"Their (small presses and literary magazines) offerings are not the books you find on the front tables of a Borders or Barnes & Noble. Yet these books offer some of the finest writing in the country. In fact, it has long been the case that the small press community discovers, publishes, and supports much of the finest literary talent in America. Were it not for these independent small presses, these university presses, these literary magazines, the voices of many excellent writers would never be heard."
Small press communities get a rather large, and well deserved, shout out for the amazing authors and writing they crank out. Read the entire article here. It's long, but it's worth the once-over.