Small Presses, Big Impact


The silver lining of the publishing industry’s turmoil is that independent small presses are increasingly able to bring readers unique and fascinating books.

Flavorwire’s Jason Diamond has collected twenty-five of the presses doing the risky but essential work bigger publishers are often too afraid to do.

From indie mainstays like Akashic and Graywolf to our very own Roxane Gay‘s Tiny Hardcore Press, we have these folks to thank for so many of the books we couldn’t live without.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →