Arte Público Press, based out of the University of Houston, is the nation’s oldest publisher of contemporary and recovered
literature by U.S. Hispanic writers. In 2018, Arte Público received the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Books Critics Circle. Its founder and director, Nicolás Kanellos, has served on the National Council for the Humanities (appointed by President Bill Clinton) and has received the White House Hispanic Heritage Award for Literature and the Cruz de la Orden de Isabel la Católica, the highest civilian honor of the Spanish government.
Autumn House Press is an independent press dedicated to “publishing the work of excellent contemporary writers who have a following among readers, but whose work has been overlooked by commercial publishers.”
Its titles have been reviewed in such publications as The Times Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist. It has won annual grants from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council every year since 1999.
Bellevue Literary Press is an independent press “devoted to publishing literary fiction and nonfiction at the intersection of the arts and the sciences.” In 2010, one of its titles, Paul Harding’s Tinkers, became the novel from a small press to win the Pulitzer Prize since 1981.
The press has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR, and elsewhere.
Fordham University Press is a division of Fordham University that publishes a diverse range of books in the humanities and social sciences. Its titles have won the American Book Award, the Iasa Book Award, the Judy Tsou Critical Race Studies Award, and more.
Graywolf Press is an independent press "whose aim is to foster new thinking about what it means to live in the world today". Its authors have won a Nobel Prize for Literature, two Pulitzer Prizes, a National Book Award, and four National Book Critics Circle awards. Its titles have been featured in the New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere.
MSU Press, the scholarly publishing arm of Michigan State University, publishes books and journals in a wide variety of disciplines, including creative writing. Its publications have won numerous regional and national awards.