Publisher of: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Short Fiction
Founded in 1974, Graywolf Press is a jewel among independent publishers. The 35 or so titles it releases every year are regularly showered with laurels, from rave NYT reviews to “best of the year” nods. It’s no exaggeration to call Graywolf one of the top publishing houses of any size, despite its relatively modest, $4 million annual budget. No wonder established writers, who have the name recognition to court the Big 5, often opt to stick with this storied small press instead.
Hit title: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
Best known for: Literary Fiction, Memoirs
Accepts unagented submissions? Yes , in the form of Contest Entries, view guidelines