Bottom Dog Press focuses on publishing books on working-class culture and values, as well as writings of the Midwest, Appalachia, American Zen and African-American culture.

Bottom Dog Press, Inc.


Bottom Dog Press, Inc. Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

P.O. Box 425
Huron OH 44839

Phone: (419) 433-5560

Fax: (419) 616-3966

Submitting Your Work to Bottom Dog Press, Inc.

Before submitting to Bottom Dog Press, Inc.

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work. To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Bottom Dog Press, Inc. by reading a sample issue before submitting.


If you have recently submitted to Bottom Dog Press, Inc. or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Bottom Dog Press, Inc. guidelines:

We are a book publisher; we do not accept individual poems, stories, or essays unless for a specific collection which we have sent out a call (Exs. Working-class short stories, Family Poems for an announced anthology). Note: We do not do chapbooks; a minimum book needs to be at least 80 pages long.

We require that you submit a query first, that you write out a description of your book, yourself (as writer and person), explaining the book's focus, length, and potential audience for that book. Where are you from, what have you done, what are your plans for this book? You may include a few poems, a sample essay, or a story to introduce yourself and the book.

As one of thousands of independent small presses, we have developed and achieved a certain character. It is suggested that you read some of our publications to sense this.

Submission Guidelines Details for Bottom Dog Press, Inc.

Market Type: Book

Contact: Larry Smith, Director; Allen Frost and Laura Smith, Associate Editors


Accepts: Biography, family, multicultural, poetry, regional, spiritual

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