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Small Press Publishers

Post by lovelylj » December 8th, 2009, 4:29 pm

Hopefully this will help some writers out there. I've been making lists for other writers on other sites about small press publishers, most of us come to this site because we don't have an agent or a publisher and well some publishers don't require you to have an agent. While searching for e-zines to send my short stories to I kept finding lists of small press publishers so I'm adding it here.

Some of them are closed to publishing but check back, these editors "claim" that they can only read so much at a time, and all this time that they are lean mean reading machines, I suppose we have no choice but to give these folks a break every now and then. pfft! lol.

The genres are Horror, Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Paranormal Romance aka Science Fiction Romance,

Hopefully others will add more. Bold means the start of a new genre.


http://www.mysterywriters.org/
http://www.oceanviewpub.com/Submissions.htm
http://www.hardcasecrime.com/contact.shtml
http://www.bleakhousebooks.com/submissions.htm
http://www.poisonedpenpress.com/submiss ... uidelines/
http://www.deadlyink.com/


http://www.horror.org/
http://www.deliriumbooks.com/submission-guidelines/
http://www.poisonedpenpress.com/submissions



http://www.rwanational.org/
http://www.passionatepen.com/subchecklist.htm
http://www.dorchesterpub.com/Dorch/Subm ... dlines.cfm
http://www.harpercollins.com/imprints/a ... lines.aspx
http://redrosepublishing.com/bookstore/submissions.php


http://www.sfwa.org/

Science Fiction E-zines
*means that it will count toward the publication requirement for membership in the Science Fiction Writers of America. They have a laundry list of things you need to do to join.
http://www.baensuniverse.com/subguide.html*
http://www.strangehorizons.com/Guidelines.shtml
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/submissions/*
http://anotherealm.org/FAQ/faq.php*
http://www.asimovs.com/info/guidelines.shtml*
http://www.analogsf.com/information/submissions.shtml
http://www.innsmouthfreepress.com/?page_id=3
http://anotherealm.org/FAQ/faq.php?q_id=3
http://www.intergalacticmedicineshow.co ... ubmissions*



Small Press Science Fiction

http://www.imaginatorpress.com/contact.html
http://www.simonandschuster.biz/content ... ure_id=439
http://us.macmillan.com/Content.aspx?pu ... blQuestion
http://www.baen.com/FAQS.htm#Manuscript
http://www.edgewebsite.com/authors.html




http://www.rwanational.org
http://paranormalromancewriters.com
http://www.sfwa.org

http://www.thegalaxyexpress.net/2009/09 ... ce_17.html
-Here's the link where I got all the
information from for the (science fiction romance) SFR or Paranormal Romance. I'll be
adding more later. I'll be linking straight to the submissions page
because during this process of finding small press publishers I
learned that it's a real pain in the behind to find the submissions
page.

http://www.jasminejade.com/t-writerscircle.aspx
http://www.crescentmoonpress.com/submissions.html
http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.co ... y/Page.bok
http://drolleriepress.com/drollerie/submit
http://eirelander.webs.com/mainlinesubguidelines.htm
http://www.eternalpress.ca/subguidesnew.html
http://www.liquidsilverbooks.com/guidelines.htm
http://www.lyricalpress.com/submissions
http://www.mundania.com/submissions.php
http://www.eredsage.com/AUTHOR_GUIDELINES-sp8.html
http://www.samhainpublishing.com/submissions
http://whiskeycreekpress.com/submissions.shtml
http://www.uncialpress.com/submissions.html

Don't credit me for the Science Fiction Romance list...leave
your comments for http://www.jasminejade.com/t-writerscircle.aspx

That's what I have for now.
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Re: Small Press Publishers

Post by Diana » December 8th, 2009, 4:48 pm

There are two sites that list publishers of short fiction:

Duotrope Digest has a searchable database: http://www.duotrope.com/

And Ralan's Specfic and Humor Webstravaganza: http://www.ralan.com/

Also, I publish short stories. Emerald Tales is bimonthly themed journal of all genres. The only thing that I won't publish is Erotica. You can go here if you're interested: http://www.scribblersandinkspillers.com/index.html

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Re: Small Press Publishers

Post by ElisabethMoore » December 8th, 2009, 7:43 pm

You can add Orson Scott Card's Intergalatic Medicine Show to the sc-fi e-zine list. http://www.intergalacticmedicineshow.co ... ubmissions

Worth noting from the submission page:
If your story appears in IGMS it will count toward the publication requirement for membership in the Science Fiction Writers of America.
You might also want to include the Writers of the Future competition under sci-fi somewhere as it is free to enter, reasonably prestigious to win, and does involve cash and publication for winners.
http://www.writersofthefuture.com/

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Post by marilyn peake » December 8th, 2009, 8:39 pm

lovelylj,

That's very thoughtful of you to put together a list of publishers for writers. I'd just like to add my two cents and highly recommend that writers check author sites like Preditors & Editors http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors before actually submitting to any publisher. Small press publishers sometimes go from being wonderful toward authors to ripping off authors and treating them badly when the publishing house doesn't make enough money or the publisher's under too much pressure or for lots of other mysterious reasons. Your list includes some wonderful publishers, but I recognize at least one publisher listed as NOT RECOMMENDED by Preditors & Editors.

Recently, many small presses have become nearly as difficult to get published by as it is to get a literary agent. They receive many wonderful submissions. Some small publishing houses have only one person reading submissions, and have started closing to submissions as soon as he or she has enough books queued up for publication for the next few months or half a year or whatever. Sometimes, the same person who reads through the slush pile is the same person who then formats the books, creates the book covers and sets the books up for publication and distribution. My understanding is that it's an exhausting job. One of the small presses you listed was started by an author who's also published by another small press on the list. We chatted online before she started her publishing house. Afterward, she told me that, if she had known beforehand how exhausting it would be, she might never have opened her own publishing house.
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Novels: THE FISHERMAN’S SON TRILOGY and GODS IN THE MACHINE. Numerous short stories. Contributor to BOOK: THE SEQUEL. Editor of several additional books. Awards include Silver Award, 2007 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards.

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Re: Small Press Publishers

Post by Mira » December 8th, 2009, 11:45 pm

Wow - this is wonderful information. Thanks!

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Re: Small Press Publishers

Post by lovelylj » December 9th, 2009, 7:50 pm

It started out as a scifi list for myself because I really didn't realize that all of these publications and companies were out there, and then I realized hey! Other people may not realize this either, lol!

So that's why it's here, I'll try to stop by to see what everyone else is posting and add it to the main list, but we'll see how that works out. I may be spending most of my time submitting to these folks. I've got two short stories and one of them I'm going to read "one more again" before I send them out.
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Re: Small Press Publishers

Post by Scott » December 16th, 2009, 8:18 am

Excellent info, everyone. Thanks.

A little miffed that long-form horror is extinct. Shows a lack of ideas, in my view.

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Re: Small Press Publishers

Post by jmcooper » January 25th, 2010, 2:11 pm

Nice post. Does anyone know of a resource for YA/Fantasy small press?

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Re: Small Press Publishers

Post by lovelylj » January 27th, 2010, 8:52 am

I don't know, I could look. That might not be a bad idea for me to check out anyway, I'm finding out that YA just doesn't mean Goosebumps or Lois Duncan anymore.
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