List of Women-Run Presses

January 19, 2016 | by Kate Angus | 107 | Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,

This list exists because I went looking for this resource and couldn’t find it. Earlier this fall, I began planning a reading series where each month I would reach out to book presses, literary journals, and organizations whose work I admired and ask them to suggest a writer to read representing them. As an editor myself, I liked the idea of highlighting editorial curation by asking colleagues: Hey, what writer are you especially excited about right now? Who do you want to bring to a different audience? Whose book is coming out or whose work is being overlooked or what writer in your roster do you wish would do more readings? And since I planned on having a mix of older more established presses and journals with newer fresh-faced ones each time, I hoped it would be a way to foster new connections in the literary community too.

I hadn’t initially intended for my series to focus on women-run presses, but then while out for drinks with my friend Jen, a fellow poet, we found ourselves making a list of women-run and/or women-founded presses in New York, mostly with the idea of someday throwing a huge party. We were surprised at how few names we came up with—we knew there must be presses we’d forgotten to list or didn’t know about yet. The next day I reached out to a few organizations to see if someone else already had a list like this, but no one did. It bothered me that this list—which seemed like such a fundamentally useful resource—didn’t exist yet so I decided to compile it myself. I didn’t want to exclude presses with some men on board, but I wanted to focus on places with a strong female editorial presence, either currently or historically.

Editorial curation is important: books don’t just magically manifest as galleys submitted to reviewers or on bookstore shelves. We need to think about whose voices are heard and who chooses those voices to present to a larger audience. I suspect editors often choose work because it speaks to them in a way that feels personal; that it echoes something within them so they somehow feel like they’re sharing an experience with the author. This doesn’t mean that editors aren’t moved by or drawn to work by the opposite gender or by writers otherwise different from them—editors are drawn to aesthetic choices, intellectual rigor, and emotional resonance and those are not categories defined by gender or life experience. In my own career, many of the editors who have been the most consistently encouraging and supportive of my work have been men, and as an editor I think I’ve selected an equal number of male authors as female from our slush pile for publication. But I also believe we are primed by our culture to unconsciously look at some types of stories and certain voices as more important than others and those unconscious beliefs are often reflected in the work that editors choose to publish—it becomes a kind of muscle memory that can unconsciously affect the choices editors make.

When we keep prioritizing the same voices and narratives over and over again, we get trapped inside a self-replicating machine of This Is What Important Literature Looks Like. This can affect how editors and other gatekeepers respond to narratives involving gender just as much as race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, trans and non-binary stories, and work that explores the life experiences of people with disabilities, and those of different ages and class brackets. Editors need to step outside of that machine and that may be easier to do if their own experiences are different than the Important Literature narratives we’ve been taught—the Hemingway story, the Jonathan Franzen story. I’m not saying Hemingway and Franzen aren’t important writers; but they aren’t the only ones. While many editors of all types absolutely do look for diverse voices, those with life experiences and identities different than the hegemonic narrative may often be better able to recognize these writers’ merits—either because they may be making a more consistent, conscious choice to support diverse voices or because they don’t have to make an imaginative leap to be inside these other stories in quite the same way as those whose look in the mirror each morning and see Holden Caulfield, Nick Carraway or Hal Incandenza staring back at them. In that sense, I hope that this list will be a useful resource for women writers looking for places to submit their work just as much as for people who want to support presses and journals run by women.

I made this list by posting a query in a Facebook group for women writers that I belong to and also asking friends for more names. Within a week, I had a long list of presses and journals but very little in the way of contact information. It took about a month of follow up research during my spare hours to pull this together. One thing I learned from this project is that far too many literary journals and presses do not have contact information listed on their websites or, if they do, it’s often a scavenger hunt to find it. Many also do not seem to check their Other folder in Facebook messages.

I also learned that people often wanted to be helpful but had little concrete information about the history or current editorial boards of the presses and journals they mentioned, frequently suggesting publications they liked but that had no female editors on board or where there might be one or two female editor in a sea of male ones. I don’t want to discount the excellent writing that those publications bring to the world or the importance of those lone women editors, but this list is intended to contain only presses, journals, and organizations that were all either founded or co-founded by women and/or that have primarily women editors curating their catalog. In some cases, I did list presses where the current editorial board may skew male or the press wasn’t originally founded by women, but there is a previous history of female editorship and current focus on nurturing women’s voices (for example, Persea Books) or the press is a collective with an equal or greater amount of women involved (Ugly Duckling Presse). I also listed organizations like the Academy of American Poets, the Poetry Society of America, and the Poetry Project which all have publishing branches, to some degree or another, and are either currently run by or were founded by women. While making this list, I found out about fantastic journals and presses I hadn’t heard of before and I’m really excited about all the amazing women in our community doing such valuable work. I also know there are more journals and presses out there that fit the criteria but I haven’t heard about yet as well as those whose contact information I simply could not, for all my efforts, locate—I hope people will keep reaching out to me with new names and contact information so that I can continue updating this list.

My interest in compiling this list has been both community-oriented and selfish. I wanted to create a solid resource for other women writers and editors, those looking for homes for their work or for other colleagues to reach out to. I still want to throw that giant party for women editors that was the catalyst for Jen and I beginning this list at a bar months ago. But I also wanted a practical resource for my reading series, which has now found a home at Pen and Brush, a 120-year-old nonprofit supporting women in the visual and literary arts. They have a gorgeous space in New York City’s Flatiron district—light, airy, and full of good people and inspiring art—and I will be hosting “Pen and Brush Presents…” there on the first Wednesday of every month, kicking off in March 2016. If you are an editor at one of the places on my list, you are quite likely to get an email from me sometime soon asking if you’d like your press/journal to be featured. If you are a writer suggested to me by your editors, I look forward to introducing you to our audience. I hope everyone will join me and attend a reading there. Please stop by and say hi.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their suggested additions. Please submit further women-founded and/or female-run presses to our VIDA Resources by clicking here or by emailing resources@vidaweb.org. Please make sure to include all relevant information including a link to the website. All presses listed here will be be moved to VIDA Resources. We are closing the comments so that all additions can go directly to VIDA Resources.

Organized alphabetically by state, including international and internet categories.

Updated: January 31, 2016

 

List of Women-Founded &/or Primarily Female-Run Book Presses, Organizations, & Literary Magazines

 

Alabama

 

Negative Capability Press—Alabama
Sue Walker
suebrannanwalker@me.com
books and magazine

 

PMS Journal—Alabama
poemmemoirstory@gmail.com
magazine

 

Alaska

 

Arizona

 

Kore—Tucson, AZ
Lisa Bowden
lisa@KorePress.org
books

 

Arkansas

 

California

 

Agape Editions—Los Angeles, CA
Fox Frazier-Foley, Founding Editor-in-Chief
fox@agapeeditions.com
books, and an e-chapbook series

 

Alternating Current—Palo Alto, CA
Leah Angstman, Editor-in-Chief & Director of Publicity
alt.current@gmail.com

 

Arctos Press
CB Follett
runes@aol.com
poetry books

 

Aunt Lute Books—San Francisco, CA
Joan Pinkvoss, co-founder and publisher
books@auntlute.com

 

Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company
Claudia Wilde, publisher
C.A. Casey, head of operations and chief editor
casey@bedazzledink.com
books

 

Berkeley Poetry Review
Samantha McNichols
BPReditors@gmail.com
magazine

 

Cider Press Review
Caron Andregg, publisher and editor-in-chief
journal

 

Drop Leaf Press
Amy Bell, Jennifer Cheng, Sarah Heady, Lauren Peck, Jill Tomasetti
dropleafpress@gmail.com
books, magazine

 

Gold Line Press—University of Southern California
Leah Bailly, Editor-in-Chief
editors@goldlinepress.com

 

Grasslimb
Valerie Polichar, publisher and editor-in-chief
journal

 

Haight Ashbury Journal
co-founded by man and woman, recruited other women to edit
current managing editor is Alice E. Rogoff
haljeditor@gmail.com
magazine

 

Jaded Ibis Press
Lily Hoang, Elizabeth Earley, Natashia Deón, and Zoë Ruiz
zoe@jadedibispress.com
books

 

Kaya Press
Sunyoung Lee, Publisher
kaya@kaya.com
publish books of the Asian diaspora
books

 

Kelsey Street Press
info@kelseyst.com

 

Kelsay Books
Karen Kelsay
kelsay.karen@gmail.com
books

 

Les Figues
info@lesfigues.com
books

 

Meritage Press—San Francisco, CA
Eileen R. Tabios, founder and editor
info@meritagepress.com

 

Omnidawn Publishing
Rusty Morrison submissions@omnidawn.com
books

 

Poetry Flash
Joyce Jenkins
editor@poetryflash.org

 

Red Bridge Press—San Francisco, CA
Rivet Journal
Liana Holmberg, Editor-in-Chief

 

Ricochet Editions—University of Southern California
imprint of Gold Line Press
founded by Diana Arterian and Fox Frazier-Foley
editors@ricocheteditions.com

 

Seal Press—Berkeley, CA
Krista Lyons, Publisher
seal.press@perseusbooks.com
books

 

Third Woman Press
Sara A. Ramirez
sara@thirdwomanpress.com
books

 

Under the Gum Tree
Janna Marlies Maron
info@underthegumtree.com
micro-magazine

 

West Trestle Review
Patricia Caspers
poetry

 

Whale Road Review
Katie Manning
whaleroadreview@gmail.com
magazine

 

Colorado

 

Colorado Review
Stephanie G’Schwind
creview@colostate.edu
literary journal

 

The Center for Literary Publishing
Stephanie G’Schwind
english@colostate.edu

 

Elixir Press—Denver, CO
Dana Curtis, publisher and Editor-in-Chief
obscurest@centurylink.net
books

 

Hedgehog & Fox—Boulder, CO
Sarah Warner
submissions@warnerliterarygroup.com
books

 

Connecticut

 

Chicory Blue Press—Goshen, CT
Sondra Zeidenstein, publisher
sondraz@optonline.net
poetry

 

Homebound Publications—Stonington, CT
run and founded by Leslie M. Browning
info@homeboundpublications.com
books

 

Paper Nautilus—Enfield, CT
Lisa Mangini, founder and editor-in-chief
journal

 

Delaware

 

Florida

 

European Geeks Publishing—Florida
founded by Elisha Neubauer
specialize in science fiction and fantasy
info@europeangeeks.com

 

Petite Hound Press—Miami, FL, and Las Vegas, NV
Letisia Cruz, Heather Lang
editors@petitehoundpress.com
poetry, art

 

Twisted Road Publications—Tallahassee, FL
Joan Leggitt
info@twistedroadpublications.com
books

 

Georgia

 

421 Atlanta
Amy McDaniel
chapbooks and short collections of prose

 

Birds of Lace—Athens, GA
birdsoflace@gmail.com
Gina Abelkop

 

Minerva Rising Literary Journal—Georgia
Kim Brown, editor-in-chief
editors@minervarising.com
journal

 

Real Pants
Amy McDaniel
amy@realpants.com
books

 

Snake Nation Press—Valdosta, GA
Roberta George
haasrob@yahoo.com
books

 

Hawaii

 

Tinfish Press
Susan M. Schultz
press.tinfish@gmail.com
books

 

Idaho

 

Ahsahta Press—Idaho
Janet Holmes, Director and Editor
ahsahta@boisestate.edu

 

Lost Horse Press—Sandpoint, ID
founded by Christine Holbert
208-255-4410
losthorsepress@mindspring.com

 

Illinois

 

Allium Press—Chicago, IL
Emily Clark Victorson
info@alliumpress.com
books

 

dancing girl press—Chicago, IL
dancinggirlpress@yahoo.com

 

Glass Lyre Press—Glenview, IL
Ami Kaye, publisher and editor
glasslyrebooks@gmail.com
office@glasslyrepress.com
books

 

LitFest Press
founded by Jane L. Carmen

 

Maudlin House—Chicago, IL
Mallory Smart, editor-in-chief

 

Misty Publications—Chicago, IL
Susan Yount
also publish Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal

 

OV Books
Gina Frangello

 

Pica Pica Press
Elizabeth Novickas
info@picapica.press
books in translation from Lithuanian, Yiddish, German, Polish, Russian, Belarussian and Ukrainian

 

Sourcebooks—Naperville, IL
Dominique Raccah, CEO
(630) 961-3900
books

 

Switchback Books—Chicago, IL
Hanna Andrews and Whitney Holmes, editors
editors@switchbackbooks.com
books

 

Tree Light Books
print arm of Ghost Ocean Magazine
Heather Cox
heather@ghostoceanmagazine.com
handmade chapbooks of poetry and prose

 

Indiana

 

Blotterature Literary Magazine
Julie Demoff-Larson, Managing Editor
Blotterature@gmail.com
magazine

 

Iowa

 

Rescue Press—Iowa City, IA
Caryl Pagel, editor-in-chief
rescueopenprose@gmail.com

 

Kansas

 

Kentucky

 

Finishing Line Press—Georgetown, KY
502-603-0670
Leah Maines
leahmaines@aol.com

 

Sarabande Books—Kentucky
founded by Sarah Gorham and Jeffrey Skinner
looks like entire staff right now is all women, including founding editor
Kristen Radtke
kristen@sarabandebooks.org
books

 

Louisiana

 

Pelican Publishing Company—Gretna, LA
Antoinette de Alteriis, Promotion Director
office@pelicanpub.com
antoinette@pelicanpub.com
books

 

Maine

 

Alice James Books
—originally founded by 5 women and 2 men, wanted to give women access to publishing
Carey Salerno, Executive Editor (was also a P&B Guest Literary Arts Curator this past year)
alicejamesEA@alicejamesbooks.org

 

Maryland

 

Sinister Wisdom
Julie R. Enszer, editor
sinisterwisdom@gmail.com
journal and books

 

Massachusetts

 

Beacon Press—Boston, MA
Helene Atwan, Director
617-742-2110
books

 

Big Table Publishing—Boston, MA

 

Boston Literary Magazine
Robin Stratton, Acquisitions Editor/Editor-in-Chief
bigtableco@aol.com

 

Black Ocean—Boston, MA
Carrie O. Adams, A. Minetta Gould, and Thera Webb
thera@blackocean.org
books

 

Cervena Barva Press—Somerville, MA
Gloria Mindock, Editor
editor@cervenabarvapress.com
books

 

Kattywompus Press—Somerville, MA
(founded in Cleveland, OH)
founder and editor Sammy Greenspan
contact@kattywompuspress.com

 

Natural History Press—Boston, MA
Natalie Lyalin
books

 

Paris Press—Ashfield, MA
info@parispress.org
413-628-0051
Jan Freeman

 

Perugia—Florence, MA
Susan Kan
413-348-6635
books

 

Ploughshares—Emerson College, Boston, MA
Ladette Randolph
pshares@pshares.org
literary journal

 

Rose Metal Press
Abigail Beckel & Kathleen Rooney
rosemetalpress@gmail.com

 

SixOneSeven—Boston, MA
Michelle Toth
info@sixonesevenbooks.com

 

Small Beer Press—Easthampton, MA
Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant
info@smallbeerpress.com

 

Spry Literary Journal
Linsey Jayne and Erin Ollila, founding editors
editors@sprylit.com
journal

 

Storychord—Northampton, MA
founded and edited by Sarah Lynn Knowles
collaborative, multi-media storytelling

 

The Tishman Review—Boston, MA, and Detroit, MI
Maura Snell, Jennifer Porter
thetishmanreview@gmail.com
literary journal

 

Warwick Press—Easthampton, MA
Carol Blinn
letterpress printing and publishing house

 

Women’s Review of Books—Wellesley College, MA
Amy Hoffman, ahoffman@wellesley.edu
—this is academic

 

Michigan

 

Alice Greene & Company—Ann Arbor, MI
Jill Peek
poetry chapbooks

 

Bywater Books—Ann Arbor, MI
Salem West, publisher
books

 

Horse Less Press—Grand Rapids, MI
Jen Tynes
jen.tynes@gmail.com
books and chapbooks

 

Willow Books—Detroit, MI
imprint of Aquarius Press
Heather Buchanan, publisher
books

 

Minnesota

 

Clover Valley Press—Duluth, MN
Charlene J. Brown, editor and publisher
charlene@clovervalleypress.com
books

 

Graywolf Press—Minneapolis, MN
Fiona McCrae, director and publisher
books

 

Lookout Books—Mankato, MN
Emily Louise Smith (publisher), Anna Lena Phillips (editor)
lookout@uncw.edu
books

 

Yellow Medicine Review
Judy Wilson
editor@yellowmedicinereview.com

 

Mississippi

 

Missouri

 

Architrave Press—St. Louis, MO
Jennifer Tappenden
info@architravepress.com
poetry books

 

Dorothy, a publishing project—St. Louis, MO
founded and run by Danielle Dutton
editors@dorothyproject.com

 

Montana

 

Nebraska

 

Burntdistrict Poetry Journal—Nebraska
editors@burntdistrict.org
jenllambert@me.com (Jen Lambert) & lkaybd@gmail.com (Liz Kay)
402-515-6076
magazine

 

Les Femmes Folles Books
Sally Deskins
sallydeskins@yahoo.com
anthologies of poetry, visual art, and interview excerpts

 

Spark Wheel Press—Nebraska
Jen Lambert and Liz Kay
info@sparkwheelpress.com
personal: jenllambert@me.com (Jen Lambert) & lkaybd@gmail.com (Liz Kay)
books

 

Nevada

 

Helen: A Literary Magazine
Joceyln Paige Kelly, Kari O’Connor
info@helenpresents.com
bi-annual literary magazine

 

New Hampshire

 

Bauhan Publishing—Peterborough, NH
Sarah Bauhan, publisher
books

 

Folded Word Press—Meredith, NH
JS Graustein, editor-in-chief
chapbooks

 

New Jersey

 

Barefoot Muse Press—Hainesport, NJ
Anna M. Evans
annaevans@barefootmuse.com

 

Buddhapuss Ink
MaryChris Bradley, publisher
books

 

CavanKerry Press
Joan Cusack Handler, publisher and senior editor
joan@cavankerrypress.org
books

 

Luna Station Quarterly
Jennifer Lyn Parsons, editor-in-chief
magazine

 

Poets Wear Prada—Hoboken, NJ
Roxanne Hoffman
roxy533@yahoo.com

 

Radar Poetry
Rachel Marie Patterson and Dara-Lyn Shrager
The Coniston Prize

 

Ragged Sky Press—Princeton, NJ
Ellen Foos, publisher
raggedskyanthology@gmail.com

 

Terrapin Books—West Caldwell, NJ
Diane Lockward
terrapinbks@gmail.com

 

Warthog Press—West Orange, NJ
founded by Patricia Fillingham

 

New Mexico

 

Noemi Press—New Mexico
publisher is Carmen Gimenez Smith
managing editor is Sarah Gzemski
Diana Arterian is one of the poetry editors
noemipressbooks@gmail.com
books

 

Synergetic Press
Deborah Parrish Snyder, Publisher & CEO
Tel. +505 424 0237

 

New York

 

Academy of American Poets
Jen Benka, Director
jbenka@poets.org
American Poets magazine, organization

 

A Public Space
Brigid Hughes
general@apublicspace.org
magazine

 

African Voices
Carolyn Butts
africanvoicesart@gmail.com
magazine

 

Aqueous Books
Cynthia Reeser
pubs@aqueousbooks.com
books

 

Archipelago Books
Jill Schoolman, founder, and Kendall Storey, associate editor
info@archipelagobooks.org

 

Argos Books
Elizabeth Wessel, Iris Cushing
clark.wessel@argosbooks.org
chapbooks

 

Armchair/Shotgun
Vicki Lame
info@armchairshotgun.com
literary magazine

 

Augury Books
Kate Angus
917-783-4821
augurybooks@gmail.com
books

 

The Atlas Review
Natalie Eilbert
theatlasreview@gmail.com
magazine

 

Barrow Street
Patricia Carlin
info@barrow@gmail.com
books and magazine

 

Belladonna
Rachel Levitsky
belladonnaseries@gmail.com
books

 

Bellevue Literary Press
Erika Goldman
erika.goldman@nyumc.org
at the intersection of the arts and sciences
books

 

Black Lawrence Press
Diane Goettel, executive director
editors@blacklawrencepress.com
books

 

Bloof Books
Shanna Compton
info@bloofbooks.com
books

 

Bone Bouquet
Krystal Languell
bonebouquet@gmail.com
magazine

 

Coldfront
Melinda Wilson, Managing Editor
m.kaye.wilson@gmail.com
reviews, news, poetry world features

 

Coven Press—Buffalo, NY
Jessica Smith
experimental literature

 

DAME
Publisher/Founder—Jennifer Reitman
info@damemagazine.com
(not fiction, poetry, etc.—this is more of an online magazine—narrative-driven reported features, first-person essays, humor, op ed, etc.)

 

Earth’s Daughters—Buffalo, NY
feminist literary and arts periodical

 

ELJ Publications—Washingtonville, NY
Ariana D. Den Bleyker
eljpublications@gmail.com
books and magazines

 

Epiphany Magazine
Odette Heideman
epiphany.magazine@gmail.com
fiction, memoir and poetry

 

The Feminist Press at The City University of New York
founded by Florence Howe
info@feministpress.org

 

Fence—Albany, NY
Rebecca Wolff
518-591-8162
rebeccafence@gmail.com
books and magazine

 

Four Way Books
Martha Rhodes
editors@fourwaybooks.com
press

 

great weather for MEDIA
co-founder and editor Jane Ormerod
books

 

H.O.W
founded by Alison Weaver and Natasha Radojcic
editors@howjournal.com
magazine

 

Into Quarterly—Brooklyn, NY, and Austin, TX
Laura Benys, Virginia Sasser
hello@intoquarterly.com
writing, photography, and design

 

Kernpunkt Press
Jesi Buell
books

 

Litmus Press
Tracy Grinell
etg@litmuspress.org
books and magazine (Aufgrabe)

 

Little Star
Ann Kjellberg & Melissa Green
info@littlestarjournal.com
magazine

 

Lunar Chandelier
Kimberly Lyons
lunarchandelier@gmail.com

 

Luna Luna Magazine
Lisa Marie Basile, Joanna C. Valente, Nadia Gerassimenko, and Alaina Leary
lunalunasubmit@gmail.com

 

Mayapple Press—Woodstock, NY
Judith Kerman
845-684-5519
jbkerman@mayapplepress.com
books

 

Monk Books
Bianca Stone
monkbooks@gmail.com
chapbooks

 

No, Dear
Emily Brandt & Alex Cuff
nodearmagazine@gmail.com
magazine and chapbooks

 

No Tokens
editor in chief: T. Kira Madden
NoTokensJournal@gmail.com
magazine

 

Noctuary Press—Buffalo, NY
Kristina Darling
noctuary.press@gmail.com
chapbooks

 

Nous-zot Press—Syracuse, NY
nouszotpress@gmail.com
Marthe Reed
chapbooks

 

OF NOTE
Grace Aneiza Ali
grace.ali@ofnotemagazine.org
magazine where literary and visual arts respond to each other / arts and activism

 

The Operating System
Lynne DeSilva-Johnson
lynne@theoperatingsystem.org
full length works of prose, plays, fiction, and hybrid genres, and full length poetry books

 

Other Press
Judith Gurewich, publisher
editor@otherpress.com

 

Persea Books
founded by Michael and Karen Braziller
Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize (for women)
212-260-9256
info@perseabooks.com
gfried@perseabooks.com
books

 

Phantom Books
Kelly Forsythe, Founder & Editor
editors.phantom@gmail.com

 

Poetry Crush
J. Hope Stein
poetrycrush@gmail.com

 

Poetry Project
Stacy Szymaszek, Director
Nicole Wallace, Managing Director
Simone White, Program Director
Betsy Fagin, Newsletter Editor
212-674-9010
info@poetryproject.org
Laura Henrikesen
lh@poetryproject.org
they do, after all, have a newsletter

 

Poetry Society of America
Alice Quinn, director
alice@poetrysociety.org

 

Poetry Society of New York
Stephanie Berger
sb@poetrysocietyny.com
(note: Atlas Review is now under their wing)

 

Portable Press at Yo Yo Labs
Yo Yo Labs—Brenda IIjima
brenda@yoyolabs.com

 

Scout
Kathleen Ossip
scout@scoutpoetry.com
poetry book reviews

 

Shade Mountain Press—Albany, NY
Rosalie Morales Kearns
publisher@shademountainpress.com
books

 

Siglio Press
Lisa Pearson
publisher@sigliopress.com
books

 

Slice
editors@slicemagazine.org
magazine

 

Spiegel & Grau
Julie Grau and Cindy Spiegel
books

 

Stonecutter Journal
Katie Raissian, publisher and editor-in-chief
stonecutterjournal@gmail.com
annual art and lit mag

 

Tender Buttons
Lee Ann Brown
TenderButtonsPress@gmail.com
books

 

Ugly Duckling —it’s a collective, lots of women on the board
info@uglyducklingpresse.org
books, chapbooks, 6×6 magazine

 

Women Studies Quarterly / The Feminist Press
info@feministpress.org
They publish academic, but also creative wor

 

Women’s Voices for Change
editorswvfc@gmail.com
this is not a literary journal; it’s more like an online magazine

 

Words Without Borders
founded by Alane Salierno Mason, Dedi Felman, and Samantha Schnee
Karen Phillips, Executive Directior
karen@wordswithoutborders.org

 

Yes, Poetry
founded by Joanna C. Valente
launching Sylph Presschapbooks

 

North Carolina

 

Carolina Wren Press—Durham, NC
Robin Miura, Director
Andrea Selch, Board President
carolinawrenpress@earthlink.net

 

John F. Blair, Publisher—Winston-Salem, NC
Carolyn Sakowski, President
editorial@blairpub.com

 

Lookout Books—University of North Carolina Wilmington
Emily Louise Smith, publisher
lookout@uncw.edu
books

 

North Carolina Literary Review—East Carolina University
Margaret D. Bauer
BauerM@ecu.edu
journal

 

Two of Cups Press—North Carolina
Leigh Anne Hornfeldt
editor@twoofcupspress.com
books

 

North Dakota

 

Ohio

 

Blood Pudding (print), Thirteen Myna Birds (online)—Ohio
Juliet Cook
julietcook@gmail.com

 

The Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Caryl Pagel
poetrycenter@csuohio.edu
collections of poetry and prose

 

NightBallet Press—Cleveland, OH
Dianne Borsenik, founder and editor
nightballetpress@gmail.com
poetry collections

 

Porkbelly Press—Ohio
Nicci Mechler
porkbellypress@gmail.com
chapbooks

 

Oklahoma

 

Mongrel Empire Press—Oklahoma
Jeanetta Calhoun Mish
specialize in regional literature and culture (OK, TX, AR, MO)

 

Oregon

 

Ashland Creek Press—Ashland, OR
Midge Raymond and John Yunker, co-founders and editors
books

 

CALYX Press—Portland, OR
editor@calyxpress.org

 

PDXX Collective
pdxxcollective@gmail.com
magazine

 

Forest Avenue Press—Portland, OR
Laura Stanfill
forestavenuepress@gmail.com
books

 

Glimmer Train—Portland, OR
Linda Swanson-Davies & Susan Burmeister-Brown
editors@glimmertrain.org
literary journal

 

Hawthorne Books—Portland, OR
Rhonda Hughes, editor and publisher
rhughes@hawthornebooks.com
books

 

Tavern Books—Portland, OR
Natalie Garyet and Carl Adamsky
The Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series

 

VoiceCatcher—Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA
Tiah Lindner, managing editor
editors@voicecatcher.org
anthologies, bi-annual journal

 

YesYes Books—Salem, OR
KMA Sullivan
KMASullivan@yesyesbooks.com
books

 

Pennsylvania

 

APIARY Magazine—Philadelphia, PA
Lillian Dunn, Executive Editor
info@apiarymagazine.com
magazine

 

Aster(ix)—Pittsburgh, PA
Angie Cruz, editor-in-chief/co-publisher
Adriana E. Ramirez, creative director/co-publisher
journal of art, criticism, and literature

 

bedfellows—Philadelphia, PA
Jaclyn Sadicario and Alina Pleskova, executive editors
magazine

 

Cleaver Magazine—Philadelphia, PA
Karen Rile
editor@cleavermagazine.com
magazine

 

Gigantic Sequins—Philadelphia, PA
Kimberly Ann Southwick, Christine Friedlander
giganticsequins@gmail.com
journal

 

ixnay press—Philadelphia, PA
Jenn McCreary
journal and chapbooks

 

Linden Avenue Literary Journal—Philadelphia, PA
Athena Dixon, founder and editor-in-chief
lindenavenuejournal@gmail.com
journal

 

Vector Press—Centralia, PA
Shannon Hozinec
vectorpress@gmail.com

 

Rhode Island

 

South Carolina

 

Arbordale Publishing—South Carolina
Katie Hall, editor
katie@arbordalepublishing.com
children’s books/literature

 

Hub City Press—South Carolina
founded by Betsy Teter, current all-women staff
info@hubcity.org
books

 

South Dakota

 

Tennessee

 

New Millennium Writings—Knoxville, Tennessee
Alexis Williams, editor and publisher
journal

 

Red Paint Hill—Tennessee
Stephanie Bryant Anderson
editor@redpainthill.com
books

 

Sundress Publications—Knoxville, Tennessee
Erin Elizabeth Smith, Managing Editor
erin@sundresspublications.com

 

Upper Rubber Boot Books—Nashville, TN
Joanne Merriam
joanne@upperrubberboot.com

 

Texas

 

A Strange Object—Austin, TX
Jill Meyers, Callie Collins
hello@astrangeobject.com
press

 

American Short Fiction—Austin, TX
Rebecca Markovits, Adeena Reitberger
editors@americanshortfiction.org
magazine

 

Awst Press—Austin, TX
Wendy Walker
awst@awst-press.org

 

Henery Press—Dallas, TX
Kendel Lynn
mysteries with a splash of chick lit

 

Mouthfeel Press—El Paso, TX
Maria Miranda Maloney, publisher
full length and chapbook poetry collections

 

NANO Fiction—Austin, TX
Kirby Johnson
managingeditor@nanofiction.org
bi-annual publication

 

Pandamoon Publishing—Austin, TX
Zara Kramer, publisher
zara.kramer@pandamoonpublishing.com
books

 

Queen’s Ferry Press—Plano, TX
Erin McKnight, publisher
publisher@queensferrypress.com

 

Smoking Glue Gun—Austin, TX
Blake Lee Pate, Taylor Jacob Pate
smokinggluegun@gmail.com
chapbook press and online magazine

 

Spider Road Press—Houston, TX
Patricia Flaherty Pagan
editor@spiderroadpress.com
books

 

Zumaya Publications—Austin, TX
Liz K. Buton
books

 

Utah

 

Vermont

 

Virginia

 

Full Grown People—Charlottesville, VA
Jennifer Niesslein
submissions@fullgrownpeople.com

 

So To Speak—Virginia
George Mason University, founded 1993 by a collective of women MFA candidates
sotospeak@sotospeakjournal.org
magazine

 

Washington

 

Aqueduct Press—Seattle, WA
L. Timmel Duchamp, founder and editor
info@aqueductpress.com
specializes in feminist science fiction

 

Crab Creek Review
Linda Clifton, founder
Jennifer Browne Lawrence, co-editor
jlawrence2@wsu.edu
or crabcreekeditors@gmail.com

 

Expedition Press—Kingston, WA
Myrna Keliher
literary commissions and chapbooks

 

Headmistress Press
Mary Meriam and Risa Denenberg
headmistresspress@gmail.com

 

MoonPath Press
an imprint of Concrete Wolf
Lana Hechtman Ayers
MoonPathPress@yahoo.com

 

Two Sylvias Press
Kelli Russell Agodon & Annette Spaulding-Convy
TwoSylviasPress@gmail.com

 

Washington, D.C.

 

Beltway Poetry Quarterly
Kim Roberts, founder and editor
info@beltwaypoetry.com

 

Split This Rock
Sarah Browning, co-founder, Executive Director
Melissa Tuckey, co-founder, former board member
info@splitthisrock.org
networking organization/teaching/resources

 

The Word Works
Karren Alenier and Nancy White
editor@wordworksdc.com
publishes contemporary poetry in collector’s editions/public programming

 

West Virginia

 

Wisconsin

 

Brain Mill Press—Wisconsin
co-founders Mary Ann Rivers & Ruthie Knox
books

 

Cowfeather Press—Middleton, WI
Wendy Vardaman & Sarah Busse
books

 

Wild Clover Press—LaCrosse, WI
Chandra S. Sherin
wildclover@wildclover.org
books

 

Wyoming

 

International

Ambit Magazine—London, UK
Briony Bax
info@ambitmagazine.co.uk
poetry, prose and art

 

Book Ex Machina—Nicosia, Cyprus
Ioanna Mayrou
bookexmachina@gmail.com
books, literary magazine

 

Fox Spirit Books—Leicester, UK
Adele Wearing

 

Inanna Publications—Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Luciana Ricciutelli, Editor-in-Chief
luciana@inanna.ca
books

 

Knox Robinson Publishing—London, UK & Atlanta, GA
Dr. Dana Celeste Robinson, publisher
Atlanta: (404) 478 – 8696
London: (+44) 020 8816 8630
books

 

Linen Press Books—Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Lynn Michell
lynn@linen-press.com
books

 

MIEL Books—Belgium
Dickinson House
Éireann Lorsung
micropress/literary B&B

 

Modjaji BooksCape Town, South Africa
Colleen Higgs, Director

 

Mother Tongue Publishing—British Columbia, Canada
Mona Fertig
info@mothertonguepublishing.com
books

 

Peirene Press—London, UK
Meike Ziervogel, Publisher

 

Platypus Press—England, UK
Wildness Journal
Michelle Tudor
enquiries@platypuspress.co.uk
press/books and online magazine/journal

 

Phoenicia Publishing—Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Elizabeth Adams, publisher
phoeniciapublishing@gmail.com
books

 

The Poetry Mail—Hyderabad, India
Linda Ashok
submission@thepoetrymail.com
online publisher of poetry, literary essays, interviews

 

Room Magazine—Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Meghan Bell
submissions@roommagazine.com
print journal

 

Tilted Axis Press—London, UK
Deborah Smith

 

Tirgearr Publishing—Mornington, County Meath, Ireland
Kemberlee Shortland
specializes in commercial adult genre fiction
books

 

Tyche Books—Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Margaret Curelas
admin@tycheebooks.com
science fiction, fantasy, and related non-fiction

 

Stonehouse Publishing—Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Julie Yerex, Netta Johnson
info@stonehousepublishing.ca
books

 

Subterranean Blue Poetry—Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Rebecca Anne Banks
subterraneanbluepoetry@gmail.com
online poetry

 

Synaesthesia Magazine—London and Northampton, UK
Carlotta Eden, Annabelle Carvell
synaesthesiamagazine@gmail.com
literary and arts magazine

 

Tramp Press—Dublin, Ireland
Sarah Davis-Goff, Lisa Coen
info@tramppress.com
books

 

Versal—Amsterdam, Netherlands
Megan M. Garr
versal@versaljournal.org
literary and arts journal

 

Zubaan Books—New Delhi, India
Urvashi Butalia, Founder and CEO
contact@zubaanbooks.com
books

 

The Internet

 

1913 press
Sandra Doller
1913press@gmail.com

 

As/Us Literary Journal
Tanaya Winder, Shauna Osborne, Tanya Lukin-Linklater, Casandra Lopez
as.us.journal@gmail.com

 

Belladonna Publishing
Liv Lingborn, Camilla Bruce
contact@belladonnapublishing.com
books

 

Black Radish
7 of their 9 editors are women
blackradishbooks@gmail.com
books

 

Broad
Heather Lefebvre
broadzine@gmail.com
magazine

 

DMQ (disquieting muses quarterly)
Sally Ashton, editor-in-chief
editors@dmqreview.com

 

Diverse Voices Quarterly
Krisma
submissions@diversevoicesquarterly.com
poetry, short stories, personal essays, artwork, photography

 

Entropy
Janice Lee, Executive Editor
online magazine

 

Hermenuetic Chaos Literary Journal and Press
Shinjini Bhattacharjee, founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief

 

Hyacinth Girl Press
Margaret Bashaar
hyacinthgirlpress@gmail.com

 

KYSO Flash Press
Clare MacQueen, founding editor
KYSOWebmaster@gmail.com
flash fiction

 

Ladybox Books
Constance Ann Fitzgerald
ladyboxbooks@gmail.com
books

 

Lavender Review
Mary Meriam
lavender.review@gmail.com

 

Locked Horn Press
editorial board is: 2 men, 4 women
lockedhornpress@gmail.com

 

Lumen
hello@lumenmag.net
Rosemary Donahue

 

Luna Press
co-founded by a man (Dalt Wonk) and a woman (Josephine Sacabo)
sales@lunapress.com

 

Meerkat Press
Tricia Reeks

 

Menacing Hedge
Kelly Boyker, founding editor/poetry editor

 

MockingHeart Review
Clare L. Martin
mockingheartreview@gmail.com
poetry magazine

 

Quaint Magazine
quaintlitmag@gmail.com

 

Red Dashboard LLC Publishing
Elizabeth Stelling
elizabeth@reddashboard.com

 

She Writes Press
Brooke Warner, Publisher
submissions@shewritespress.com
books

 

Shirley Magazine
Colleen Burner and Lauren Perez
shirleylitmag@gmail.com

 

Spinning Jenny
C.E. Harrison, Editor
editor@spinning-jenny.com
magazine

 

Spoke Too Soon
Kelin Loe and Leora Fridman
spoketoosoonjournal@gmail.com
journal

 

The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective
Minal Hajratwala, Shikha Malaviya, and Ellen Kombiyil
indianpoetrycollective@gmail.com
poetry

 

Thrush Journal
Helen Vitoria
thrushpress@gmail.com

 

Tinderbox
3 women: Brett Elizabeth Jenkins, Molly Sutton Kiefer, Jenn Givhan
tinderboxpoetryjournal@gmail.com
magazine

 

Words Dance
Amanda Oaks
wordsdancepublishing@gmail.com
literary blog + biweekly online poetry journal

 

YEW Journal
yewjournal@gmail.com
magazine

 

Could Not Locate Contact Information / Did Not Respond to Facebook Page Message Requesting Direct Contact Information

Biyuti Publishing

Black Ballooncan’t find any masthead on their website or Catapult (BB is a Catapult imprint)’s website.

Quail Bell Press—Falls Church, VA

Tebot Bach— California
Spillway poetry journal is part of this place

Zoetic Press—Santa Cruz, CA

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Kate Angus author pic

Kate Angus is a founding editor of Augury Books. Her work has appeared in Best New Poets 2010, Best New Poets 2014, Subtropics, Gulf Coast, The Awl, The Rumpus, and Verse Daily. She has received the “Orlando” prize from the A Room of Her Own Foundation for her nonfiction, as well as awards from Southeastern Review and American Literary Review. Her poetry collection, So Late to the Party, is forthcoming in Spring 2016 from Negative Capability Press.

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