Small Presses

Allium Press of Chicago • Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (CCLAP) • Convulsive Editions • Curbside Splendor • dancing girl press & studio • Ediciones Vocesueltas • featherproof books • JackLeg Press • Rose Metal Press • Virtual Artists Collective

Allium Press of Chicago
Historical, regional, literary, and commercial fiction in the form of novels. “Fiction with a Chicago connection. Rescuing Chicago from Capone…one book at a time.” Authors published include Libby Fischer Hellmann, David J. Walker, and Frances McNamara. Paperback and e-book. 1-5 titles per year. Website

Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (CCLAP)
Novels, novellas, memoirs, essay collections, and short story collections. Authors published include Ben Tanzer, Eleanor Stanford, Mason Johnson, and Maureen Foley. Hardcover, paperback, and e-book. 11-20 titles per year. Website

Convulsive Editions
Poetry collections in chapbooks, broadsides, french folds, and other printed matter. “Lyrical writing that quakes and rattles.” Authors published include Tanya Larkin, Dina Hardy, and Christopher Hund. Paperback. 1-5 titles per year. Website

Curbside Splendor
Fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and art that “celebrate the delicate point where gritty urban life and art intersect, with work that ranges from highly experimental to ‘in-your-face’ realism.” Authors published include Megan Stielstra, Tim Kinsella, Ben Tanzer, Bill Hillmann, and Samantha Irby. Publishes under three imprints, too: Artifice for “work that is aware of its own creativity,” Dark House Press for sci-fi and spooky stuff, and Concepción Books for elegant or romantic poetry and prose in English and Spanish. Paperback and e-book. Website

dancing girl press & studio
Poetry by women that bridges the gaps between schools and poetic techniques. Handmade paperback by a vintage-inspired arts and craft designer. Authors published include Mary McMyne, Jill Darling, and Alison Stone. Paperback. Website

Ediciones Vocesueltas
Books by local Spanish-language authors, in keeping with the press’ mission to preserve and highlight the cultural identity and contributions of the Spanish-speaking Latino populations in the United States. Print. Website

featherproof books
Fiction in the form of novels and short story collections. Fresh, idiosyncratic voices. Authors published include Tim Kinsella, Zach Plague, Susannah Felts, Jonathan Messinger, Blake Butler, Amelia Gray, Todd Dills, Brian Costello, Samia Saleem, Alyson Beaton, Christian TeBordo, Lindsay Hunter, and Patrick Somerville. Paperback, e-book, and audio. 1-5 titles per year. Website

JackLeg Press
Poetry and prose poetry. “Not just a press. A social movement.” Authors published include Terese Svoboda, Maureen Seaton, Barbara Cully, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, and Caroline Goodwin. Paperback. 1-5 titles per year. Website

Rose Metal Press
Flash fiction collections, prose poetry collections, novels-in-verse, book-length linked narrative poems, and other literary works that move beyond traditional genre forms. Authors published include Mary Hamilton, Dinty W. More, and Tim Jones-Yelvington. Paperback. Website

Virtual Artists Collective
Poetry. Creating community internationally. Authors published include Paul Friedrich, Jonas Zdanys, Elizabeth Raby, Arisa White, and Larry D. Thomas. Paperback. 1-5 titles per year. Website