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.com

Type of Publisher:

Literary Press

Address:

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

Tiny Lights
Established: 1995
www.tiny-lights.com

Type of Publisher:

Literary journal

Address:

Tiny Lights Publications
PO Box 928
Petaluma, CA 94953

Contact:

Susan Bono, sbono@tiny-lights.com

Categories:

essay, creative non-fiction

Frequency:

semi-annual, in print; monthly online “Search and Signal Flares”


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
Established: 1994
www.twolines.com

 

Type of Publisher:

Literary Magazine

Address:

A Journal of Translation
35 Stillman Street, Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94107


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.

History:
A complete index of work published by Zyzzyva from 1985 to the present may be found at www.zyzzyva.org/published.htm.

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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