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NON-CONTEST POETRY BOOK PUBLISHERS

Small presses that publish poetry books outside of contests. To be on this list, a press must publish more than four books per year, require no outlay of funds by the author (other than reasonable reading fees), and operate professionally — reputable editing, a professional website, and a national distribution system (which may include Amazon.com). No presses with a very narrow geographic or thematic focus. Please let me know of other presses with open-door policies! And support small press publishing by buying books.

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Ahsahta Press (May – $10 reading fee)
Anhinga Press (Query)
Anvil Press (Canadian poets only)
Apogee Press (Query)
Arktoi Books (Welcomes submissions from lesbian authors)
Arte Publico Press (Hispanic cultural issues and themes
Bear Star Press (publishes poets in Mountain and Pacific time zones, as well as Alaska and Hawaii. September – November. $20 reading fee)
Black Lawrence Press (June and November open reading)
Black Ocean Press (June)
BlazeVOX Books
BkMk Press
(February – June. Query with samples.)
BOA Editions (American Poets Continuum – must have published at least one book)
Brick Road Poetry Press (temporarily suspended open reading – check after August, 2013)
Broadstone Books
Brooklyn Arts Press (June)
Canarium Books (October, 2013)
Carcanet
Carnegie Mellon University Press (October)
CavanKerry Press (Deadline: March 31, 2013, $20 reading fee.)
City Lights Books
Cooper Dillon Books ($10 reading fee or buy a book and support a small press)
Copper Canyon Press ($35 fee)
Counterpath Press
Dream Horse Press ($10 reading fee)
Ekstasis Editions (Canadian authors only)
Emmerson Street Press
Etruscan Press ($20 reading fee)
Furniture Press Books
Four Way Books (June)
Future Cycle Press
Gold Wake Press
Grayson Books
High Plains Press (“Poetry of the American West”)
HolyCow! Press
House of Anansi Press (Canadian authors only)
Ibbetson Street Press
Kelsay Books (includes imprints: Alabaster Leaves, White Violet, Aldrich Press, Daffodowndilly)
Kore Press
(Literature by women. Jan. 1 – Feb. 28. $35 reading fee)
Lapwing
Manic D Press
Marick Press

Mayapple Press (Reading fee)
Mongrel Empire Press (Oklahoma authors)
MoonPath Press
Measure Press
Milkweed Editions
New Binary Press
Northwestern University Press
Octopus Books(April. $10 reading fee.)
Persea Books (July)
Pitt Poetry Series (September & October)
Port Yonder Press (poetry, fiction, and nonfiction – February)
Press 53 (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction; November open reading)
Red Bridge Press
Salmon Poetry
Sixteen Rivers Press
 (San Francisco Bay Area collective press; 3-year membership required)
Solid Objects
Split Oak Press
Steel Toe Books
Tarpaulin Sky Press
Trembling Pillow Press ($15 reading fee)
Tupelo Press (July open reading – $28 reading fee)
Waywiser Press
(authors with two or more books can submit between March 1 and June1)

Updated: 3/24/13