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Acorn Books
7337 Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64114-1256
Type: Small press; publishers of the Great Heartland Series
Specialization: Biographies for children
Annual publishing output: 2-3 books
Programs/Events: Exhibit at library and reading council conferences
Accepts unsolicited manuscripts?: No

Andrews McMeel Publishing
4520 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Web site: www.AndrewsMcMeel.com
Type: Trade
Specialization: General nonfiction, gift books, interactive children’s books
Annual publishing output: 300 books
Programs/Events: Trade show exhibits, Christmas in October, Kansas City Corporate Challenge, Support and/or sponsorship of numerous civic and cultural programs and events e.g., Laubach Literacy, The Writers Place, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Accepts unsolicited manuscripts?: From agents only

Aphelion Publications, Inc.
5 Herring Dr.
Fulton, MO 65251
Type: Travel
Annual publishing output: 1
Accepts unsolicited manuscripts?: No

BkMk Press
Ben Furnish, Managing Editor
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5101 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
E-mail: bkmk@umkc.edu
Type: Literary book publisher
Specialization: Contemporary poetry, short fiction, creative essay
Annual publishing output: 3-6 books
Programs/Events: Sponsors two annual book prizes, the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry and the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction
Accepts unsolicited manuscripts?: For submission guidelines please see www.umkc.edu/bkmk

BlueBird Book Publishing
8220 Exchange Way
St. Louis, MO  63144
Phone: 314-757-9998
www.BlueBirdBookPub.com


BlueHen Books, a division of Penguin Group
200 N 9th Street Suite A.
Columbia, MO 65201
Type: Trade fiction
Specialization: Literary fiction and nonfiction
Annual publishing output: 10 books per year beginning 2001
Accepts unsolicited manuscripts?: Query first (Send to the attention of Greg Michalson)
Broken Heart Publishing

John Coker
244 Mid Rivers Center
Suite 198, St. Peters, MO 63376
E-mail: info@smartdivorce.com
Web site: www.SmartDivorce.com
Type: Trade
Specialization: Consumer education materials about divorce
Annual publishing output: 1-2 books, 2-4 booklets, and one small press book catalog
Programs/Events: Seminars, Web Chats, member St. Louis Publishers Association and Publishers Marketing Association
Accepts unsolicited manuscripts?: Yes (see author guidelines on web site)

The Brush & Palette Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 145
Hermann, MO 65041
E-mail: ranlo@ktis.net
Web Address: http://www.brushandpaletteclub.com/
Type: Non-fiction/regional history
Specialization: History of Hermann, MO area
Annual publishing output: N/A
Sideline Items: Pen and ink postcards of historic buildings in Hermann, Missouri; color postcards of Hermann scenes/structures; pen and ink with color map of Hermann, Missouri with historic buildings.
Accepts unsolicited manuscripts?: No

Burnt District Press/Two Trails Publishing
1201 East Pearl Street
Harrisonville, MO  64701
Web Address: www.burntdistrictpress.com

Cave Books
Richard Watson, Editor
756 Harvard Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63130-3134
Type: Trade
Specialization: Caves, karst, speleology ONLY
Annual publishing output: 2-4 books
Programs/Events: Washington University Book Show
Accepts unsolicited manuscripts?: Yes

Cave Hollow Press
G. B. Crump, R. M. Kinder, Georgia R. Nagel, and James H. Taylor
P.O. Drawer J (for submissions and queries)
304 Grover (business office)
Warrensburg, MO 64093
E-mail: rmkinder@sprintmail.com; nagel@iland.net
Web site: http://www.cavehollowpress.com/
Type: Literary publication
Specialization: fiction by writers from Missouri and the surrounding midwest
Annual publishing output: 1-3 books
Programs/Events: Readings, presentations, author signings, book fairs, writing contests.
Accepts unsolicited manuscripts?: Query with sample and SASE

Chalice Press
P.O. Box 179
St. Louis, MO 63166
E-mail: chalice@cbp21mail.com
Web site: www.cbp21.com/cbp/Chalice/chalice2.html
Type: Religious -- general and academic
Annual publishing output: 25-40 books
Accepts unsolicited manuscripts?: Yes: send general to David Polk; academic to Jon Berquist

Christian Board of Publication
P.O. Box 179
St. Louis, MO 63166
Web site: www.cbp21.com
Type: Religious
Specialization: See Chalice Press, the Book Division of CBP

College Press Publishing Company, Inc.
223 W. Third
Joplin, MO 64801
Web site: www.collegepress.com
E-mail: books@collegepress.com
Type: Religious
Specialization: Curriculum, college resources, general reading
Annual publishing output: 35 books
Programs/Events: Author signings
Accepts unsolicited manuscripts?: Yes

Concordia Publishing House
3558 South Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118
Web site: www.cph.org
Type: Religious, academic
Specialization: children's, adult
Annual publishing output: 80-100 books
Promotional materials available: Curriculum, Bible studies
Programs/Events: Archy's Christian Book Fairs. These book fairs are available for churches and schools to offer Christian books from several companies and raise funds at the same time.
Accepts unsolicited manuscripts?: Yes, send c/o Book Development

Convent Hill Publishing
1913 Cherry
Mexico, MO 65265
Web site: www.conventhill.com
Type: Fiction
Specialization: Catholic
Annual publishing output: 1 book
Accepts unsolicited manuscripts?: No

Cornerstone Press
1825 Bender Lane
Arnold, MO 63010
(314)608-4175
Type: Small press