-end books for kids aged 4–11. We have a small, eclectic list that includes activity books, picture books and non-fiction.
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City Lights
City Lights is a landmark independent bookstore and publisher that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics. City LightsBookspublishes twelve to sixteen titles annually in these categories: literary fiction; social, political, and cultural studies; poetry; and literature in translation.
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City Limits Publishing
City Limits Publishing is a full service traditional publisher based in Tennessee. We do not charge authors for our publishing services, and we handle everything from editing and proofing, to design and marketing with zero cost to our authors.
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CLASH Books
We are looking for strong voices & POV’s in any genre. Fiction, nonfiction, & poetry. Especially looking for unique voices of female identifying & POC from all over the world. CLASH Books is about global perspectives, contrasts, & juxtapositions.
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Coffee House Press
Coffee House Press creates new spaces for audiences and artists to interact, inspiring readers and enriching communities by expanding the definition of what literature is, what it can do, and who it belongs to. Coffee House Press publishes emerging and mid-career authors.
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Comma Press
Comma Press is a not-for-profit publishing initiative dedicated to promoting new writing, with an emphasis on the short story. It is committed to a spirit of risk-taking and challenging publishing, free of the commercial pressures on mainstream houses.
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Copper Canyon Press
Copper Canyon Press publishes extraordinary poetry from around the world to engage the imaginations and intellects of readers.
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Cross Your Fingers
Cross Your Fingers is the middle-grade and early-reader imprint of City of Light Publishing. Cross Your Fingers books are chapter books for young readers with engaging and educational stories that will keep them hooked on reading as a lifelong passion.
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Cross Your Heart
Cross Your Heart publishes young adult books that explore the joys and perils that every young adult can relate to as they navigate their own coming-of-age story. We want relatable characters, engaging stories, self-actualization, wild adventures, blooming teenage romance — really any and all of the wonderful aspects that a YA book can encompass.
(The imprint of City of Light Publishing.)
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CrissCross AppleSauce
CrissCross AppleSauce publishes picture books that inspire and educate children of all ages. We are interested in books with meaningful, fun and/or educational stories. We love themes that can be understood by little ones but deeply appreciated by adults at the same time.
(The imprint of City of Light Publishing.)
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Dalkey Archive Press
Dalkey Archive Press was founded in 1984 to publish unconventional writers from around the world. It publishes approximately 60 books per year with a special emphasis on fiction in translation. Dalkey’s authors have been honored with major awards, including the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer, the Goncourt, and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
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Damaged Goods Press
Damaged Goods is a queer & trans owned press specializing in poetry & creative nonfiction by queer & trans writers.
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Dead Ink
Publishing the Underground. We believe that there are brilliant authors out there who may not yet be known or commercially viable. We see it as Dead Ink’s job to bring the most challenging and experimental new writing out from the underground and present it to our audience in the most beautiful way possible.
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Dead Rabbits
Publishing books that matter in ways that matter. Dead Rabbits publishes emerging and mid-career authors. Although prior publications are important, they are not a requirement; part of our mission is to present promising debut authors alongside those who have been previously published.
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Digging Press
Digging Press, LLC is an independent publisher. We publish the literary and arts journal, Digging Through The Fat, and a chapbook series. We also produce the podcast, Digging Through with Gessy Alvarez. As a micro-press and journal for cultural omnivores, we aim to nurture experimentation in the arts and encourage broad-mindedness and cultural inclusion.
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Dock Street Press
Dock Street Press is a boutique-publishing house specializing in compelling narrative non-fiction and clean, intelligent fiction.
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Dodo Ink
Indie publisher of daring and difficult fiction.
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Dorothy, a publishing project
Dorothy, a publishing project is dedicated to works of fiction or near fiction or about fiction, mostly by women.
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Dostoyevsky Wannabe
Dostoyevsky Wannabe is a strange and unwieldy dissident underground publishing house. We’ve always stated that we publish either books that are good, books that are bad (in a good way) or just books that seem cool to us and this hasn’t changed.
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Dzanc Books
Dzanc Books was created in 2006 to advance great writing and to impact communities nationally with our efforts to promote literary readership and advocacy of creative writing workshops and readings offered across the country. Dzanc Books is distributed to booksellers through Publishers Group West.
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ECW Press
Publishers Weekly recognizes ECW Press as one of the most diversified independent publishers in North America. We’re publishing a heady mix of commercial and literary works that strive for a uniform standard of excellence: the best writing; the most exciting, controversial, and insightful takes on the hottest subject matter; ground-breaking design; and high production values.
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Equinox Books
Equinox Booksis a small, independent book publisher. We are looking for our next great read, something we call Books to Live In. We are looking for quality fiction: from fantasy to mystery to romance, with a little of everything in between.
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Equus Press
Equus Press was established in 2011 between Paris, London & Prague with the objective of publishing new writing that is innovative & conscious of being doubly marginalized: outside the literary establishment defined by the Anglo-American publishing industry, & outside the confines of nationalism, pursuing a broadly cosmopolitan “agenda.”
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Featherproof Books
Featherproof Books publishes strange and beautiful fiction and nonfiction and post-, trans-, and inter-genre tragicomedy.
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The Feminist Press
The Feminist Press is an educational nonprofit organization founded to advance women’s rights and amplify feminist perspectives. FP publishes classic and new writing from around the world, creates cutting-edge programs, and elevates silenced and marginalized voices in order to support personal transformation and social justice for all people.
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Fence Books
Fence Books publishes poetry, fiction, and critical texts and anthologies, and prioritizes sustained support for its authors, many of whom come to us through our book contests and then go on to publish second, third, fourth books.
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Fiction Attic
Fiction Attic publishes thought-provoking work online, in print, and in e-book format. We publish short stories, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and novellas. We also seek artwork for online, print, and e-book publications.
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Fiction Collective Two
A small, not-for-profit publisher run by authors, Fiction Collective Two is a hub for artistically adventurous, non-traditional fiction. We are committed to finding fresh and experimental works, both through member-sponsored submissions and through two annual competitions, the FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest and the FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize.
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Fledgling Press
Fledgling Press was founded in 2000 by prominent Edinburgh psychologist Zander Wedderburn; with the aim of publishing and promoting new authors, making their material available quickly and cost-effectively via print and digital means.
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Forest Avenue
Forest Avenue Press, founded in 2012 in Portland, Oregon, publishes literary fiction on a joyride and the occasional memoir. Our titles are infused with a fresh, complex, sometimes nutty, and often-wondrous approach to storytelling.
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Four Way Books
A nonprofit literary book publisher based out of NYC’s Tribeca, Four Way Books is dedicated to producing & promoting excellent literary publications & to creating opportunities for writers of merit. We publish 18 books of poetry & short fiction annually.
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Galley Beggar Press
Galley Beggar Press is an independent publisher committed to publishing daring, innovative fiction and narrative non-fiction.
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gnOme books
gnOme books publishes anonymous, pseudepigraphical, and apocryphal works from the past, present, and future.
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Gold Wake Press
Gold Wake Press is an independent literary house founded in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. The press seeks to bring voices to the spotlight who combine daring content with meticulous attention to form. Gold Wake Press publishes roughly 4–6 titles per year which are for sale at online vendors & in bookstores.
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Graywolf Press
Graywolf Press is a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of twenty-first century American and international literature. We champion outstanding writers at all stages of their careers to ensure that adventurous readers can find underrepresented and diverse voices in a crowded marketplace.
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Greying Ghost
Greying Ghost is a small press in New England cranking out printed matter of all shapes and sizes since 2007. Since its inception the press has released nearly 150 chapbooks, pamphlets and ephemera; each painstakingly printed, assembled, and distributed by hand, in house.
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Grub Street Books
Grub Street is an award-winning small, niche independent publisher, publishing only books on cookery and military aviation history.
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Hadley Rille Books
Hadley Rille Books publishes exceptional titles in fantasy, science fiction, and historical fiction. Our critically acclaimed authors craft a variety of worlds with complex characters, including every day people who face extraordinary challenges. Most of all, we are proud to give True Heroines ™ a home.
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Hawthorne Books
Hawthorne Books is an independent literary press based in Portland, Oregon, with a national scope and deep regional roots. For more than a decade, our focus has been on literary fiction and nonfiction with innovative and varied approaches to the relationships between essay, memoir, and narrative. If we specialize in anything, it’s in finding superb writing and giving it the attention it deserves.
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Holland Park Press
Holland Park Press Ltd. publishes literary fiction and poetry and places special emphasis on bringing the work of Dutch authors to the English language market.
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House of Anansi Press
Anansi publishes literary fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic novels, and crime fiction from Canada and around the world. We publish approximately fifty new books a year, four of which are poetry. We have a roster of talented authors who have previously published with us and continue to produce award-winning and progressive new works.
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Inside the Castle
Our books are unique from one another but share a vision, that literature is not representational but incantatory, that books are objects that exist much like other objects in your life and home, only they have additional dimensions, not dimensions separate or distant from the ones you occupy, but involuted dimensions that only become apparent when you reach out to them.
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Inspired Quill
Inspired Quill is a traditional independent publisher, dedicated to quality literature, skills development, and social/environmental causes.
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JCS Press
JCS Press is a Brooklyn-based publishing company. We publish on our website and in print. We are here to present fully-formed new writing. Art operating on the highest level is one of the best remedies for human despair, and since the other remedy is a highly rare love potion/telekinesis enabler, and we can’t find any of that, we’re devoted to publishing life affirming work.
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Kaya Press
Kaya Press is a group of dedicated writers, artists, readers, and lovers of books working together to publish the most challenging, thoughtful, and provocative literature being produced throughout the Asian and Pacific Island diasporas. We believe that people’s lives can be changed by literature that pushes us past expectations and out of our comfort zone. We believe in the contagious potential of creativity combined with the means of production.
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Kensington Publishing Corp.
Founded in 1974, Kensington Publishing Corp. is located in New York City and is known as “America’s Independent Publisher.” It is the last remaining independent U.S. publisher of hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market paperback books.
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Kernpunkt
Kernpunkt is an independent publisher of literary fiction. We enjoy symbolism, non-traditional plots, unique characters, taboo, and experimentation. We like challenging. In short, we value art over entertainment. The point of Kernpunkt is to discover the heart of unique literature and art.
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Line Rider Press
Line Rider Press is a poetry and cultural commentary website and book publisher that seeks to showcase radically leftist, counter-cultural, and human-centered poetry and viewpoints. We feature a new poem on our homepage every week, publish music/film reviews and cultural commentary, and release poetry books annually. We take pride in being a working-class publication offering poetry from provincial locales and other vantage points often overlooked by the mainstream publishing world.
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Little Bound Books
Little Bound Books is an imprint of Homebound Publications devoted to the short-form. We publish small books with a big impact! We seek work from both emerging and established authors showing promise in the field of contemplative literature.
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Mad Creek Books
Mad Creek Books is the literary trade imprint of The Ohio State University Press. With a mission to foster creativity, innovate, and illuminate, Mad Creek Books champions diverse and creative literary writing. Mad Creek Books is a place for exciting literary work and publishes writers from all experiences and backgrounds, representing the true diversity of the literary landscape.
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Madhouse Press
Madhouse Press is a publisher of limited edition, hand-sewn chapbooks. We are also dedicated to supporting the poetry community by reviewing full-length collections and chapbooks produced by other presses.
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Mason Jar Press
Mason Jar Press has been publishing handmade, limited-run chapbooks and full-length books since 2014. The Press is dedicated to finding new and exciting work by writers that push the bounds of literary norms. While the work Mason Jar seeks to publish is meant to challenge status quos, both literary and culturally, it must also have significant merit in both those realms.
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McSweeney’s
McSweeney’s is a publishing company based in San Francisco. As well as operating a daily humor website, we also publish Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and an ever-growing selection of books under various imprints.
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Milkweed Editions
Milkweed Editions is an independent publisher of literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Our mission is to identify, nurture, and publish transformative literature, and build an engaged community around it.
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Moon City Press
Moon City Press is a joint venture of the Missouri State University Departments of English and Art and Design. With series lists in “Arts and Letters” and “Ozarks History and Culture,” Moon City books feature collaborations between students and faculty over the various aspects of publication: research, writing, editing, layout and design.
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Neon Books
Neon Books is a UK-based independent publisher, producing a small-number of carefully-selected chapbooks, pamphlets and other ephemera each year. We lean towards literary and slipstream writing, with a preference for the magical realist and the extremely odd.
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New Idea Press
At New Idea Press, we are interested in books that explore ideas that haven’t been written about and fresh perspectives on ideas that have been written about. We’re looking for books with a well-defined target market.
(The imprint of City of Light Publishing.)
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The New Michigan Press
The New Michigan Press has been publishing broadsides, anthologies, swag, and (mostly) chapbooks since 1999. In collusion with the magazine DIAGRAM, we run a yearly chapbook contest, from which we pick most of the manuscripts we publish.
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The New Press
The New Press functions in most ways like a typical, savvy independent book publisher. Our staff of industry professionals works closely with authors and agents to frame effective concepts, to develop compelling manuscripts, to produce award-winning books, and to conduct effective national media and outreach campaigns around our books and the issues they promote. Behind the scenes, we are driven by a mission to launch books that serve public goals rather than just the bottom line.
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New Rivers Press
New Rivers Presswill consider work of every character. Include contact information and a brief artistic biography with a publication history. If you’re sending a novel or memoir, include a brief synopsis, no longer than two or three paragraphs.
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NewSouth Books
NewSouth Books is an award-winning publisher of quality works of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry, with a special interest in regional history, biography, autobiography, non-fiction, folklore, African American, Native American, and civil rights subjects. We are primarily but not exclusively interested in Southern people and Southern settings.
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New Village Press
New Village Press is the first publisher to focus on grassroots community building. Our mission is to promote and enrich public discussion and understanding of issues vital to the development of healthy, creative, and socially just communities. To that end, we publish transdisciplinary books that animate emerging movements in societal transformation.
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Nightboat Books
Nightboat Books, a nonprofit organization, seeks to develop audiences for writers whose work resists convention and transcends boundaries, by publishing books rich with poignancy, intelligence and risk.
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Nightscape Press
Nightscape Press is a premier speculative fiction press focused on producing quality and contributing to charity.
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Noemi Press
Founded in 2002, Noemi Pressis a 501(c)(3) literary arts organization dedicated to publishing the work of emerging and established authors and artists.
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Ooligan Press
Ooligan is a not-for-profit general trade press that publishes books honoring the cultural and natural diversity of the Pacific Northwest. We pride ourselves on publishing a variety of genres including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young adult, and educational.
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Open Letter Books
Open Letteris a literary press that publishes ten books annually — mostly novels, but also collections of short stories, poetry, and literary essays. We only publish books in translation and do not publish children’s or young adult literature, plays, self-help books, or how-to guides, etc. Our editors are looking for contemporary literary fiction from around the world that is unique, distinctive, and that will have a significant impact on world literary conversation.
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The Operating System
The Operating System is a queer-run small press, arts organization, and online platform/magazine based in Brooklyn NY. The OS focuses on underrepresented voices, mixed-genre, avant-garde, and politically critical work, as well as on community engagement with process writing and storytelling across creative disciplines, geographies, and language barriers.
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Orenda Books
Indie publisher of beautiful, unforgettable books! Shortlisted IPG Best Newcomer 2015 & 2016, Best Crime/Thriller Publisher Dagger 2019. Bookseller Rising Star.
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Overcup Press
Overcup Press is an independent book publishing company. We’re committed to publishing books that will thrive in the 21st Century. Our press specializes in non-fiction titles that have a strong design element. We focus on literary nonfiction, art, travel, design, and epicurean titles.
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Paloma Press
Established in 2016, Paloma Press is a San Francisco Bay Area-based independent literary press publishing poetry, prose, and limited edition books. Paloma Press believes in the power of the literary arts, how it can create empathy, bridge divides, change the world.
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Pamenar Press
Pamenar is an independent, cross-cultural, multilingual, experimental publisher based in the UK, Canada, and Iran. Pamenar looks for unpublished works and translations that deal with undiscovered territories and blur boundaries. Experimental works are strongly encouraged.
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Parthian Books
Parthian Books is committed to publishing a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction, supporting Welsh writers in English as well as looking to an international literary scene, publishing recent translations from Catalan, Basque and German authors.
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Peepal Tree Press
Peepal Tree Press is the world’s leading publisher of Caribbean and Black British writing. We publish around 20 titles a year. Founded in 1986, Peepal Tree’s publishing programme has brought readers the best of international writing from the Caribbean, its diasporas and Black British writers.
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Peirene Press
Peirene Press is an award-winning boutique publishing house, specialising in contemporary European novellas and short novels in English translation. We only publish books of less than 200 pages that can be read in the same time it takes to watch a film. We pride ourselves on publishing truly big stories in small packages.
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Penned in the Margins
Penned in the Margins believes in the power of language to challenge how we think, test new ideas and explore alternative stories. We operate across the arts, collaborating with writers, artists and creative partners using new platforms and technologies. From small beginnings as a reading series in a converted railway arch in south London, Penned in the Margins has grown over the last decade into a respected, award-winning literary arts company producing new work live, in print and online.
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Plump Press
Plump Press is an independent imprint that curates the most interesting authors and their freshest creativity. Stories that inspire you and help make your world a damned good place to be.
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Press 53
Press 53 is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and has been finding and sharing remarkable voices since October 2005. We have earned a reputation as a quality publishing house of short fiction and poetry collections.
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Publishing Genius
Believing in literature’s practical ability to create sympathy and therefore a better world, Publishing Genius exists to make the best books by devoted members of the global literary community, and to make them in the most interesting and progressive ways.
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Rabbit Catastrophe Press
Rabbit Catastrophe Press is based in Lexington, KY. We publish chapbooks of poetry chosen from our Girls Like Us chapbook contest. Our books are handmade with a variety of perfect and sewn bindings, and our covers are screenprinted by local and regional printmakers. Because everything is made by humans, each copy of a book is unique.
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Radix Media
Radix Media is a worker-owned printer and publisher, producing beautifully designed, union made books and ephemera.
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Red Hen Press
Red Hen Press is committed to publishing works of literary excellence, supporting diversity, and promoting literacy in our local schools. We seek a community of readers and writers who are actively engaged in the essential human practice known as literature.
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Red Mountain Press
Red Mountain Press publishes poetry and poets’ memoirs and literary fiction. Our books represent the point of view of the author and are beautiful objects of lasting value. The authors retain full rights to their work. We use the best papers and printers, with manufacturing processes that are low impact and resource conserving.
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Red Sweater Press
Red Sweater Press aims to publish books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction written by Alaskans that deserve to be seen on the shelf beside your favorites at the local bookstore.
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Reflex Press
Reflex Press is an independent publisher based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK. We publish novels, novellas, and collections of short stories and flash fiction.
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Rhythm & Bones Press
Rhythm & Bones Press is a small independent press and literary magazine that is dedicated to dynamic and inspiring authors, whose work deserves to be shared and acknowledged. We specialize in Authors who write with personal emotion and those with trauma to portray to the world. We aim to help turn Trauma into Art.Submission Guidelines


Rose Metal Press
Rose Metal Pressis an independent, not-for-profit publisher of hybrid genres specializing in the publication of flash fiction and nonfiction; prose poetry; novels-in-verse or book-length linked poems; novellas-in-flash; lyric essays; text and image works; and other literary works that move beyond the traditional categories of poetry, fiction, and essay to find new forms of expression.
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Running Wild Press
Running Wild Press is dedicated to great writing and great stories no matter the genre or form. It is for readers who want stories outside the lines. Running Wild Press finds writing that illuminates our collective imagination, polishes it to a tight shine, and then shares it with our friends — you, dear readers.
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Santa Fe Writers Project
SFWP is an independent press dedicated to the craft of writing. We publish exciting fiction and creative nonfiction of every genre, maintain an online literary journal, and run an annual internationally-recognized Awards Program. Our books are available worldwide, in every format, everywhere books are sold.
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Sarabande Books
Sarabande Books is a nonprofit literary press founded in Louisville, Kentucky. Established in 1994 to champion poetry, fiction, and essay, we are committed to creating lasting editions that honor exceptional writing.
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Selcouth Station Press
Selcouth Station is small press dedicated to supporting and promoting the work of indie artists, writers, gamers and any other creative entrepreneurs who want to get their work out there, both online and in print. We’ve published short stories, reviews, interviews and poetry, with dreams of broadening to all sorts of mediums.
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SFK Press
SFK Press seeks book-length fiction by fearless authors. Our mission is to tell a million tales of y’all mean ALL, with a Southern accent. We especially encourage submissions from indigenous, LGBTQIA+, disabled, currently or previously incarcerated, and non-binary people, people of color, and women.
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Schism Press
Schism Press publishes works of philosophy/theory. Schism2 publishes antithetical literary works. Schism neuronics publishes experimental works of any length as open access PDFs.
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Short Flight/Long Drive Books
Short Flight/Long Drive Books is an independent, non-profit small press specializing in the publication of fiction.
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Small Beer Press
Small Beer Press is a publisher of fantasy and literary fiction, based in Northampton, Massachusetts. It was founded by Gavin Grant and Kelly Link in 2000 and publishes novels, collections, and anthologies.
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Soho Press
Soho Press is an independent book publisher based in Manhattan’s Union Square. Founded in 1986, Soho publishes 90 books a year across its Soho Press, Soho Crime and Soho Teen lists, and is known for introducing bold literary voices, award-winning international crime fiction, and groundbreaking young adult fiction.
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Solid Objects
Solid Objects is a publisher of fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction. It was founded in 2010 and is based in New York City.
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Split Lip Press
Split Lip Press brings a punk rock sensibility to small press publishing, producing high quality, beautifully designed books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We print on demand, have a short draft-to-release window, and have worked almost entirely on authors’ first books.
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Stalking Horse Press
Stalking Horse Press is a independent publishing house, launched by James Reich, novelist and chair of Creative Writing and Literature at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, New Mexico. The press is committed to radical voices in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.
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Stark Raven Press
Founded in 2008, Stark Raven Press is an independent publisher that specializes in works of fantastic and speculative literature (horror, science fiction, and dark fantasy). Our primary objective is to produce quality print books and eBooks at an affordable price with the avid reader, collector, and investor in mind.
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Stillhouse Press
Stillhouse Press is an independent craft publisher based in Northern Virginia. We publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, from writers both emerging and established, and are especially drawn to titles that transcend genre, take risks in form and content, and push the boundaries of the narrative and the lyric.
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Tavern Books
Tavern Books exists to print, promote, and preserve works of literary vision, to foster a climate of cultural preservation, and to disseminate books in a way that benefits the reading public.
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thi wurd
thi wurd began as a fiction magazine, established in Glasgow in December 2012. A strong motivation in setting up the publication was to give an outlet to those who, in the words of Tom Leonard, exist “outside the narrative”. It is dedicated to quality fiction.
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Three Rooms Press
Three Rooms Press is a fierce New York-based independent publisher inspired by dada, punk, and passion. Three Rooms Press serves as a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative, including fiction, memoir, poetry translations, drama and art.
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Tin House
Tin House Books publishes roughly a dozen titles a year, and its authors have garnered attention from The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and O, the Oprah magazine.
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Tiny Fox Press
We at Tiny Fox Press came together wanting three things: talented writers, wonderful stories, and the entrance to Doc Noss’s lost gold mine. Though it might take a couple of fortnights for us to find that mine (send us your hot tips, please), we’re confident we can find the first two and give our readers great books to enjoy. If we do find that gold mine, we’ll still be around, but we will be taking an extended holiday.
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Tirgearr Publishing
An independently-owned publishing company specializing in adult commercial mass market fiction.
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Tortoise Books
Tortoise Books focuses on quality, not quantity. Or more accurately, we know quality will bring quantity down the road, in the slow and steady race to win over discerning readers. We’re an imprint that’s using the best attributes of the old industry and the best attributes of publish-on-demand to build a brand readers will trust.
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Tough Poets Press
Tough Poets Press is an independent publisher of new and rediscovered offbeat and experimental literary fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.
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Tramp Press
Our aim is to find, nurture and publish exceptional literary talent. Tramp Press is committed to finding only the best and most deserving books, by new and established writers.
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Transit Books
Transit Books is a nonprofit publisher of international and American literature, based in Oakland, California. Founded in 2015, Transit Books is committed to the discovery and promotion of enduring works that carry readers across borders and communities.
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Tree Light Books
We publish books that are relentless in their energy, ambition, playfulness, and language — books that refuse to be forgotten. We prefer projects that are slightly off-kilter; that construct a new world, possibly from the bones of our own, and exhibit a strong sense of place; that shatter expectations and language.
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Trio House Press
Trio House Press is an independent literary press publishing three or more collections of poems annually. We offer two annual poetry awards: the Trio Award for First of Second Book for emerging poets, and the Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence for a book of poems contributing in an innovative and distinct way to American poetry. We also offer an annual open reading period for manuscript publication.
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Tupelo Press
Tupelo Press is an independent, literary press devoted to discovering and publishing works of poetry, literary fiction, and creative nonfiction by emerging and established writers.
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Turtle Point Press
Turtle Point Press is an independent publisher distinguished by books of exceptional literary content and elegant design. The Press has been delighting writers and readers with new fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, memoirs, works in translation, and rediscovered classics for thirty years.
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Two Dollar Radio
Two Dollar Radio is a family-run outfit founded in 2005 with the mission to reaffirm the cultural and artistic spirit of the publishing industry. We aim to do this by presenting bold works of literary merit, each book, individually and collectively, providing a sonic progression that we believe to be too loud to ignore.
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Ugly Duckling Presse
Ugly Duckling Presse is a nonprofit publisher for poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, and books by artists. UDP favors emerging, international, and “forgotten” writers, and its books, chapbooks, artist’s books, broadsides, and periodicals often contain handmade elements, calling attention to the labor and history of bookmaking.
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Underground Voices
Underground Voices is an independent American book publisher. Originally started as an online literary magazine in 2004, it expanded into a small press in 2009. In 2013, it became an independent book publisher.
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Undiscovered Publishing
Undiscovered Publishing is a publishing house dedicated to bringing the stories of the “Undiscovered” writers of the industry to life. Our mission is to help you learn about the publishing process through the traditional style, as well as be able to grow your readership for when you move on to either self-publish or to the big time publishers. We are basically a “starter publisher” that helps with the launching of your author career.
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The University of Arizona Press
The University of Arizona Press is the premier publisher of academic, regional, and literary works in the state of Arizona. We disseminate ideas and knowledge of lasting value that enrich understanding, inspire curiosity, and enlighten readers. We advance the University of Arizona’s mission by connecting scholarship and creative expression to readers worldwide.
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University of Hell Press
University of Hell Press promotes artists who are creating irreverent and thought-provoking works in quiet corners of their worlds. Specializing in intimate literary arts that communicate the human experience with raw views into the everyday condition, University of Hell Press aligns with like-minded individuals who are making their mark through unique vision and simple, yet heightened, language.
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Unnamed Press
The Unnamed Press publishes literature from around the world. Whether it’s fiction, memoir or something in between, we are always interested in unlikely protagonists, undiscovered territories and courageous voices. We are distributed by Publishers Group West.
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Unsolicited Press
Unsolicited Press is a small press based out of Portland, Oregon. We focus on literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Whether you craft short stories, novels, chapbooks, memoirs, or essay collections, we want to read it. Unsolicited Press seeks to reject all the bullshit bureaucracy of mainstream conglomerates. No matter what ‘level’ you are, we encourage you to submit manuscripts that will catch our eyes.
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Upper Hand Press
Upper Hand Press publishes books that move, delight, challenge, and magnify the worlds of our readers. Our books invite repeated readings. Unlike many presses, we do not limit ourselves by genre or topic: Fascination knows no bounds.
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Vagabond Voices
Vagabond Voices is an independent publisher that is both Scottish and fervently European in its aims. Vagabond is committed to introducing new titles from Scottish authors and translating fiction from other languages. Our library reflects our aims to promote literary ambition and innovative writers, and to challenge readers.
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Valley Press
Valley Press is an independent publishing house based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK. We publish poetry, including collections, pamphlets and the occasional anthology; fiction, including novels and collections of short stories; and non-fiction, including memoirs and travel writing.
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Vine Leaves Press
Vine Leaves Press publishes book-length vignette collections, writing reference books, short story collections, memoir/autobiography, and novels (all genres with a literary bent).​
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Wakefield Press
Wakefield Press is an independent American publisher devoted to the translation of overlooked gems and literary oddities in small, affordable, yet elegant paperback editions. Authors range from literary giants to those underrepresented (or unknown) in English.
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Wave Books
Wave Books is an independent poetry press based in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to publishing exceptional contemporary poetry, poetry in translation, and writing by poets. By publishing strong, innovative work in finely crafted editions, we hope to continue to challenge the values and practices of readers and add to the collective sense of what’s possible in contemporary poetry.
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Whiskey Tit
Whiskey Tit attempts to restore degradation and degeneracy to the literary arts. We are unwilling to sacrifice intellectual rigour, unrelenting playfulness, and visual beauty, often leading to texts that would otherwise be abandoned in a homogenised literary landscape. We prefer experimental, sui generis, impossible to categorize texts.
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Whitepoint Press
Whitepoint Press publishes literary fiction and poetry. Named after a nature preserve that used to be a Nike Missile Site, Whitepoint Press publishes paperbacks and ebooks that are not only smartly entertaining but have the potential to change your world.
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Write Bloody Publishing
We publish and promote great books of poetry every year. We are a small press with a snappy look, dedicated to quality literature that is proud to be printed in the USA. We are not a printer; we are a sweet publishing house located in Los Angeles.
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WTAW Press
WTAW Press is an independent literary publisher of exceptional books. Our main mission is, quite simply, to publish the best books we can find, books that might otherwise be overlooked in mainstream corporate publishing.
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YesYes Books
YesYes Books has been publishing provocative collections of poetry, fiction, and experimental art since 2011. We look for work that acknowledges and celebrates our passionate, complex, and boundless natures.
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