Northern California Journals and Presses

Recommended Northern California Journals and Presses

400 and Falling Press
Established: 2017
https://www.400andfallingpress.com

Mission:
To publish the 400 and Falling Review, a bi-annual journal of literature and the arts with the intention of providing a home for the work of emerging writers and artists across the world. Submissions are accepted  in the following genres: poetry, fiction, visual art, creative nonfiction, literary criticism and art criticism.

Type of Publisher: Literary Press
Address: 727 Placer Court
Santa Rosa, CA, 95401
Contact Email: 400andfallingpress@gmail.com

580 Split
Established: 1998
http://www.mills.edu/580Split

Type of Publisher:

Literary Magazine

Address:

Mills College
PO Box 9982
Oakland, CA 94613-0982

Berkeley Fiction Review
Established: 1981
http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~bfr

Type of Publisher:

Literary Magazine

Address:

ASUC Publications Library, Univ. of CA
10 Eshleman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720

Burning Bush Publications
Established: 1996
http://www.bbbooks.com

Mission:
We publish books for self-discovery and social change, highlighting authors whose works have been overlooked by publishing conglomerates. We publish an online literary journal In Our Own Words annually, <www.bbbooks.com>, highlighting the writing of students and emerging writers. BBP offers resources for writers, such as calls for writing and classes, plus an annual conference.

Type of Publisher:

Literary Press

Address:

PO Box 4658
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Phone:

(510) 332-1877

Contact:

Abby Bogomolny , Executive Director

Contact Email:

editor@bbbooks.com

Categories:

African American,Asian American,Fiction,Gay/lesbian/bisexual,Environment,Youth,Women,Latin American (U.S.),Native American,Nonfiction/Essay,Poetry,Race and Ethnicity,Religion and Spirituality,Seniors/Aging

Carve Magazine
Established: 2000
http://www.carvezine.com

Type of Publisher:

On-Line Publisher/Press

Address:

c/o Mild Horse Press
PO Box 72231
Davis, CA 95617

Chatoyant
Established: 1997
http://www.chatoyant.com

Mission:
Chatoyant publishes beautiful short-run books of art and literature.

History:
We are a new small press hoping to make a contribution to the world of art and literature.

Type of Publisher:

Literary Press

Address:

PO Box 832
Aptos, CA 95001

Contact Email:

contact@chatoyant.com

Five Fingers Review
Established: 1984

Type of Publisher:

Magazine/Press

Address:

PO Box 4
San Leandro, CA 94577-0100

Ginosko
Established: 2003
www.ginoskoliteraryjournal.com

Type of Publisher:

Literary magazine

Address:

PO Box 246, Fairfax, CA 94978

Contact:

Robert Paul Cesaretti, GinoskoEditor@aol.com

Categories:

short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, interviews, social justice concerns

Haight Ashbury Literary Journal
Established: 1980
http://www.haightashbury.org/poetry.html

Mission:
To publish multi-cultural, socially conscious and self-expressive poetry and fiction in a 16-page tabloid format. It includes work on homelessness, prison, and many women writers.

History:
It was started by a diverse group of editors to publish Haight Ashbury neghborhood writers. It expanded to include writers from other locales. In the nineties, we produced an anthology entitled This Far Together ($15.00).

Type of Publisher:

Literary Magazine

Address:

558 Joost Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94127

Contact:

Alice Rogoff, Indigo Hotchkiss, Conyus , Editors

Categories:

Fiction,Poetry,Regional literature

Regions:

West

Price:

$6/2issues; $12/4 issues; $35/ all future and 3 past

Frequency:

2/year

 

Iota Press
Established: 2005
www.iotapress.com

Type of Publisher:

Literary & graphic works on letterpress. Broadsides, chapbooks & experiments.

Address:

925-C Gravenstein Hwy South
Sebastapol, CA 95472

Contact:

Eric Johnson, iota@sonic.net or 823-6152

Kelsey Street Press

Established: 1975
www.kelseyst.com

 

Type of Publisher:

Literary Press

Address:

50 Northgate Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705

 

Konocti Books
Established: 1973

Mission:
To publish poetry by relative unknowns.

History:
presently inactive (considering no new titles)

Type of Publisher:

Literary Press

Address:

23311 County Road #88
Winters, CA 95694

Phone:

530-662-3364

Contact:

Noel Pattie , Publisher

Contact Email:

nrpeattie@earthlink.net

Categories:

Poetry

 

Left Curve Publications
Established: 1974
www.leftcurve.org

 

Type of Publisher:

Literary Magazine

Address:

PO Box 472
Oakland, CA 94604

 

Manic D Press
Established: 1984
www.manicdpress.com/

 

Type of Publisher:

Literary Press

Address:

PO Box 410804
San Francisco, CA 9414

Memoir (and)
Established: 2006
www.memoirjournal.com

Mission:
Memoir (and) is a nonprofit literary journal dedicated to memoir in all forms, from the traditional to the experimental. The editors strive with each issue to include a selection of prose, poetry, narrative photography and graphic memoirs. They particularly invite submissions that push traditional boundaries of form and content in their exploration of the representation of self; they also just love a memoir well-told.

Type of Publisher:

Literary journal and periodical series

Address:

PO Box 1398, Sausalito, CA 94966-1398

Contact:

admin@memoirjournal.com

Categories:

memoir: prose, poetry, graphic

Omnidawn Publishing
Established: 1999
http://omnidawn.com

 

Type of Publisher:

Literary Press

Address:

1632 Elm Ave.
Richmond, CA 94085-1614

 

The Owl Press
Established: 1998
www.theowlpress.com

 

Type of Publisher:

Literary Press

Address:

P.O. Box 126
Woodacre, CA 94973

 

POESY Magazine
www.poesy.org

 

Type of Publisher:

Literary Magazine

Address:

P.O. Box 7823
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

 

The Post-Apollo Press
Established: 1982
www.dnai.com/~tpapress

Mission:
To publish literary works and translations primarily by women authors. A special focus has been to bring Middle Eastern poets, writers, and idea to American readers.

History:
Since 1982, over the course of 2 decades, Post-Apollo has become an influential publisher of experimental poetry.

Type of Publisher:

Literary Press

Address:

35 Marie Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Phone:

415-332-1458

Fax:

415-332-1458

Contact:

Simone Fahal , Publisher

Contact Email:

tpapress@dnai.com

Categories:

Experimental,Poetry,Translations,Women

 

Reed Magazine
Established: 1946
www.sjsu.edu/depts/english/reed.htm

Type of Publisher:

Literary Magazine

Address:

SJSU English Department
San Jose, CA 95192-0090

 

Sinister Wisdom
Established: 1976
www.sinisterwisdom.org

Type of Publisher:

Literary Magazine

Address:

PO Box 3252
Berkeley, CA 94703


Sixteen Rivers Press

Established: 1999
www.sixteenrivers.org

Sixteen Rivers Press is a shared-work, nonprofit poetry collective dedicated to providing an alternative publishing avenue for Northern California poets. Founded in 1999 by seven writers, the press is named for the sixteen rivers that flow into the San Francisco Bay. Since 2001, we have produced thirty-eight outstanding books of poetry, sharing our commitment to excellence with the poetry world.

Annual Call for Submissions for Book-Length Poetry Manuscripts 

We invite authors to submit book-length poetry manuscripts between November 1, 2018 and February 1, 2019. All manuscripts will be read blind, and typically one or two manuscripts selected for publication. It is possible no manuscript will be chosen in any given year. The winner/s will be announced at the Press’s website in early summer, 2018. Selected manuscripts will be scheduled for publication in Spring 2021.

Please note:  Authors must live in Northern California and become members of the collective with a three-year commitment, devoting an average of eight hours per month. Authors have the final decision on the design and contents of their book. All profits from sales go toward publication of the next year’s books. Authors’ books will be published during the second year of their commitment.

Type of Publisher:

Literary Press

Address:

P.O. Box 640663
San Francisco, CA 94164-0663

Transfer Magazine
Established: 1956
www.transfermag.edu

 

Type of Publisher:

Literary Magazine

Address:

CW Dept., SFSU
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

 

Two Lines Press

Genres Published:
Fiction
Subgenres:
Translation
Representative Authors:
Santiago Roncagliolo (translated by Edith Grossman) Marie NDiaye (translated by Jordan Stump) Jonathan Littell (translated by Charlotte Mandell) Xu Zechen (translated by Eric Abrahamsen) Naja Marie Aidt (translated by Denise Newman)
Reading Period:
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time:
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee:
No
Publishes Through Contests Only:
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions:
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions:
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions:
Yes

Woman Poet

Type of Publisher:

Literary Magazine

Address:

Women-in-Literature, Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue, Nr. 6
San Francisco, CA 94102

Wordrunner eChapbooks
Established: 2008
www.echapbook.com

Mission:
To publish chapbook length collections of fiction, poetry and memoir, each featuring the work of one author, as well as an annual anthology featuring multiple authors.

Type of Publisher:

Literary journal, online

Address:

PO Box 613, Petaluma, CA 94953

Contact:

Jo-Anne Rosen, editor@echapbook.com

Categories:

Fiction, poetry, memoir collections

Frequency:

Three to four times annually

WTAW Press 
Established: 2016
www.wtawpress.org

Mission:
To publish full-length books of exceptional prose and chapbooks of exceptional prose as part of its First Look Chapbooks Series

Type of Publisher: Literary
Address: PO Box 2825 Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Contact: Peg Alford Pursell, wtawpress@gmail.com
Categories: Fiction, nonfiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, biography, essays and stories
Frequency: Annually

 

ZYZZYVA
Established: 1985
www.zyzzyva.org

Mission:
To serve West coast writers, artists and readers nationwide with,a triquarterly journal, with a reading series, a writer’s workshop, and with publication of first books of poetry and fiction.

 

Type of Publisher:

Literary Magazine

Address:

PO Box 590069
San Francisco, CA 94159-0069

Phone:

415-752-4393/800-462-1985

Fax:

415-752-4391

Contact:

Laura Cogan , Editor

Contact Email:

editor@zyzzyva.org

Categories:

African American,Art,Asian American,Biography and Memoir,Experimental,Fiction,Gay/lesbian/bisexual,Humor,Native American,Nonfiction/Essay,Poetry,Regional literature,Translations,Travel,Women

Similar Publishers:

The New Yorker: wide range of interest, elegant and intelligent.

Regions:

West Coast

Price:

$11/issue

Frequency:

3/year

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