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Women's Studies and Gender Studies Publishers


The following is a list of mostly small, independent presses that publish in the fields of Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies and LGBTQ Studies. They are arranged alphabetically by publisher name. Contact information and Internet addresses are provided when available. 

Arcade Publishing http://www.arcadepub.com/
141 5th Avenue, Floor 8, New York, NY 10010; (212) 475-2633; email
“We have brought to the North American reading public works by 252 authors from 31 different countries.”

Arsenal Pulp Press http://www.arsenalpulp.com/home.php/
#101 - 211 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1Z6, Canada; phone 604.687.4233; email
Included in their catalog are titles in the categories of women’s interests, gay men’s interests, and lesbian interests, as well as a book series on queer film classics.

Artemis Press http://www.artemispress.com/
a division of SRS Internet Publishing, 236 West Portal Avenue, #525, San Francisco, CA 94127; (866) 216-7333; email
"ArtemisPress publishes thought-provoking feminist literature, lesbian nonfiction and fiction books of interest to the worldwide women's community. We are especially dedicated to publishing women's books that reflect the strength and diversity of the feminist community."

Ash Tree Publishing
PO Box 64, Woodstock, NY 12498; (845) 246-8081; email
"Herbal medicine books for women's health."

Aunt Lute Books http://www.auntlute.com/
PO Box 410687, San Francisco, CA 94141; (415) 826-1300; email
"Aunt Lute Books is a not-for-profit, multicultural women's press that has been committed to publishing high quality, culturally diverse literature since 1982."

Bella Books http://www.bellabooks.com/
PO Box 10543, Tallahassee, FL 32302; (800) 729-4992; email
"Bella Books offers contemporary lesbian books and novels, primarily lesbian fiction featuring romance, mystery, science fiction novels about women and lesbians."

Belladonna Books  http://belladonnaseries.org/index.html
925 Bergen Street; Suite 405; Brooklyn, New York 11238; email
Their mission is “to promote publication and literary community between women writers who are writing off-center—work that is adventurous, multi-form, multi-cultural, multi-gendered, unpredictable, political and critical....”

Biblio Press http://www.womenswork.org/biblio/index.html
PO Box 20195, London Terrace Station, New York, NY 10011; (800) 698-7781; email
"Originally published books with a focus on Jewish women with special emphasis on the women's movement in Judaism. Now also publishes books of lost feminist content and various titles of interest to students in women's studies and religious programs."

Blue Point Books http://www.west.net/~bpbooks/
PO Box 91347, Santa Barbara, CA 93190-1347; (800) 858-1058
Working women and women's labor.

Bold Strokes Books http://www.boldstrokesbooks.com/
430 Herrington Rd., Johnsonville, NY 12094; (518) 753-6642; email
"Bold Strokes Books offers a diverse collection of lesbian-themed general and genre fiction. Our general fiction line, Bold Strokes Victory Editions, presents works that explore the lesbian experience in its many forms, while telling strong, human stories with universal themes. At the heart of all our fiction are empowering, meaningful stories that offer the reader both entertainment and affirmation of her lesbian identity."

Boston Women's Health Book Collective http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/
34 Plympton Street, Boston, MA 02118; (617) 451-3666; email
Publishers of Our Bodies Ourselves .

Caillech Press http://www.caillechpress.com
818 Winslow Avenue, St. Paul MN 55107; email
“Caillech Press was founded in 1989 to provide multicultural, woman-centered materials to a popular audience.”

Calyx Inc. http://www.proaxis.com/~calyx/
216 SW Madison, Suite 7, Corvallis, OR 97333; 541-753-9384; 1-888-336-2665; email
"An independent, nonprofit publisher of contemporary writing and art by women."

Chicory Blue Press http://www.chicorybluepress.com/
795 East Street North, Goshen, CT 06756; (860) 491-2271; email
"Chicory Blue Press is a small, feminist, literary press, now focusing on the strong voices of women over sixty."

Cleis Press http://www.cleispress.com/
PO Box 14684, San Francisco, CA 94114; (415) 575-4700 or (800) 780-2279; email
"Publishes provocative, intelligent books in the areas of sexuality, gay and lesbian studies, erotica, fiction, gender studies, and human rights."

Coffee House Press http://www.coffeehousepress.org/
27 North 4th Street #400, Minneapolis, MN 55401; (612) 338-0125; email form
A "nonprofit literary publishing house, is a national arts organization. Its mission is to promote exciting, vital and enduring authors of our time...A substantial portion of the Coffee House Press list is devoted to novels, short stories and poetry by women."

Conari Press  http://www.conari.com/index.jsp
Founded in 1987 and after many evolutions is a publisher of materials covering holistic wellness and gender topics.  It includes the "Uppity Women" and Barnard Biography series.

Dancing Girl Press http://www.dancinggirlpress.com/
"Dancing Girl Press, an independent publisher, was founded in 2004 to publish and promote the work of women poets through chapbooks, journals, and anthologies. It is a print subsidiary of the online zine wicked alice."

Eighth Mountain Press
624 SE 29th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214; (503) 233-3936; email
"The Eighth Mountain Press publishes work by women from diverse backgrounds in order to bring to readers of both sexes crucial points of view, experiences, and sensibilities not available elsewhere."

Feminist Press at CUNY http://www.feministpress.org/
The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5406, New York, NY 10016; (212) 817-7920; email
"The Feminist Press is a nonprofit literary and educational publisher dedicated to publishing work by and about women. Founded in 1970, it remains the oldest women's press in the nation."

Firebrand Books http://www.firebrandbooks.com/
2232 South Main Street #272, Ann Arbor, MI 48103; (248) 738-8202; email
"Firebrand Books is an award-winning feminist and lesbian publishing house committed to producing quality work in a wide variety of genres by ethnically and racially diverse authors."

Green Dragon Press http://www3.sympatico.ca/equity.greendragonpress/
2267 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Suite 1009, Toronto, Ontario, M8V 3X2, CANADA; (800) 305-2057; email
"Green Dragon Press brings you women's history and equity issues materials. Teachers, librarians and everyone who wants to know more about women's stories and the latest information about harassment prevention will be interested in our books, videos, curriculum materials and posters."

Hunter House Inc. http://www.hunterhouse.com/
PO Box 2914, Alameda, CA 94501; (800) 266-5592; email form
Health, sexuality, and social issues.

ISM Press http://www.ismpress.com/
PO Box 12447, San Francisco, CA 94112; (415) 333-5593; email
"Radical books in people's history, labour and freedom struggles, feminist/lesbian theories, and multicultural studies."

Kelsey St. Press http://kelseyst.com/
50 Northgate, Berkeley, CA 94708; (510) 845-2260; email
"Our publications include experimental work by emerging writers, women of color, and lesbians. In the mid-1980's Kelsey St. initiated a unique series of collaborations between visual artists and poets."

Kore Press http://www.korepress.org/
PO Box 3044, Tucson, AZ 85702-3044; (520) 882-7542; email
"Kore Press is named for the idea that women are agents of change. This nonprofit press publishes passionate, experimental and often collaborative literature by diverse women whose perspectives don't often reach the mainstream. We provide a forum for established and emerging voices as well as writers from the past we would like to honor and remember."

Linen Press http://www.linenpressbooks.co.uk/
1 Newton Farm Cottages, Edinburgh, EH22 1SA; email
Run by women, for women, it publishes writers with innovative voices who inspire readers with their wisdom, integrity, distinctive style and beautifully crafted writing.

Marion Boyars Publishers http://www.marionboyars.co.uk/
26 Parke Road London SW13 9NG; email
"Renowned for being adventurous and sometimes controversial, we publish new fiction as well as non-fiction in the fields of film, music, social theory, philosophy and feminism."

Mayapple Press http://www.mayapplepress.com/
408 North Lincoln Street, Bay City, MI 48708; email
Poetry. Great Lakes Regional poetry and poetry by women.

McGilligan Books http://www.mcgilliganbooks.com/
1260 Dundas Street West, PO Box 16024, Toronto, Ontario, M6J 3WS, CANADA; (416) 538-0945; email
"Independent publisher focusing on multiracial and multicultural books focusing on writing by women."

Midmarch Arts http://www.midmarchartspress.org/
300 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10025; (212) 666-6990; email
Arts, women's issues, literature.

Monthly Review Press http://www.monthlyreview.org/mrpress.htm
Feminism and gender politics.

Mountain Girl Press http://www.mountaingirlpress.com/
"Mountain Girl Press was formed to publish fiction that celebrates the wit, humor, and strength of Appalachian women." (website)

National Women's History Project http://www.nwhp.org/
3343 Industrial Drive, Suite 4, Santa Rosa, CA 95403; (707) 636-2888; email
Books, posters, calendars, teaching materials, screensavers, and more.  "The National Women's History Project is a non-profit corporation that is self-supporting through funds raised from the sale of materials and services, and donations from our national constituency." See their catalog online at http://www.nwhp-catalog.org/ .

NewSage Press, Inc. http://www.newsagepress.com/
PO Box 607, Troutdale, OR 97060; (503) 695-2211; email
"NewSage Press books cover a myriad of interests and social concerns, including the animal and human bond, environmental issues, nature, women's issues, and more."

New Victoria Publishers http://newvictoria.com/
P.O. Box 13173, Chicago, IL 60613   773-793-2244; email
"New Victoria Publishers is a nonprofit literary and cultural organization producing the finest in lesbian feminist fiction and non-fiction since 1976. We publish the Stoner McTavish Mystery series by Sarah Dreher as well as other mysteries, fiction, short fictions and herstory."

Onlywomen Press http://www.onlywomenpress.com/
40d St. Lawrence Terrace, London, W10 5ST, ENGLAND; email form
"Britain's only radical feminist, lesbian publisher.  Radical feminist lesbian activists started Onlywomen in 1974 and the company continues in that bold tradition. We publish books which question heterosexual orthodoxies and gender inequalities. Our authors are feminists and lesbians." 

Paris Press http://www.parispress.org/
PO Box 487, Ashfield, MA 01330; (413) 628-0051; email
"Paris Press is a not-for-profit press publishing work by women that has been neglected or misrepresented by the literary world."

Persephone Books http://www.persephonebooks.co.uk/
Persephone Books Ltd 59 Lamb's Conduit Street, London WC1N 3NB; phone: 020 7242 9292; fax 020 7242 9272; email
"Persephone Books reprints forgotten classics by twentieth-century (mostly women) writers."

Perugia Press  http://www.perugiapress.com/
PO Box 60364, Florence, MA 01062; 413/348-6635
Publishes one book each year, the winner of the Perugia Press Prize, an annual, national manuscript contest for women poets at the beginning of their careers.

Pluto Press http://www.plutobooks.com/
345 Archway Road, London, N6 5AA, ENGLAND; +44 (0)20 8348 2724; email
"Pluto Press, established in 1970, is one of the UK's leading independent publishers. We are committed to publishing the best in critical writing across the social sciences and humanities."

Polity http://www.polity.co.uk/
65 Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UR, ENGLAND; +44 (0)1223 324315; email
"Since its inception, Polity has been committed to publishing pioneering and innovative texts in gender studies and feminist theory. The objective has been twofold: to produce a distinctive list in these areas and to integrate a concern with gender and feminist insights into the list as a whole."

Raw Nerve Books http://rawnervebooks.co.uk/
Centre for Women's Studies, University of York, York, YO10 5DD, ENGLAND; +1904 433671; email
"A small, not-for-profit feminist press publishing controversial, under-represented or experimental work in women's and gender studies."

RedBone Press http://www.redbonepress.com/
PO Box 15571, Washington, DC 20003; (202) 667-0392; email
"The only Black lesbian-owned publishing house in the country dedicated to publishing the work of black lesbian writers."

Red Letter Press http://www.redletterpress.org/
4710 University Way NE, #100, Seattle, WA 98105; (206) 985-4621; email
"Radical perspectives on history, politics, and world events."

Redstockings Women's Liberation Archives for Action Catalog http://www.redstockings.org/
PO Box 2625, Gainesville, FL 32602; email
"Archives for Action is a project Redstockings established in 1989 to make the formative and radical 1960's experience of the movement more widely available for the taking stock needed for new understandings and improved strategies."

Seal Press http://www.sealpress.com/home.php
(800) 788-3123; email
Now part of the Perseus Group, “Seal’s continually growing list includes books about women’s health, parenting, outdoor adventure and travel literature, popular culture, sexuality, gender and transgender life, sports, relationships, memoir, careers, finance, current affairs, and much more.”

Second Story Press http://www.secondstorypress.ca/
20 Maud Street, Suite 401, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2M5, CANADA; (416) 537-7850; email
"Second Story Press is a women's press, based in Toronto, specializing in quality fiction and non-fiction, children's books and juvenile novels. We publish popular as well as analytic writing, providing a forum for a diversity of women's voices which envision new strategies for a better society."

South End Press http://www.southendpress.org/
7 Brookline Street #1, Cambridge, MA 02139-4146; ( 617) 547-4002; email
"A nonprofit, collectively run book publisher with more than 200 titles in print. Since our founding in 1977, we have tried to meet the needs of readers who are exploring, or are already committed to, the politics of radical social change."

Spinifex Press http://www.spinifexpress.com.au/
504 Queensberry Street, PO Box 212, North Melbourne Victoria 3051, AUSTRALIA; +61 (0)3 9329 6088; email
"Spinifex Press is an independent feminist press, publishing innovative and controversial fiction and non-fiction by Australian and international authors."

Spinsters Ink http://www.spinsters-ink.com/
(800) 729-6423; email
"Our mission is to publish fiction and nonfiction concerning issues significant to today's women."

Sumach Press http://www.sumachpress.com/
1415 Bathurst Street, Suite 202, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 3H8, CANADA; (416) 531-6250; email
"A women-owned and operated Canadian publisher...of dynamic feminist writing with a critical perspective."

Switchback Books http://www.switchbackbooks.com/
PO Box 478868, Chicago, IL 60647; email
A nonprofit feminist press publishing poetry by women, including the winner of the Gatewood Prize.

Virago http://www.virago.co.uk/
Little, Brown Book Group, 100 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DY Brettenham House, Lancaster Place, London, WC2E 7EN, ENGLAND; 020 7911 8000; email
"One of the most vigorous, stylish and successful British publishing imprints, Virago is the outstanding international publisher of women's literature. It is the largest women's imprint in the world and has made commercial success of publishing books of quality and originality."

Volcano Press http://www.volcanopress.com/
PO Box 270, Volcano, CA 95689; (800) 879-9636; email
Family violence & women's health. "Volcano Press is a woman-owned company, working in the historic Mother Lode area of California's Sierra foothills, where gold was discovered in 1849. We believe that the books we are producing today are of even greater value to women everywhere than the gold of yesteryear -- and that the symbolism of the term "Mother Lode" is still relevant to our work."

Wish Publishing http://www.wishpublishing.com/
P.O. Box 10337, Terre Haute, IN 47801 email
Sports publishing dedicated specifically to women.

Womanspirit Press (No URL found)
36 Shepard St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Women Unlimited http://www.womenunlimited.net/
K-36, Ground Floor,Hauz Khas Enclave New Delhi – 110016; (91-11) 2696-4947  (91-11) 2652-4129; email
"...Women Unlimited, a non-profit trust, is an associate of Kali for Women, India’s first and oldest feminist press, which publishes scholarly and academic books in the social sciences; fiction; general interest non-fiction; books for young adults; pamphlets and monographs; and activist material. Women Unlimited will continue all the publishing activity of Kali for Women…" (website)

Women's Press (Canada) http://www.womenspress.ca/
180 Bloor Street West, Suite 801, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2V6, CANADA; (416) 929-2774; email
"...Canada's oldest English-language feminist publisher. We were established in 1972." The press publishes fiction, poetry, children's books, memoirs and non-fiction.

The Women's Press (UK) http://www.the-womens-press.com/
27 Goodge Street, London, W1T 2LD, ENGLAND; + 44 (0)20 7636 3992; email
"Established in 1978, The Women's Press is dedicated to publishing incisive feminist fiction and non-fiction by outstanding women writers from all round the world. Literary and crime fiction, biography and autobiography, books on psychology, health, race and disability, women's studies and cultural, sexual and political history all have a place within the inclusive and unique publishing space that is The Women's Press."

WovenWord Press http://wovenword.com/
811 Mapleton Avenue, Boulder, CO 80304; (888) 773-7738; email
Theology, spirituality, healing.

Zed Books http://www.zedbooks.co.uk/
7 Cynthia Street, London, N1 9JF, ENGLAND; +44 (0)207 837 4014; email
"Zed's Women's Studies list is based on an international perspective: we publish the best work which takes a global view of gender issues."

Zubaan http://www.zubaanbooks.com
28 B, First Floor, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi - 110019, INDIA;
+91-11-26494617, 26494618 and 26494619; email
Indian feminist publishing house.

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Last updated by:
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Syracuse University

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