Abbey Press

Small publisher from Northern Ireland. Specializes in poetry and cultural/literary criticism. Authors include: Michael Longley and Brendan Kennelly.

Adventures in Poetry

Established and new poets from the avant-garde tradition. Includes order information.

Affected Publishing Ltd.

Publishers of poetry and fiction in the UK.

Anamnesis Press

Traditional and contemporary fantastic (fantasy and science fiction) poetry. Includes catalog and order information.

Anhinga Press

Sponsor of the annual Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Includes contest guidelines, order information.

APR/Honickman First Book Prize

Literary magazine sponsors annual contest for emerging poets. Includes guidelines, order information.

Arroyo Press

Southwestern and cowboy poetry. Includes ordering information and readers' feedback.

Ars-Interpres Books

Publishes Russian translations of English-language poets.

Assembly Line Press

New works of poetry and prose. Includes catalog listings.

Autumn House Press

A non-profit corporation whose purpose is to publish and promote poetry and other literature for a discerning audience. Includes ordering information.

The Bacchae Press

Chapbooks, books, and anthologies of poetry. Includes submission guidelines, catalog, order information.

The Backwaters Press

Poetry collections through an annual contest. Includes contest guidelines and catalog.

Balanced Books

Self publishing imprint of poetry and online poetry. Includes ordering information.

Bear Star Press

Specializes in poetry by authors from the western/Pacific region. Sponsors an annual contest. Includes catalog information.

Black Dress Press

Chief focus is Spinning Jenny, an annual poetry journal. Includes subscription and submission information.

Black Sparrow Press

Avant-garde American poetry, criticism, and other literary texts. Includes catalog and order information.

Bombshelter Press

Poetry books and journals. Includes order information.

Bottle of Smoke Press

Publishers of signed deluxe limited edition chapbooks from A.D. Winans, Gerald Locklin, Henry Denander, David Barker, S.A. Griffin, & Al Fogel. Many editions containing original artwork.

Bottom Dog Press

Poetry collections, anthologies, and fiction exploring Midwestern and working-class themes. Includes catalog, ordering information, and calls for submissions on future projects.

Brick Books

New and established voices in Canadian poetry. Features author news, submission guidelines, ordering information.

Cargo Press

List includes Ian Hamilton and Jon Silkin. Order information, catalog. Based in the UK.

Carnegie Mellon University Press

Titles include books by Rita Dove and others. Includes catalog and submission guidelines.

Chatoyant Press

Poetry and art. Includes featured authors, ordering information.

Cherry Grove Collections

Focuses on lyric poetry. Includes guidelines.

Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Over 120 nationally distributed titles since 1971. Includes submission/contest guidelines, order information, and catalog.

Colorado Prize for Poetry

Literary magazine sponsors an annual poetry book contest. Includes guidelines.

The Contemporary Poetry Series

Annual book contest for new and previously-published poets. Sponsored by University of Georgia Press. Includes guidelines.

Copper Canyon Press

Authors include Pablo Neruda, Thomas McGrath, Lucille Clifton, Carolyn Kizer, W.S. Merwin, Hayden Carruth, Denise Levertov, Kenneth Rexroth, Olga Broumas. Includes a catalog of publications and a calendar of events.

Crab Orchard Review Award

Literary magazine co-sponsors the Crab Orchard Award Series in Poetry, a book contest. Includes submission guidelines.


Poetry collections by diverse poets. Includes contest and ordering information.

David Robert Books

Celebrating the art of poetry. Includes submission guidelines.

DeeMar Communications

Includes information about this woman-owned alternative book and magazine publisher.

Defined Providence Press

Sponsors annual poetry book contest. Includes catalog, contest information.

Duration Press

Focuses on international writing/poetry. Includes links to several other publishers of experimental poetry.

Elixir Press

Publishes books and literary journal. Site includes guidelines, order information.

Farfalla Press and Records

Poetry and music publishers. Artists include: Thomas R. Peters, Jr., Vanessa Boff, Rob Geisen, Sarah Peters, Tyler Burba, Poodlebark.

FarStarFire Press

Specializes in Southern California poets.

Fleur-de-Lis Press

Book press affiliated with The Louisville Review, a literary journal. Publishes poets who have appeared in the journal and also sponsors a first-book contest. Includes order info, guidelines.

Four Way Books

Established and emerging poets. Includes catalog and submission guidelines.

Gas Pedal Press

Socially critical writing in the classical and Enlightenment traditions: poetry, fiction, expository prose, epigrams, maxims, aphorisms, vignettes and fables.

Gival Press

A small, independent publisher of quality poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and essays in English, French, and Spanish.

Graywolf Press

Authors such as Dana Gioia, Albert Goldbarth, Carl Phillips. Includes catalog and order information.

Green Bean Press

Poetry and fiction.

Host Publications

Poetry and novels from all over the world, in Polish, Spanish and Portuguese. Includes catalog information.

Ibbetson Street Press

Quarterly poetry journal and press. Includes information on their publications.

Island Hills Books

Poetry and prose conceived in the spirit of the Sacred Earth. Includes ordering information.

Jacaranda Press

A small press whose list includes books by Wendy Taylor Carlisle and Dona Luongo Stein. Includes ordering information.

The Jargon Society

Poetry and other texts. Includes order information.


Publishes English and Latin American (usually bilingual texts) poetry and prose. Includes order information.

Koja Press

Poetry books and magazine. Includes order information.

Limberlost Press

Featuring poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in handmade, letterpress, limited editions. Authors include Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gary Snyder, Robert Wrigley, Chuck Guilfordand others.

Lorenzo Press

Fiction and poetry by A. S. Maulucci, an Italian American author from New England. Includes order information.

Love Squared Press

Handmade chapbooks using both stock and handmade paper, plus online editions of all their publications. Includes order information.

Main Street Rag

Literary magazine sponsors annual full-length and chapbook contests. Includes guidelines.


Sponsors an annual poetry book competition. Includes information on obtaining submission guidelines.

March Street Press

Poetry chapbooks. Includes order information.

Miami University Press

Emerging and established poets. Includes order information.

Miniature Sun Press

Chapbooks and broadsides with science fiction/fantasy emphasis.

New Issues Press

Publishes several poetry collections per year. Includes submission, ordering guidelines.

Oberlin College Press

Books of poetry in English and in English translation, anthologies, and FIELD, a journal of contemporary poetry. Includes book listings, contest guidelines.

Object Permanence

Specializes in experimental writing. Includes information on titles, history of press. Based in Scotland.

Ohio University Press

Sponsors the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. Includes guidelines.

Orchises Press

Poetry books. Site includes order information, guidelines.

Pavement Saw Press

Poetry collections and chapbooks. Includes submission guidelines.


Literary magazine sponsors annual competition for full-length book. Includes submission guidelines and catalog.

Poetry Publishers

Directory of literary publishers.

PoetWorks Press

Anthologies and individual collections of poetry. Includes submisison and order info.

Portable Poetry

Customized collections of poetry by such classical authors as Swift and Cooper. Includes information on titles.

Potato Hill Poetry

Poetry books and a magazine; focuses on educators. Includes catalog.

Press 62 Publications

Publishes Loop, a poetry journal.

Pudding House

Chapbooks, anthologies, and poetry journal. Offers many resources for writers.

Raphael Fodde Editions

Dedicated to poetry and avant-garde literature in cooperation with artists. Includes title information.

3rd Muse Poetry Journal

Poetry magazine. Includes submission information, samples from magazine, order information.

Red Hen Press

Small-press publisher of poetry. Includes guidelines, order information.

Red Parrot Press

Small press publisher of poetry and visual art in chapbooks and artist's books.

Rexdale Publishing Company

Unpublished and established writers and poets. Includes submission guidelines.

Salmon Publishing

Publishes poetry titles by Irish and international poets, including Adrienne Rich, Richard Tillinghast, Mary O'Malley, R.T. Smith, and Marvin Bell. Includes information on titles.

Salt Publishing

Contemporary poetry and poetics, drama and experimental fiction. Includes order information.

Sarabande Books

Offers a yearly fiction and poetry prize to new and established writers. Includes order information, guidelines.

Showerhead Press

Accepts manuscripts of poetry and publishes a bi-annual magazine. Includes order information.

Silverfish Review Press

Sponsors an annual poetry book contest that publishes poets such as Beth Gylys and Ann Townsend. Includes contest guidelines.

Six Gallery Press

Poetry and prose in the tradition of Dostoyevsky, T.S. Eliot, Faulkner. Includes order information.


Poetry magazine and chapbook publisher. Annual poetry chapbook competition offers a $1,000 prize and publication of your manuscript. Includes guidelines, order information.

Slope Editions

Online literary magazine sponsors annual poetry collection contest. Includes guidelines.

A Small Garlic Press (ASGP)

Since 1995 has published 27 poetry chapbooks, including print issues of its online/print magazine, Agnieszka's Dowry. Online catalog samples each book. Fields downloadable broadsides in PDF. Staffed by volunteers.

So'ham Books

Includes catalog, ordering information for this India-based publisher.

Sopebox Bartley Publishing

Poetry, spoken word, and African American poetry publishers. Includes order information.

Story Line Press

Poetry and some fiction titles. Site includes catalog, order information.

Straw House Books

Poetry publisher, plus biographies of poets. Includes order information.

Tampa Review Prize for Poetry

Literary magazine sponsors annual book contest. Includes submission guidelines.

Tapir Press

Small press specializing in poetry chapbooks and essays. Includes catalog.

Tia Chucha Press

Specializes in the publication of poetry by minority (mostly Latino/a) voices. Includes order information.

Tupelo Press

Emerging poets and other writers. Includes contest guidelines.

Turning Point

Focuses on narrative poetry. Includes guidelines.

Van West and Co.

Literary press devoted to poetry and the art of the book. Includes order information.

Volcanic Ash Books

Small-press publisher of poetry by such authors as Kevin Bezner. Includes catalog, order information.

The Waywiser Press

Waywiser specializes in poetry by new and established authors. Includes on- and off-line ordering information, details of associated events and submissions guidelines.

Weatherlight Press - Contemporary American Poetry

Bristol, UK-based press that publishes contemporary American poets, including Robert Bly and William Stafford.

Wick Poetry Prize

Book contest sponsored by university press. Includes guidelines.

Wild Honey Press

Poetry books and CDs featuring Irish and international poets. Includes order information.


Poetry journal, chapbooks, and full-length collections. Includes submission guidelines, contest information, contact information, and resources for writers on publication scams.

Word Press

Poetry books through an annual competition and other channels. Includes contest guidelines, order information.

The Word Works

Books of poetry. Includes contest information, catalog.

WordTech Editions

Publishes poetry books through annual contest.

Zoo Press

Emerging poets and playwrights. Includes contest guidelines and resources for poets.

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