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Agincourt Press

Agincourt Press aims to publish books that recognize the incipient nature of any meaningful and productive thought.
Chatham, NY   US

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.
Brooklyn, NY   US

Allen & Unwin

Allen & Unwin is Australia's leading independent publisher, producing approximately 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. Imprints include Allen & Unwin, Arena, Crows Nest and Inspired Living (MBS).
Crows Nest, NSW   AU

Allison and Busby

Independent Publishers Since 1967 - publishing an array of books, from crime and thrillers to literary, historical and women's fiction, to fantasy, memoirs, and books on popular culture.
London,   UK

Amberjack Publishing

Amberjack Publishing, founded in 2014, is an independent small press of fiction books with offices in New York and Idaho. Amberjack’s books are distributed by Midpoint Trade Books, one of the largest distributors in the industry.

As a traditional publishing house, Amberjack Publishing’s mission is to search far and wide for the best stories being written today and connect them to readers all around the world with the highest quality books.
New York, NY   US

Amphorae Publishing Group

Amphorae Publishing Group is a traditional publishing house based in St. Louis, MO, and houses three imprints.
Blank Slate Press publishes Historical, Crime, Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, and Literary Fiction.
Walrus Publishing publishes SciFi, Romance, Regional, and Humor
Treehouse Publishing Group publishes Picture books, Middle Grade, and YA, both fiction and nonfiction
St. Louis, MO   US

And Other Stories

And Other Stories is a literary publishing house that works on the principle that great new books will be heard about and read thanks to the combined intelligence of a number of people: editors, readers, translators, critics, literary promoters and academics.
Bucks,   UK

Anvil Press

Anvil Press is a literary publisher interested in contemporary, progressive literature in all genres.
Vancouver, BC   CA

Aquarius Press/Willow Books

The mission of Willow Books is to develop, publish and promote writers typically underrepresented in the literary field. An independent press with a woman of color at its helm, Aquarius Press/Willow Books is recognized as an industry leader for its commitment to artistic development.
Detroit, MI   US

Ara Pacis Publishers

Ara Pacis publishes contemporary poetry, short fiction collections, novels, anthologies, memoirs, reprints of forgotten modern classics, essays and criticism, travel chronicles and guide books, as well as writing on social and cultural issues from a philosophic perspective.
Des Plaines, IL   US

Arsenal Pulp Press

Arsenal Pulp Press is a book publisher in Vancouver, Canada with over 200 titles currently in print, which include literary fiction and nonfiction; cultural and gender studies; gay, lesbian, and multicultural literature; cookbooks; and guidebooks.
Vancouver, BC   CA

Aunt Lute Books

Aunt Lute Books is a nonprofit multicultural women’s press based in San Francisco. For over thirty years, we have been publishing literature by women whose voices have been traditionally underrepresented in mainstream and small press publishing.
San Francisco, CA   US

Autumn House Press

Autumn House Press is a nonprofit corporation registered in the state of Pennsylvania whose mission is to publish and promote poetry and other fine literature.
Pittsburgh, PA   US

Avocet Press Inc

Avocet Press is a small independent publisher of fine fiction and poetry
Pearl River, NY   US

Bamboo Ridge Press

Bamboo Ridge Press is the oldest and longest-running independent literary press in the state and one of the oldest continuously publishing small presses in the nation. Bamboo Ridge was founded in 1978 to foster the appreciation, understanding, and creation of literary, visual, or performing arts by, for, or about the people of Hawai’i. It is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization funded by book sales and individual donors and supplemented in part by government and private foundation grants.
Honolulu, HI   US

Bancroft Press

Bancroft Press is an Independent Publisher with over 20 years in print. We publish what we love.

Virtually every genre is represented by one of our fine authors; this is owed to their individual ability to tell a good story. From classic literature to political memoirs, from illustrated picture books to gripping suspense thrillers - the key is in the quality.
Baltimore, MD   US

Banff Centre Press

The Banff Centre Press is uniquely positioned to publish the great wealth and diversity of content written at and commissioned by The Banff Centre, the world's largest arts and creativity incubator.
Banff, AB   CA

BeachHouse Books

Beach House Books is a publisher of original select literary works and contemporary thought.
Chesterfield, MO   US

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.
New York, NY   US

Biblioasis

Biblioasis is a literary press based in Windsor, Ontario, committed to publishing the best poetry, fiction and non-fiction in beautifully crafted editions.
Windsor, ON   CA

BkMk Press

During its first four years, BkMk Press published only chapbooks. In 1975, BkMk Press published its first full-length poetry collection, Kansas City Outloud, an anthology of Kansas City-area writers with an introduction by John Ciardi. Since then, the press has concentrated on full-length collections of poetry, short fiction, and creative essays. Today, the press publishes four to six titles a year and has over 80 titles in print. The press has published writers from all over the United States and abroad, but it has also published many writers from Kansas City and the Midwest.
Kansas City, MO   US

Black Heron Press

Black Heron Press is a Washington-based press publishing primarily literary fiction.
Mill Creek, WA   US

Black Moss Press

Since it was founded in 1969, Black Moss Press has built a national reputation for its contribution to Canadian literature. Black Moss has published more than 400 first editions and introduced more than 100 new authors to the Canadian literary scene.
Windsor, ON   CA

Black Mountain Press

Black Mountain Press is a literary press, looking for high quality novels, short story collections and book length poetry collections.
Asheville, NC   US

BlazeVOX

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.
Kenmore, NY   US

BOA Editions Ltd

A not-for-profit publisher of poetry, short stories and other literary works, fosters readership and appreciation of contemporary literature.
Rochester, NY   US

Book Thug

BookThug seeks to publish innovative books of poetry, prose and creative criticism that extend the tradition of experimental literature. All manuscripts are evaluated for their artistic merit and their ability to continue the ‘conversation’ about experimental literature. In other words, every manuscript must display an awareness of the intellectual and artistic tradition which preceded it, while then stretching the concepts further, responding to today’s philosophical, scientific, political, and aesthetic environment.
Toronto, ON   CA

Breakwater Books

Breakwater Books Ltd. was founded in 1973. Initially, its sole purpose was to publish materials that preserved the unique culture of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Maritime provinces. In recent years, Breakwater has successfully begun publishing cutting edge literature in all genres, including children’s books, literary and commercial fiction, educational curricula, non-fiction, and poetry, while at the same time continuing to support its culturally significant backlist titles.
St. John’s, NL   CA

Bridge Works Press

Bridge Works Publishing is a small press dedicated to mainstream quality fiction and nonfiction. Since its founding in 1992 by Barbara and Warren Phillips, it has become known for discovering and launching the careers of talented new authors.
Bridgehampton, NY   US

Brittany Publications

BRITTANY PUBLICATIONS, Ltd. is a Chicago company founded in 1981 that specializes in literary fiction, nonfiction related to women's advocacy, and marketing communications.
Chicago, IL   US

Broken Jaw Press

Located east of the centre of Canada and left of the mainstream, we specialize in highly contemporary writing by poets, writers, translators and artists who take risks and take the responsibility for doing something different.
Fredericton, NB   CA

Bronze Man Books

Bronze Man Books is a student owned and operated press located in Decatur, Illinois. The company exposes undergraduate students to the process of publishing by combining the theory of writing, publishing, editing and designing with the practice of running a book publishing company. This emphasis on performance learning is a hallmark of Millikin's brand of education.
Decatur, IL   US

Burning Shore Press

Established in 2005, Burning Shore Press is a publisher of serious "underground" literature and is based in Long Beach, California.
Long Beach, CA   US

C&R Press

We love books. Literature matters in today's world because it lets us explore and share the best of what we think, and who we can be. Good fiction, nonfiction and poetry grow understanding and imagination, take us into new lives and show us truths we never knew.

So we're looking for talented authors and poets - both new and established - whose work we help refine, support, publish and promote. And, through their works, we're looking to grow the reading public's love of reading, writing, crafting and dreaming.
Chattanooga, TN   US

Cadmus Editions

Cadmus publishes work by distinguished authors in carefully edited and designed limited editions.
Tiburon Belvedere, CA   US

Calamari Press

Calamari Press is a small-press book publishing company, founded in 2003 by Derek White. It has published over 50 book objects, including the literary magazine Sleepingfish and the acquired 3rd bed imprint. Some of these have been first books by emerging writers such as Blake Butler, Miranda Mellis, Robert Lopez, Peter Markus and Chiara Barzini, while others have been resurrected reprints of out-of-print cult classics by established writers such as David Ohle, Gary Lutz, Stanley Crawford and Scott Bradfield.
Rome,   IT

Carolina Wren Press

Carolina Wren Press is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to publish quality fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and children’s literature, especially by writers historically neglected by mainstream publishing.
Durham, NC   US

Catilin Press

Caitlin Press publishes culturally significant books, including fiction, non-fiction (both historical and creative), and poetry. Occasionally we will produce a children’s or young adult title. In addition to its regional mandate Caitlin Press will honour its original roots by actively seeking, promoting and publishing work by and about BC women.
Halfmoon Bay, BC   CA

Celtic Cat Publishing

Celtic Cat Publishing is an award-winning independent publisher founded in 1995. The publishing philosophy of Celtic Cat Publishing is to support new and established literary talent through original publications.
Knoxville, TN   US

Coach House Books

Coach House Books is an independent Canadian publisher of poetry, fiction, drama & nonfiction.
Toronto, ON   CA

Codhill Press

Literary publisher offering books of spiritual, literary, and poetic thought.
New Paltz, NY   US

Coffee House Press

Coffee House Press is an award-winning, nonprofit literary publisher in Minneapolis. We produce books that present the dreams and ambitions of people who have been underrepresented in published literature, books that shape our national consciousness while strengthening a larger sense of community.
Minneapolis, MN   US

Conundrum Press

Conundrum Press publishes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, focusing primarily on authors who live in the Rocky Mountain region.
Golden, CO   US

Cormorant Books

Cormorant Books is committed to publishing the best new work in the area of literary fiction and creative non-fiction for the adult market.
Toronto, ON   CA

Coteau Books

Founded in 1975 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and currently operating out of offices in Regina, Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers.
Regina, SK   CA

Darkwater Syndicate

Darkwater Syndicate is your source for uncommonly good reading. Every week we publish a brand new short story, free to read. We also publish books of quality, with an emphasis on fresh new voices. Our catalog is small at the moment, but it is growing.
Miami Lakes, FL   US

Deux Voiliers Publishing

Deux Voiliers Publishing is a micropress devoted to discovering new Canadian writers. We specialize in first-time novelists and operate on a cooperative basis where writers share their talents by volunteering time to copy-edit, proofread and review other DVP authors' work. We are also actively looking for volunteer associates who like to copy-edit, write book reviews, blog, do cover design, create booktrailers and promote Canadian literature through social media marketing. If you are interested in participating, just send us a line at deuxvoiliers@gmail.com. For more on DVP, see our website.
Aylmer, PQ   CA

Dufour Editions Inc

Dufour Editions publishes fiction, short story collections, and literary fiction under its own imprint and is the U.S. distributor for dozens of British and Irish publishers.
Chester Springs, PA   US

Dundurn Press

Since 1972, Dundurn Press and its associated imprints have published more than 2000 titles, of which 1700 are still in print. Dundurn publishes about ninety to one hundred new titles per year and is now one of the largest publishers of adult and young adult fiction and non-fiction in Canada.
Toronto, ON   CA

ECW Press

ECW Press has published close to 1,000 books that are distributed throughout the English-speaking world and translated into dozens of languages. In the next year we’ll release 50 new titles and will continue to support and promote a vibrant backlist that includes poetry and fiction, pop-culture and political analysis, sports books, biography, and travel guides.
Toronto, ON   CA

Ekstasis Editions

Ekstasis Editions is a Canadian literary publisher, with emphasis on poetry, fiction and criticism. Originally, Ekstasis published almost exclusively poetry, but it has diversified and branched out into related forms such as literary fiction, metaphysics, theatre and most recently Children’s and Young Adult books under the Cherubim Books imprint.
Victoria, BC   CA

Elixir Press

Elixir Press was founded in Minneapolis in 2000 by poet and editor, Dana Curtis. In 2004, Elixir moved to Denver. Elixir specialize in publishing poetry and literary fiction. We hold two poetry contests for full-length books every year and a fiction contest for a full-length book every two years.
Denver , CO   US

Etruscan Press

Housed at Wilkes University and partnering with Youngstown State University, Etruscan is a non-profit literary press working to produce and promote books that nurture the dialogue among genres, cultures, and voices.
Etruscan publishes books of poems, novels, short stories, creative non-fiction, criticism, translation, and anthologies.
Wilkes Barre, PA   US

Europa Editions

With offices in New York and London, Europa Editions is an independent publisher of quality fiction. The idea behind the creation of Europa Editions was to bring fresh international voices to the American and British markets and to provide quality editions that had a distinct look and consistently high level of editorial standards. Europa Editions publishes about thirty-five titles a year. In its first ten years, the company has published books by authors from twenty-six different countries, making it one of the leading US publishers of international fiction.
New York, NY   US

Exact Change

Exact Change publishes books of experimental literature with an emphasis on Surrealism, Dada, Pataphysics, and other nineteenth and twentieth century avant-garde art movements.
Cambridge, MA   US

Faber & Faber

Founded in 1929 by Geoffrey Faber, Faber and Faber remains one of the UK’s leading independent publishing houses. Faber publishes fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books alongside its garlanded lists of poetry, drama, music and film.
London,   UK

Farrar Straus and Giroux

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG) is an American book publishing company, founded in 1946 by Roger W. Straus, Jr. and John C. Farrar. The firm is renowned for its international list of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children's books.
New York, NY   US

Floating Word Press

Floating Word Press, LLC, is an independent publishing company founded in 2006 by talented and committed individuals. We share a dedication to high standards and a willingness to embrace contemporary topics. Our goal is to publish quality genre fiction and non-fiction that “floats on the edge”. We are located in Portland, Oregon.
Portland, OR   US

Freehand Books

Freehand Books was established in 2007 as the literary imprint of the academic publisher Broadview Press with a very simple mandate: to publish excellent Canadian literature. Our list is an aesthetically diverse, award-winning collection of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by both established authors and exciting new voices. We pride ourselves on our careful attention to detail throughout the editorial process, the high production quality and innovative design of our titles, and our creativity in the marketing and promotion of each book.
Calgary, AB   CA

Frontenac House

Located in downtown Calgary, Frontenac House is a small literary press on the lookout for bold new work. Frontenac's mandate is to publish as wide a range of poetic expression, from as varied and diverse a group of poets, as we can find. Primarily a poetry press, Frontenac also publishes books of literary fiction, art and design, biography and children's literature.
Calgary, AB   CA

Genesis Press

Genesis Press is the largest privately owned African-American book publisher in the country. Founded in Columbus, Mississippi in 1993, by two African-American attorneys, Genesis spawned the Indigo imprint, which was rapidly followed by Indigo After Dark, a series of erotica anthologies, and Love Spectrum, which portrays interracial relationships. Since then, Genesis has steadily increased its reach, and now brings its readers everything from suspense and science fiction to Christian-oriented romance and non-fiction.
Columbus, MS   US

Goose Lane Editions

Established in 1954, Goose Lane Editions is a literary press with a particular interest in contemporary fiction and poetry, as well as high profile non-fiction, including history, biography, Canadiana and fine art books.
Fredericton, NB   CA

Graywolf Press

A small literary press publishing poetry, literary fiction, memoirs, gay and lesbian literature, short stories, essays and literary criticism.
Minneapolis, MN   US

Green Writers Press

Green Writers Press is a vibrant Vermont publishing company, founded with the mission to help spread a message of hope and renewal through the words and images we publish and to help facilitate the gift of words, through books and media, to help foster a sustainable environment.
West Brattleboro, VT   US

Guernica Editions

Guernica Editions specializes in pluricultural realities, emphasis being put on original and translated works from Canada and abroad. Editor: Antonio D'Alfonso.
Toronto, ON   CA

Harper Collins Publishers

HarperCollins Publishers is one of the world’s leading English-language publishers. Headquartered in New York, the company is a subsidiary of News Corporation.
New York, NY   US

Harvard Square Editions

Harvard Square Editions (HSE) is a publishing house run by Harvard alumni that grew out of the Harvard Alumni Association group, Harvard Writers and Publishers. HSE is looking for literary fiction with a social or environmental message. Its mission is to publish fiction that transcends national boundaries, especially manuscripts that are international, political, literary, sci-fi, fantasy, utopia and distopia. We appreciate aesthetic value and constructive social or political content, especially manuscripts related to climate change, deforestation, and conservation.

Harvard alum Editor in Chief David Landau heads up the Editorial Board, which oversees the process of selecting manuscripts for publication with the help of feminist playwright Susan Rubin and other board members.
Los Angeles, CA   US

Hawthorne Books

Hawthorne Books is an independent literary press based in Portland, Oregon. We publish good books, mostly in the American literary fiction and narrative non-fiction sections.
Portland, OR   US

Hedgerow Press

Hedgerow is a small company that publishes high quality books of literary and visual beauty, limiting its annual production so as to give greater attention to each individual book.
Sidney, BC   CA

Helicon Nine Edition

The ongoing mission of Helicon Nine Editions is to publish books of unswerving quality, editorial excellence, and aesthetic merit by new and established writers - classics of the future, and to promote the authors and their work on a national and regional level; to nurture an interest in literature in a large, diverse audience; to promote literacy and free speech; and to contribute to the quality of cultural life in Kansas, Missouri, and throughout the Midwest.
Kansas City, MO   US

Heyday Books

Heyday is an independent, nonprofit publisher and unique cultural institution. We promote widespread awareness and celebration of California’s many cultures, landscapes, and boundary-breaking ideas. Through our well-crafted books, public events, and innovative outreach programs we are building a vibrant community of readers, writers, and thinkers.
Berkeley, CA   US

Hohm Press

Hohm Press is committed to publishing books that provide readers with alternatives to the materialistic values of the current culture and promote self-awareness, the recognition of interdependence and compassion. Our subject areas include religious studies, natural health, parenting, women’s issues, the arts and poetry.
Chino Valley, AZ   US

Honno Welsh Women's Press

Honno is an independent co-operative press run by women and committed to bringing you the best in Welsh women's writing.

It was established in 1986 by a determined group of volunteers who wanted to increase the opportunities for Welsh women in publishing and bring Welsh women's literature to a wider public. They asked the people of Wales to show their support for the new enterprise by becoming shareholders in the cooperative and in the first six months more than 400 people bought shares. Honno continues to be supported by hundreds of individual shareholders who believe in its work.

True to its roots the press still only publishes work by women of Wales. Most of Honno's titles are novels, autobiographies and short story anthologies in English as well as Classics in both Welsh and English. We have in the past also published poetry, children's and teenage titles and books in both Welsh and English.
Ceredigion , Wales   UK

House of Anansi Press

House of Anansi Press is a literary publisher with a mandate to publish the highest quality Canadian poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Anansi was founded in 1967 and quickly gained attention for uncovering startling new talent. Anansi also broke ground by publishing now well-known French-Canadian authors, and continues to publish acclaimed works by new writers.
Toronto, ON   CA

Inanna Publications

Inanna Publications and Education Inc. is one of only a very few independent feminist presses in Canada committed to publishing fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction by and about women, and complementing this with relevant non-fiction, that bring new, innovative and diverse perspectives with the potential to change and enhance women’s lives everywhere. Our aim is to conserve a publishing space dedicated to feminist voices that provoke discussion, advance feminist thought, and speak to diverse lives of women. We have always been particularly interested in ensuring that the voices of disenfranchised and marginalized women are heard and we are committed to working closely with talented, emerging writers.
Toronto, ON   CA

Insomniac Press

Insomniac was founded in 1992, and since that time, it has evolved from a small press that publishes poetry chapbooks, to a medium-size independent press that publishes eye-catching non-fiction titles as well as the great fiction and poetry for which it has become known. Insomniac's books are sold in 40 countries around the world.

Insomniac has developed special niche areas in which it publishes unique books. For example, its black studies books, gay and lesbian books, personal finance books, celebrity writer-as-musician books (including titles by Matthew Good, Jann Arden and Terri Clark), and gay mysteries have developed devoted followings.

London, ON   CA

Interlink Publishing Group

Established in 1987, Interlink Publishing is an independent publishing house specializing in:
world travel, world literature, world history and politics, art,world music & dance, International cooking, and children's books from around the world.

Interlink publishes approximately 50 titles each year and has an active backlist of over 1000 titles under five imprints
Northampton, MA   US

Invisible Publishing

Invisible Publishing is a not-for-profit publisher that produces contemporary Canadian fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. Our titles are well-written, beautifully designed, and affordable, and even though we’re small in scale, we take our work, and our mission, seriously: We believe that books are meant to be enjoyed by everyone. At Invisible, publishers and authors recognize a commitment to one another, and to the development of communities that can sustain and encourage storytellers.
Marmora, ON   CA

Iris Publishing Group

Iris Press was founded in 1975 by Patricia Wilcox in Binghamton, New York, as a small publishing company emphasizing literary quality and innovation. An important goal of Iris was, and still is, to give talented but under appreciated writers an audience and to help them reach their potential.
Oak Ridge, TN   US

J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing

J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing is primarily a literary publisher, with several imprints including: Scirocco Drama (theatre), The Muses’ Company (poetry), Watson & Dwyer Publishing (Canadian social history), and J. Gordon Shillingford (politics, sports, biography).
Winnipeg, MB   CA

Linda Leith Publishing

Linda Leith Publishing is a trade publishing specializing in literary fiction, trade non-fiction, our innovative short Singles essays, and occasionally cartoons. We have a special love of short books – novella-length fiction and the kinds of essays you can still find in the pages of The New Yorker but not too many other places – and edgy topics, but what we love most are good books that might not see the light of day if it were not for LLP.
Westmount, PQ   CA

Linen Press

Publishing fine writing for women, by women, Linen Press is the only indie feminist press in the UK. While the bigger companies have become cautious, restricting their choices to crowd pleasers, Linen Press continues to publish books which are diverse, challenging, and surprising. The collective background of our writers is a multi-coloured patchwork of cultures, ages and writing styles.
London,   UK

Litmus Press

Litmus Press is a program of Ether Sea Projects, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit literature and arts organization. Dedicated to supporting innovative, cross-genre writing, the press publishes the work of translators, poets, and other writers, and organizes public events in their support.
Brooklyn, NY   US

Little Red Tree Publishing

Little Red Tree Publishing was founded in 2006 by Michael Linnard and Tamara Martin and is based in New London, CT. Taking as their motto “delight, entertain and educate,” they strive to combine their love of quality books with an interest in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, music, art, design, history and photography.
New London, CT   US

Lorimer Press

At Lorimer Press we are committed to making beautiful books that engage the reader and celebrate the writer. Our objective is to bring writers and readers together. We select a few exceptional manuscripts for publication each year and champion those books and authors through careful edit, design and production.
Davidson, NC   US

Lost Horse Press

Established in 1998, Lost Horse Press—a nonprofit independent press—publishes poetry titles of high literary merit, and makes available other fine contemporary literature through cultural, educational and publishing programs and activities. The Lost Horse New Poets, Short Books Series, edited by Marvin Bell, is dedicated to works—often ignored by conglomerate publishers—which are so much in danger of vanishing into obscurity in what has become the age of chain stores and mass appeal food, movies, art and books.
Sandpoint, ID   US

Mansfield Press

Mansfield Press publishes exciting, challenging and adventurous poetry, fiction and literary non-fiction by Canadian writers at all stages of their careers.
Toronto, ON   CA

Marick Press

Marick Press publishes 6-8 titles annually in both hardcover and paperback covering a broad spectrum of topic that range from literary non-fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, fiction and reprint of previously published titles.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI   US

McPherson & Company

Founded in 1974, McPherson & Company is an independent literary and arts publishing house. Here you'll find literary nonfiction and fiction (contemporary American and British fiction; translated Italian, French, and Spanish fiction), books in the arts and general culture, and a rediscovery series, Recovered Classics.
Kingston, NY   US

Medallion Press

A quirky little independent book publisher offering today's greatest fiction and non-fiction titles. Publishes fiction in fantasy, historical, horror, literary, mainstream, mystery, paranormal, romance, science fiction, suspense, thriller, YA (for ages 14+), YA-YA (YA by young adults, ages 12-19), upmarket and commercial.
Saint Charles, IL   US

Melville House Publishing

Melville House is an independent publisher located in Brooklyn, New York. Melville House is well-known for its fiction, with two Nobel Prize winners on its list. The company also takes pride in its discovery of many first-time writers who have gone on to success.
Brooklyn, NY   US

Mid-List Press

Mid-List Press publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books of high literary merit and fresh artistic vision by new and emerging writers and by writers ignored, marginalized, or excluded from publication by commercial publishers. Mid-List Press seeks to increase access to publication for new writers, nurture the growth of emerging writers, and increase the diversity of books, authors, and readers. Mid-List Press is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit literary organization.
Nashville, TN   US

MidnightSun Publishing

MidnightSun Publishing produces beautiful, enjoyable and sometimes challenging books. Anna Solding's The Hum of Concrete was released in March 2012 and Pangamonium by Zanesh Catkin in July 2012. Both have been very well received critically.
Rundle Mall, SA   AU

Milkweed Editions

An award-winning, nonprofit literary publisher of high-quality books that places an emphasis on cultural diversity, environmental stewardship, exceptionally crafted poetry, and insightful literature for adults and children in the middle grades
Minneapolis, MN   US

Moon City Press

With series lists in Arts and Letters and Ozarks History and Culture, Moon City Press is a non-profit press that owes much to the energy and dedication of students and faculty at several universities in the Ozarks, including our home base in the English Department at Missouri State University.
Springfield, MO   US

Myriad Editions

Myriad Editions is an independent publisher of original literary fiction and graphic novels, and producer of the acclaimed 'state of the world' infographic atlas series.
Brighton,   UK

New Directions Publishing

Fine independent publishing since 1936. New Directions now publishes about 30 books annually in hardcover and paperback.
New York, NY   US

New Issues

New Issues Poetry & Prose was established in 1996 by poet Herbert S. Scott. New Issues publishes eight to twelve new titles each year with a focus on contemporary poetry, and literary fiction, through the AWP Award Series in the Novel. New Issues Press' offices are housed in the Ernest Wilbur Building on the Oakland Campus of Western Michigan University.
Kalamazoo, MI   US

New Star Books

New Star Books publishes six to ten new titles per year in the areas of social issues and politics; literary prose, both fiction and non-fiction, and poetry; and culture and history of British Columbia and the West.
Vancouver, BC   CA

NeWest Press

Founded in 1977, NeWest Press is one of Canada's first independent literary publishing houses. NeWest publishes literary fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama, as well as a line of mystery novels, with a particular interest in books by Western Canadian authors. Its Nunatak imprint is the longest-running first-fiction series in Canada.
Edmonton, AB   CA

Nightwood Editions

Nightwood Editions publishes and promotes the most varied and dynamic new literature in Canada. We collaborate with our authors to maintain and value the distinctive authenticity of individual works editorially, aesthetically and commercially. Nightwood Editions also strives to be an inviting, diverse and vital community of writers and readers.
Gibsons, BC   CA

Oolichan Books

Publishers of literary fiction and poetry, with the occasional diversion into travel, translation, children and autobiography.
Fernie, BC   CA

Open Books

Open Books is a fully integrated publisher of fiction and nonfiction books. Genres include literary fiction, contemporary fiction, mystery, thriller, and other genres; topical nonfiction, memoir, politics, current events and issues.
Denver, CO   US

Open Letter

Open Letter—the University of Rochester's nonprofit, literary translation press—is one of only a handful of publishing houses dedicated to increasing access to world literature for English readers. Publishing ten titles in translation each year and running an online literary website called Three Percent, Open Letter searches for works that are extraordinary and influential, works that we hope will become the classics of tomorrow.
Rochester, NY   US

Otago University Press

New Zealand’s oldest academic publisher, Otago University Press publishes a wide range of non-fiction books on New Zealand and the Pacific, giving special emphasis to history, natural history, Māori and Pacific, biography/memoir, poetry, literature and the arts.
Dunedin,   NZ

Palimpsest Press

Palimpsest Press publishes poetry, fiction, and select nonfiction titles that deal with poetics, the writing life, aesthetics, cultural criticism, and literary biography. We look for poetry that displays technical mastery, precise language, and an authentic voice, and fiction that is rich in imagery, well crafted, with a focus on character development. Our nonfiction titles are essays or memoirs written by poets, and books that examine Canadian poetry and the Canadian cultural landscape.
Windsor, ON   CA

Pantheon

Part of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Pantheon publishes world-class literature. Pantheon’s authors include Julia Glass, James Gleick, Ha Jin, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Alexander McCall Smith, Marjane Satrapi, Art Spiegelman, and Studs Terkel.
New York, NY   US

Paycock Press

Paycock Press is a very small indie press interested in publishing fiction books in the
200-300pp range.
Arlington, VA   US

Pedlar Press

Pedlar Press is an independent Canadian book publisher based in St. John's NL, specializing in contemporary works of poetry, prose and graphic novels, works that extend the tradition of literary experimentation.
St John's, NL   CA

Penguin Group

Penguin Group publishes under a wide range of prominent imprints and trademarks, among them Viking, G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Penguin Press, Riverhead Books, Dutton, Penguin Books, Berkley Books, Gotham Books, Portfolio, New American Library, Plume, Tarcher, Philomel, Grosset & Dunlap, Puffin, and Frederick Warne.
New York, NY   US

Persea Books

Founded in 1975 by Karen Braziller and Michael Braziller, Persea Books is an independent literary publisher of fiction and nonfiction, contemporary American poetry, poetry in translation, books for young adults, literary anthologies for the classroom, and rediscovered classics.
New York, NY   US

Picador

Since its launch in 1995, Picador has rapidly established itself as one of the leading trade imprints for literary fiction and nonfiction in the country. In addition to publishing original titles in hardcover, paperback original, and eBook, Picador is the literary trade paperback imprint for Macmillan, publishing paperbacks from Farrar Straus & Giroux, Henry Holt & Co., and St. Martin’s Press. Picador authors of fiction and nonfiction include Pulitzer Prize winners Michael Chabon, Michael Cunningham, Jeffrey Eugenides, Thomas L. Friedman, Tony Horwitz, and Marilynne Robinson; National Book Award winners Jonathan Franzen, Shirley Hazzard, Denis Johnson, Richard Powers, and Susan Sontag; and Nobel Prize winners Nadine Gordimer, Herta Müller, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Patrick White. Picador’s successful international mystery series include books by Benjamin Black, Jason Goodwin, Arnaldur Indridason, Lars Kepler, and Jacqueline Winspear. Our bestselling authors include Paul Auster, Augusten Burroughs, Anita Diamant, Barbara Ehrenreich, Atul Gawande, Naomi Klein, Hilary Mantel, Per Petterson, Richard Price, Edmund de Waal, and Tom Wolfe.
New York, NY   US

Polis Books

Polis Books is an independent book publisher founded in 2013 aiming to deliver all the service and professionalism of a major trade publishing house with the innovation and speed necessary to thrive in a rapidly-changing book market.
New York, NY   US

Porcupine’s Quill

The Porcupine's Quill is an artisanal publisher that values the art and craft of the book, both in content and in form. Our mandate is to preserve the culture of the printed word by using our expertise in the art of 20th-century offset printing technology to create quality books that look and feel like 19th-century letterpress products. We also specialize in Canadian art and design, book history, memoirs and selectively acquired collections of poetry and fiction from edgy new authors as well as pillars of the canon.
Erin, ON   CA

Red Button Publishing

Red Button Publishing is an independent imprint for fiction, founded in 2012 and run by Karen Ings and Caroline Goldsmith.
London,   UK

Red Hen Press

Red Hen Press is an independent, non-profit press that publishes about twenty books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry every year. We’re looking for novels, memoir, creative nonfiction, hybrid works, and story, essay, and poetry collections of exceptional literary merit that demonstrate a high level of mastery.
Pasadena, CA   US

Ring of Fire Publishing

Ring of Fire Publishing is an independent press offering fresh voices in all genres of fiction
Seattle, WA   US

River City Publishing

River City Publishing is a literary press located in Montgomery, Alabama dedicated to publishing Southern literary fiction and non-fiction.
Montgomery, AL   US

River’s Edge Media

River’s Edge Media is committed to publishing quality works from promising writers, whether established or yet to be discovered.
Little Rock, AR   US

Riverfeet Press

Riverfeet Press is a publishing house that focuses on bringing the work of independent authors to print. We publish books for the outdoors, literary fiction, poetry, and children's books. Currently accepting query letters through our webpage.
Livingston, MT   US

Ronsdale Press

Publishes literary Canadian fiction, poetry, autobiography, local history, and children's literature.
Vancouver, BC   CA

Salmon Poetry

One of Ireland's premier literary publishers, Salmon Poetry was established in 1981 as an alternative voice in Irish literature.
Cliffs of Moher, County Clare   IE

Salvo Press

Salvo Press proudly publishes quality mysteries, thrillers, and literary books in eBook and audiobook formats.
Jersey City, NJ   US

Saraband

Saraband is a creative independent publisher known for its engaging, well-written and beautifully designed and produced books. With a broad range of fiction, history, arts and environment titles, we at Saraband celebrate extraordinary human achievements, explore important cultural traditions and champion planet Earth and its diverse species. We are also becoming renowned as an innovator in digital publishing.
Glasgow, Scotland   UK

Sarabande Books

Sarabande Books is a nonprofit literary press founded in March 1994, in Louisville, Kentucky. Our focus is on poetry and short fiction, genres that in the recent past have received less than generous attention from the mainstream publishing industry.
Louisville, KY   US

Sattre Press

Reprints, annotated editions and new titles in the Arts and Sciences
Decorah, IA   US

Science Thrillers Media

ScienceThrillers Media is a new, boutique book publisher specializing in fiction and popular nonfiction with scientific or medical themes. We are building our list now.
Sacramento, CA   US

Seraphim Books

Seraphim Editions is a Canadian independent book publisher that features Canadian authors and artists. We publish books ranging from fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Niagara Falls, ON   CA

Seren

Seren is an independent literary publisher, specialising in English-language literary fiction and poetry from Wales. Our prize-winning list has something to offer anyone with an interest in excellent writing. Our aim is not simply to reflect what is going on in the culture in which we publish, but to drive that culture forward, to engage with the world, and to bring Welsh literature, art and politics before a wider audience.
Brigend, Wales   UK

Shipwreckt Books

Shipwreckt Books is a small independent publisher of high quality fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays, and the ecclectic small magazine Lost Lake Folk Opera.
Rushford, MN   US

Signature Editions

Signature Editions is a literary press with an eclectic list of quality fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama. Originally named Nuage Editions, the press was formed in Montreal in 1986 as a 16-person publishing collective. The first desktop publisher in Quebec, we put out two to four books a year for the next five years. For the past sixteen years, the press has operated as a sole proprietorship run by Karen Haughian and has published six to nine titles a year. In 1997, after eleven years of operation in Montreal, the press moved to Winnipeg and in the year 2000 was renamed Signature Editions.
Winnipeg, MB   CA

Simon & Schuster Inc

Simon & Schuster publishes over two thousand titles annually under 35 different imprints, and is one of the four largest English-language publishers.
New York, NY   US

Small Beer Press

Based in North America, Small Beer Press was started by Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link and is now run by a small (note the repeating verbiage) coterie of readers who love to put good books in other readers' hands. We publish 6-10 books a year, maybe, and twice a year put out our tiny lit zine, LCRW (aka Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet).
Easthampton, MA   US

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 new literary voices, award-winning international crime fiction, and compelling young adult mystery and thrillers.
New York City, NY   US

Spotted Cow Press

Spotted Cow Press publishes fiction, poetry, history and photography about the people and landscapes of the Great Plains of North America.
Edmonton, AB   CA

Subito Press

Subito Press is a non-profit publisher of literary works based out of the Creative Writing Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO   US

Swan Isle Press

Swan Isle Press is an independent, not-for-profit, literary publisher dedicated to publishing works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction that inspire and educate while advancing the knowledge and appreciation of literature, art, and culture.
Chicago, IL   US

Talon Books

Canadian publisher of poetry, fiction and drama, as well as non-fiction books in the fields of ethnography and environmental and social issues.
Vancouver, BC   CA

Theytus Books

As the oldest Indigenous publishing house in Canada, Theytus Books is recognized and respected internationally for its contributions to Aboriginal literature. Since its inception in 1980, Theytus Books has been a leading proponent for Indigenous authors, illustrators and artists. It ensures that their voice and vision are expressed with the highest level of cultural authenticity and integrity.
Penticton, BC   CA

Thistledown Press

A literary publisher specializing in fiction and poetry for both adults and young adults, with a focus on Saskatchewan writing.
Sasktatoon, SK   CA

Tidal Press

Tidal Press is an independent publishing house with the following mission:

To offer readers beautifully crafted works of fiction and non-fiction from writers who use authentic and unique voices to weave the elemental themes of our modern lives into great stories.
To offer writers a true publishing partnership.
To offer the world the benefit of fulfilled readers and writers walking the streets. This is how art changes the world.
Charlottesville, VA   US

Tightrope Books

Tightrope Books was established in 2005 to bring a fresh take on Canadian literature by juxtaposing new and established writers, genres, and cultures to build an inclusive list that represents the vitality of current Canadian literature. We are dedicated to publishing cultural creators who walk the fine balance between innovation and accessibility.
Toronto, ON   CA

Tsar Publications

In 2015, TSAR Publications changed its name to Mawenzi House. Publishes new Canadian and American literature, especially works by black, Asian and feminist writers and books from abroad.
Toronto, ON   CA

Tupelo Press

Tupelo Press, Inc., which released its first five books in fall 2001, is an independent, literary press devoted to discovering and publishing works of poetry, literary fiction, and creative nonfiction by emerging and established writers. Tupelo Press is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit company.

What we look for is a blend of urgency of language, imagination, distinctiveness, and craft. What we produce and how we produce it -- from design to printing to paper quality --honors the writing in books which boast the uniquely sensual look and feel of a Tupelo Press book.
North Adams, MA   US

Turnstone Press

Manitoba's oldest literary house, Turnstone Press produces fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction and has launched the careers of award-winning poets. Its Ravenstone imprint publishes speculative, horror and mystery fiction
Winnipeg, MB   CA

Tyrus Books

Tyrus Books was founded in the summer of 2009 by Alison Dasho (nee Jansssen) and Ben LeRoy after the two left Bleak House Books. Alison left Tyrus in 2010. Tyrus was sold to F+W Media in the spring of 2011. The catalog includes books from New York Times bestselling author Reed Farrel Coleman, Barnes & Noble Discover Award winner Scott O’Connor, Loren D. Estleman, Victoria Houston, and a variety of other critically acclaimed debuts and series.

Madison, WI   US

Ugly Duckling Presse

Ugly Duckling Presse is a nonprofit publisher for poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, and books by artists. UDP was transformed from a 1990s zine into a Brooklyn-based small press by a volunteer editorial collective that has published more than 200 titles to date. 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.
Brooklyn, NY   US

Unbridled Books

Unbridled Books is a premier publisher of works of rich literary quality that appeal to a broad audience. We want to be able to continue our longtime discussion about what allows a novel to touch our hearts and our minds at once. And we want our readers, booksellers, and reviewers to trust that when they pick up an Unbridled book, we’re inviting them to enjoy that rarest of pleasures, a good read.
Lakewood, CO   US

University of Alberta Press

Since 1969, the University of Alberta Press has published award-winning scholarly works and fine books for general audiences. UAP's program is particularly strong in the areas of biography, history, language, literature, natural history, and books of regional interest.
Edmonton, AB   CA

University of Arkansas Press

The University of Arkansas Press was founded in 1980 as the book publishing division of the University of Arkansas. A member of the Association of American University Presses, it publishes approximately twenty titles a year, about a third of which fall under the general heading of Arkansas and Regional Studies.
Fayetteville, AR   US

University of Nevada Press

The University of Nevada Press, as mandated by the state legislature and the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education, publishes high-quality, deserving works that advance scholarly research, contribute to the understanding and appreciation of regional history and culture, and reach a wide range of academic and general readers. Publication is done in a fiscally responsible manner that reflects the highest editorial, design, and production standards. The good will of the public it serves (the citizens of the State of Nevada, readers, and authors) is the Press's most valuable asset.
Reno, NV   US

Véhicule Press

Vehicule Press has publised the best of Canadian and Quebec literature - fiction, poetry, essays, translations and social history.
Montreal, PQ   CA

Vintage Entity Press

We specialize in works of all genres by or about queer writers of color who are concerned about social, spiritual, sexual, racial and political issues.
New York, NY   US

Washington Writers’ Publishing House

Washington Writers’ Publishing House is a non-profit organization that has published over 50 volumes of poetry since 1973 and so far nearly a dozen volumes of fiction. Manuscripts are chosen from those submitted to annual competitions. Writers must live within a 75 mile radius of the U.S. Capitol in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Washington, DC   US

Wild Leaf Press

Wild Leaf Press aims to bring hardworking but largely unpublished writers into the marketplace. We are planning a move to web-based publication with a new emphasis on contest-based entries.
Bethany, CT   US

Wolsak and Wynn

Wolsak and Wynn is a quirky literary press based in the heart of Hamilton. With steel mills on one side of us, the Niagara escarpment on the other and Toronto somewhere off in the distance we spend our time producing brilliant, highly individual and sometimes provocative books.
Hamilton, ON   CA