Poetry

April 27, 2017

City Lights Books: Accepting Proposals

“City Lights Books is an independent publisher of fiction, essays, memoirs, translations, poetry, and books on social and political issues. We do not publish New Age, self-help, children’s literature, how-to guides, or genre works such as romance, westerns, or science fiction.” City Lights Books is based out of San Fransisco and is indeed part of…

March 30, 2017

BlazeVOX: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

BlazeVOX [books] presents innovative fictions and wide ranging fields of contemporary poetry. Our books push at the frontiers of what is possible with our innovative poetry, fiction and select non-fiction and literary criticism. Our fundamental mission is to disseminate poetry, through print and digital media, both within academic spheres and to society at large. We…

June 23, 2016

Hohm Press: Now Accepting Book Queries

A small print publisher based out of Arizona, Hohm has been around for many years. They are a respected press that has published a number of well known authors. They publish a wide variety of genres, including poetry, non-fiction, and children’s books. They generally focus on eastern religion and spirituality. They are not interested in…

June 2, 2016

Speaking Volumes: Now Seeking Book Queries

Speaking Volumes is an independent publisher based out of Naples, Florida. They started out just publishing Audio books, but now they also publish eBooks and paperbacks. At their About Us page, you can learn more about the company and the current staff. Their books are widely available and they publish a number of established authors….

January 18, 2016

52 Poetry Manuscript Publishers Who Do Not Charge Reading Fees

Updated January 2017 I have written before about the fact that most poetry manuscript publishers charge their readers to submit. You can read about that here if you want to know more. This article focuses on a number of poetry manuscript publishers who do not charge submission fees to writers, which is good news for…

November 19, 2015

Platypus Press: Submission Guidelines

Updated February 14th 2017 Platypus Press is a publisher of prose and poetry. They are a new publisher based out of the UK. Although now that they have been around two years they have established a track record and published a total of 13 books, most with excellent covers. They are open to a wide…

October 2, 2014

Measure: Open To Manuscript Submissions

Measure Press is a small press that publishes poetry, criticism, and poetry instruction as well as a semi-annual literary journal that focuses exclusively on publishing formal poetry. Their poetry journal, Measure, has been around since 2005. It has become an established and respected publisher of formal poetry. Measure Press is run by editors Rob Griffith…

August 28, 2014

Wiseblood: Open To Query Letters

Wiseblood is a small independent literary book publisher. They publish a wide range of literary  work including short story collections, novels, novellas, literary nonfiction, poetry, and, on occasion, critical or essay works. They are a Christian publisher that is deeply influenced by Flannery O’Connor’s work. Because of this not all of the work they publish…

August 14, 2014

solid objects: Accepting Book Manuscript Submissions

solid objects is a publisher of fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction based out of New York. They were founded in 2010, since then they have published 9 books. Many are full length poetry publications but there are also three novellas and a play among the works that they have published. They are definitely a press…

July 31, 2014

Persea Books: Accepting Book Manuscript Queries

Updated July 6th 2016 Persea Books is an independent book publisher based out of New York that was established in the 1970s. Since then they have gained a reputation for publishing thoughtful books in a variety of literary genres. They have an extensive catalog and fairly good distribution. You can often find their books in…

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