STANDARDS annually invites publishers of
small, independent presses to participate in our Best of the
Small Presses Award competition.
Publishers may submit their catalogs for our editors' choice
of review; alternately, ten (10) individual titles chosen by
the publishing house may be submitted. Our staff reads each selection,
and often takes the book(s) into a university classroom setting,
to gather further opinions and to advise our readers as to whether
the book might work well as required college reading.
Every independent publisher submitting works will have at least
one (1) book reviewed. The publisher who wins our BEST OF THE
SMALL PRESSES AWARD receives online review of every book submitted,
as well as recommendations to our readers as to the potential
for classroom use. Guidelines for copyrights are always followed
in reviews, and longer portions or whole stories, essays, plays
or poems are only reprinted with the permission of the author
and/or publisher. Texts will appear in their original languages,
and should be accompanied by an English translation.
As we are a not-for-profit publication, currently hosted by the
University of Colorado at Boulder, we do not offer cash prizes
or payments of any kind to our contributors, or to participants
in our Best of the Small Press Award. Rather, we offer exposure
for the works we review to the hundreds of thousands of readers
who access our internet publication around the world.
If you work with a small press, please consider this your invitation
to participate in this process.