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Print Book Publishers

Postby deej » 20 Mar 2010, 05:44

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I'm starting a thread for anyone and everyone to chat about book publishers who publish novels with lesbian content -- those who publish strictly lesfic, those who are open to lesfic, and those that publish at least some fiction (usually literary) or poetry with GLBT content. If you run across a new publisher, or hear of a publisher who is looking for a specific subgenre for a new line, or whatever, post it here!

Currently Live Markets:
Antitype Press*
Arktoi Books
Arsenal Pulp Press
Bedazzled Ink
Bella Books
Black Car Publishing
Blind Eye Books
Blue Feather Books
Bold Strokes Books
Bootlace Books*
Boudica Press*
Bywater Books
Calyx Press
Carolina Wren Press
Chelsea Station Editions
Clover Valley Press
Crossed Genres
Dancing Girl Press
Firebrand Books
Galiah Publishing*
Gival Press
Graywolf Press
inGroup Press
Insomniac Press
Intaglio Press
Juno Books
Kite Hill
Kore Press
Lethe Press
Linen Press *
Magnus Books
Manic D Press
New Victoria Press
Northwest Press
Overlook Press
Paradise Press*
Paris Press
P. D. Publishing
Phoenix Rising Press*
Plain View Press*
PublishAmerica*
Raw Nerve Press
Redbone Press
Red Hen Press
Regal Crest
Samhain
Seal Press
Second Story Press
Serpent's Tail
Slash Books
Small Beer Press
Soft Skull Press
Spinifex Press
Spinsters Ink
Storm Moon Press
Sumach Press
Suspect Thoughts Press
The Women's Press
Tiny Satchel Press
Tollington Press
Top Pen Press
Treehouse Press
Tu Books
Women's Press
Women Unlimited
Yard Dog Press
Zumaya Press


Dead Markets (includes Truly Dead, Not Yet In Business, and Website Is Down):
Alice Street
Alpha World Press*
Alyson Books (now e-books only)
Audley Square Press
Baycrest Books
Bearpaw Publishing
Box Lunch Books
Caged Heart Publishing
Cavalier Books
Dodi Press
Four Elements Press
Glynworks Publishing
Harrington Park Books
Justice House Press
Kings Crossing Publishing
Merge Press
Naiad Press
Por Vida Press
Sputnik57
Unbound Books
Vintage Entity Press


The above lists may include vanity, subsidy, scam, well-intentioned-but-clueless, out-of-business, and not-yet-in-business publishers. Many small presses may also have a conflict-of-interest inherent in their structure (e.g. the owner being the main author, with the potential for marketing dollars to be apportioned unfairly). As always, do your research before you submit!

* denotes those believed to be a vanity/subsidy press, which I define as any press that makes the author pay some or all of the costs associated with publishing the book such as editing fees, ISBN, or copyright registration; requires the author to purchase some/all of the initial print run; derives a substantial portion of its revenues from selling books back to their own authors; charges a submission fee; etc.
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby FranW » 27 Mar 2010, 09:41

Bold Strokes Books
http://www.boldstrokesbooks.com

Owner: Len Barot (pen-name Radclyffe)
Main Editor: Jennifer Knight (pen names Jennifer Fulton, Grace Lennox, Rose Beecham)
Major authors: Radclyffe, Jennifer Fulton, Georgia Beers, JD Glass, Susan Smith, L-J Baker
Publishes: Lesbian, gay
Genres: romance and romance subgenres, some contemp fic and non-romance, and short "matinee" romances
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby FranW » 27 Mar 2010, 09:47

Small Beer Press
http://www.lcrw.net/index.htm

Owners: Gavin Grant and Kelly Link
Main Editor: Jedediah Berry
Major authors: Poppy Z Brite, Laurie J Marks, Maureen McHugh, Ellen Kushner
Publishes: GLBT-friendly
Genres: spec fic

A small but very prestigous press.
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby FranW » 27 Mar 2010, 09:51

Calyx Press
http://www.proaxis.com/~calyx/fiction.html

Owners:
Main Editor:
Major authors: Wislawa Szymborska, Willa Schneberg, Barbara J. Scot, Amy Schutzer
Publishes: lesbian, feminist
Genres: poetry, literary

A small but respectable press; currently closed to submissions other than poetry.
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby FranW » 27 Mar 2010, 10:01

Bedazzled Ink
http://bedazzledink.com/

Owners: Claudia Can't-Remember-Last-Name
Main Editor: Carrie Tierney
Major authors: TJ Minddancer, Barbara Davies
Publishes: lesbian
Genres: all genres; specialises in spec fic, YA, and sports-stuff
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby FranW » 27 Mar 2010, 10:09

Serpent's Tail
http://www.serpentstail.com/page?p=about

Owner: Profile Books
Editor:
Major authors: Stella Duffy, Christopher Fowler, Catherine Millet
Publishes: GLBT friendly
Genres: literary

Very prestigous award-winning press. Agented submissions only.
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby FranW » 27 Mar 2010, 10:38

Clover Valley Press
http://www.clovervalleypress.com/index.html

Owner: Charlene Brown
Editor: Charlene Brown
Major authors: Ellie Schoenfeld, Jen Wright
Publishes: L-friendly
Genres: various fiction and poetry

Only publishes female writers from the Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan areas
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby FranW » 27 Mar 2010, 10:47

Suspect Thoughts Press
http://www.suspectthoughts.com/

Owner: Greg Wharton
Editor: Ian Philips
Major authors: Peggy Munson, Sacchi Green
Publishes: GLBTQ
Genres: commercial, experimental, and literary fiction

A small but quite prestigous press with good distribution. Currently closed to submissions.
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby FranW » 27 Mar 2010, 10:50

Samhain
http://www.suspectthoughts.com/

Owner: Christina M. Brashear
Editors: Laurie M. Rauch and Lindsey Faber
Major authors: Emily Veinglory, Ally Blue, Barbara Sheridan
Publishes: GLBT-friendly
Genres: romance and erotica

Puts out all titles in e-book and most in print; one of the most successful e-presses in the industry.
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby FranW » 27 Mar 2010, 10:53

Regal Crest
http://www.regalcrest.biz/

Owner: CL
Editor: CL
Major authors: Lori Lake, Melissa Good, Jennifer Fulton
Publishes: lesbian
Genres: mainly romance and romance subgenres
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